Congresswoman Tenney Requesting Salary To Be Withheld Amid Shutdown
With the government shut down, one local member of Congress is promising to refuse her pay.
Congresswoman Claudia Tenney has written a letter to the Chief Administrative Officer of the House requesting that her salary be withheld until an appropriations agreement takes effect.
Tenney says, "If Congress fails to do its job they shouldn't receive their pay. If for some reason they cannot deduct my pay, I will donate an equal sum, after taxes, to needy organizations hurt by the Schumer Shutdown in our community."
Congresswoman Tenney has also introduced a new bill to address this very issue. She has introduced the No Work, No Pay Act 0f 2018 which would require Members of Congress to forfeit their pay each day the government is shut down.
This is Day 3 of the Government Shutdown.