Congressman Tim Walz to Donate Pay

Posted at: 10/01/2013 5:23 PM

(ABC 6 NEWS) -- Representative Tim Walz says he will stand in solidarity with federal employees and their families and will donate his pay in wake of the government shutdown.

The Democrat says American families are caught in the middle of the reckless Tea Party government shutdown.

“The political games and governing by crisis attitude must end. Hardworking families are suffering because of the uncompromising, reckless attitude of a few rigid ideologues in Washington. That isn’t right and it isn’t fair. That is why I will donate my pay to charity,” says Walz.

Walz noted that he will donate his pay to the ECHO Food Shelf of Mankato and Rochester’s Channel One Regional Food Bank.