Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will donate part of their salaries as budget sequestration continues, the Associated Press reported Thursday. President Obama, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Secretary of State John Kerry have offered to give up part of their income as well. From the Associated Press:
The Homeland Security Department said Napolitano would donate 5 percent of her salary to foundations that benefit Homeland Security staff. Further details were not provided.
The Treasury Department said that Lew would contribute a portion of his salary to nonprofit organizations that are supporting people and programs adversely affected by automatic government spending cuts. The amount of Lew’s contributions and the organizations receiving the money were still being worked out.