Rep. Dan Crenshaw Joins More Than 70 Lawmakers Giving Up Salary During Shutdown

Melanie Arter
By Melanie Arter | January 11, 2019 | 6:12 PM EST

Dan Crenshaw (L) accepts SNL's Pete Davidson's apology for mocking his combat injury. (Screenshot)

Combat-injured war veteran-turned Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas), who was mocked on “Saturday Night Live” last year, began his first term in office by sacrificing his paycheck until government workers receive theirs.

The Washington Examiner reports that Crenshaw is one of 70 members of Congress foregoing his $174,000 salary until the shutdown is resolved.


Fifty-eight congressmen and women and 13 senators have refused to take a paycheck since Dec. 22.

Fourteen new members of Congress have asked for their paycheck to be withheld until the government reopens. Crenshaw is one of them.

"I cannot in good conscience get paid while federal employees’ financial futures hang in the balance because of this partial government shutdown. I’ve asked the Chief Administrative Officer to withhold my pay until we have come to an agreement to adequately fund border security," Crenshaw tweeted Thursday.


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