Walking the Walk: Rep. Dan Crenshaw Forgoes Congressional Pay During Shutdown. AOC is Undecided.

Posted on January 11, 2019 12:28 pm

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It’s only been a week since the newly sworn-in congressional freshmen have been in office, but two already stand out: Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). The pair have already made big waves in their respective camps and have built a lot of social media clout.

While social media postings are good for their personal standing, actually leading from the front is what voters want from politicians. One way people in Congress have done so is by asking for their pay to be withheld while the partial government shutdown drags on.

On Thursday, Crenshaw joined the growing number