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Posted by: Brittany Sims on Oct 3, 2013

Nashville Democrat Jim Cooper and Gallatin Republican Diane Black, along with dozens of other members of Congress, say they will forgo their salaries during the federal government shutdown, Nashville Public Radio reports. Law mandates they still get paid during the shutdown, while hundreds of thousands of federal workers face furlough. Members of Congress make $174,000 a year, which comes to almost $500 per day, before taxes. Cooper and Black both say they will donate their salaries to charity.