Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez commits to paying her interns $15 an hour

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She is due to be sworn in January 3 when the next session of Congress begins.

Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the New York Democrat who has become a darling of the progressive left, was quoting from an article in The Nation about "massive accounting fraud" committed by the Pentagon from 1998 to 2015.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has said that she will pay her Congressional interns at least $15 an hour after slamming her future colleagues for offering unpaid internships and failing to pay staff a "living wage".

Compensation rates are $13.25 per hour.

Earlier this week, she called on Congress to give members more money so their staffers earn a "living wage". Schumer (D-N.Y.) said that, as of January, the office will offer "eligible interns" a stipend.

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On the flip side, the list also indicated that Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) as well as Sen. However, a spokesperson for Ted Cruz disputed that with Fox Business. Ted Cruz told Fox Business that he is paying his interns, though the individual would not say "how much or whether all interns are included".

The fresh-faced lawmaker-elect has filled Twitter and Instagram recently with posts that leave her detractors - and even some of her supporters - shaking their heads in disbelief. Each member of Congress is allowed four interns at a time. "And that's before our premiums", she tweeted to her 1.46 million followers.

"$21 TRILLION of Pentagon financial transactions 'could not be traced, documented, or explained.' $21T in Pentagon accounting errors". One study by a libertarian economic think tank found that "Medicare for all" legislation by Senator Bernie Sanders, independent of Vermont, would cost the federal government $32.6 trillion over 10 years.

"That means 66% of Medicare for All could have been funded already by the Pentagon", she added. "And that's before our premiums".

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