Tuesday, July 27

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, birthrate, Chasten Buttigieg, Children, Cory Booker, Democrats, JD Vance, Kamala Harris, Pete Buttigieg, Politics

Chasten Buttigieg slams JD Vance for’tactless’ insults of childless Democrats as the Buttigiegs try to adopt a child

Chasten Buttigieg rebuked GOP Senate candidate JD Vance for attacking the "childless left." Buttigieg, who is trying to adopt a child with his husband Pete, called Vance's comments "tactless" Vance argued the US's falling birthrate is a "civilizational crisis" in a speech over the weekend. LoadingSomething is loading. Chasten Buttigieg, the hus...
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, AOC, Biden stimulus, CDC, Democrats, Economy, eviction moratorium, evictions, Markets, Moratoriums, Policy, Politics, rent relief

AOC tells Biden not to be’reckless’ and urges him not to allow the eviction ban to lapse in July, putting 6 million Americans at risk

AOC is urging Biden to renew an eviction moratorium that's ending in eight days. "We must protect the vulnerable and do everything in our power to prevent a mass eviction crisis," she said. Advocates are pressing for an extension because of rising virus cases and an ineffective stimulus relief program. LoadingSomething is loading. Rep. Alexandr...
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Congress, Democrats, Legislation, Politics, public banking, Republicans

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slams Republican lawmakers who’don’t even read the bills’ they’re criticizing

AOC accused some of her colleagues of opining on her public banking bill without even reading it. "If I made comments that very publicly demonstrated that I didn't read the legislation I was discussing, I'd be embarrassed." She accused a conservative expert of mischaracterizing the Public Banking Act as a "government takeover." See more stories on Insider's business page. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Infrastructure, infrastructure bill 2021, Medicaid, Politics

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez praised the $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill as a’progressive victory’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez praised the $3.5 trillion reconciliation package announced by Senate Dems on Tuesday. It would stand with the $579 billion infrastructure deal that President Biden struck with the GOP last month. Without progressive lawmakers, she said, "we probably would be stuck with that tiny, pathetic bipartisan bill alone." LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Flooding, Green New Deal, New York, Politics

AOC mocked lawmakers who prioritize the filibuster over the Green New Deal by sharing videos of New York City underwater amid a torrential downpour

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shared videos of flooding in New York to call out lawmakers against the Green New Deal. "I'm so glad the filibuster is here to fix this oh wait," she tweeted Thursday. Last week, Ocasio-Cortez also pointed to a video of the Gulf of Mexico on fire to evidence a need to fund her environment proposal. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Climate change, CNN, Joe Biden, Politics, Ron Johnson

Sen. Ron Johnson mouths to GOP group that climate change is’bullsh–‘ just weeks before deadly heat wave

Ron Johnson mouthed to a GOP luncheon that climate change is "bullsh--," CNN reported. His comments came weeks before a fatal heat wave in the Pacific Northwest that scientists attributed to climate change. Johnson has a long record of rejecting facts or making comments at odds with science on climate change. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, AOC, IOC, Olympics, Politics, Sports

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says cannabis prohibition is a’racist and colonial policy’ and condemns Olympics ban of Sha’Carri Richardson

Sha'Carri Richardson, 21, tested positive for a chemical found in cannabis. She received a 30-day suspension and will no longer compete in the 100-meter race in Tokyo. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blasted the decision to bar the athlete from the Olympic games. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Congress, Jan. 6 riot, Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claims that some Republican lawmakers were’in on’ the Capitol riot and shouldn’t sit on the investigative committee

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez warned her Democratic colleagues to "be careful" about which Republicans they allow to sit on the committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. "There are indications that some of these folks were in on it, & we can't have them be a part of the investigation," she tweeted. Just two House Republicans voted for the committee after the party torpedoed a bipartisan commission last month. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, american citizenship, AOC, Donald Trump, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Politics, Republican Party

AOC responds to Marjorie Taylor Greene saying that she isn’t an American:’First of all, I’m taller than her’

AOC responded to Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene saying that she didn't "embrace our American ways." "First of all, I'm taller than her," the Democratic congresswoman wrote on Twitter. Greene was a featured speaker at former President Trump's Ohio rally on Saturday. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia has long played up her antagonistic attitude toward Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, routinely attacking the congresswoman for her support of progressive legislation like the Green New Deal.Before former President Donald Trump's first post-presidential ral...
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Congress, GOP, House of Representatives, Joe Biden, Politics

AOC says’thank heavens’ the GOP didn’t have a majority in the House after the election, otherwise Biden wouldn’t have been certified as president

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said President Joe Biden's election certification process in January would have tanked if Republicans had a House majority back then. "I thank heavens that we had a Democratic majority in the House that day," she said on Friday. "If we didn't, we would have to be relying on a sizable amount of Republican members to do the right thing," she added. See more stories on Insider's business page. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York said she doubts the House would have certified President Joe Biden's victory in January if Democrats hadn't retained the majority. Ocasio-Cortez relayed this doubt during a...