April 8, 2011

Whitehouse Pledges to Forego Salary During Shutdown

Washington, DC – With a potential government shutdown looming, U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse today pledged that he will forego his salary should a shutdown occur.

“In the event of a shutdown, I’ll continue working hard with my colleagues in the Senate to find a sensible, bipartisan solution,” said Whitehouse. “But with millions of workers and servicemembers facing the prospect of going without pay, I believe members of Congress shouldn’t get paid.”

During a shutdown of the federal government, most federal employees would not receive pay. However, members of Congress and the President, whose salaries are required by statute, would continue to receive their paychecks.


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