Mendacity: Lawmakers Renege on Pledge to Give Up Shutdown Paychecks

furloughedworkersSen. Mary L. Landrieu, Louisiana Democrat, vowed to donate her salary to charity if all federal workers didn’t get back pay after the shutdown. A spokesman said that because federal workers did get paid, the senator is collecting her own check.

A few did make good on their promises. Sen. Michael B. Enzi, Wyoming Republican, sent a check for $7,733.33 to the financial clerk of the U.S. Senate on Nov. 4 to make up for his pay during the shutdown…

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