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Is Ocasio-Cortez Taking a Salary During Govt Shutdown?

January 8, 2019

Thirteen new members of Congress have said they are not taking a salary during the partial government shutdown, but rising Democratic star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez isn’t saying whether or not she’s getting paid.

In December prior to taking the oath of office, Ocasio-Cortez tweeted that members of Congress should not take a paycheck during a shutdown. “Next time we have a gov shutdown, Congressional salaries should be furloughed as well,” she wrote. “It’s completely unacceptable that members of Congress can force a government shutdown on partisan lines & then have Congressional salaries exempt from that decision.¬†Have some integrity.”

But her office did not respond to’s inquiry if she’s taking a salary during the current shutdown.

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