Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez promises to pay $15 an hour to her interns… or more


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was the center of attention again this week after she tweeted about how Congress interns are unpaid. She promised to pay at least $15 an hour or more to every one of her interns in the future and wanted to claim that their situation is ‘unfair’.

As she tweeted, “each member of Congress gets around $1.2 million for their entire operating budget” to cover all salaries, rents for district offices, travel home, tech devices, services, contracts, etc.

A 2017 study found that only 8% of House Republicans and 4% of House Democrats pay their interns.



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