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CDC chief asks for, and gets, cut to his record $375K pay

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NEW YORK (AP) - Government officials say the new head of the top U.S. public health agency has asked for - and will receive - a cut to his record-setting pay.
 
Officials are not yet saying what Dr. Robert Redfield Jr.'s new salary is.
 
The 66-year-old HIV researcher was picked in March to head the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
 
His annual compensation was set at $375,000. That sum was at least $150,000 more than any previous CDC director had received. It also was well above the compensation of other top federal health officials - including Redfield's boss, Secretary Alex Azar of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
 
On Monday, HHS officials said Redfield had asked for a pay reduction because the topic had become a distraction.