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News Saturday, Jan 20 2018

Reps. Todd Rokita and Luke Messer Have A Record Of Keeping Pay During Gov't Shutdowns

Jan 20, 2018

The federal government shut down last night after the Republican-led Congress failed to pass a bill to fund the government — and federal workers and contractors across Indiana face the specter of missing paychecks. But Hoosiers already know what Congressmen Todd Rokita and Luke Messer will do: they’re going to keep their taxpayer-funded paychecks, no matter what.

In 2013, the last time their party caused a shutdown, Rokita and Messer took their pay even though many other members of Congress chose to forgo or donate theirs.

“Our federal government shut down last night and Republicans like Todd Rokita and Luke Messer, who control all the levers of power in Washington, are the reason why,” said American Bridge spokesperson Allison Teixeira Sulier. “Rokita and Messer work for the people of Indiana, and if they aren’t doing their jobs, they shouldn’t get paid. Hooisers deserve to know if their representatives will keep their hard-earned tax dollars while failing to do their jobs.”

Published: Jan 20, 2018

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