SHUTDOWN: LOCAL LEGISLATORS
• U.S. Rep.Matt Cartwright, D-8, Moosic: Surrendering his salary until the shutdown is resolved “to stand in solidarity” with federal workers who aren’t getting paid.
“When Congress and the president can’t agree on funding levels by the legislative deadlines, the answer is never to shut down the government and hope that the ‘other side’ gets the blame,” Cartwright said. “You continue to fund the government and negotiate like grown-ups.”
• U.S. Rep. Dan Meuser, R-9, Dallas: Regarding the government shutdown, John Elizandro, director of communications for Meuser, said the congressman “isn’t going to accept his pay during this time. He has asked that his pay be withheld for the duration of the shutdown.”
• U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa.: Taking his pay, but working to end the shutdown, a spokeswoman said. Voted Dec. 19 for the Senate bill that would have avoided the shutdown, the bill that President Donald Trump has since rejected.
Did not respond
• U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa.
• U.S. Rep. Tom Marino, R-12, Lycoming Twp.
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