Re: HOUSE REPUBLICANS; GO DEFUND YOURSELVES
posted at 10/4/2013 10:27 AM EDT
The Washington Post has begun an on line list of which lawmakers have pledged to either accept any salary during the government shutdown or to donate their salary to charity..
As of Thursday afternoon, at least 138 lawmakers were on that list...split about even between the parties.
To see the list...as well as updates to the list, go to the above URL.
Since that time there have been additions to that list. Below are the lawmakers who have on Thursday and Friday have refused to accept any salary during the shutdown or to donate their salary to charity.
Additions on Friday:
Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska)
Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.)
Rep. Kay Granger (R-Texas)
Rep. Al Green (D-Texas)
Rep. Gene Green (D-Texas)
Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas)
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska)
Rep. Pete Olson (R-Texas)
Rep. David Reichert (R-Wash.)
Rep. Raul Ruiz (D-Calif.)
Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas)
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.)
Rep. David G. Valadao (R-Calif.)
Rep. Filemon Vela (D-Texas)
Rep. Roger Williams (R-Texas)
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.)
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.)
Rep. Julia Brownley (D -Calif.)
Rep. Ken Calvert (R-Calif.)
Rep. John Carney (D-Del.)
Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.)
Rep. Jim Costa (D-Calif.)
Rep. Ander Crenshaw (R-Fla.)
Rep. Rosa DeLaura (D-Conn.)
Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-Conn.)
Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.)
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.)
Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D -N.Y.)
Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.)
Rep. Alan Nunnalee (R-Miss.)
Rep. Robert Pittenger (R- N.C.)
Rep. John Tierney (D-Mass.)
This list, if you count thru it, is not split evenly. It is tiltled much more toward Democrat lawmakers.
It seems the Democrats are more and more willingly to see how unfair it is to accept their salaries while the shutdown is threatenting to ruin our economy and is affecting millions of people's lives directly and thru organizations which are affected by the shutdown.