Some Texas Lawmakers Forgo Federal Pay During Shutdown

While thousands of federal workers across the state and nation are furloughed during the government shutdown, 16 members of the Texas congressional delegation say they won’t accept federal paychecks.

“Mothers and fathers who commit themselves to public service are going to have to figure out how to put food on the table, make rent or pay their mortgage — all because a reckless few refuse to compromise,” U.S. Rep. Pete Gallego, D-Alpine, said in a statement.

Gallego, who said he plans to donate his pay to charity, is among a number of lawmakers and organizations calling on members of ...

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