Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez @AOC Congresswoman for NY-14 (the Bronx & Queens). In a modern, moral, and wealthy society, no American should be too poor to live. 💯% People-Funded, no lobbyist💰. Jul. 27, 2019 1 min read

Let me tell you a story about Chairman @RepCummings.

Before new members are assigned to Congressional committees, we have to make our case to the chair.

Chairman Cummings was TOUGH. I sat down in his office to make my case for Oversight, and I was quite nervous.

He looked right at me & said: “I am going to ask you plainly: Are you here to do the work?”

People’s lives are at stake in urgent ways on Oversight. He demanded excellence, & was watching my every word.

I said “Yes” &made my best case incl why & how I wanted to be on the cmte.

By the end of the mtg, I had no idea if I made the cut.

If you look at Oversight, it includes many all-stars of Congress.

From @RepRaskin to @RoKhanna, Cummings is a legendary coach who brings the best out of everyone.

He makes the country better. You want to be on his team.

You can follow @AOC.


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