Warren pledges to donate salary during shutdown

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenThe Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic Unity Taskforce unveils party platform recommendations Progressive activist Ady Barkan endorses Biden, urges him to pick Warren as VP Congress must act now to fix a Social Security COVID-19 glitch and expand, not cut, benefits MORE (D-Mass.) said Tuesday that she will donate her salary for the duration of the partial government shutdown in solidarity with unpaid federal workers.

"Over 7,000 people in Massachusetts have been sent home or are working without pay during the #TrumpShutdown. Until @realDonaldTrump re-opens the government, I'm donating my salary to @HIASrefugees, a nonprofit that helps refugees and makes our country stronger in the process," she tweeted. 

Warren, who became the first major Democratic name to jump into the 2020 presidential race on Monday, said she would donate her salary to the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, a nonprofit organization that helps refugees.


The group made headlines earlier this year after a shooter opened fire in a Pittsburgh synagogue, killing 11 people. The gunman had posted invectives against the group on social media before carrying out the shooting.

The partial government shutdown, which began on Dec. 22, has left 800,000 federal employees unsure of when they will see their next paycheck.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump on Kanye West's presidential run: 'He is always going to be for us' Marie Yovanovitch on Vindman retirement: He 'deserved better than this. Our country deserved better than this' Trump says Biden has been 'brainwashed': 'He's been taken over by the radical left' MORE said he would not sign a bill to reopen the unfunded 25 percent of the government unless he gets $5 billion in funding for his proposed U.S.–Mexico border wall. Democrats, opposed to the wall, have offered to keep current funding levels in place, which would provide $1.3 billion for already approved fencing.

Several other lawmakers, including Rep.-elect Max RoseMax RoseAlarm grows over Americans stranded in Yemen amid pandemic Moderate House Democrats introduce bill aimed at stopping China from exploiting coronavirus pandemic Republican Nicole Malliotakis wins New York primary to challenge Max Rose MORE (D-N.Y.), Sen. Catherine Cortez MastoCatherine Marie Cortez MastoThe robbing of a wildlife refuge in Nevada Senators press IRS chief on stimulus check pitfalls Klobuchar withdraws from Biden VP contention MORE (D-Nev.) and Sen. Mazie HironoMazie Keiko HironoIf only woke protesters knew how close they were to meaningful police reform Hillicon Valley: Facebook takes down 'boogaloo' network after pressure | Election security measure pulled from Senate bill | FCC officially designating Huawei, ZTE as threats Senate Democrats call on Facebook to crack down on white supremacists MORE (D-Hawaii), also said they would be donating their salaries to charity for the duration of the shutdown.