US Representative,NY-14 (BX & Queens). In a modern, moral, & wealthy society, no American should be too poor to live. 💯% People-Funded, no lobbyist💰. She/her.ocasiocortez.com Bronx + Queens, NYCJoined April 2010
Jamal Khashoggi lived in my district. Saudi Arabia ordered the murder and dismemberment of my constituent.
I will not let this go.
I’m teaming up with @AOC on an amendment to ban any funding that aids or arms the Rapid Intervention Force — the Saudi unit that killed Jamal.
At Rikers I saw the most inhumane conditions imaginable.
Intake was abhorrent—100s of inmates trapped for weeks. Denied water, food, a place to sleep. COVID rampant. Staff doing multiple shifts.
@NYCMayor must take action.
Each day this continues is a humanitarian crisis. twitter.com/dromm25/status…
I am open to taking a look at SALT and addressing concerns for families put under the squeeze in high cost of living areas.
But a full 100% SALT repeal means major tax breaks for extremely high-net worth individuals and billionaires. Why do that? 🙅🏽♀️
We should not endorse a full 100% repeal of SALT caps.
The influence of wealthy lobbyists is bipartisan, and it’s unsurprising that some of the same folks pushing 100% repeal were also the ones trying to derail the entire budget just a few weeks ago.
The amendments also include one of several measures to crack down on program 1033, which allows US military to transfer weapons and military equipment to local police depts - including items like grenade launchers.
We must stop the militarization of local police departments.
In this year’s NDAA, I’ve intro’d 7 amendments, including blocking specific US weapons transactions to:
- Saudi gov over the murder of Jamal Khashoggi
- Colombia gov over its violent crackdown on protesters,&
- Israeli gov over the bombing of Palestinian civilians, media centers twitter.com/adalahjustice/…
New: Reps. @AOC and @GerryConnolly have an amdt to defense authorization bill that seeks to ban $$ for "weapons or military aid or military training to Saudi Arabia’s Rapid Intervention Force, the unit responsible for the murder of U.S. journalist Jamal Khashoggi."
Rep. @AOC has unveiled a bill to extend additional unemployment aid after lawmakers allowed the program to expire on Labor Day, leaving millions of unemployed people in the lurch.
"To be clear, I blame Larry Nassar and I also blame an entire system that enabled and perpetrated his abuse," Simone Biles gives her opening statement at a Senate hearing on the FBI's handling of the Larry Nassar investigation.
I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. Many Dems didnt want AOC on panel bc they thought she’d put them in uncomfortable positions on a host of policy issues
For them, Rep. Rice was safer pick twitter.com/JakeSherman/st…
There were several reasons I refused to stay in the “secure location” on the 6th. This was one of them.
Few people want to discuss the reality and implications of this because it’s politically difficult, fraught, and unpopular, but it’s right there. And we need to talk about it. twitter.com/kyledcheney/st…
remember when AOC said on one of the capitol officers directing her to a safe location had anger and hostility in his eyes—and she wondered whether he was trying to put her in a vulnerable situation—and she was mocked by both left and right?
a lot of y'all owe her an apology. twitter.com/kyledcheney/st…
“Femininity has the power to make the world talk. And if that is true, maybe it also has the power to make the world organize, vote, think critically and consider the well-being of their neighbors.”
- @MollyKCahill bringing this important convo into Catholic outlet @americamagtwitter.com/mollykcahill/s…
Couldn’t agree more. Taxing the rich will help us expand Medicare, extend childcare, take action on climate, and so much more.
We have a precious opportunity right now in reconciliation with the Build Back Better Act, and we should use it. twitter.com/POTUS/status/1…
Something extremely important went down at the House Education and Labor Committee on Friday, when a group of progressives teamed up with centrists in vulnerable districts to threaten to take down their portion of the reconciliation bill. Here's what happened /1
After a year where frontline workers were thrown into harm’s way (many w/o hazard pay or adequate healthcare) while billionaires hoarded another $4 TRILLION, members of both parties have tried to halt taxing the wealthiest in our society.
It’s unacceptable. We must Tax the Rich.
And before haters get wild flying off the handle, New York elected officials are routinely invited to and attend the Met due to our responsibilities in overseeing and supporting the city’s cultural institutions for the public. I was one of several in attendance in this evening.🤗