Causey on the likelihood of a federal furlough

Friday - 1/14/2011, 5:40pm EST

Mike Causey, senior correspondent, Federal News Radio

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Six months ago, the idea of putting feds on furlough seemed far fetched, but today they seem like a real possibility.

On Thursday, Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.) introduced new legislation that would force feds not working on defense, health, homeland security or law enforcement to take a two week furlough.

Federal News Radio's Mike Causey joined the DorobekINSIDER to offer his insights on the likelihood of such a proposal becoming reality.