WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) has instructed the U.S. House of Representatives to withhold his pay for the duration of the government shutdown.

“As long as our men and women in uniform are not receiving pay for their service to our nation and my constituents are not receiving the services of the federal government, I will not accept any pay for the duration of this shutdown,” Rep. Jenkins wrote to Chief Administrative Office Philip Kiko.

If any pay is required by law, Rep. Jenkins will donate that pay to charity.

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