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Ocasio-Cortez claps back after Trump Jr. mocks her on social media

Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio Cortez speaks at a Tuesday rally outside an orientation meeting for incoming members of Congress at Harvard as Rep.-elect Ayanna Pressley D-Mass. right and Rep.-elect Lori Trahan D-Mass. second from right look 'This is a disgrace': Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slams her future colleagues in Congress for employing unpaid interns and failing to pay staffers a 'living wage'
Ben Pena | 07 December, 2018, 22:41

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

Ocasio-Cortez in a December 2 tweet claimed a $21 trillion mistake could have paid for about 66 percent of the cost of a Medicare-for-all bill. She has also pledged to pay her interns at least $15 an hour, higher than most other elected representatives in Congress. "We will be one of them".

On Monday, she said that when she went to a "dive spot in D.C. for some late night food," she talked with the staff.

Ocasio-Cortez's congressional campaign rejected corporate donations, and the representative-elect - who is the youngest woman ever elected to Congress - has frequently criticized the influence of money in politics, the expense of running for office, and the lack of working-class representatives in American politics. I chatted up the staff. "This is a disgrace".

New York Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says her interns and staffers will all make a living wage, and she is pushing for her constituents to follow suit.

Trump Resort Hired Undocumented Workers 6 December 2018
The Trump Organization, which owns the golf course, did not comment specifically on Ms.[Victorina] Morales or Ms.[Sandra] Diaz. In other respects, the women described some of the perks of employment, even earning cash tips from Trump.

Areport in 2017 from non-profit group Pay Our Interns found that in the House, just 8% of Republicans and 3.6% of Democrats pay interns.

The cause of Venezuela's collapse is more nuanced than just "because socialism", but one key point Junior seems to miss here is what agenda, exactly, Ocasio-Cortez and her peers are backing.

The study found that 51 percent of Senate Republicans offer paid internships compared with 31 percent of Democrats.

On Monday, Pay Our Interns tweeted a screenshot of an ad for an unpaid press intern to work for Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. Hours later, Schumer's office announced that the job posting had been made "in error" and said that Schumer's interns will be paid a stipend in the new Congress.

Ocasio-Cortez acknowledged the new fund, noting that it will give $20,000 per member of Congress for their interns.

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