63
      Thursday
      85 / 61
      Friday
      85 / 62
      Saturday
      86 / 62

      Poll: Congress forego pay?

      (AP) - A North Carolina congresswoman who said she needs her paycheck during the government shutdown now says she won't cash the check until the shutdown is over.

      House member Renee Elmers said Friday she's asked the House's chief administrative officer to have her paycheck withheld as long as the government is shut down. Her decision comes two days after she bluntly told a Raleigh, N.C., TV station that she needs her paycheck.

      A spokesman for the Office of Chief Administrative Officer, spokesman Dan Weiser, says the Constitution prohibits withholding any pay for members but adds that lawmakers can request their paychecks be delayed until the government reopens.

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      Tonight in the Daily Pulse we're wondering: Should all members of Congress forego their pay while the government is shutdown? Yes or no? Why or why not?