Rep. Pete Olson, R-Texas, has asked that his salary be forfeited during the current government shutdown.
“During this partial government shutdown, I have requested that my pay be withheld,” he said in a tweet. “Federal employees should not be held hostage to dysfunction and inability to solve the problem. Congress and the president must work together to find a solution immediately.”
Olson supports a constitutional amendment to make furloughed Congressional salaries standard during shutdowns.