Sen. Sherrod Brown to donate shutdown pay to Ohio diaper bank

Senate Finance Committee member Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, questions Alex Azar during a Senate Finance Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

COLUMBUS – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown said he will donate the pay he receives during the government shutdown to an Ohio diaper bank.

According to a press release, the senator will donate his pay but did not specify which bank.

Sen. Brown said in a statement:

“It is time for Republican leaders to stop holding CHIP children and families hostage to their failed budget process. These are not bargaining chips – they are kids – more than 209,000 in Ohio and nine million nationwide. And they are depending on us to do our jobs,” said Brown. “Senators should not be paid if they can’t do their jobs. While I continue to work with Republicans and Democrats to reopen our government, I will donate my take-home pay to an Ohio charity that works every day to help struggling families."

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