The Hill: Ocasio-Cortez to Join House Financial Services Committee

The Hill: Ocasio-Cortez to Join House Financial Services Committee

The Hill: Ocasio-Cortez to Join House Financial Services Committee

"Banks have lobbied big-[money] Democrats to champion deregulation and make it look 'bipartisan, '" she tweeted in June 2017 after the House passed a sweeping set of banking rollbacks aimed at spurring economic growth.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez mocked her critics in a Washington Post interview, telling them to "enjoy being exhausted for the next two years while we run train on the progressive agenda".

Wall Street had better brace itself, because the House Financial Services Committee is about to be loaded with some big names from the left wing of the Democratic Party.

Ocasio-Cortez and Tlaib both identify as democratic socialists.

She is second only to the president, Axios found, when it measured the Twitter star power of several politicians.


Donald Trump dismissed the youngest member of Congress with a wave of his hand Monday, responding to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's branding him a racist with his own jab: 'Who cares?'

"It's all hands on deck for our democracy right now", she said, urging people to take a chance and be an agent for change.

Ocasio-Cortez fired back on Twitter, telling her 2.4 million followers: 'I bartended for *years* in New York City.

After Anderson Cooper called Ocasio-Cortez's 70 percent top marginal tax rate suggestion and other bold progressive proposals a "radical agenda" during the "60 Minutes" interview, the NY congresswoman responded, "If that's what radical means, call me a radical".

"This is a policy that is already popular and it's time that we embrace working Americans and it's time that the Democratic Party fights in a full-throated manner for the working class in the United States and to not support a marginal tax rate is to really just allow runaway wealth and inequality to persist", she added.

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