Mike Pence says he won’t accept pay raise during shutdown

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Vice President Mike Pence has said that he will not accept a pay raise that he was scheduled to receive as long as the government is still shutdown. 

A pay freeze for top officials was set to expire this weekend that has been in place since 2010. 

Pence’s current salary of $230,700 was set to jump to $243,500 to adjust for inflation and cost-of-living expenses. 

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders spoke about the pay raises on Friday.

“The Administration is aware of the issue and we’re exploring options to prevent this from being implemented while some federal workers are furloughed,” Sanders said. “Congress can easily take care of this by funding the government and securing our borders.”

The president’s salary is locked in at $400,000 and does not get adjusted for cost-of-living. However, President Trump does not take salary and instead donates it to various agencies. 

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