Senator Patrick Leahy Will Donate His Pay During A Government Shutdown To A Vermont Charity

“If those pushing for a government shutdown get their way, I will donate my Senate salary during a shutdown to a Vermont charity.  I hope they will  do the same.

“Some in Congress are intent on using their leverage to prevent an agreement while they insist on ideologically driven legislative riders not related to the budget.  A shutdown would be as reckless as it would be needless.  It would be a wrong-way jolt to the economy that would threaten the economic recovery from the worst recession since the Great Depression.”

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