Utah Representatives refuse pay during shutdown

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(News4Utah)- Utah members of Congress turned to social media to share their dissatisfaction with the government shutdown.

Utah Reps. Mia Love and John Curtis are both refusing pay during the shutdown.

Rep. Love spoke out on Twitter with a series of tweets saying in part, “If members of the military aren’t getting paid during the government shutdown, then I’m not accepting a salary either.”


She continued, “I am frustrated and angered by @sendems, whose unacceptable action has shut down the federal government.”

Congressman John Curtis also took to social media to express his frustrations.

“I’ve sent instructions to the Clerk to withhold my pay. If the military and my staff aren’t getting paid, Congress shouldn’t be getting paid either.”


Congressman Stewart posted a video to his Facebook page expressing his dissatisfaction with the shutdown.


Rep. Rob Bishop expressed his frustrations as well saying democrats in the Senate need to care more about people than political grandstanding. “Historically shutdowns haven’t solved problems or broken impasses, but rather have hurt Americans,” he said.


Another vote is expected at noon (ET) Monday on a bill to reopen the government and fund it for three week.  News4Utah will provide updates as they are made available.

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