Hawaii Delegates Give Up Salaries During Shutdown

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Three of the four members of Hawaii's congressional delegation are now working for free under a U.S. government that has been shut down.

Effective Tuesday, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is returning her salary to the U.S. Treasury. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa and U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz are donating theirs to a Hawaii charity.

They are not alone.

On the first day of the shutdown, a number of other lawmakers around the nation are following suit, including Sen. Ted Cruz, the Republican from Texas whose quixotic 21-hour filibuster to kill Obamacare helped assure that any budget agreement would be impossible.

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