More members respond to inquiries about shutdown pay

More responses have been rolling since The Washington Post published data Thursday afternoon about lawmakers who donated part of their pay to salary or back to the U.S. Treasury after the government shutdown last October.


Rep. Lee Terry (R-Neb.). (Mark Davis/AP)

All of the data -- including names of participating lawmakers, how much money they donated, and where it went -- can be viewed here, and a list of offices that have responded since the data first published Thursday afternoon can be found below. This list will be updated again later Friday if more offices respond:

Members on our original list who hadn't responded and now have:

Rep. John Barrow (D-Ga.): Hadn't responded, but an aide said Friday that he donated $5,936 to the Augusta Warrior Project.

Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.): Hadn't responded, but an aide said Friday that he had pledged to donate his pay if federal workers weren't retroactively paid.

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.): Hadn't responded, but an aide said Friday that he had pledged to donate his pay if federal workers weren't retroactively paid.

Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-Kan.): Hadn't responded, but an aide said late Thursday that she had her pay withheld for the duration of the shutdown.

Rep. Jason Smith (R-Mo.): Hadn't responded, but an aide said Friday that he sent back $5,051.82 to the U.S. Treasury.

Rep. Lee Terry (R-Neb.): He hadn't responded, but an aide said Friday that he asked that his salary be withheld “until the current situation is resolved and all furloughed employees of the House of Representatives are paid.” Those workers were retroactively paid.

Rep. Leonard Lance (R-N.J.): He hadn't responded, but an aide said Thursday that he donated $5,250 divided between the Military Order of the Purple Heart; Hunterdon County SAFE; and Red Cross of Union County, N.J.

New responses from members not on our original list:

Rep. Howard Coble (R-N.C.): He donated $5,200 divided between Alamance Presbyterian Church, in Greensboro; MARC in Wentworth; University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Elkin Rescue Squad, in Elkin; Residential Treatment Services, in Burlington; American Red Cross, in Greensboro; and Salvation Army of Greensboro, an aide said Thursday.

Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.): He donated $5,200 to charity divided between Our Neighbors Inc.; Challenged Child; and Rape Response.

Rep. Dave Joyce (R-Ohio): He donated an undisclosed sum to the Cleveland Food Bank and Ghost Rider Foundation, an aide said Thursday.

Rep. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.): She donated $8,200 to food banks in Westchester County, N.Y., and Rockland County, N.Y.

Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.): He donated an undisclosed sum to several regional Headstart programs and the Oregon Food Bank, an aide said Thursday.

Rep. Bill Posey (R-Fla.): He sent back $7,421.44, his "full amount for time during the shutdown," to the U.S. Treasury.

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.): She donated $3,500, "a portion of her congressional salary" divided between the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank; Second Harvest Food Bank of San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties; Community Service League of San Mateo County; and St. Anthony’s of Burlingame, Calif.

Read the full list here, watch a video on the project here and read our story in Friday's Washington Post here.

Ed O’Keefe is covering the 2016 presidential campaign, with a focus on Jeb Bush and other Republican candidates. He's covered presidential and congressional politics since 2008. Off the trail, he's covered Capitol Hill, federal agencies and the federal workforce, and spent a brief time covering the war in Iraq.

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