Gabbard Vows to Not Take Pay During a Shutdown

It may be a sign of solidarity, or at attempt to distance herself from the mess at the U.S. Capitol. But Rep. Tulsi Gabbard says that if a government shutdown means that troops and other government employees aren’t getting paid, then she won’t take her salary either.

“The people of Hawaii and across the country expect Congress to do its job and find a reasonable solution to keep our government running,” Gabbard said in a press release. “If a common-sense agreement is not reached, our hard-working troops, law enforcement and other essential personnel will continue to report for duty while receiving no pay, leaving their families at home with nothing but uncertainty … In a shutdown, tens of thousands of Hawaii families will bear this burden; I want them to know I will stand with them.”

There was no immediate word on whether the rest of the delegation plans to do the same.

Photo: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard on the House floor. (Screenshot from C-Span)

— Kery Murakami

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