All White House officials will be subject to furloughs beginning with the May 1st pay period, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said today.
“Everyone in the White House office will be affected,” Carney said.
But he suggested that senior officials might have it worse. According to Carney, so-called “commissioned officers,” including him, are not permitted to take leave and will therefore receive a dock in pay while continuing to work. Others will be told to take unpaid leave.
Carney said he was not sure how much of a pay cut or unpaid leave officials would be required to take.