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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stealing some of the spotlight from Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi?

Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib passed over by House Dems for influential committee memberships


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House Democratic leaders this week passed over New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib, and other new progressive firebrands for memberships on powerful committees, despite a viral campaign by liberal activists.

Although it is historically rare for freshmen members of Congress to obtain sought-after seats on top committees, progressive groups said they saw the news as a setback, as they hope to enact sweeping environmental and economic reforms in the coming years. The Steering and Policy Committee, chaired by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, formally assigns members to committees.—More…


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