ABC News: Lawmakers call on Congress to pay interns amid calls to diversify staff

ABC News: Lawmakers call on Congress to pay interns amid calls to diversify staff

As the new freshman class of Congress makes history as the most diverse class in the history of Congress, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are calling on colleagues to pay the intern class on Capitol Hill. Last week, a congressional committee gave final approval to a new program forcing Congress to set aside funding to mandate Congress to pay its interns. The non-profit bipartisan group Pay Our Interns, which pushed the effort for intern

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Roll Call: Guidance for paying House interns adopted, as application deadlines fly by

Roll Call: Guidance for paying House interns adopted, as application deadlines fly by

House offices now have guidance, however brief, on how to implement paid internships in their offices with the inaugural funding provided specifically for that purpose. The House Administration Committee approved a resolution Tuesday afternoon by voice vote that outlines “interim regulations governing House paid internships.”  A spending bill signed into law in in September included $8.8 million to pay interns in the House. Each office was allocated $20,000 in a newly created

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NPR: New Congresswoman Will Pay Her Interns $15 An Hour. Is That A Big Deal?

NPR: New Congresswoman Will Pay Her Interns $15 An Hour. Is That A Big Deal?

When Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez takes office next month, representing New York’s 14th District, she will be a part of the “blue wave” of new Democrats in the House. But the 29-year-old may end up being a part of a different kind of wave, too: a bipartisan effort for members of Congress to pay the interns they employ. “Time to walk the walk,” she tweeted on Tuesday. “Very few members of Congress actually pay

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Business Insider: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez promises to pay her interns $15 an hour or more, after slamming unpaid internships in Congress

Business Insider: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez promises to pay her interns $15 an hour or more, after slamming unpaid internships in Congress

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has said that she will pay her congressional interns at least $15 an hour after slamming her future colleagues for offering unpaid internships and failing to pay staff a “living wage.”  “Time to walk the walk,” the Democratic congresswoman-elect tweeted on Tuesday. “Very few members of Congress actually pay their interns. We will be one of them.”  She tweeted a link to an article in the Washington Post in which her

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Teen Vogue: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Promises She Will Pay Her Congressional Interns, Unlike Much of Congress Historically

Teen Vogue: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Promises She Will Pay Her Congressional Interns, Unlike Much of Congress Historically

Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has not been shy to talk about about pay inequality — and on Tuesday, December 4, she confirmed plans to pay her interns at least $15 an hour, according to a reporter for The Washington Post. “Time to walk the walk,” the newly elected New York Democrat Socialist tweeted on Tuesday. “Very few members of Congress actually pay their interns. We will be one of them.” Ocasio-Cortez’s promise comes after she

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HuffPost: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Demands ‘Living Wage’ For Hill Workers

New York Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortezis pushing hard on her demands that Congress pay its staffers and interns a living wage. The Democrat, who has vowed to pay her interns at least $15 an hour, shared her concerns Tuesday in response to a viral tweet pointing out how lawmakers seeking unpaid interns are excluding everyone but those rich enough to work for free. Her remarks on Tuesday follow similar concerns she raised

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Daily Dot: Chuck Schumer’s listing for an unpaid intern gets ripped apart (updated)

Daily Dot: Chuck Schumer’s listing for an unpaid intern gets ripped apart (updated)

Update 3:55pm CT, Dec. 3: A spokesman for Senator Schumer’s office told the Daily Dot that the post was made in error and that “eligible” interns for Schumer will receive stipends in January. The original story appears below.  Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is apparently looking for an unpaid press intern, sparking outrage from people online who called the posting hypocritical. The job posting was pointed out by Michael Whitney, a newsletter editor for the Intercept. The posting calls for

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