Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez -, left -, and D-NY, and Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., center, walk through the house steps.
Newly elected democratic house Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortex, D-NY, despite tweeting last month that members of Congress should ‘have some integrity,” and not a paycheck during the government shutdown, has been silent on whether they ‘ ll take a salary during the partial government shutdown, in spite of 13 of their colleagues, and members of Congress have vowed that they will not do that.
Ocasio-Cortez office on Thursday, according to reports, to answer refused to The Daily E-Mail request, whether you are a content, while about 800,000 Federal workers are furloughed or working without pay.
It was not the first time she appeared to bypass or ignore the question. When asked last week by The New York Post, whether you are a salary during the government shutdown, said 29-year-old representatives: “I have gottan run.”
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Congress employees and members of Congress will be paid by the shutdown because the legislature funded last year through the fiscal year 2019. Ocasio-Cortez, content, stepped down last Thursday after she was sworn in as the democratic legislators for New York.
The departments of justice, interior, transportation and homeland security were sent either home or to work without pay. The first payment period for employees Jan. 11.
Other newly elected lawmakers – both Democrats and Republicans – have said that they either refuse or donate their salary during the shutdown, reported The Washington Post.