Sanford Requests Salary Be Withheld During Shutdown
WASHINGTON DC – Today, Representative Mark Sanford submitted a letter to the Chief Administrative Officer requesting his salary be withheld in lieu of the federal government shutdown:
“Congress shouldn’t get paid during a government shutdown. Accordingly, I’ve requested my salary be withheld and cosponsored legislation that would indeed prohibit Members of Congress from taking pay during a lapse of appropriations.”
Full text to the letter linked here and below:
Mr. Phil Kiko
Chief Administrative Officer
HB-26, Capitol Building
Washington, DC 20515
Dear Mr. Kiko,
I have been informed that despite a lapse of appropriations and current government shutdown, Members of Congress will continue receiving their salary.
Please withhold my pay until an appropriations agreement has taken effect.