Chaffetz to give up paycheck during shutdown

Washington • Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, says he doesn’t want to get paid until the government is back up and running, a growing move among some members of Congress worried about the image of them collecting paychecks against their $174,000 annual salary while federal workers go without.

The Constitution requires that members of Congress are paid — even during a shutdown — but Chaffetz says he’ll go without as long as other federal employees are in the same boat.

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