Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) announced that he will not accept his federal salary during a government shutdown, should one occur.
"I will be fighting in Washington to prevent a government shutdown, but if the government does shut down, I will return all compensation that I otherwise would be entitled to," said Sherman. "What my colleagues choose to do is up to them. However, I do not feel right accepting compensation during a period of time when people are being denied government services and when many federal employees, including members of my staff, are on furlough."
Sherman supported legislation that would keep the government open for one additional week of negotiations without pre-conditions. Unfortunately, this legislative action failed to achieve a majority in the House.