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Sen. Brown Among List of Other Lawmakers Refusing Pay During Shutdown
WASHINGTON -- Sens. Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman are among many lawmakers who say they are not accepting their pay during the federal shutdown, and instead will donate the money to charity.
Calls to Brown's media representatives were greeted with voice mail messages saying that because of the shutdown they would be responding to information requests on a limited basis.
Brown's Senate website also displayed a notice that the shutdown would delay responses from staff.
A notice was posted on the site saying Brown would not accept his salary during the shutdown and will donate the money to charity.
"Brown has announced that he will not accept his federal salary accrued during the government shutdown and will instead donate it to charity," the statement read. "In 2011, Brown pledged to forego his salary in the event of a government shutdown. Following the 1995 shutdown, Brown donated his salary to various charities in his then-House District."
"It's some hardship for me but it's more so for what it's doing to the country," said Brown. "There are thousands of employees in the Miami Valley and at Wright Patt where contractors and employees and restaurants and stores and they are all getting hurt by this and they are innocent in this. "I'm trying to show some good faith to them and how important it is that we fix this to do what we need to do."
The shutdown has furloughed more than 800,000 government employees including 60% of Senator Brown's staff.
"Many of them make $30-40,000 a year and those are the people to get the most penalized," said Brown.
"I think it speaks volumes that some members are given up the salaries to tell the general public that some members are not just thinking about themselves," said Christopher Barbosa of Miami Township.
"If some of them are willing to donate than all of them should be doing it," said Robyn Mustaine of Dayton.
"I'm happy that some of those are taking that opportunity to do something positive but it doesn't always help everybody," said Quindella Lynch of Dayton. "I think what helps everybody is people being able to go back to work to make a living for their family."
Brown says that could happen soon, but probably won't.
"All it would take is for Speaker Boehner to allow all 435 elected members of the House of Representatives to vote on this and I think if he does we will see this bill pass to go open the government," said Brown. "I'm very concerned that this last longer because I don't see any signs of the tea party factions and the House of Representatives letting up."
Senator Sherrod Brown makes about $174,000 a year. Following the 1995 shutdown, Brown donated his salary to various charities in his then-House District."
Senator Portman says he too will be donating his check to charity during the shutdown, but hasn't stated which one. He makes about $174,000 a year. We have yet to hear back from Congressman Turner ($174,000) and Speaker of the House Boehner ($223,500).
Other lawmakers pledging to forego salary, according to The Washington Post:
Here's a running tally that we will continue updating through the day:
Rep. Andy Barr (R-Ky.)
Rep. Ami Bera (D-Calif)
Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.)
Sen. Thomas R. Carper (D-Del.)
Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Tex.)
Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.)
Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.)
Sen. Christopher Coons (D-Del.)
Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.)
Rep. Steve Daines (R-Mont.)
Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-Wash)
Rep. William Enyart (D-Ill.)
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii)
Rep. Pete Gallego (D-Tex.)
Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.)
Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.)
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.)
Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-Ill.)
Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-Kan.)
Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-Wash.)
Rep. Ron Kind (D-Wis.)
Rep. Leonard Lance (R-N.J.)
Rep. James Langevin (D-R.I.)
Rep. Frank LoBiondo (D-N.J.)
Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.)
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)
Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.)
Rep. Markwayne Mullins (R-Okla.)
Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-Tex.)
Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Tex.)
Rep. Gary Peters (D-Mich.)
Rep. Scott Rigell (R-Va.)
Rep. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.)
Rep. Brad Schneider (D-Ill.)
Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.)
Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-Pa.)
Rep. Jason Smith (R-Mo.)
Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.)
Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.)
Rep. Niki Tsongas (D-Mass.)
Rep. Ann Wagner (R-Mo.)
Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-Ohio)
Rep. Rob Wittman (R-Va.)
Rep. John Yarmuth (D-Ky.)
Rep. Todd Young (R-Ind.)
Rep. Ron Barber (D-Ariz.)
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.)
Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D-Hawaii)
Rep. Bill Johnson (R-Ohio)
Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-Fla.)
Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.)
Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.)
Rep. Robert Pittenger (R-N.C.)
Rep. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.)
Rep. Bill Flores (R-Tex.)
Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-N.M.)
Rep. John Barrow (D-Ga.)
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