Some lawmakers passing up pay

Some lawmakers passing up pay

Update: 1:42 pm, 10/3/13, Thursday NATIONAL -- President Obama went on the offensive Thursday against house republicans.
Update: 1:42 pm, 10/3/13, Thursday
NATIONAL -- President Obama went on the offensive Thursday against house republicans. He's accusing them of a "reckless" government shutdown.

He told a crowd in Maryland there's only one party at fault. He says the house GOP needs to pass a budget bill which doesn't tie Obamacare to its passage.While he was delivering that message, republicans talked about their meeting with the President Wednesday night.

Even though government workers are on furlough, Congress still gets paid because of the 27th Amendment. But, at least 120-lawmakers, 59 republicans and 61 democrats are refusing their paychecks or giving them to charity.

Congressman Rodney Davis (R-IL) is one of them: "As long as the government remains shut down, I will not accept a paycheck. I urge all members of Congress to join me."
Original: 10:05 pm, 10/2/13, Wednesday
SPRINGFIELD -- Congress will continue to be paid during the shutdown, but more than 100 lawmakers are turning down their checks until there's a solution. 13th District Representative Rodney Davis (R) is one of them.

Several other congressmen and woman are among them. Two lawmakers have promised to donate their checks to charity.
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