Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to Take Pay Cut During Furlough Period

Chuck HagelDefense Secretary Chuck Hagel will take a pay cut during the upcoming furlough as a “show of solidarity with civilians,” according to a Gov Exec article.

Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said Hagel will forfeit part of his salary as the furlough period begins in mid-June.

According to, Hagel made over $1 million last year and his overall assets are between $2.8 million and $6.1 million.

Originally set at 22 days, the Pentagon recently announced it is cutting eight furlough days.

Other officials that announced plans to take a pay cut include Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, Rep. Tammy Duckworth. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, President Obama and Sen. Lindsey Graham.


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