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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to join House Financial Services Committee

16 January, 2019, 22:13 | Author: Sara Gill
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She will be joining Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), who is the first African-American chair of the committee, which oversees Wall Street's banks and the financial industry. In that short span of time she's become a popular figure in the Democratic Party and a media darling, praised by the left and often criticized by right.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has secured a seat on the powerful House Financial Services Committee, which oversees Wall Street, the Federal Reserve, and the Securities and Exchange Commission.

On Monday, Donald Trump dismissed pot-shots fired by Ms Ocasio-Cortez, after she called the president "racist". Valliere points to a recent Hill-HarrisX poll showing that 59% of respondents are in favor of the 70% top tax rate for the wealthy that Ocasio-Cortez suggested on a recent interview with "60 Minutes".

Progressive advocates have pushed for Democratic leaders to appoint more progressive members to high-profile House committees, per Politico. "What we see, overall, is that the vast majority of Americans know that income inequality is one of the biggest issues of our time".


"Everybody knows someone in their life that is already an awesome public servant", Ocasio-Cortez said in a nine-minute video released Wednesday by Justice Democrats.

"I'd say we'd be taxing 70% of Trump's income, but he probably hasn't made more than $10 million in years", she wrote, "and that's the real reason he's hiding his taxes".

Ocasio-Cortez said in a Twitter post on Tuesday night. "I understand guys like this like the back of my hand".

"I also think it's encouraging because this is my sixth day in Congress and they're out of all their artillery", she said, referencing the fake photo of her feet in a bathtub that was covered - controversially - by the Daily Caller.

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