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 MulvaneyHeadhunters having hard time finding jobs for former Trump officials: report Trump holdovers are denying Social Security benefits to the hardest working Americans Mulvaney calls Trump's comments on Capitol riot 'manifestly false' 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 TrumpDemocrats, activists blast reported Trump DOJ effort to get journalists' phone records Arizona secretary of state gets security detail over death threats surrounding election audit Trump admin got phone records of WaPo reporters covering Russia probe: 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 EsperOvernight Defense: Former Navy secretary reportedly spent .4M on travel | Ex-Pentagon chief Miller to testify on Jan. 6 Capitol attack | Austin to deliver West Point commencement speech Trump's Navy secretary spent over M on travel during pandemic: report Court declines to dismiss Amazon challenge against JEDI decision MORE.  

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