Congressman John Carter

Representing the 31st District of Texas

Carter Requests Pay Be Withheld During Shutdown

January 15, 2019
Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Congressman John Carter released the following statement after requesting that his pay be withheld during the government shutdown.

“During the current government shutdown, Members of Congress will continue to receive their salary, while many of our brave federal law enforcement officers protect our nation without pay. I have requested that my salary be withheld until an agreement is reached to fund border security and reopen the government. It is beyond time for the Democrats to come to the table and negotiate with the President to address the growing crisis at the southern border and fund the government.”


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