Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez -the self-described Democratic Socialist yet to be sworn into Congress- revealed this week she has her eyes set on a possible position on the House Ways and Means Committee; the committee largely in charge of US taxation laws.
“The Democratic Socialist’s spokesperson confirmed to Vice News that she will seek a seat on the House Ways and Means committee, which is traditionally packed with seasoned legislators with experience in writing tax code,” writes Fox News.
Cortez defeated incumbent Democrat Joe Crowley during the party’s nomination fight earlier this year. Crowley was among those who served on the Ways and Means Committee.
A specific seat in the group is normally reserved for legislators from New York City.
Cortez made national headlines just days ago when she bizarrely suggested the Pentagon could largely finance her $32 trillion ‘Medicare for All’ proposal.
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