Collins Asks to Have His Pay Suspended During Shutdown

10:53 PM, Oct 1, 2013   |    comments
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U.S. Rep. Chris Collins (R-New York) called on the president to apologize Sunday.

BUFFALO, NY-- Congressman Chris Collins (R-NY-27) is asking House leaders to suspend his pay during the government shutdown.

Collins sent a letter to House leaders Monday night.

"The American people sent us to Washington to do a job," said Congressman Collins. "If we cannot live up to that obligation, we should not be taking a pay check, a pay check that is funded by the taxes paid by our fellow hardworking Americans. If the federal government is shutdown Members of Congress should not get paid, and we should not be held to a different standard when it comes to Obamacare, either."

In a statement Collins' office says Collins "voted for a measure that fully funds the government and eliminates any special treatment and exemptions from Obamacare for Congress and its staff, as well as the President and his appointees."

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