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W.H. to Furlough Assistant Chef for Sequester

4:48 PM, Apr 9, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
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The White House will furlough the assistant chef because of sequestration, the Associated Press reports.


"Even White House chefs could be feeling the pain of government budget cuts," reports the AP.

"Assistant chef Sam Kass, who cooks dinner for President Barack Obama several nights a week, said Tuesday that he will be furloughed as part of across-the-board budget cuts that went into effect in March. Kass, who is the president's senior nutrition policy adviser, made the comments in an interview with food reporters at the White House. ...

"Kass also plants the White House garden and is the director of first lady Michelle Obama's 'Let's Move' campaign to combat childhood obesity. He said that effort won't be affected."

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