WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The members of southeastern North Carolina’s Congressional delegation say they won’t make a dime if the federal government shuts down tonight.
Rep. Mike McIntyre (D) said he will donate the pay he receives during a shutdown to charity. McIntyre will give the money to charities, including the M.I.K.E. Scholarship he started in 1998. It provides funds to 7th District students to attend universities and various community colleges in the 7th District. McIntyre has signed the bi-partisan “No Budget, No Pay” pledge.
Sen. Kay Hagan also announced today she would donate any pay she receives during a federal government shutdown to a veterans charitable organization. Hagan cosponsored a bill that would prohibit members of Congress from being paid at all during a government shutdown.
Earlier this week, Hagan cosponsored the bipartisan Ensuring Pay for Our Military Act to mandate that military personnel continue to be paid in the event of a shutdown.
McIntyre’s and Hagan’s pledges came a day after a similar move by Sen. Richard Burr. The Republican tweeted, “If the government shuts down, I pledge to return my salary to the Treasury and encourage my colleagues to do the same.”