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February 27, 2014


116 Lawmakers Followed Through on Donations of Salary

The Washington Post finds that at least 116 of the 244 lawmakers who pledged to return their salaries earned during the government shutdown have donated more than $494,500 to charity or back to government accounts to help pay down the federal deficit.

"A complete picture of which members actually kept their promise could be elusive, as lawmakers are not required to disclose charitable donations. But the House releases quarterly reports on members who return money to the Treasury, and that list will be released Friday for the period that included the shutdown."












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