The Social Security Administration is warning of possible worker furloughs as House Republicans debate spending cuts that would affect the agency.
The agency sent a notice to the union representing Social Security workers saying it wanted to negotiate the implementation of possible furloughs if budget cuts warrant them. The notice said the agency has not yet decided whether to impose furloughs.
House Republicans are debating a spending plan to keep the federal government running through Sept. 30. House Republicans say their plan would cut Social Security's administrative budget by $125 million from current levels. Republicans say their plan would also cut $500 million from a reserve fund.
Democrats complain that the cut would leave Social Security with $1.7 billion less than President Barack Obama requested in his
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