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Honorable Mark Sanford

Representing the 1st District of South Carolina

Sanford Requests Salary Be Withheld During Shutdown

Jan 20, 2018
Press Release

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.

Sincerely,

Mark Sanford