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Rep. McMorris Rodgers to Forego Pay During Government Shutdown

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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Republican Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers says she will give up her pay during the current federal government shutdown.

McMorris Rodgers is one of three members of Washington state's congressional delegation to give up their pay so far.

U.S. Reps. Derek Kilmer and Suzan DelBene, both Democrats, also confirmed Tuesday to forego their salary for the duration of the shutdown, which began Tuesday. Members of the House and Senate make $174,000 a year, and those in leadership roles, like Sen. Patty Murray, make more.
    
While the three will automatically be paid during the time, they will return the amount equitable to their salary to the U.S. Department of Treasury. Since March, DelBene has been returning 8.2% of her salary, about $2,300 a month, to Treasury in response to across-the-board budget cuts, known as sequestration, that were done earlier this year.

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