This article originally appeared on watchdog.org.
One¬†Missouri¬†congresswoman is standing in solidarity with the numerous furloughed government employees.
U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Mo., sent a letter to¬†Congress‚??¬†chief administration officerDan Strodel¬†prior to Tuesday‚??s government shutdown¬†asking that her salary be withheld during the hiatus.
‚??I have been informed that in the event of a government shutdown, Members of Congress would continue to receive their salary,‚?Ě she wrote. ‚??In the event of an appropriation lapse and a subsequent government shutdown, please withhold my pay.‚?Ě
Members of both the¬†Senate¬†and¬†House of Representatives¬†earn $174,000 annually, or about $477 per day.
Wagner had a somewhat heated conversation with¬†CNN‚??S Wolf Blitzer¬†Monday night on the fight over the spending bill that led to the shutdown.
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