Two Illinois Congressmen say they're declining paychecks during the first government shutdown in 17 years. 13th District Republican Rodney Davis says he will forgo pay until it's resolved. 10th District Democratic Congressman Brad Schneider says he will not accept a paycheck until Congress reaches a deal. 17th District Congresswoman Cheri Bustos was pressed by reporters on a conference call about her paycheck plans. The Democrat says she supports the No Government No Pay Act:
"For every day that the government would be shut down under this, a member's pay would be reduced by a proportionate amount. And again I think it's a matter of members of Congress living in the real world, where either you do your job or you don't get paid."
But Bustos says that the Act would withhold lawmaker pay in future government shutdowns, not this one. Further, she refused to say if she would decline her pay check. 18th District Republican Congressman Aaron Schock's office did not immediately return comment on his salary plans.
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