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4:45 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Which Texas Congress Members Are Taking a Salary During the Shutdown?

Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-San Antonio), is donating his salary to charity during the shutdown.
KUT News

It’s week two of the government shutdown. And while thousands of government workers have been furloughed, members of congress continue to collect their pay.

Some congress members recognize the bad optics of the situation. As reported by the Washington Post, more than a hundred congressmen are refusing their salaries, or donating their salaries to charity, for the duration of the shutdown. Rep. Pete Gallego (D-Texas) has even filed a bill, the Shutdown Member of Congress Pay Act of 2013, that would suspend members' salary during the shutdown. 

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