Protesters hold placards urging the US Congress to end the federal government shutdown on October 9, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.  - 

Remember back during the government shutdown when .a whole bunch of Congresspeople said they'd give back some portion of their salaries to cover that period?


Well...the Washington Post went back and checked. Of the 237 who said they'd do it, 109 have so far.


More than $465,000 has been donated to charities, or to reduce the debt. 


90 of them didn't even return the Post's calls for comment. 

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