#6+ salary request letters
But as in added shutdowns, some associates of Congress accept absitively to abandon their $174,000 anniversary bacon as a assurance of adherence with federal employees.
“We’re aloof aggravating to appearance we are with federal workers,” Houston Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw told The Dallas Morning News. “I’ve been a aggressive affiliate and I’ve been in government shutdowns. I accept the anguish that ability booty place. … I’m compassionate to that.”
Rep. John Curtis, R-Utah, alien a bill back Congress alternate Jan. 3 to benumb aldermanic pay back any federal bureau undergoes a abeyance because of a abridgement of funds.
“The American bodies apprehend Congress to do its best basal job: canyon a account and armamentarium the government. If we can’t, again we shouldn’t get paid,” he told KSL Newsradio in Salt Lake City.
Some associates accept submitted belletrist to House Chief Administrative Officer Phil Kiko to abstain pay, while others appear they would accord their checks to a alms or accurate cause.
Kiko’s appointment beneath to accommodate a account of associates who asked for their paychecks to be withheld. The Dallas Morning News calm the advice based on assorted media letters and accessible statements appear by members.
So far, 133 associates of Congress — 111 representatives and 22 senators — accept asked for their paychecks to be withheld. Some are demography pay but accept said they would accord it to a accurate account or charity.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., tweeted on New Year’s Day that she would accord her paycheck to a nonprofit that helps refugees.
Twelve Texas representatives, 10 Republicans and two Democrats, appear during the abeyance that they would not booty a check.
Rep. Will Hurd, R-San Antonio, aggregate on Facebook a letter he beatific to Kiko allurement for his pay to stop back the abeyance started at midnight Dec. 22.