These Senators Aren't Accepting Pay During Government Shutdown

posted by Thomas Phippen - 

Some members of the U.S. Senate are choosing to either go without pay or donate their salary for the duration of the government shutdown.

The government ran out of funding early Saturday morning, and while operations will remain fairly normal over the weekend, many federal employees will be furloughed come Monday if Congress fails to reach a funding deal.

Congress failed to strike a deal that would fund the government due to Democrats’ insistence that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which protects illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children, be extended.

The Daily Caller News Foundation asked each member of the Senate whether they will forgo their salary for however long the shutdown lasts. Here are all the Senators who have promised (as of early Sunday) to go without pay so far:

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Democrat from Massachusetts: She will donate her salary to charity, according to her office.

Sen. Todd Young, Republican from Indiana: He will donate his salary to charity, as he did during the 2013 shutdown as a Representative.

Sen. Sherrod Brown, Democrat from Ohio: He will donate his salary during the shutdown to an Ohio diaper bank that supports families.

Sen. Bob Corker, Republican from Tennessee: Sen. Corker began donating his salary to charity when he first entered the Senate in 2007, and will continue to do so until he retires at the end of his current term.

Read the full list as it's updated at The Daily Caller


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