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 MulvaneyGaffes put spotlight on Meadows at tough time for Trump Trump says he may lower corporate tax rate to 20 percent if reelected Is Social Security safe from the courts? 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 TrumpTrump admin to announce coronavirus vaccine will be covered under Medicare, Medicaid: report Election officials say they're getting suspicious emails that may be part of malicious attack on voting: report McConnell tees up Trump judicial pick following Supreme Court vote 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 EsperOvernight Defense: US, India to share satellite data | Allegations of racism at Virginia Military Institute | Navy IDs 2 killed in Alabama plane crash US, India to share sensitive satellite data Trump has list of top intelligence officials he'll fire if he wins reelection: report MORE.  

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