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house Bill H.R. 3231

Do Federal Unpaid Interns Need Protection from Harassment and Discrimination at Work?

Argument in favor

While current anti-discrimination laws protect unpaid federal interns, they aren’t explicitly mentioned in the law. That’s not good enough, as federal interns should know beyond a doubt that they can’t be discriminated against.

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01/14/2016
“The largest low-wage employer in this country is the federal government.” [truthinmedia.com]
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Steven's Opinion
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04/10/2016
An employee by any other name is still an employee. Let's protect them all equally.
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Ivan's Opinion
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01/12/2016
Everyone needs protection from employer..
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Argument opposed

This legislation would change nothing at all with respect to how anti-discrimination laws protect unpaid federal interns. They’re already protected by those laws and policies, Congress doesn’t need to spend time on this.

BTSundra's Opinion
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01/12/2016
This bill does nothing, and it explicitly states it does nothing. We shouldn't even be voting on this in the first place.
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Chief's Opinion
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01/12/2016
Existing law protects these people. A better idea is to ensure the prosecution of any govt employee (to include a President) that abuses his/her position to have sex with these interns.
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operaman's Opinion
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01/12/2016
Interns are expendable! Volunteers need to meet the real world. No patty cake in DC. Sink or swim. However, laws must be followed. About time the lowly interns learn about Washington DC corruption. Maybe they will believe in the Constitution. Now if this is a member of Congress, hang them. I must be having a bad day know our #POTUS will be telling more lies tomorrow evening.
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bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
  • The house Passed January 12th, 2016
    Roll Call Vote 414 Yea / 0 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Oversight and Reform
    IntroducedJuly 28th, 2015

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