Senator Donates Salary During Crisis

Via The Washington Examiner:

Sen. Rob Portman said he is donating his May salary to charities in Ohio after a Republican colleague proposed freezing senators’ pay, a move that would violate the Constitution’s 27th Amendment. 

“I’ll be donating my salary thru May to 5 charitable organizations across the state of #Ohio,” Portman, an Ohio senator since 2011, tweeted Monday. “These exceptional organizations are working tirelessly to provide help & relief to folks impacted by the #coronavirus pandemic.” 

Members of Congress make $174,000 annually — $14,500 a month — and the money stipulated through May will be divided among charities Portman cited, the Cleveland Foundation COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund, the Columbus Foundation Emergency Response Fund, the United Way of Greater Cincinnati Foundation local nonprofit fund, the Southeast Ohio Food Bank, and the Greater Toledo Community Foundation Covid-19 Response. 

In 2019, Portman had an estimated net worth of $8.6 million, USA Today reported in October.