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Carter: Until Troops Are Paid, My Salary Will Be Withheld

Congressman John Carter (TX-31) today sent a letter to House Chief Administrative Officer, Phil Kiko, to request his salary be withheld until an appropriations agreement takes effect and our troops are paid.

“It is unacceptable that our troops will go unpaid, while Congress still draws their salary during the Schumer Shutdown,” Congressman Carter said. “Our soldiers at Ft. Hood will continue working and fulfill their duty to keep our country safe, but because of Senate Democrats’ shutdown, they will not receive a paycheck for their hard work and sacrifice. Today, I submitted a letter to withhold my pay until an appropriations agreement has been reached and our heroes are paid.”

Rep. Carter represents Texas District 31, which includes Fort Hood, the largest active duty armored military installation in the free world. He serves as Chairman of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Appropriations, co-chairman of the Congressional Army Caucus, is on the Subcommittee for Commerce, Justice and Science and the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee.

 

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