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Study declares AOC one of the least effective members of Congress

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Its not Fox News rating her. It is this "Center of Effective Lawmaking". I haven't really heard of it before today but that doesn't mean they aren't worth listening to. I like watchdog type organizations who track the activities of congress and report back to the people.

According to them, democrats like Gary Peters and Nita Lowry were the most effective legislators in their party, while people like AOC didn't get much passed at all. They aren't saying she did not try (noting she introduced nearly two dozen significant bills), she just didn't get them passed.

I know she is a darling of the left but its still important to keep things in perspective. If she not getting things done, and other lower profile types are (the whole work horses vs. show horses thing), that's worth knowing.

I don't think its because she's lazy or she isn't trying to she doesn't care. I definitely think she is trying and I think she does care. But so for their isn't much to show for it and since she's on the taxpayer's payroll, taxpayers need to know that. This way they can make an informed decision how long they want to keep on their payroll someone who tries but does not succeed.

 

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's bills received no action in committees and no floor votes

 

She’s the queen of Twitter — but less successful at lawmaking.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., was among the least effective members of the last Congress, according to a new survey from the nonpartisan Center for Effective Lawmaking — a joint project of Vanderbilt University and the University of Virginia.

Ocasio-Cortez introduced a total of 21 bills that the center defined as "substantive" — but that is where the story ends. Her legislation received no action in committees, no floor votes, and none ever became law, according to the center, which takes its data from Congress.gov.

"She introduced a lot of bills, but she was not successful at having them receive any sort of action in committee or beyond committee and if they can’t get through committee they cannot pass the House," Alan Wiseman, a Vanderbilt political scientist and co-director of the center, told The Post.

"It’s clear that she was trying to get her legislative agenda moving and engage with the lawmaking process," Wiseman added. "But she wasn’t as successful as some other members were — even among [other] freshmen — at getting people to pay attention to her legislation."

 

When looking at the legislative effectiveness of all congressional Democrats, AOC was ranked 230th out of 240 Democrats. Among the 19 Democratic lawmakers from New York, she ranked last.

Among the bills that died at birth were a federal overhaul of public housing, a ban on fracking and a mandate to provide full federal public benefits to illegal immigrants.

Democratic House insiders said many of Ocasio-Cortez’s colleagues found her approach alienating.

"Tweeting is easy, governing is hard. You need to have friends. You need to understand the committee process, you need to be willing to make sacrifices," said one. "Her first day in Congress … she decided to protest outside of Nancy Pelosi’s office."

A second Democratic insider who worked with her in the New York delegation added that "legislation was never her focus. It was media and narrative." 

Across the aisle, Rep. Nicole Malliotakis, R-N.Y., told The Post, "Her ludicrous policy ideas would destroy our country — Americans should be thankful she’s not effective."

 

As a current freshman, Malliotakis does not appear on the list.

Represenatives for Ocasio-Cortez did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Post.

Fellow Democratic socialist "Squad" members fared better than AOC. Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar sponsored 33 bills that also went nowhere, earning her 214th place, while Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib saw three of her substantive bills advance into committee — with one ultimately becoming law. She ranked 92nd.

Things weren’t much better over in the Senate where New York Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand clocked in at 39 of 45 — with none of the substantive bills she proposed becoming law. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer landed at 33 — though Wiseman stressed that politicians in leadership positions often fared poorly, as their jobs required them to assist other members with their initiatives.

It wasn’t all doom and gloom for the Empire State — which benefited from a large bench of lefty warhorses with clout in the chamber. 

Westchester Rep. Nita Lowey, who retired last year after a 32-year career in Congress, was declared the House’s most successful Democrat in her final term, a ranking she snagged largely owing to her job as chair of the powerful Appropriations Committee. Of 29 major bills she introduced, seven ultimately became law. Ranking just behind her as the chamber’s third most-effective Democrat was Manhattan’s Carolyn Maloney. 

 

Among Republicans, Syracuse’s John Katko was a major standout, with six of his substantive bills passing the House (none became law) despite his party being in the minority. He was the highest-rated New York Republican and ranked third overall among his colleagues.

Tom Reed, a Republican from Corning, scored the lowest of state GOP lawmakers who completed a full term, but still placed a respectable 45th out of 205, with 11 substantive bills sponsored and one becoming law. 

 

 

 

 


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I heard she was a decent bartender. I wonder if she gave away the bar. Bar owners go to metered drinks because of that. 

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She doesn't have any of her own thoughts only those that are fed to her by her "Justice Democrats" controllers.

 

Justice Democrats is a federal political action committee (PAC) that was founded in Los Angeles, California, with the aim of transforming the Democratic Party by supporting progressive challengers to unseat Democrats who the group believes are "aligning with Wall Street over working men and women."[1][2]

The group was founded in 2017 by Cenk Uygur of the progressive online news program The Young Turks, Kyle Kulinski of Secular Talk, and former Bernie Sanders presidential campaign staffers Zack Exley and Saikat Chakrabarti. [3][4]

During the 2018 campaign cycle, Justice Democrats recruited 12 challengers to Democratic incumbents and endorsed 66 additional candidates. The only Justice Democrats-recruited candidate to win election was Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D). Six other Justice Democrats-endorsed candidates also won election.

 


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