Rep. Wilson Statement, Requesting Pay be Withheld During Government Shutdown

Jan 20, 2018
Press Release
Rep. Joe Wilson issued the following statement after sending a letter to Chief Administrative Officer Phil Kiko of the House Committee on Administration requesting that his pay be withheld until the government shutdown is resolved.
“Senator Schumer and Senate Democrats had the option to keep the government open and provide funding for at-risk children and our troops, but instead American families are experiencing a shutdown. Thousands of families at Fort Jackson and the Savannah River Site could potentially face smaller paychecks as a result of this dilemma. If my constituents are feeling this pain, Members of Congress should as well."