Balderson forgoes paycheck


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.


Troy Balderson

Member of Congress

Cc: The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House

The Honorable Kevin McCarthy, Minority Leader