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Gianforte Requests House to Withhold His Salary During Shutdown

January 4, 2019
Press Release

Yesterday, on the first day of the new Congress, Congressman Greg Gianforte sent a letter to the Chief Administrative Officer of the U.S. House of Representatives requesting that officials withhold his pay until the partial government shutdown ends.

The text of the letter follows, and the letter may be viewed here:


January 3, 2019


Mr. Philip G. Kiko
Chief Administrative Officer
United States Capitol Building
Washington, DC 20515

Dear Mr. Kiko,

I have been informed that members of Congress will continue to receive their salary despite the ongoing, partial government shutdown.

I strongly believe it is inappropriate for members of Congress to be paid while portions of the federal government remain shut down.

I ask that you please withhold my salary for as long as the shutdown lasts and until the agents who protect our borders and other federal employees are paid.

Please let me know if you have any questions




Greg Gianforte
Member of Congress