House interns fare worse: Only 8 percent of those who work for Republicans and 3.6 percent who work for Democrats get paid.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez -the self-described Democratic Socialist yet to be sworn into Congress- revealed this week she has her eyes set on a possible position on the House Ways and Means Committee; the committee largely in charge of USA taxation laws.
Before the official announcement Tuesday, the congresswoman-elect criticized current congress members who now don't pay their interns. Most interns go unpaid in the nation's capital; unsurprisingly, more Republicans now offer paid internships than Democrats. She later responded to critics arguing that when businesses do not pay the minimum wage, they "wish that they can pay human labor less than they require to live". "Kamala Harris, Virginia Democrat Mark Warner, and New York Democrat Chuck Schumer - all of whom have voiced support for raising the federal minimum wage", the outlet reported.
Compensation rates are $13.25 per hour. Schumer (D-N.Y.) said that, as of January, the office will offer "eligible interns" a stipend. The same can be said for Vermont Sen. "We will be one of them".
On the flip side, the list also indicated that Florida Sen. If she pays her interns 15 an hour, she'll make it around two-and-a-half months before she's out of money. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) as well as Sen. However, a spokesperson for Ted Cruz disputed that with Fox Business. His conclusion: "there's no $21 trillion pot of gold that can be raided to pay for a comprehensive health insurance program, even though the United States really does spend an bad lot on the military".
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