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Layoffs of some 129 on-call, temporary workers at Hill Air Force Base scheduled for April 23 have been delayed again, this time until June, according to Rep. Jim Hansen, R-Utah.

Gen. Elfred G. Hansen, commander of the Air Force Logistics Command, earlier had stalled the March 19 proposed layoffs of some 2,300 such workers nationwide until April 23.Now the general believes a bill making money available for the workers through the transfer of funds from other accounts will win congressional approval, said Kathy Gallegos, Hansen's press secretary.

"Political pressure in Congress is increasing daily, and Hansen is betting the money will come through," Gallegos said.

The general has said layoffs and furloughs of civilian workers at facilities such as Hill Air Force Base are causing the Air Force to lose ground.