Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says lawmakers salaries should be furloughed after government shutdown

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez suggested Thursday that Congressional salaries should be furloughed during government shutdowns.

The government went into a partial shutdown amid a battle between President Trump and Democrats over the border wall. The President decided not to sign a spending bill that did not include 5$ billion for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

This decision is affecting more than 420,000 federal workers, who will continue working without pay.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who will join Congress as a representative for NY-14 said on Twitter that the demand for $5.7 billion for border security is “a waste.”





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