When Rep. Lee Terry, R-Neb., was asked whether he’d continue to collect his paycheck during the government shutdown, he offered a defiant response: “Dang straight.”
Virginia’s general tax collections dipped slightly in August thanks to a routine drop in collections of individual income taxes withheld from salaries and paychecks and a decline in sales tax receipts.
An overwhelming majority of Americans said they favor members of Congress voluntarily returning a portion of their salaries to the U.S. Treasury or charity as a result of sequestration budget cuts.
Three Cabinet secretaries became the latest senior administration officials to give back part of their salaries, in the spirit of government spending cuts.
New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte says she plans to introduce legislation to block Congress and other high-ranking federal officials from getting a salary increase.