Republicans used the filibuster to block progress of Democrats' major voting rights bill. Rep. Ocasio-Cortez criticized the rule, saying it gives a small group of senators too much power. She said "legislation should pass when a majority of legislators vote for it." See more stories on Insider's business page.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) ranked Maya Wiley and Scott Stringer as her No. 1 and 2 picks for mayor, she revealed Tuesday while making no mention of the sexual harassment accusations swirling around the city comptroller. “He’s a really strong candidate from a policy perspective,” Ocasio-Cortez said of Stringer during an interview on radio station Hot 97.
Her proposed solution is both impossible to fund and impractical to implement, but in her push to propose mass high-speed rail development as a solution, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez correctly diagnoses a problem: namely that expanded highway construction, both in the past and right now, exacerbate racial inequality.
They were pointed questions, not personal criticisms. But they will have conveyed a warning to Joe Biden that the patience of the left of the Democratic party and its leaders in ‘the Squad’ of progressive politicians is not infinite. “Are we passing the deal that helps working people the most?” asked Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the firebrand New York congresswoman and best known member of the squad.
In the final weekend of campaigning before Tuesday's NYC mayoral primary, the Democratic candidates were making stops all over the city on Saturday, trying to get out the vote. Gaining traction in recent days after an endorsement from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Maya Wiley was in Sunnyside, then she joined Black Lives Matter in Harlem, while Andrew Yang appeared with Kathryn Garcia in Lower Manhattan - after Wiley declined the invitation.
News Plus Digital Basic News Plus Digital Platinum News Plus Digital Plus News Plus Platinum News Plus Silver This summer, I find myself more interested in Mitt Romney than Bernie Sanders. More appreciative of Paul Ryan than Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. That is blasphemy to far-left purists, but my view is unrelated to ideology.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said that the Puerto Rico self-determination bill she is co-sponsoring with fellow New York Democrat, Rep. Nydia Velázquez, “does not oppose statehood” and does not impose independence on the U.S. territory. In an effort to push Congress to act on its mandate to help shape Puerto Rico's future, a House Natural Resources subcommittee hosted its second hearing to discuss the bills and parse through a complicated issue that has long divided Puerto Ricans on the island.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez warned congressional Democrats on Thursday against backing a compromise infrastructure bill that prioritizes bipartisan dealmaking over policy outcomes for underserved communities, urging her party to support a more ambitious proposal. "Usually ... representing the Bronx and Queens, when these bipartisan deals come together, they tend to underserve the communities that are already underserved," Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) told MSNBC in an interview.
Former Secretary of State endorsed Shontel Brown for House seat on Twitter Hillary Clinton and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have backed opposing candidates in an Ohio special election. The former Secretary of State and the New York congresswoman are supporting rival candidates for the Democratic nomination in the race to fill Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia Fudge’s old seat.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted a video backing NYC mayoral candidate Maya Wiley on Wednesday. AOC's endorsement earlier this month has coincided with a polling boost for Wiley. Ranked choice voting is new to this year's race, and early voting is underway. See more stories on Insider's business page.
Everywhere, people trash capitalism. But what they think they know about capitalism is usually wrong. My new video debunks some myths about capitalism. "No one ever makes a billion dollars," complains Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. "You take a billion dollars." In other words, capitalists get rich by taking money from others.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is calling for higher wages for congressional staffers, in an effort to increase diversity on Capitol Hill. On Monday, Ocasio-Cortez led 110 of her colleagues in Congress, including Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass. ), in writing to the House committee on appropriations and demanding that more funds be allocated in the legislative branch budgets to be able to increase staff salaries by some 21%.
Lawmakers are calling for a 21 per cent increase to congressional budgets AOC says liberal Supreme Court justices should retire from bench More than 100 lawmakers, including congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, have called for an increase to House budgets after congressional staffers have quit due to low wages. In a letter sent on Monday, the lawmakers asked the House Appropriations Committee to increase congressional budgets by 21 per cent in an effort to improve the pay for staff members.
Liberals push for Justice Stephen Breyer, 82, to resign from Supreme Court after Mitch McConnell says he will BLOCK any Biden Supreme Court nomination during the 2024 election year if Republicans take back control
Liberals took to Twitter on Monday to demand 82-yar-old Justice Stephen Breyer resign so they can get some new blood while they still can The renewed calls came after Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said he would block President Joe Biden 's Supreme Court nominees in 2024 'I don't think either party, if it were different from the president, would confirm a Supreme Court nominee in the middle of an election,' McConnell said
Liberals are renewing their calls for 82-year-old Justice Stephen Breyer to resign so they can get some new blood in the Senate before the Republicans regain the majority after Minority Leader Mitch McConnell threatened to block every Biden nominee during the 2024 election year. McConnell said on Hugh Hewitt's radio show Monday that he thought it was 'highly unlikely' that whichever party had the majority, 'would confirm a Supreme Court nominee in the middle of an election.'
Rep. Steve Cohen says judging by Marjorie Taylor Greene's press conference she 'didn't learn a lot' about the Holocaust, after she apologized for previous remarks
Rep. Steve Cohen, a Jewish Democrat from Tennessee, said he appreciated Rep. Greene's apology. At a press conference, Greene distanced herself from comparing mask mandates and vaccine cards to the Holocaust. Still, she said mask mandates were discriminatory, and she compared Democrats to Hitler's National Socialist Party.
A former top staffer in AOC's office said he left his position earlier this year because he 'couldn't afford the job'
A former AOC staffer said he left his position earlier this year because of low pay among Congressional staffers. In a Monday letter, the New York lawmaker called for a budget increase in order to boost staff salaries. The letter comes two weeks after an Insider report detailing the low pay among many Capitol Hill staffers.
Only one person seems to fully understand what this means, and that’s Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Mitch McConnell is telling us exactly who he is, and too many Democrats are refusing to listen. Asked today by conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt whether he would confirm a Supreme Court nominee in 2024 should Republicans reclaim the majority, he said, “I think it’s highly unlikely.” McConnell then refused to comment one way or the other on whether he’d confirm Joe Biden’s hypothetical nominee in 2023.
The "democratic alternative" to Chinese influence now needs democracy to be able to do its part. The poll shows strong support for countering climate change, 81%, and protecting human rights abroad, 82%, but not quite at the same level. "The things that he cites like this, I think, romanticism of bipartisanship is about an era of Republicans that simply do not exist anymore," said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Sunday.