Congressman Thomas J. Rooney

Representing the 17th District of Florida

Rooney Withholds Salary Until Shutdown Ends

Jan 20, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Tom Rooney (FL-17) requested that the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives withhold his pay until an appropriations agreement has taken effect.

“I have said this before and I will say it again: operating on short-term continuing resolutions is no way to run a government and this shutdown is unfortunate proof of that,” Rooney said. “Failing to perform our essential Constitutional duties means we’re not doing our job, therefore I will be not receiving a salary until a bill to fund the government is signed into law.”