Created: 10/01/2013 5:05 PM WHEC.com
One Congressman from New York isn't getting paid during this government shutdown at his own request.
Congressman Chris Collins, who represents Livingston County, as well as parts of Monroe and Ontario Counties announced Tuesday that he has had his pay suspended and he's sponsoring a bill that would force his fellow lawmakers to lose pay as well.
Collins said, "The American people sent us to Washington to do a job. If we cannot live up to that obligation, we should not be taking a pay check, a pay check that is funded by the taxes paid by our fellow hardworking Americans."
Senator Chuck Schumer will not accept a paycheck either.