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There is a new strata here in the nation's capital you might call -- an altruistic version of follow the leader.
Correspondent Molly Henneberg tells us what's happening.
It's starting to become a staying in Washington.
Republican senator Lindsey Graham announced today that he's giving 20% of his salary to charity.
He and four other senators say they -- giving back part of their earnings to demonstrate solidarity with federal workers furloughed because of the sequester.
President Obama has already put some of his salary on the line.
The White House announced earlier this week that the president would be giving 5% of his 400000 dollar annual salary.
Or 20000 dollars back to the US treasury.
The First Lady says the obamas want to show they -- empathize with federal workers.
Losing a day a week you know can mean the difference -- them.
PN able to eat or pay their bills but Republican critics say this isn't much of a financial hit for the president he won't even feel it.
It won't even matter because the federal government's party paying for his -- to be -- utilities in the cable bill.
And all those things that hardworking Americans out there have to pay for out of their own pockets.
One by one the president's cabinet seems to be following his lead including secretary of state John Kerry.
Homeland Security secretary Janet -- time -- and Treasury Secretary Jack -- all will be giving money to charity.
The vice president's office has not announced what he will do.
But -- political analyst says Americans know all this won't do much to ease the sequester cuts or the national debt.
-- it's better than doing nothing.
But most people simply shrug their shoulders still democratic strategists say it's a step.
He sits nice to know that some people somewhere out there who are a position of power trying to do some things -- with -- of those workers.
Attorney general Eric Holder and education secretary Arnie Duncan say if their employees and -- being furloughed they'll give back some money to.
In Washington Molly Henneberg Fox News.
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