Ocasio-Cortez Calls For Congressional Salaries To Be Furloughed During Next Shutdown

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Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Saturday called for congressional salaries to be furloughed during the next government shutdown.

Roughly a quarter of federal agencies closed when Congress failed to meet a midnight funding deadline on Friday. Lawmakers arrived Saturday at the Capitol as congressional negotiators try to find a path forward on a deal to end the funding lapse.

“It’s completely unacceptable that members of Congress can force a government shutdown on partisan lines & then have Congressional salaries exempt from that decision,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter.

“Have some integrity,” she added, calling for salaries to be furloughed for the next shutdown.

“Next time we have a gov shutdown, Congressional salaries should be furloughed as well.”

Read more at The Hill.



  1. I think she’s pretty retarded overall. But what should I say she has a pretty valid point. Guess even the worst shooter hits a bullseye once.

  2. This nutcase says something right for a change. The government should be shutdown for good and the paycheck of these American-hater politicians should go to pay for the wall.

  3. She previously complained that the cost of living in Washington DC makes it difficult for the non-wealthy to serve in Congress on the salaries they are paid.
    She has a good point about the morality of congress shutting the government while shielding themselves, but her alternative would “discriminate” against poorer representatives…

  4. On Twitter, Rep. Dave Joyce, R-Ohio, said that if Congress “Can’t keep the government fully operational, we shouldn’t get paid.”
    “It’s that simple,” Joyce said in a tweet, which included a letter to Chief Administration Officer Phillip Kiko.
    Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., also said on Twitter that she submitted a letter Saturday requesting her pay be withheld during the shutdown.
    Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto said on Twitter that she did not want to be paid either.

    Ocasio-Cortez, pandering to the cameras and trying desperately to keep in front of them is a Schumer wannabe. She was a couple days late and she’s not even a representative yet. Recall, she can’t afford to rent an apartment. When will we ever learn?


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