Pelosi Statement on House Democrats Securing Funding to Pay Interns

Sep 6, 2018
Press Release

Contact: Ashley Etienne/Henry Connelly, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after House Democrats secured an $8.8 million funding agreement to pay interns in Members offices of the House of Representatives as part of the Legislative Branch appropriations bill: 
“Yesterday, House Democrats took an historic step forward to ensure that our Congressional community reflects the diverse perspectives, voices and experiences of the American people it is our profound honor to serve.  The Congress and the country are greatly strengthened when opportunities are extended to all, no matter their zip code, socioeconomic status or background, and when our halls are open to young people who embody the beautiful diversity of America.
“House Democrats take great pride in the fact that our Caucus is more than 50 percent minorities, women and LGBTQ Members, because, as we say in San Francisco, ‘the beauty is in the mix.’  We look forward to ensuring this diversity at every level of the Congress, and to continuing to welcome dynamic, diverse young people into our ranks.”

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