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Congressman Coble Giving Shutdown Salary To Charities

4:16 PM, Nov 5, 2013   |    comments
  • A closed sign is seen posted on barrier around the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, on October 1, 2013. The US government shut down Tuesday for the first time in 17 years after a gridlocked Congress failed to reach a federal budget deal amid bitter brinkmanship. Some 800,000 federal workers have been furloughed in a move reminiscent of two previous shutdowns -- for six days in November 1995 and 21 days from December that year into early 1996. JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images
    
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GREENSBORO, N.C.-- Some Triad Charities are getting some unexpected funds from a Congressman. U.S. Rep. Howard Coble announced Tuesday that the pay he received during the 16 day government shutdown will go to several charities.  

The sixth-district North Carolina Congressman had requested that his paycheck be held until the budget impasse among the House, Senate and President Obama was resolved.  

Information from Coble's Press Office:

Rep. Coble stated that he and his staff received their full paychecks at the end of October. "My portion of pay during the 16-day shutdown came to $5,150.40, so I have decided to donate $5,200 to seven charities located throughout the Sixth District. The more difficult decision was which charities to select from among so many outstanding organizations located across the district."

Congressman Coble announced that he would be mailing personal checks this week to the following charitable organizations and institutions:

Alamance Presbyterian Church
Greensboro, NC
$1,000

MARC - Museum & Archives of Rockingham County
Wentworth, NC
$1,000

University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Congressional Papers Project
Greensboro, NC
$1,000

Elkin Rescue Squad
c/o WIFM-FM Radio
Elkin, NC
$600

Residential Treatment Services, Inc.
Burlington, NC
$600

American Red Cross
Greensboro Chapter
Greensboro, NC
$500

Salvation Army of Greensboro
Greensboro, NC
$500

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