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California delegation split over taking pay during shutdown
California delegation split over taking pay during shutdown

WASHINGTON -- When it comes to the question of whether lawmakers should accept their pay during the federal government shutdown, California’s congressional delegation is, as usual, divided. Some Democrats and Republicans are forgoing their salaries until federal workers are paid or donating their pay to charities or groups affected by the shutdown. "On my dairy farm in California, I would not pay an employee if they refused to do their job,’’ said freshman Rep. David Valadao, a Central Valley Republican who asked for his pay to be withheld during the shutdown.  "This is no different. If Congress is unable to do its job and pass a federal budget then I...

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