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Topic - Stevan Pearce
"The shutdown impacted Americans, and it is wrong for members of Congress to receive a paycheck while other government employees faced uncertainty," Mr. Pearce wrote in a statement. "In returning my pay I have requested that the Treasury apply the full amount to the national debt."
"The employees at our national labs and WIPP play a key role in our nation's defense and growing our economy by focusing on everything from the development of weapons systems to energy efficiency studies," Mr. Pearce wrote.