Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez appointed to panel overseeing financial sector

Muriel Colon
January 16, 2019

"It oversees big banks, lending, & the financial sector".

Former Gov. Scott Walker and U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez continue to butt heads, and this time the two took to Twitter to express their differences on marginal tax rates.

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.

'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. "To start", she tweeted.

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.

Per Bloomberg, those names include Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.), Rashida Tlaib (Mich.), Katie Porter (Calif.) and Tulsi Gabbard (Hawaii).

Ms Ocasio-Cortez has generated more interactions - retweets plus likes - on the social media site than party leaders Obama, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer. "I understand guys like this like the back of my hand".

"Who cares?" Trump said of her comments, brushing off the question with a hand gesture.

"I also think it's encouraging because this is my sixth day in Congress and they're out of all their artillery", she said.

Although he doesn't view Ocasio-Cortez as an imminent threat to markets, Valliere says if enacted, her tax agenda would add to the federal deficit, already projected to approach $1 trillion in 2019.

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