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Stutzman among 91 in Congress to give up pay

Rep. Marlin Stutzman, R-3rd, is among at least 91 members of Congress who have said they either will donate their pay to charity or have it withheld during the partial federal government shutdown, according to the Washington Post.

Stutzman's staff said Tuesday that he had asked the House administrative office to withhold his salary while many government functions are suspended or curtailed after Congress failed to extend appropriations into fiscal year 2014, which began Tuesday. The Post has identified 46 Republicans and 45 Democrats who have indicated they will forgo pay or donate it during the shutdown. The only Indiana congressman other than Stutzman to do so was Rep. Todd Young of the Bloomington-based 9th District. Young has said he wants his pay withheld. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, has announced he will donate his congressional compensation to the Springfield, Ohio-based Honor Flight Network, a nonprofit group that transports military veterans to Washington, D.C., so they can visit war memorials. Most members of Congress earn $174,000 a year.