Posted on 09/27/2013 at 2:50PM EST
It may be a sign of solidarity, or at attempt to distance herself from the mess at the U.S. Capitol. But Rep. Tulsi Gabbard says that if a government shutdown means that troops and other government employees aren’t getting paid, then she won’t take her salary either.
“The people of Hawaii and across the country expect Congress to do its job and find a reasonable solution to keep our government running,” Gabbard said in a press release. “If a common-sense agreement is not reached, our hard-working troops, law enforcement and other essential personnel will continue to report for duty while receiving no pay, leaving their families at home with nothing but uncertainty … In a shutdown, tens of thousands of Hawaii families will bear this burden; I want them to know I will stand with them.”