Press Release: Pay Our Interns and Congressman Tim Ryan Work to Secure an Additional $2.5 Million for Congressional Intern Pay

Press Release: Pay Our Interns and Congressman Tim Ryan Work to Secure an Additional $2.5 Million for Congressional Intern Pay

Press Contacts: Trevor Smithcomms@payourinterns.com202-670-7783 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 1, 2019 Pay Our Interns and Congressman Tim Ryan Work to Secure an Additional $2.5 Million for Congressional Intern Pay Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Legislative Branch, chaired by Rep. Tim Ryan, approved its FY 2020 Appropriations Bill, which includes an additional $2,565,000 for Congressional intern pay. This increases the allowance per Member office from $20,000 to $25,000.

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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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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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