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Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill. (Kevin Sanders for New Jersey Globe)

Sherrill won’t take salary until shutdown ends

By David Wildstein, January 02 2019 6:33 pm

Rep.-elect Mikie Sherrill (D-Montclair), who will take office tomorrow as a congresswoman from New Jersey’s 11th district, has asked the House not to pay her until the federal government shutdown ends.

“As a former federal employee, I have seen firsthand how prior government shutdowns have imposed needless financial burdens on hardworking individuals and their families,” Sherrill wrote to the House chief administrative officer.  “For this reason, I respectfully request that my pay be withheld until the lapse in appropriations that commenced on December 22, 2018 ends, and the federal government is fully reopened.

Sherrill is a former U.S. Navy helicopter pilot and Assistant U.S. Attorney.

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One thought on “Sherrill won’t take salary until shutdown ends

  1. Not the least bit surprised here, leading by example is a naval tradition , perhaps Republicans should lead follow or get out of the way too,?

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