October 1st, 2013
09:50 AM ET

Lawmakers Keep Getting Paid, Even If You're Not

With the shutdown in effect, many people aren’t going to work today and aren’t getting paid.

But members of Congress will continue getting their paycheck and people are mad about it, CNN’s Athena Jones reports.

Jones asks Representative Paul Gosar what he thinks about getting paid while some federal workers will not.

Gosar says, “Nobody is above the law, and that means the President, the attorney general, as well as us. All of them ought to be putting that on hold until it’s resolved.”

Although some lawmakers will be depositing their check as usual, Representative Tulsi Gabbard says she will not be accepting the check and writing one straight back to the U.S. treasury so she will be “standing in solidarity with everyone else who's wondering when the government is going to be functioning again.”

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