Warren pledges to donate salary during shutdown

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases OVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Joint Chiefs chairman says he regrets participating in Trump photo-op | GOP senators back Joint Chiefs chairman who voiced regret over Trump photo-op | Senate panel approves 0B defense policy bill Trump on collision course with Congress over bases with Confederate names MORE (D-Mass.) said Tuesday that she will donate her salary for the duration of the partial government shutdown in solidarity with unpaid federal workers.

“Over 7,000 people in Massachusetts have been sent home or are working without pay during the #TrumpShutdown. Until @realDonaldTrump re-opens the government, I’m donating my salary to @HIASrefugees, a nonprofit that helps refugees and makes our country stronger in the process,” she tweeted. 

Warren, who became the first major Democratic name to jump into the 2020 presidential race on Monday, said she would donate her salary to the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, a nonprofit organization that helps refugees.


The group made headlines earlier this year after a shooter opened fire in a Pittsburgh synagogue, killing 11 people. The gunman had posted invectives against the group on social media before carrying out the shooting.

The partial government shutdown, which began on Dec. 22, has left 800,000 federal employees unsure of when they will see their next paycheck.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE said he would not sign a bill to reopen the unfunded 25 percent of the government unless he gets $5 billion in funding for his proposed U.S.–Mexico border wall. Democrats, opposed to the wall, have offered to keep current funding levels in place, which would provide $1.3 billion for already approved fencing.

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Several other lawmakers, including Rep.-elect Max RoseMax RoseDe Blasio: Robert E Lee’s ‘name should be taken off everything in America, period’ The Hill’s Coronavirus Report: New America’s Anne-Marie Slaughter says countries around world are deciding not to trust US; All eyes on New York as city begins phased reopening Max Rose calls for National Guard to be deployed to NYC to enforce curfew MORE (D-N.Y.), Sen. Catherine Cortez MastoCatherine Marie Cortez MastoOVERNIGHT ENERGY: Interior faces legal scrutiny for keeping controversial acting leaders in office | White House faces suit on order lifting endangered species protections | Lawmakers seek investigation of Park Police after clearing of protesters Senate advances deputy energy secretary nominee Senate Democratic campaign arm launches online hub ahead of November MORE (D-Nev.) and Sen. Mazie HironoMazie Keiko HironoWarren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases GOP votes to give Graham broad subpoena power in Obama-era probe Federal judges should be allowed to be Federalist Society members MORE (D-Hawaii), also said they would be donating their salaries to charity for the duration of the shutdown.

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