Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is following in the president's footsteps, announcing she will be donating her $199,700 salary to four different charities.
From politico.com: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will donate her $199,700 salary to four nonprofits — one of which would have its federal funding eliminated per the White House budget request.
DeVos will write checks divided equally among the four organizations, including the Special Olympics, Education Department spokeswoman Liz Hill told POLITICO.
President Donald Trump’s fiscal 2019 budget request would do away with about $12.5 million in federal money for the Special Olympics, the world’s largest sports organization for children and adults with disabilities. Just this week, Special Olympics athletes and program leaders made the case on Capitol Hill for “critical funding.”
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President Trump donated his most recent salary to the Department of Transportation in support of the program's infrastructure plans.
From The Hill: President Trump donated his fourth quarter salary to the Department of Transportation, a spokesperson said on Tuesday, as he promotes his administration's infrastructure plan.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders made the announcement at her daily news briefing, standing alongside Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and other agency officials
"Today, the president is proud to donate his fourth quarter, 2017 salary to the Department of Transportation to support their programs to rebuild and modernize our crumbling infrastructure," Sanders said.
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