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Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi

Representing the 8th District of Illinois

Congressman Krishnamoorthi To Keep His Office Open For Constituents and Donate His Paycheck To Local Charities For Duration Of Any Government Shutdown

January 19, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi issued the following statement in response to a potential government shutdown at midnight tonight:

“If our government shuts down tonight, my office will remain open every day to assist my constituents until the government reopens, and I’ll be donating my paycheck to charities in our community for the duration of the shutdown. In the event of a shutdown, our active duty military will continue their operations at home and abroad while Social Security, Medicare, and the Veterans Administration will continue to function as usual for two weeks. For the rest of today and through any shutdown, I’ll continue to fight to pass a responsible budget that funds our military, CHIP, and other vital initiatives while protecting Dreamers.”