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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) News
Ocasio-Cortez: 'I Was Sent Here to Safeguard and Protect People,' Not the Profits of Private Equity
During a hearing on Capitol Hill, the New York Democrat rails against industry destroying jobs and gutting the U.S. economy.
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In Warning to Pompeo, Pocan Calls for Suspending Salaries of Trump Officials Holding 'Witnesses Hostage'
"We refuse to bankroll this administration while they hold witnesses hostage. Sondland must testify on Ukraine," said Pocan, co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) wave to the crowd at the end of a campaign rally in Wichita, Kansas on July 20, 2018. News
Because 'Puerto Rico Must No Longer Be Treated as a Colony,' Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez Lead Demand to End Painful Austerity
"We must hold la Junta accountable—otherwise Wall Street vultures will continue to be prioritized over the needs of the people."
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 The latest studies have shown unequivocally that raising the minimum wage is a boon to society overall -- stimulating the economy, decreasing poverty-related stress, and increasing productivity. (Photo: Getty Images) Views
A $15 Minimum Wage Is Exactly What Our Economy Needs
The Raise the Wage Act is an opportunity for Congress to restore dignity to work and stability to the lives of millions who work hard every day for less and less
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Citing Fears of Americans Getting 'Screwed,' Progressive Democrats Call Out Pelosi for Crafting Pharma-Friendly Drug Pricing Bill in Secret
"If we don't address this in a big and bold way, a lot of us should go home and start knitting," said Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chair Mark Pocan
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'The Dam Is Breaking': Progressives Say Pelosi 'Running Out of Excuses' Not to Impeach Trump
"The drum is beating," said Rep. Rashida Tlaib on Tuesday, "and it is getting louder."
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The impact of all this on our democracy is striking. (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
Let Prison Inmates Vote
Mass incarceration is now a bipartisan concern. Its effects on our democracy should be, too
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 Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), flanked by Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), speaks after the Senate voted to withdraw support for Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen on December 13, 2018. News
To Reassert Congressional War Authority, Sanders Demands Vote to Override Trump Veto on Yemen
"For far too long Congress, under both Democratic and Republican administrations, has abdicated its constitutional role with regard to the authorization of war."
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Migrants walk into the interior of Mexico after crossing the Guatemalan border near Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico on Oct. 21, 2018. News
'Egregious Abuse of Power': Report Says Trump Offered Pardon to CBP Head if He Broke Law and Blocked Asylum-Seekers
"Maybe someone should hold a hearing into all the different ways Trump has asked people who work for him or the government to break laws."
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Progressive Leaders Condemn Netanyahu's Vow to Annex West Bank as Unlawful 'Moral Catastrophe'
"Elected leaders should be advancing the cause of peace—not undermining it."
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