Congressman Ron Estes requests no pay due to government shutdown

WASHINGTON (KWCH) Congressman Ron Estes has requested his pay be withheld until the Republicans and Democrats end the government shutdown.

Estes sent a letter on Saturday to Chief Administrative Officer Phil Kiko asking that during the lapse in appropriations, his pay is withheld until lawmakers fund the government.

The congressman posted the letter on Twitter:

Dear Mr. Kiko,

It is my understanding that despite the lapse in appropriations, Members of Congress will continue receiving their salary.

I am writing you today to request that my pay be withheld during the current lapse in appropriations that began on January 20, 2018, at midnight.

Should you have any questions please contact me at 202-225-6216.

Sincerely,

Ron Estes, Member of Congress