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Delgado won’t accept paycheck during government shutdown

WASHINGTON – Newly elected House Member Antonio Delgado said on Thursday he will not “in good conscience” accept a paycheck while the government continues to face a partial shutdown with thousands of employees not getting paid.

Fellow Democrat, Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney, earlier said he would not accept pay while the government is shut down.

Delgado, of Rhinebeck, said ending the shutdown is his first priority as a congressman. He was among those who voted to pass legislation to reopen the government.

There is no end in sight to the crisis. President Trump won’t budge on his demand to fully fund a wall on the country’s southern border. The Republican Senate mostly supports him, but the Democrat-controlled House is calling on the president to reopen the government and then negotiate funding for the wall.


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