Raja Krishnamoorthi requests withhold of salary for remainder of Government Shutdown


Indian American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) has requested that his salary from January 1, through the remainder of the shutdown be withheld until its conclusion.

Congressman Krishnamoorthi will also donate his salary from the December portion of the shutdown to local charities.

“The federal shutdown would end immediately if President Trump chose to stop holding federal workers hostage to his demand for billions in taxpayer dollars for an unnecessary wall.  I am actively working and voting to restore funding and provide pay to the Border Agents, TSA staff, tax refund processors, federal loan administrators, and other workers who are doing their jobs in service to the American people. In solidarity with government employees working for the American people without pay, furloughed workers, and taxpayers denied government services because of this shutdown, I’ve requested that my salary be withheld until the conclusion of the shutdown.  I’m donating my pay from the December portion of the shutdown to charity.  It is my hope that the President embraces our efforts to reopen the government and finally agrees to bring this shutdown to an end,” Congressman Krishnamoorthi stated in a press release.

Congressman Krishnamoorthi also wrote a letter to Philip G. Kiko, the Chief Administrative Officer.



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