First District Representative Tim Walz says he will donate his pay to local food banks during the current government shutdown.
In a statement, the Mankato Democrat says hardworking families are suffering because of the uncompromising, reckless attitude of a few rigid ideologues in Washington. Walz says that's not right or fair and that's why he will donate his pay to charity.
Walz noted that he will donate his pay to the ECHO Food Shelf of Mankato and Rochester's Channel One Regional Food Bank.
The current yearly salary for a member of the U.S. House of Representatives is $174,000.