Five of the state's 16 members of Congress have net worths of more than $1 million, according to Roll Call.
And the lawmakers will receive their paychecks eventually because the Constitution’s 27th Amendment bars members of Congress from refusing their $174,000 annual salaries outright.
They could ultimately choose to donate the money, which a spokesman for Allen said he'd do at the conclusion of the shutdown. (Four of the Georgia delegation's 16 lawmakers ultimately gave their pay to charity after the 16-day shutdown of 2013.)
Three other Georgia lawmakers, including Republican U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson and Congressmen Jody Hice, R-Monroe, and Hank Johnson, D-Lithonia, have continued to collect their paychecks during the shutdown. Spokesmen for several highlighted legislation their bosses supported that would prevent future shutdowns or immediately pay federal employees who were working through the funding lapse.
“All federal employees currently working should be being paid for their work as scheduled,” said Hice.
Every member of the delegation supported a bill last week guaranteeing back pay to federal workers once the government is reopened.
Georgia is beginning to feel the pinch of the border wall showdown as the fight reaches its 25th day, from long lines at the Atlanta airport to furloughed immigration judges and closed facilities at the state's national parks. Roughly one-quarter of federal workers – an estimated 800,000 people – missed their first paychecks on Friday since the funding lapse began on Dec. 22.
Throughout the fight, the state's members of Congress have dug in, voicing support for their respective parties and pointing fingers at the other side as negotiations between President Donald Trump and Democratic leaders have screeched to a halt.
The offices of U.S. Reps. Sanford Bishop, D-Albany; Drew Ferguson, R-West Point; John Lewis, D-Atlanta; Lucy McBath, D-Marietta; Barry Loudermilk, R-Cassville; David Scott, D-Atlanta; and Tom Graves, R-Ranger, either declined to comment or did not respond to emails about their bosses’ paycheck plans.
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