A Northeast Wisconsin Congressman says he'll donate his paycheck to charity if the government shuts down.
In a blog post , U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble, R-8th Dist., announced he would donate any pay during the time of the shutdown to "a worthy (8th District) charity that supports our veterans." He did not specify the charity.
The shutdown could happen if a budget bill is not passed by midnight Friday. At issue is legislation needed to keep the day-to-day operations of federal agencies going through the Sept. 30 end of the budget year. A Democratic-led Congress failed to complete the must-pass spending bills last year, setting the stage for Republicans assuming power in the House in January to pass a measure with $61 billion in cuts that even some GOP appropriators saw as unworkable. It was rejected in the Democratic-controlled Senate.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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