Capitol Report: Murphy helps pass budget that allocates money for Congressional interns

By:  Jon Rosen
WTNH News 8

(WTNH) - College kids are usually broke, just ask any Congressional intern living in D.C.

For eons, those internships were unpaid.

But earlier this year, Congress approved a budget that will allocate money to pay interns.

Senator Chris Murphy helped make it happen.

Back in July, he tweeted, "Decades before I was a senator, I was a Senate intern for Chris Dodd. There's no way I could have taken advantage of that opportunity had my family not had the resources to send me down to Washington for a summer."

In the video above, the crew debates whether this was a long time coming or if college kids should just be happy to be an intern.