U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, part of a new crop of Democrats swept into office this year on a stronger liberal platform, said she is poised to serve on a key congressional panel overseeing Wall Street, a potential setback for the financial services industry. “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,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted late Tuesday. “I am very grateful...
She'll be joined there by fellow Democratic Socialist Rashida Tlaib.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted that she got a spot on the powerful House Financial Services Committee.
The committee has broad authority to oversee big banks and financial services in the US, and debate new regulations.
It is rare for freshman members of Congress like Ocasio-Cortez to get seats on high-ranking committees.
Ocasio-Cortez has called for big banks to be broken up in the past.
New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez secured a spot on the House Financial Services Committee, the...