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 MulvaneyOne year in, Democrats frustrated by fight for Trump tax returns Meadows joins White House in crisis mode Meadows resigns from Congress, heads to White House 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 TrumpOvernight Health Care: US hits 10,000 coronavirus deaths | Trump touts 'friendly' talk with Biden on response | Trump dismisses report on hospital shortages as 'just wrong' | Cuomo sees possible signs of curve flattening in NY We need to be 'One America,' the polling says — and the politicians should listen Barr tells prosecutors to consider coronavirus risk when determining bail: 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 EsperThe courage of navy captain Brett Crozier Democratic lawmakers call for Navy chief's firing Acting Navy secretary slams fired aircraft carrier captain as 'stupid' in remarks to crew: report MORE.  

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