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January 9, 2019 - 12:23pm

Collins says members of Congress should have pay withheld during shutdown

posted by Howard B. Owens in chris collins, NY-27, news.

Press release:

Today Congressman Chis Collins (NY-27) formally requested that his paychecks be withheld during the partial government shutdown. Along with withholding his pay, Collins has cosponsored legislation that will ensure that the federal employees who keep our communities and nation safe are paid for their service as shutdown negotiations continue.
 
“I believe it’s unfair for me to receive pay while the men and women who put their lives on the line to keep our country safe are seeing their paychecks delayed,” Collins said. “I’ve requested that my paychecks be withheld until essential federal employees, like our Border Patrol and TSA agents who work to protect the safety and security of American citizens, are fully compensated for their duties during this partial government shutdown.”
 
The Providing Pay For Essential Employees Act, introduced by Congressman Bob Gibbs, (OH-07), and cosponsored by Collins, directs the Treasury Department to appropriate funds to cover the salaries and any expenses of any officer or employee of the federal government physically working during the partial government shutdown beginning on or about Dec. 22, 2018.
 
Collins added: “It’s time for partisan Democrats like Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer to quit using hardworking Americans as pawns as they stonewall efforts to secure the border and reopen our government. Protecting American citizens should be a top priority, and it is my hope that Congress and President Trump can work together to find a bipartisan solution that effectively secures our borders and reopens the federal government in a timely manner.”

Scott Birkby
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Well there goes his Friday fish fry.

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I love the "Chuck and Nancy line." Its almost like he hates them because they have no criminal indictments against them.

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I'd like to see Congressmen under federal indictment having their pay withheld, too.

Luckily for Collins, the 27th Amendment kind of prohibits that. Granted, if he spent more time learning about his own job instead (allegedly) of trading on insider knowledge he might know that.

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