Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Friday briefly grabbed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's gavel to preside over the House — reportedly becoming the youngest woman ever to do so.
"Every day here is a sacred privilege + responsibility entrusted to me by my community. I never forget that, and moments like these drive it home," she wrote.
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Ocasio-Cortez, 29, presided over the House of Representatives for roughly an hour as part of a routine rotation of members, Reuters reported.
Roughly 183 million Americans own and utilize credit cards to pay for goods and services. By setting different standards regarding interest rates, banks have more room to use differentiated interest rates to attract customers and potentially earn their business, beating out their competitors.
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The congresswoman presided over "special orders," which typically consists of House members discussing their home districts after legislative business is completed.
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“That was my first time presiding. And it’s exciting," Ocasio-Cortez told reporters. "It’s certainly a view. I wish we could, I wish we were allowed to take photos."
The DSA has local chapters throughout the country. It does not claim to be a political party, but an organization that fights for “reforms that empower working people.” Though growing, the DSA is far from competing with the big guns. Allie Cohn, on the DSAs governing body, told NBC News last December that the organization had 55,000 members at the time. In contrast, registered Democrats and Republicans numbered over 44 million and 32 million respectively, according to a 2017 tally by Ballot Access News.
Last month, Pelosi, D-Calif., described Ocasio-Cortez as "a wonderful member of Congress, as I think all of our colleagues will attest" as she said certain districts, like the freshman rep's, are "solidly Democratic."
Although not all prominent Democrats support the aforementioned policies – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi cautions a more gradual fiscal approach to widespread health coverage – the party has shifted further left. This transition is partly due to greater Democratic support for workers concerns amid a recovering domestic economy that has seen massive layoffs and rising wealth inequality. After all, reaching out to blue-collar workers propelled Trump and the Republicans to the White House in 2016.
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"Credit card debt destroys people," Carlson argued. "High interest rates exploit the weak. Banks, meanwhile, can borrow money from the Federal Reserve at 3 percent interest,” Carlson said. “Do the math. It’s a very good business.”