Today, Rep. Mark Green sent a letter to the U.S. House of Representative’s Chief Administrative Officer, Philip Kiko, requesting his salary be suspended until a deal is reached and the partial government shutdown ends. The text of letter sent is copied below.

January 4, 2019

Mr. Philip G. Kiko
Chief Administrative Officer
HB-26, Capitol Building
Washington, DC 20515

Dear Mr. Kiko,

I am writing today to ask you to withhold my salary as long as the government is partially shut down. I do not believe it is appropriate for Members of Congress to be paid during a lapse in appropriations while hardworking border security agents and other civil servants are furloughed.

Please accept this letter as notice that I will refuse any salary until the government is funded.


Mark Green

Member of Congress

7th District of Tennessee