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Congressman Tom MacArthur

Representing the 3rd District of New Jersey

MacArthur Requests Congress to Withhold His Salary During Shutdown

January 20, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Tom MacArthur wrote a letter to Congress’ Chief Administrative Officer requesting his salary be withheld during the government shutdown.

“I have been informed that despite a lapse of appropriations and current government shutdown, Members of Congress will continue receiving their salary,” wrote Congressman MacArthur. “Please withhold my pay until an appropriations agreement has taken effect.”

Full Letter Text Below:

January 20, 2018

Mr. Phil Kiko

Chief Administrative Officer

HB-26, Capitol Building

Washington, DC 20515

Dear Mr. Kiko,

I have been informed that despite a lapse of appropriations and current government shutdown, Members of Congress will continue receiving their salary.

Please withhold my pay until an appropriations agreement has taken effect.