salaries http://kut.org en Which Texas Congress Members Are Taking a Salary During the Shutdown? http://kut.org/post/which-texas-congress-members-are-taking-salary-during-shutdown <p></p><p>It&rsquo;s <a href="http://kut.org/post/no-end-sight-shutdown-showdown-enters-week-two">week two of the government shutdown</a>. And while thousands of government workers have been furloughed, members of congress continue to collect their pay.</p><p>Some congress members recognize the bad optics of the situation. As <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/10/01/which-lawmakers-will-refuse-their-pay-during-the-shutdown/?tid=ts_carousel">reported by the Washington Post</a>, more than a hundred congressmen are refusing their salaries, or donating their salaries to charity, for the duration of the shutdown. Rep. Pete&nbsp;Gallego (D-Texas)&nbsp;<a href="http://gallego.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/gallego-files-legislation-to-hold-members-of-congress-accountable-in">has even filed a bill</a>, the Shutdown Member of Congress Pay Act of 2013, that would suspend members&#39; salary during the shutdown.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 21:45:22 +0000 Emily Mathis 8870 at http://kut.org Which Texas Congress Members Are Taking a Salary During the Shutdown?