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No Functioning Government Means No Pay For Kinzinger

Posted by wlpo on October 2, 2013

As long as the government shutdown continues, your congressman won’t get a paycheck from Uncle Sam.

Republican Adam Kinzinger is having his congressional pay withheld until the federal government reopens.  Kinzinger says it’s a matter of fairness since members of his staff and other federal employees are on furlough.

As defined in the Constitution, members of Congress are paid with mandatory funds, not discretionary funds based on annual appropriations.

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