"I need my paycheck. That's the bottom line," Ellmers told WTVD in Raleigh, N.C. "I understand that there may be some other members who are deferring their paychecks, and I think that's admirable. I'm not in that position."
According to Ellmers's official website, she was a registered nurse for 21 years before being elected to Congress. Her husband Brent, the website says, is a general surgeon.
Democratic Rep. G.K. Butterfield also told WTVD that he wouldn't be deferring his pay. "I don't think there should be a shutdown," he said. "I didn't create the shutdown."