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Rep. Joyce to Donate Salary During Government Shutdown

Joyce will donate to Cleveland Food Bank and the Ghost Rider Foundation

Patch file photo of U.S. Rep. Dave Joyce
Patch file photo of U.S. Rep. Dave Joyce
U.S. Rep. Dave Joyce, OH-14, won't accept pay during the government shutdown, he announced this week.

Joyce, whose district includes the Mayfield area, plans on donating the money to the Cleveland Food Bank and the Ghost Rider Foundation, which helps assist and treat veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

"I come from a place where accountability matters and therefore, cannot accept pay during this shutdown," he said in a statement posted on his website. "I’ve spent the past days meeting with Democrats and Republicans alike who agree that partisan fights are not worth a shutdown.

"I will continue to work with both sides to find a resolution and remain committed to being part of the solution, not the problem.”

U.S. House of Representatives are paid an annual salary of $174,000, according to a report from The News-Herald. When divided by 365, that amount equates to about $476.71 per day.

His spokeswoman Christyn Keyes told the newspaper that standard tax withholdings would be taken out of Joyce's gross pay and then he would donate his net pay to charity.

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