Hagel to give up furlough pay
April 2nd, 2013
03:19 PM ET
1 year ago

Hagel to give up furlough pay

(CNN) - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will give up the portion of his salary that would have been cut if he had been subject to the same work furlough as thousands of department personnel under the mandatory federal budget cuts.

Hagel, who earns $199,700 annually, will write a check to the Treasury for up to 14 days of salary, according to Pentagon press secretary George Little.

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soundoff (27 Responses)
  1. Babyboomer

    Good job Mr. Secretary. Let's see Congress do a little walking the walk. That would be great.

    April 2, 2013 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  2. Steve, New York City

    Donna – did you say the same thing about Bush '43 when he took month-long vacations on his ranch?

    Happy to see Chuck Hagel taking a principled stance.

    April 2, 2013 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
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