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

16 January, 2019, 22:15 | Author: Lawrence Cooper
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U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, part of a new crop of Democrats swept into office this year on a stronger liberal platform, said she is poised to serve on a key congressional panel overseeing Wall Street, a potential setback for the financial services industry.

Ocasio-Cortez wants to raise taxes to pay for her "Green New Deal", a fiscal juggernaut ostensibly aimed at fighting climate change that could dwarf Great Society expenditures.

The powerful committee also oversees the US housing market, insurance and global finance sectors, among other areas.

'Personally, I'm looking forward to digging into the student loan crisis, examining for-profit prisons/ICE detention, and exploring the development of public & postal banking.

The news of her appointment comes after it was revealed the Latino Democrat has more power on Twitter than any of her party members- including former President Barack Obama.

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"I don't think it's surprising", Ocasio-Cortez said of the poll results in an interview with The Hill".

"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".

Per Bloomberg, those names include Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.), Rashida Tlaib (Mich.), Katie Porter (Calif.) and Tulsi Gabbard (Hawaii). "When we are courageous enough to just puncture the silence on an issue, they will start to move", she said.

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".

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