WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 20, 2018) – Today, Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) sent a letter to the Chief Administrative Officer of the U.S. House of Representatives to request he withhold her pay until such time that normal government operations resume.
In the letter, the Congresswoman says, “Americans are rightly worried about the impact a shutdown will have on people all across this country. Hundreds of thousands of Americans are now furloughed around the country, through no fault of their own. These worries are compounded by the refusal of Democrats to provide certainty and pay for our troops and failure to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), leaving 9 million kids vulnerable and jeopardizing their health insurance. This is now the reality for many Americans, and it could have been prevented. As Members of Congress, we have an obligation to change this new normal.
“I believe that fairness dictates that my pay also be withheld until such time that normal government operations resume.”
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