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Thu October 3, 2013
Tennessee Congressional Members Giving Up Salary During Shutdown
Some of Tennessee’s federal legislators are giving up their salaries during the federal government's partial shutdown.
The 27th Amendment to the US Constitution prohibits raises or cuts in congressional pay during the legislative session.
Yesterday’s announcement comes in the midst of criticism for Congressional members who are continuing to receive their annual salaries of $174,000 during the shutdown.
Senator Bob Corker has donated his salary to charity since taking office in 2007.