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Washington Insider -- Wednesday
Wed Apr 17, 2013 05:51 AM CDT

Here's a quick monitor of Washington farm and trade policy issues from DTN's well-placed observer.

Senate Bill Would Exempt 'Essential' Federal Employees from Sequester Furloughs

Many in Congress have complained for years about "big government" and how to shrink it. But it now seems that more members are coming to the realization that there are federal government functions that just about everyone on Capitol Hill can agree are necessary.

Earlier this week, Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., introduced legislation that would allow the federal government to exempt "essential employees" from impending furloughs required as a result of ...

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