Rep.-Elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez The chairman of Alexandria Ocasio-CortezLikely defends the house climate panel from the critics. 2019 will be a difficult year for Nancy Pelosi Shutdown | Legal uprisings | Trump to Meet Lawmakers in the White House MORE (DN.Y.) Demanded on Saturday that Congressional salaries should be suspended during the next government shutdown.
"It is totally unacceptable that members of Congress force the closure of the government on partisan lines and then salaries of Congress free this decision," Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter.
"Do you have some integrity," added She added that salaries should be held back for the next stoppage.
The next time we have a government stalemate, Congress salaries should be stifled as well.
It is completely unacceptable for members of Congress force the government's shutdown into partisan lines and then have exempted Congressional salaries from this decision.
Have integrity. https://t.co/BgueNNjf0f[19459010-AlexandriaOcasio-Cortez(@Ocasio2018) December 22nd 2018
Salaries for both members of the House of Representatives and the Senate are included in the Permanent Law for most members contributed $ 174,000 a year.
Government shutdowns only affect agencies and employees funded from annual funds.
Thousands of federal employees in "non-essential" government functions should stay home and not appear for work.
Congress has acted in the past to pay these employees as part of deals to reopen the government after earlier shutdowns.
Federal employees will continue to be eligible for the pay period ending December 22, the White House of Management and Budget has said. If the shutdown goes beyond January 5, they'll miss their next paycheck.
Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto Catherine Marie Cortez's MastoYemen resolution gains crucial support for Trump's energy candidates in the Senate Senate despite Dem objections Hill's Morning Report – Presented by T-Mobile – Democratic race for spokesperson gets nastier MORE (D-Nev.) Announced for the second time this year that any money earned from her salary while the government is closed will be donated to charities in her home state of Nevada.
"I can not take a salary during a government downtime because I know that so many workers in Nevada and across the country can do without pay," Cortez Masto tweeted shortly after the deadlock at midnight.
I can not accept a salary during a government break, knowing that so many workers in the state of Nevada and across the country remain unpaid. I will donate my salary to a Nevada charity for every day of the Trump shutdown.
– Senator Cortez Masto (@SenCortezMasto) December 22, 2018