The four military service chiefs are slated to testify at the sequestration hearing on Oct. 8.
About 400,000 Pentagon civilians, however, are being furloughed thanks to the government shutdown, which makes up roughly half of the Defense Department civilian workforce.
Defense Secretary Chuck HagelChuck HagelWho will temper Trump after he takes office? Hagel: I’m ‘encouraged’ by Trump’s Russia outreach Want to 'drain the swamp'? Implement regular order MORE said Tuesday that Pentagon lawyers were looking at the law to see if they could get any more civilian employees exempted from the furloughs.
The shutdown is also threatening the nationally televised Navy-Air Force college football game on Saturday, the Naval Academy said Tuesday.