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Congressman Mullin to Give Back Salary During Shutdown

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Oklahoma Congressman Markwayne Mullin says he will give back his salary to keep his office fully staffed during the government shutdown. Oklahoma Congressman Markwayne Mullin says he will give back his salary to keep his office fully staffed during the government shutdown.

Oklahoma Congressman Markwayne Mullin says he will give back his salary to keep his office fully staffed during the government shutdown.

"As a business owner, you are always the last to get paid," Mullin said in a press release. "In the case of a government shutdown, I will operate no different. All of my team members will be deemed essential and continue working in order to respond to the numerous calls we are receiving from our constituents."

Mullin says he will offset the cost of keeping his office staffed by returning his salary to the Treasury.

"My team works diligently to represent Oklahoma's Second Congressional District," Mullin said. "We will operate under this course of action until a funding agreement is reached and the federal government is reopened."

The Congressman called the shutdown the "worst case scenario."

"There were many attempts to avoid this outcome, but this administration and Senate leadership refused to listen to the American people and come to a responsible agreement," Mullin said.

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