Braley Calls for Minimum Wage Hike, Pays Interns Nothing

U.S. Senate candidate Bruce Braley / AP

Rep. Bruce Braley (D., Iowa) is calling for an increase in the federal minimum wage despite offering no pay to his congressional interns.

Braley appeared with Sen. Tom Harkin (D., Iowa) on Sunday at a small Iowa business to advocate for legislation that would raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. The Iowa Democrat is running to replace the retiring Harkin, who sponsored the minimum wage hike bill.

Critics Demand Dems Live on Wage Paid to Interns: Nothing

Interns with Rep. Dina Titus (D., Nev.) / AP

Congressional Democrats Tim Ryan and Jan Schakowsky have pledged to live on $77 weekly budget as part of “Live the Wage” channel designed to draw attention to the minimum wage. However, critics say that if the Democrats really wanted to understand the plight of the common man, they should live on the wage their interns are paid: $0 per week.