Shaheen Feeds The Hungry.

I'm reading, with skepticism, the press release from U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen about her office donating her congressional salary to the NH Food bank for the time called the government shutdown.

The NH Food bank certainly needs all the resources they can put their hands on but this isn't what I'm questioning. I'm questioning the political motivation behind this move. Is Sen. Shaheen doing this because of pressure to do this? Does this score any real points with the voters in the upcoming elections?

I don't believe Sen. Shaheen loses any economic value with this move this could be considered a chairitible contribution and qualifies as a tax deduction.

Nothing in politics is ever as it seems including this.