Lynn Jenkins' letter

Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins is asking not the be paid during the government shutdown, and posted this letter to her Facebook page. (Facebook / October 1, 2013)

Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins is asking not the be paid during the government shutdown. Because Congress is considered an essential service, representatives still receive a paycheck.

But Jenkins posted this letter to her Facebook page, asking that her pay is withheld.

Other Kansas lawmakers released statements this morning, when the shutdown went into effect.

"This unfortunate event is not about a government shutdown," Senator Pat Roberts said. "This is about protecting Kansans and Americans from the disastrous health care law that is damaging our economy, raising our taxes, and costing people their jobs."

Senator Jerry Moran said, "I am anxious for this impasse to come to an end, and I will continue to do everything I can to make certain Kansans' voices are heard in Washington."

Eyewitness News also spoke to Congressman Mike Pompeo on the phone today.

"This isn't about me," he said. "It's not about my staff. Frankly, it's not about federal employees. This is about a President who seems dead-on determined not to compromise, not even to even have conversations with Congress."