Many members of Minnesota delegation to donate shutdown pay


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Several members of Minnesota's congressional delegation say they'll donate their pay to charity during the partial federal government shutdown.

Reps. Pete Stauber, a Republican, and Angie Craig, a Democrat, said Monday they would donate their salaries during the shutdown.

Stauber plans to donate his pay to the Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs in Duluth. Craig says she'll donate her salary to the Eagan Open Door Pantry and Wabasha Food Shelf.

Sen. Tina Smith will donate her salary to The Advocates for Human Rights. A representative for Sen. Amy Klobuchar, also a Democrat, says Klobuchar has donated her pay to charity in the past and plans to do so again.

Democratic Rep. Dean Phillips asked Tuesday that his pay be withheld until an appropriations agreement goes into effect. A spokeswoman says Phillips plans to donate his pay.

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