Ocasio-Cortez Calls on D.C. to Pay Higher Wages for Staffers

Ocasio-Cortez Calls on D.C. to Pay Higher Wages for Staffers

And, she insinuates that by not paying interns, her colleagues are stopping people who are not from rich families from being able to participate in government careers.

The incoming Bronx congresswoman made the pledge Tuesday after criticizing other lawmakers for using unpaid interns.

"Very few members of Congress actually pay their interns".

Soon, Democrats may have one of those send-them-to-Gimbels/send-them-to-Macy's moment on their hands just in time for Christmas.

She also tweeted on Monday that she has seen congressional employees waiting tables on the side. I chatted up the staff.

The newly elected lawmaker from New York, Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez - who wants her actions and policies to match the words that come out of her mouth (and the tweets she writes) - has announced this week she is going to pay her congressional interns $15 per hour.

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She added it is unjust for Congress to budget their own living wages and rely on unpaid and underpaid workers to help carry the load of the offices they work for. It found that in the Senate, 51% of Republicans and 31% of Democrats pay their interns.

She shared a tweet that there are no apartments under $1,000-a-month on Capitol Hill- something that an intern making "zero dollars" would of not be able to afford without financial backing from their families.

"Meanwhile, young staffers in the House of Representatives had dismal pay prospects: Only 8 percent of Republicans - or 19 of 238 - paid interns, while 3.6 percent of Democrats, or 7 of 193, did so".

From 2019, both the Senate and the House will have funds to pay interns. "SEVERAL bartenders, managers, & servers now worked in Senate + House offices", she tweeted.

Even the liberal-friendly Washington Post couldn't allow her to skate on her latest whopper - a $21 trillion "mistake" for which The Post's fact-checkers awarded her the cringeworthy "four Pinnochios".

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