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WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- At leastfourlocalCongressmen say they will donate the money they made during the shutdown to charity.

Rep. Rob Wittman of the First District of Virginia tweeted on Wednesday morning: "I will donate my salary to charity for every day the government is shut down."

He later addedin a tweet tothe Washington Post, "I will direct the dollars toward charities for those directly impacted by the shut down."

Later Wednesday morning, Congressman John K. Delaney of Maryland's 6th District sent out a press release saying that he would "donate portions of his Congressional salary received during the government shutdown to charity."

He did not specify which charity would receive the funds.

Senator Mark Warner of Virginiais donating his salary to the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund.

Rep. Scott Rigell of Virginia told the WashingtonPost he will donate his pay to Wounded Warrior Project.

The Postreported on Wednesday afternoon thatat least 66 lawmakers went on the record to say they plan to donate or refuse pay earned during the shutdown (http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/10/01/which-lawmakers-will-refuse-their-pay-during-the-shutdown/?hpid=z2).

CNN reported on Thrusday morning that as of "10:00 a.m., the tally showed 31 senators are donating to charity or the Treasury Department, while four are not accepting a paycheck and two are undecided."

More than 200 people have signed a Change.org petition started by a D.C. man to get Congress members to donate their pay to charity. You can see the petition here: https://www.change.org/petitions/members-of-the-113th-united-states-congress-donate-your-pay-during-the-shutdown-to-charity

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