Ocasio-Cortez finally says something I agree with, furlough senate salaries during shutdown

Newly elected New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a self-described Democratic socialist, called for a furlough of congressional salaries in the event of another government shutdown on Saturday.

“It’s completely unacceptable that members of Congress can force a government shutdown on partisan lines & then have Congressional salaries exempt from that decision,” she wrote on Twitter. “Have some integrity.”

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Part of the federal government shutdown early Saturday as congressional leaders — and President Trump — failed to strike a bipartisan funding deal after publicly feuding about how much money to give toward the proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall.

www.foxbusiness.com/politics/partial-government-shutdown-ocasio-cortez-calls-for-furlough-of-congressional-salaries

Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Saturday called for congressional salaries to be furloughed during the next government shutdown.

Roughly a quarter of federal agencies closed when Congress failed to meet a midnight funding deadline on Friday. Lawmakers arrived Saturday at the Capitol as congressional negotiators try to find a path forward on a deal to end the funding lapse.

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“It’s completely unacceptable that members of Congress can force a government shutdown on partisan lines & then have Congressional salaries exempt from that decision,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter.

“Have some integrity,” she added, calling for salaries to be furloughed for the next shutdown.

thehill.com/policy/finance/budget/422605-ocasio-cortez-calls-for-congressional-salaries-to-be-furloughed-during

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