Rep. Cuellar Rejects Congressional Salary During Shutdown


“I chose to withhold my pay because I stand with the 800,000 federal employees across the country who missed their first paychecks due to President Trump’s blatant refusal to reopen the federal government." (Cortesía)

WASHINGTON— Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), a member of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee and Subcommittees of Homeland Security and Defense, released the following statement on withholding his pay during the government shutdown:

“I chose to withhold my pay because I stand with the 800,000 federal employees across the country who missed their first paychecks due to President Trump’s blatant refusal to reopen the federal government.

It’s simple: If they’re not going to get paid, I’m not going to get paid until the government shutdown is over. I urge the President to put aside his insistence on the wall, focus on reopening the government, and provide the American people with the paychecks, benefits, and services they rely on.”

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