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Judge Carter requests to have pay withheld until government reopens

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Posted at 5:24 PM, Jan 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-16 18:28:00-05

U.S. Congressman John Carter announced on Wednesday that he was requesting that his pay be withheld until the government reopens.

According to Twitter, he said during the shutdown, Congress will still receive their salary, while many federal employees will work without pay.

Judge Carter said in the tweet:

“I have requested that my pay be withheld until an agreement is reached to address border security and reopen the government.”

The government shutdown is now in its 26th day, which is the longest in U.S. history.

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