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U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney speaks during the Wreaths Across America event on Dec. 15 at the Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery. 

WORLAND (WNE) — U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney requested on Saturday that her congressional pay be suspended as long as the current government shutdown is in effect.

Although Cheney voted for border wall funding in the House of Representatives, a compromise was not met in the Senate, leading to a partial shutdown of government entities at midnight Saturday.

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In a letter to Philip Kiko, the chief administrative officer of the House, Cheney stated that, “It is my understanding that Members of Congress will continue to receive their salary despite the ongoing partial government shutdown. I do not believe it is appropriate for Members of Congress to continue to be paid while we remain in a partial government shutdown. As such, I am asking that you please withhold my salary for as long as the shutdown lasts.”

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