Leahy recognized by group that advocates for paid internships

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Leahy with his award and the meeting participants

Pay Our Interns Award Presentation

Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy is being recognized for being one of the relatively few members of Congress to pay his interns.

A group of advocates called Pay Our Interns has given Leahy its “Congressional Intern Champion Award.”

Leahy, the vice chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, recently helped secure the first-ever funding dedicated to helping Senate offices pay their interns.

Leahy’s office says he has paid his interns since joining the Senate in 1975. 

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