WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Blake Farenthold (TX-27), Chairman of the House Oversight Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, released the following statement Tuesday regarding the announcement by Pentagon officials that Department of Defense civilian employees facing 11 unpaid days off will have those cut to six days.

“This is outstanding news for the hardworking civilian employees at CCAD, NAS Corpus Christi, and all civilian employees across the country,” said Congressman Blake Farenthold. “I have said since day one that Department of Defense furloughs were politically motivated and that the savings required by the Budget Control Act could be achieved in other ways. I am relieved top leaders have finally come to this realization.”