Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joins House Financial Services Committee

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joins House Financial Services Committee

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joins House Financial Services Committee

Tulsi Gabbard, and Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley have also reportedly been tapped for the committee by Democratic House leaders, and a vote finalizing their appointments is expected within days.

"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.

The Free Beacon noted that while Ocasio-Cortez most likely meant "she and her fellow liberal Democrats would enthusiastically pursue their agenda items, "run train" is known as a crude sexual term, which is sometimes used to denote acting in an aggressive manner".

It is exceedingly rare for first-year members of Congress to be placed on House committees as powerful as the Financial Services Committee.

During her campaign, Ocasio-Cortez also called for postal banking, "which will revitalize the United States Postal Service, provide a low-priced source of basic banking services for disenfranchised communities and increase competition in the banking industry", according to her website.

But despite Trump's refusal to even entertain a question about her remark, Ocasio-Cortez seems to be calling it a victory. "I started tuning in more to activism and really getting to the core of these issues", she said.

"What have you got left?" she asked.

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". "I remember that evening on election day in November".

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