Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) taunted Republican critics in a new interview by saying they should "enjoy being exhausted for the next two years while we run train on the progressive agenda".
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 USA financial institutions and markets.
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, a rising star in the Democratic Party who identifies as a democratic socialist, shunned corporate campaign donations during her run for office and has criticized Democrats for supporting deregulation. It oversees big banks, lending, and the financial sector.
Wall Street had better brace itself, because the House Financial Services Committee is about to be loaded with some big names from the left wing of the Democratic Party.
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Tulsi Gabbard, a lawmaker from Hawaii who says she plans to run for president in 2020, is also poised to join, the people said. "I understand guys like this like the back of my hand".
"Everybody knows someone in their life that is already an incredible public servant", Ocasio-Cortez said in a nine-minute video released Wednesday by Justice Democrats.
A new poll conducted by The Hill-HarrisX indicates a broad degree of support for Ocasio-Cortez's proposal to increase the upper tax bracket in the United States to 70 percent - something she claims is nothing new for America.
She became the youngest woman elected to Congress, representing New York's 14th congressional district in the Bronx and Queens after upsetting a longtime Democratic incumbent.