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Rep. Antonio Delgado takes stand during government shutdown

Vice President Joe Biden before endorsing Antonio Delgado during a rally Friday October 26, 2018. Kingston, New York - October 26, 2018 CREDIT: Matt Roth

WASHINGTON (WRGB) - As the government shutdown continues, the Capital Region's newest representative in Washington is calling for his pay to be withheld.

The move comes as other federal employees are set to miss their first paycheck on Friday. Rep. Antonio Delgado made the announcement on Twitter, saying he'll be asking for his pay to be withheld as long as the shutdown continues.

Rep. Elise Stefanik has also called for her pay to be withheld during the shutdown. Rep. Paul Tonko has called for his pay to be donated to Capital Region charities.

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