Sullivan says he's donating salary during shutdown
While the federal government is shutdown, Congress will still be getting paid. Several members are asking not to to be paid at all. Other members of both parties have said they will donate their pay to charity until a budget agreement is reached.
A spokesperson for Alaska's Sen. Dan Sullivan says he'll be following suit.
"Senator Sullivan has made the decision to donate the salary he accrues during the government shutdown to the Abused Women’s Aid in Crisis (AWAIC) in Anchorage, an organization tackling an issue he deeply cares about," Sullivan's staff said Sunday, in response to an inquiry from KTVA.
KTVA also reached out to the rest of Alaska's congressional delegation.
A spokesperson for Sen. Lisa Murkowski said she hadn't yet had the chance to touch base with Murkowski on the issue.
"She is doing everything she can, with both sides of the aisle, to get a deal to get the government open," a spokesperson for Murkowski wrote, adding that she would keep KTVA updated on the topic.
KTVA has not received a response from Congressman Don Young's office.
Sullivan released a video Sunday evening blaming Democratic leadership for the shutdown, adding that Republicans were working on offering a compromise vote Sunday night. That vote has been postponed to Monday.
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