This Democrat-fueled government shutdown could pose a major financial burden to those who rely on federal funds, like active duty military personnel.
But while their lives hang in the balance, members of the House and Senate will collect their paychecks, although some members are refusing to be paid during the shutdown.
P.S. They’re mostly Republicans.
Thus far, several members of Congress are requesting that their salary is withheld.
Rep. Bob Latta (R-OH):
— U.S. Rep. Bob Latta (@boblatta) January 20, 2018
Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-KS):
— Lynn Jenkins (@RepLynnJenkins) January 20, 2018
Rep. Daniel M. Donovan (R-NY):
Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO):
— Rep. Mike Coffman (@RepMikeCoffman) January 20, 2018
Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY):
ICYMI: I asked the House Chief Administrative Officer to withhold my pay during this shutdown. Until our military gets paid, I won't get paid. pic.twitter.com/sRa83bDaj6
— Sean Patrick Maloney (@RepSeanMaloney) January 20, 2018
Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-NJ):
I am requesting that Congress withhold my salary until an appropriations agreement has taken effect. pic.twitter.com/CKEAwoDIvY
— Tom MacArthur (@RepTomMacArthur) January 20, 2018
Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA):
Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN):
If the military doesn't get paid during the shutdown, members of Congress shouldn't either. I wrote a letter to withhold my paycheck. pic.twitter.com/YyVXEVJfbD
— Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) January 20, 2018
Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY):
Did you know that during a #GovtShutdown Members of Congress still get paid?! Not me. I told @CAOHouse to withhold my pay. It's crazy to me that Members of Congress get paid while military service members do not. pic.twitter.com/dSQDkENvYT
— Lee Zeldin (@RepLeeZeldin) January 20, 2018
Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY):
Members of Congress should live by the same laws as our constituents. I will be foregoing my pay during this government shutdown. #NY21
— Elise Stefanik (@EliseStefanik) January 20, 2018
In addition, Rep. Scott Taylor (R-VA), who served as a Navy SEAL, is donating his salary to a military-themed charity each day.
Congress shouldn't be paid during this #GovtShutdown , just like some of you aren't being paid & especially if our military & first responders are not. I will donate my salary to a military/veterans' charity each day. Today's pay will go to Vetshouse, Inc.https://t.co/780MrFfYDP
— Scott Taylor (@Scotttaylorva) January 20, 2018