January 11, 2019
The Honorable Philip G. Kiko
Chief Administrative Officer
U.S. House of Representatives
HB-28, The Capitol
Washington, DC 20515
Dear Mr. Kiko,
I am writing to request that my pay be withheld during the partial government shutdown until an appropriations agreement that fully funds the federal government has taken effect.
Securing the United States southern border is of the utmost importance in safeguarding our nation’s citizens. As an elected representative, Americans’ safety and well-being must be at the forefront of my decision-making. Concurrently, the effects of the partial lapse in funding have begun to negatively impact the lives of Americans across the country, including in my home of Ohio’s Twelfth Congressional District. Many of my constituents are fellow public servants whose pay is being withheld. As their Representative in Congress, I cannot accept pay while they go without.
Please feel free to contact my office at 202-225-5355 with any additional questions you should have. Thank you.
Member of Congress
Cc: The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House
The Honorable Kevin McCarthy, Minority Leader