Now 13 congressional freshmen say they will not take their $174,000-a-year salary while shutdown continues – but high-profile millennial Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is NOT among them

  • A total of 48 lawmakers – both Democrats and Republicans – have said they will not take a salary while the government is shutdown  
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez isn’t saying whether or not she’ll take her salary
  • Ocasio-Cortez, in December, tweeted that members of Congress should ‘have some integrity’ and not take a paycheck during the shutdown
  • Her office did not respond to DailyMail.com‘s inquiry if she’s taking a salary 

Thirteen new members of Congress have said they are not taking a salary during the partial government shutdown but rising Democratic star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez isn’t saying whether or not she’s getting paid during the closure.

Ocasio-Cortez, in December before she took the oath of office, tweeted that members of Congress should ‘have some integrity’ and not take a paycheck during the shutdown.

‘Next time we have a gov shutdown, Congressional salaries should be furloughed as well,’ she wrote. ‘It’s completely unacceptable that members of Congress can force a government shutdown on partisan lines & then have Congressional salaries exempt from that decision. Have some integrity.’

But her office did not respond to DailyMail.com‘s inquiry if she’s taking a salary while some 800,000 federal workers are either furloughed or working without pay.

 

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6569441/Now-13-freshmen-say-not-salary-Alexandria-Ocasio-Cortez-NOT-them.html

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