Congressman Rick Nolan

Representing the 8th District of Minnesota
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Nolan Donates Shutdown Pay to Charity, Urges Passage of “No Government - No Pay" Legislation

Jan 23, 2018
Press Release


[WASHINGTON D.C.] U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan today announced that he will be donating his pay during the government shutdown to Minnesota charities, and urged the House to take up and pass his “No Government – No Pay” legislation. The bill, H.R.1789, is gaining increasing bipartisan support and would require Congressional lawmakers during a shutdown to stay and work with no pay until the government is funded.


“The simple truth is, if Congressional lawmakers can’t do their jobs and pass a budget, they don’t deserve to get paid,” Nolan said. “That’s exactly what my ‘No Government – No Pay’ legislation is all about, and I will continue working hard to get that bill passed. In the meantime, I am donating my shutdown pay to Minnesota charities, as I have done before.”