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Rep. Ocasio-Cortez's campaign fined for not providing workers' comp coverage

Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee Greg Walden and ranking member Frank Pallone speak during the markup of the the American Health Care Act the Republican replacement to Obamacare on Capitol Hill in Washington Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Schools Joe Lieberman Over Remarks That She’s Too ‘Controversial’
Deanna Wagner | 12 January, 2019, 05:55

Democratic Rep. Nydia Velázquez of NY has been a bridge between the Democratic caucus and Ocasio-Cortez, counseling the freshman congresswoman in private conversations against targeting her fellow Democrats, according to Politico.

"The employer did not have the required workers' compensation coverage from March 31, 2018, to April 30, 2018, and was issued a final penalty of $1,500, which was paid", Melissa Stewart, spokeswoman for the board, said in a statement.

"This coverage is vital to ensuring workers are protected for on-the-job injuries", Stewart said. The report described lawmakers as fearful of Ocasio-Cortez's ability to swing progressives against more establishment Democrats and anxious to utilize her influence to unite the party.

Democratic leaders were also frustrated that Ocasio-Cortez criticized their new set of House rules on Twitter in the first week of the new Congress, Politico reported.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) tapped into the nerd fanbase motherlode Friday when she quoted Watchmen author Alan Moore.

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Al-Araibi's case is being considered by Thailand's justice system, she said. She had said on social media she was afraid of such an encounter.

The 29-year-old freshman congresswoman - who was sworn in last week as the youngest congresswoman in USA history - has been making waves with much of her social media presence ever since winning the Democratic primary last year. "She doesn't understand how the place works yet".

When asked by Anderson Cooper on CBS's 60 Minutes, whether Trump "is a racist", she responded: "Yeah, yeah no question".

"I think that there's a lot of people more concerned about being precisely, factually, and semantically correct than about being morally right", she told host Anderson Cooper.

The freshman representative was sure to deny that such a sentiment is comparable to the president at all. I say, 'OK, this was clumsy.' and then I restate what my point was. "My life, and just the campaign's life, changed overnight", she said during an interview.