Mulvaney confirms he'd have to take a pay cut to be permanent White House chief of staff

Mulvaney confirms he'd have to take a pay cut to be permanent White House chief of staff
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Acting White House chief of staff Mick MulvaneyMick MulvaneySupreme Court ruling could unleash new legal challenges to consumer bureau Bottom line White House goes through dizzying change in staff MORE acknowledged that he would be taking a pay cut if he were to move into his current role permanently. 

At a question-and-answer session in Oxford Union, England, Mulvaney spoke candidly about occasionally disagreeing with President TrumpDonald John TrumpSecret Service members who helped organize Pence Arizona trip test positive for COVID-19: report Trump administration planning pandemic office at the State Department: report Iran releases photo of damaged nuclear fuel production site: report MORE and the reason he has not moved into a permanent role in the White House.

“Because it’s a $20,000 pay cut,” he said, according to The New York Times.


Mulvaney makes $203,000 per year as director of the Office of Management and Budget, according to the Annual Report to Congress on White House Personnel.

He has served as acting chief of staff for the president since John KellyJohn Francis KellyMORE left the position in January 2019, and if he were to officially move onto the White House payroll, he could not legally make more than $183,000. 

Acting appointments are typically limited to six months. 

The Trump administration is known for particularly high turnover and instating people in acting positions, such as acting Secretary of Homeland Secretary Kevin McAleenan and acting Defense Secretary Mark EsperMark EsperDuckworth to block military confirmations until Esper proves Vindman will be promoted House panel votes to limit Trump's Germany withdrawal House panel votes to ban Confederate flag at Pentagon property MORE.  

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill.