New Congresswoman Will Pay Her Interns $15 An Hour. Is That A Big Deal?


Democratic Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York (left) has pledged to pay her interns $15 an hour. She is seen here with Democratic Rep.-elect Deb Haaland of New Mexico.

"Time to walk the walk," Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. "Very few members of Congress actually pay their interns. We will be one of them." With new appropriations, other members may soon join her.

(Image credit: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call Inc.)

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