U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., will return her congressional salary if the federal government is shut down. She issued the following statement:
“I came to Washington to hold Congress accountable to the American people. Members from both parties should not get paid if they cannot work together to pass a full-year budget that funds our military and critical domestic priorities. That is why I will return my salary every day that the government is shut down.
“Lurching from one short-term continuing resolution to another is reckless and wrong. It degrades our military readiness, disrupts essential government services that American families rely on, and hurts small businesses that depend on federal contracts, grants, and loans.”