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Which lawmakers donated money after the government shutdown? Find out here.

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Editor's note: Several lawmakers have responded to The Post's inquiries following the production of this video.

Remember last fall when hundreds of lawmakers vowed not to accept their salaries for time served during the government shutdown? Our reporting on the trend generated strong reactions from readers, who overwhelmingly asked one thing: Show us the proof.

Well, now we can.

Of the 237 lawmakers who originally said they wouldn't accept their pay, nearly 150 have responded. The tables below show that dozens of lawmakers ended up donating money to nonprofit groups in their districts and home states. Another 14 lawmakers sent back money to the U.S. Treasury to help pay down the federal deficit. Dozens more kept their pay because they had planned to donate only if federal workers and congressional staffers weren’t retroactively paid for time served during the shutdown. Congress eventually voted to pay those workers.

So what did your lawmakers do? Did they even participate? Scan the tables below -- and if you have information on a lawmaker not listed, please let us know and we'll update the charts.

Read more about this project 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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