Spokesman: Silver Not Stepping Down, Duties Delegated

Spokesman: Silver Not Stepping Down, Duties Delegated

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Nor'easter to Bring a Heavy to Major Snowfall Tonight into Tuesday Night

A major Nor'easter is expected to develop south of New England tonight, potentially getting stuck near Cape Cod into Tuesday before moving away Tuesday night.  This storm will bring heavy snow and gusty winds at times, causing blowing and drifting snow. There's the potential for whiteout conditions at times, leading to dangerous travel late tonight through Tuesday.  Snow accumulations of 10" to 20" will be possible, especially in the Hudson valley and across western New England with amounts up to 10" in the Mohawk valley and western Catskills.   

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Congress pay will continue during shutdown

WASHINGTON D.C. -- If a government shutdown occurs Tuesday an estimated 800,000 federal workers will be furloughed. The remaining essential will work without a paycheck until the shutdown is over.

The Constitution mandates Congress continue to receive their pay. The 27th amendment was passed to prevent Congress from giving themselves pay raises, but during a shutdown it means they must be paid.

There's a constitution requirement that you cannot adjust upward or downward a member's salary. That's in law so whether you accept it or not it has to be paid, said Rep. Paul Tonko (D) Amsterdam.

Some lawmakers have pledged to donate their pay during the shutdown. A bill is in committee to deem Congress non-essential, but it will likely be superseded by the 27th amendment.

I don't think we should get paid, but there's no reason here, said Rep. Chris Gibson. The Senate's got a good bill here they should pass it and send it to the President.
 
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