MN Congress Woman to Donate Salary to Wabasha Food Shelf
TJ Leverentz | Jan 8, 2019 AT 7:09 pm
As the Federal Government Shutdown wears into its third week, the Wabasha food shelf is one of its few beneficiaries.
Minnesota Congresswoman Angie Craig announced Tuesday she will not be accepting pay during the ongoing government shutdown and instead will donate her salary to the Eagan Open Door Pantry and Wabasha Food Shelf.
“On my first day in Congress, my colleagues and I voted in a bipartisan, responsible manner to end this reckless shutdown. Unfortunately, there are still thousands of federal employees in Minnesota without pay and services to the American people undelivered because the Senate refuses to take up the bill. I will not accept a paycheck during this or any shutdown until those services are restored and hard-working federal employees get their paychecks,” said Congresswoman Angie Craig.
“I will donate the salary I earn during this shutdown to the Eagan Open Door Pantry and Wabasha Food Shelf - two charities who work every day to provide quality food and nutrition to families throughout their communities in the second congressional district.”