Pennsylvania's 3rd Congressional District representative Dwight Evans announced on Twitter that he would not accept a salary during the government shutdown.
After meeting with a local air traffic controller about losing her income during the shutdown, Evans, a democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives member since 1981, tweeted a copy of the letter he submitted to the Chief Administrative Office. In the letter, he asks that his salary is withheld until an appropriations agreement goes into effect.
B/c of workers like her, I’m asking the House to withhold my salary until federal workers receive their hard-earned 💰!— Dwight Evans (@RepDwightEvans) January 3, 2019
It’s absolutely absurd that Trump signed an executive order that freezes federal workers’ pay & has the audacity to say he wants to ‘Make America Great Again.’ pic.twitter.com/pX7Xfosn4j
Evans also tweeted: "800k hard-working federal workers are working w/o pay or staying home b/c Trump is using them as a bargaining chip to open the gov’t," continuing, "B/c of workers like her, I’m asking the House to withhold my salary until federal workers receive their hard-earned [money]!"