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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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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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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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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New York Post: Chuck Schumer said ad for free interns was an ‘error’

New York Post: Chuck Schumer said ad for free interns was an ‘error’

WASHINGTON – Sen. Schumer listed job openings for unpaid interns — but said the posting was “made in error” after Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticized members of Congress for seeking free labor. Ocasio-Cortez is promising to pay $15 per hour to her interns. Shortly after advertising for unpaid press and legislative interns, Schumer’s office said that was a mistake. “This posting was made in error. Starting in January, Senator Schumer’s office

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Rolling Stone: Chuck Schumer: Ad for Unpaid Interns Was Posted in ‘Error’

Rolling Stone: Chuck Schumer: Ad for Unpaid Interns Was Posted in ‘Error’

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who has earned praise for her efforts to lift the veil and show what Congress is really like on social media, had another revelation to share with her followers on Monday.  “This week I went to dive spot in DC for some late night food. I chatted up the staff,” the newly-elected congresswoman wrote on Twitter. “SEVERAL bartenders, managers, & servers *currently worked in Senate + House offices.* This is a disgrace. Congress

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