The Washington Times: ‘Pay Our Interns’ advocates call new rules from House Democrats ‘too late’

The Washington Times: ‘Pay Our Interns’ advocates call new rules from House Democrats ‘too late’

House Democrats issued guidance to lawmakers Tuesday allowing them to use up to $20,000 a year from a new fund to pay interns and to reimburse them for expenses they incur. The new rules also define the interns in the congressional handbook and lay out the ethical standards they must abide by. The rules are only interim guidance and will be refined as more offices take advantage of the program,

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Bustle: Capitol Hill Interns Will Get Paid Now That Congress Finally Took Action

Bustle: Capitol Hill Interns Will Get Paid Now That Congress Finally Took Action

Most interns on Capitol Hill work for free, but that will finally change after years of backlash. On Tuesday, the House Administration Committee gave its final approval for a program that will pay Capitol Hill interns. Congress initially voted to instate the funding six months ago, and both legislative chambers are now set to give stipends to young workers. The new program provides $14 million for intern payments that will be distributed across

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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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