With a deadlock of opinion affecting many, over 100 senators and representatives in the U.S. Congress are opting to either reject or donate their own mandated pay to charity during the government shutdown.
Wondering who is on that list? The WashingtonPost is compiling a list of them, which tallied 123 as of Thursday afternoon. Of those on the list, these Californians appear as either rejecting or opting to donate their pay:
- Rep. Darrell Issa: The wealthiest member of Congress, Issa already donates his entire congressional salary to charity, according to staff.
- Rep. Scott Peters: He will donate his pay during the duration of the shutdown to charity.
- Sen. Dianne Feinstein: A spokesman says Feinstein will donate her salary to the Consortium of Catholic Academies.
The Post story states that Sen. Barbara Boxer was added on Thursday.
And VOAnews reports one California name not on the list: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California.
The article at VOAnews also mentions that United States senators and representatives make $174,000 per year - more if they are in various leadership positions. Pelosi, the Democratic House Minority Leader, is fifteenth on Roll Call's 2013 list of the 50 Richest Members of Congress with a net worth of nearly $25 million.