ck has followed through on his promise to return pay received during the government shutdown. Fitzpatrick wrote a $10,008.68 check to the United States Treasury after House Finance staff calculated the net pay from the 35-day government shutdown.
“All elected officials need to put their money where their mouth is – Literally. I’m calling on all of my colleagues to do the same. If over 800,000 federal employees and their families were forced to live without their paychecks due to no fault of their own, then no member of Congress should accept a dime of pay for that period.
Fitzpatrick is the author of No Budget, No Pay – a constitutional amendment (H.J.Res 10) preventing members of Congress from being paid unless a budget is passed and introduced a separate amendment preventing members of Congress from being paid during a government shutdown.