Contact Us
Putnam Daily Voice serves Brewster, Carmel-Kent, Cold Spring, Mahopac, Patterson & Putnam Valley
Return to your home site

Menu

Putnam Daily Voice serves Brewster, Carmel-Kent, Cold Spring, Mahopac, Patterson & Putnam Valley
politics

Shutdown Countdown: Schumer Meets Trump, Maloney Will Give Up Paycheck

New York Sen, Charles Schumer Photo Credit: File photo
Sean Patrick Maloney Photo Credit: File

President Donald Trump and U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) met Friday afternoon and made "progress" toward avoiding a U.S. Government shutdown, according to Schumer, but "have a good number of disagreements."

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell scheduled a key procedural vote for 10 p.m. Friday to avert a shutdown prior to the midnight deadline.

Trump tweeted after the Schumer meeting: "Excellent preliminary meeting in Oval with @SenSchumer - working on solutions for Security and our great Military together with @SenateMajLdr McConnell and @SpeakerRyan. Making progress - four week extension would be best!"

Hudson Valley Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-Cold Spring) said he will not be paid if a government shutdown occurs.

Maloney sent a letter to House Chief Administrative Officer Philip Kiko asking for his paycheck to be withheld if the government shuts down at midnight.

"Do your job or don’t get paid – that’s a rule everyone outside of Washington lives by, and it should apply to me and my colleagues as well,” said Rep. Maloney. “If Congress doesn’t pass a budget, they shouldn’t be paid. Simple as that.”

The House of Representatives recently passed a short-term spending bill but it must still be approved by the Senate.

Maloney has previously sponsored legislation to withhold congressional pay if the government shuts down.

Check back to Daily Voice for updates.

to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.

Welcome to

Putnam Daily Voice!

Serves Brewster, Carmel-Kent, Cold Spring, Mahopac, Patterson & Putnam Valley

Get the news you need to know on the go.

Welcome to

Putnam Daily Voice!

Serves Brewster, Carmel-Kent, Cold Spring, Mahopac, Patterson & Putnam Valley

Hi! You've read our articles so we know you like our reporting. To keep reading please join our mailing list.

Get important news about your town as it happens.