Bergman Vows to Give Pay to Veterans Organization
Congressman Bergman announced that he will give any pay accrued during the government shutdown, to a charity benefiting Veterans. This announcement comes after he co-sponsored "No Work, No Pay" legislation.
"The number one priority of Congress is to fund the federal government. Yet Friday night, Democrats in the Senate recklessly decided to undermine our process and shut down the government over an unrelated DACA and border security issue. Fixing our immigration system is important to me and we've been making good faith efforts to craft a solution on DACA before the March 6th deadline. Tying DACA to government funding is unnecessary. Democrats in Congress needs to stop playing games with our national security, Veterans, and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
"While negotiations continue as we seek a solution to the Democrats government shutdown, I will be donating all of my pay to a Veteran's organization in Michigan's First District. The failure to fund our government is unacceptable and puts thousands of low income children at risk in Michigan's First District."
Additionally, on Friday Congressman Bergman co-sponsored the No Work, No Pay Act of 2018 with Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22). This bill would require Congress to work full time with no salary during any government shutdown until they pass a bill to fund the government.
“If Congress fails to do its job they too should forfeit their compensation. The American people sent us to Washington to solve problems, not create them.” - said Congresswoman Tenney.
"The American people have had enough of the partisan games. It's time to get the job done for the citizens of our country. If we can't do that, we don’t deserve to get paid."