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(USA TODAY) President Obama plans to return 5% of his salary in response to federal workers who are going to be furloughed, an official said Wednesday.
The decision comes a day after a similar move by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.
Obama's move is retroactive to March 1, the first day the ongoing $85 billion in budget cuts known as the sequester began to take effect.
The president's base salary is $400,000 a year.
David Jackson, USA TODAY