GAITHERSBURG, Md. (WUSA9) -- Congressman John Delaney (MD-6) will join other congressmen in donating part of his pay during the federal government shutdown to a charity.
According to his office, Rep. Delaney will donate part of his salary received during the shutdown to the Mercy Health Clinic. Mercy Health Clinic is a not-for-profit, community based primary health care provider in Gaithersburg serving low-income residents of Montgomery County.
Delaney was among at least four local Congressmen last week to say they will donate the money they made during the shutdown to charity. Wednesday, he named the charity.
Rep. Rob Wittman of the First District of Virginia tweeted last week that he would donate, and tweeted to the Washington Post, "I will direct the dollars toward charities for those directly impacted by the shut down."
Senator Mark Warner of Virginia is donating his salary to the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund.
Rep. Scott Rigell of Virginia told the Washington Post he will donate his pay to Wounded Warrior Project.