Hagel to give up furlough pay
April 2nd, 2013
03:19 PM ET
2 years 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. ThinkAgain

    I'm sure all the Republicans in the House and Senate will do the same, being the principled folks they are.

    *crickets*

    April 2, 2013 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  2. Tony

    That is what you call leading by example, the greedy ole pigs in congress wouldn't know nothing about that.

    April 2, 2013 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  3. just sayin

    based on his confirmation hearings, he is grossly overpaid.

    April 2, 2013 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  4. Sniffit

    "will write a check to the Treasury for up to 14 days of salary"

    Guess who won't. Guess.

    April 2, 2013 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  5. Name lynn

    whats next hagel, you want a prize or win the seat back or just trying to be nice.

    April 2, 2013 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  6. Rudy NYC

    Where's Rand Paul's check?

    April 2, 2013 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  7. ThinkAgain

    @just sayin: "based on his confirmation hearings, he is grossly overpaid"

    Right, like you watched anything other than Fox during the Hagel confirmation hearings ... you probably hadn't heard of him before that ...

    April 2, 2013 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  8. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    That's a sign of good leadership. How many members of Congress are willing to do the same thing?

    April 2, 2013 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  9. Lynda/Minnesota

    ThinkAgain

    I'm sure all the Republicans in the House and Senate will do the same, being the principled folks they are.
    -----------------

    /popcorn

    April 2, 2013 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  10. Thomas

    I don't think Donald Rumsfeld would do the same .

    April 2, 2013 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  11. ST

    @ThinkAgain
    You better think again like your name. Buddy, do you think congressmen and women are eager to do what Chuck Hagel has done? Have you heard about "greedy people", Let us wait and see even open our eyes wide and see whether they will fall suit.

    April 2, 2013 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  12. PaulCat

    Let's ask members of congress to do the same thing. Especially the ones that voted for the sequester

    April 2, 2013 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  13. chilly g

    secretary hagel is leading by example, this is a man of honor.

    April 2, 2013 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  14. GilbertJ

    He is rich compared to the average federal worker

    April 2, 2013 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  15. plain&simple

    Ever hear the term putting your money where your mouth is? No wonder republicans didn't want this man in office. He's leading by example. A true enlisted man if I ever saw one!!! McCain could learn about leadership from Hagel.

    April 2, 2013 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  16. GilbertJ

    All the Congress should follow suit and do the furlough days from 14 to 0 for all the average federal workers

    April 2, 2013 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  17. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    Sec. Hagel, your 3rd predecessor(Rumsefeld) belongs in the International Criminal Court at The Hague for war crimes.

    April 2, 2013 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  18. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    ThinkAgain

    @just sayin: "based on his confirmation hearings, he is grossly overpaid"

    Right, like you watched anything other than Fox during the Hagel confirmation hearings ... you probably hadn't heard of him before that ...
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    And BAM!!! Down goes Frasier!!!!
    Way to shut them down Think Again!!

    April 2, 2013 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  19. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Lynda/Minnesota

    ThinkAgain

    I'm sure all the Republicans in the House and Senate will do the same, being the principled folks they are.
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    /popcorn
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    This is such fun, isn't it Lynda?!
    LOL!

    April 2, 2013 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  20. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Where's Rand Paul's check?
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    ...And McCain's, and Graham's, Boo-Hoo's et al.
    In either event I respect this man Hagel for doing this. I do.

    April 2, 2013 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  21. Donna

    When is Obama going to send in his repayment to the Treasury for all of his golf outing, vacation days, celebrity events, campaign style events, etc.? It would probably account for half his time in office. Obama... being paid to play.

    April 2, 2013 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  22. ST

    @ Donna
    Are you the blind sheep? Asking for one person to pay (Pres. Obama) is the same like asking 500 congressmen/women? Your bias always has no base. Sorry to mention that, BUT you know it yourself.

    April 2, 2013 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  23. plain&simple

    When has any republican GIVEN anything back....especially money!!??. These last 5 years, the only thing they have given is grief!!!

    April 2, 2013 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  24. kayla

    st, could not have said it any better.

    April 2, 2013 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  25. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    Donna

    Do you really want to take it there in regards to vacation days? You need to research before you post. Our current President is on track to have fewer vacation days than his 4 predecessors. And then you had the audacity to say "Obama... being paid to play." Remind me of just how long Bush sat on his fanny while we were under attack. That book couldn't have been that good although he had the IQ of a 4th grader.

    April 2, 2013 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
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