Richard Hanna


Congressman Hanna donates paycheck to charity during government shutdown

By WKTV News

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Richard Hanna (R-Barneveld) is donating his paycheck during the partial government shutdown to the Wounded Warrior Project and the United Way.

He's issued the following statement.

“I have heard from many constituents who think Congress shouldn’t be paid; I agree,” Rep. Hanna said. “Therefore, each day the government is closed I will donate my pay to charity. Our neighbors are being furloughed because of Washington’s failure to act.”

Even in times of crisis, Rep. Hanna also said it is vital that we continue to fund our troops and pay our veterans.

On Monday, Congress unanimously passed H.R. 3210, the Pay Our Military Act, which was swiftly signed into law by the President.

This legislation provides appropriations to pay members of the Armed Forces during any period in Fiscal Year 2014 in which there is a temporary government shutdown.

It also allows payments to continue for civilian defense personnel and contractors that support our Armed Forces.

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