Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wanted a spot on the House Ways and Means Committee. Why? Because they create tax policy. That’s where all the money is for all the big government programs she wants. But she got passed over for someone else.
The New York Post reports:
Ocasio-Cortez passed over for influential House committee
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez didn’t get a seat on the powerful tax writing committee where she sought to push her progressive agenda of Medicare for All, free college tuition and a green new deal.
Instead, the open downstate New York slot on the House Ways and Means Committee went to a moderate Democrat, Long Island Rep. Tom Suozzi, a former CPA, attorney and county executive.
Suozzi will assume the committee seat of Rep. Joe Crowley, the Queens Democrat Ocasio-Cortez defeated last year in a stunning upset.
Ocasio-Cortez sought a spot on the committee—which is usually off limits to freshman reps – with the backing of progressive groups that pushed for a slate of fresh-faced candidates to earn posh assignments.
Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib made a play for Appropriations, but she too was passed over.
What will happen if these young, far left upstarts in Congress don’t manage to get anything done? Their supporters are deeply invested in them.