Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez appointed to panel overseeing financial sector

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez appointed to panel overseeing financial sector

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez appointed to panel overseeing financial sector

Tulsi Gabbard, a lawmaker from Hawaii who says she plans to run for president in 2020, is also poised to join, the people said.

The appointment represents a vote of confidence from party leadership after Ocasio-Cortez was left off the House Ways and Means Committee, which oversees economic policy issues like taxes and spending.

The Hill reported Tuesday evening, citing a "Democratic source", that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, New York Democrat, will join the House Financial Services Committee, which oversees US financial institutions and markets.

Progressive advocates have pushed for Democratic leaders to appoint more progressive members to high-profile House committees, per Politico.

Ms Ocasio-Cortez has previously called for a 70 per cent top tax rate and for the biggest banks to be broken up.

Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter in response to the new survey.

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

The back-and-forth started when Trump was asked Monday about Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., recently saying there is "no question" Trump is a racist.

"Personally", she said in another post, "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. You know, like, 'We're going to take her down.' Dude, you're all out of bullets, you're all out of bombs, you're all out of all this stuff".

"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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