Ocasio-Cortez Calls for Paving the Way for New Green Deal

Jan. 14, 2019, 2:40 PM

A quartet of young Democratic women, new to Congress and unafraid to push boundaries, is making an audacious attempt to set their party’s agenda and shape the 2020 presidential campaign.

New York’s Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has floated tax rates as high as 70 percent on top incomes to fund a Green New Deal and end fossil fuels. Boston’s Ayanna Pressley wants to clear the way for passing legislation without regard for its impact on the deficit. Minnesota’s Ilhan Omar secured a House rule change that let her wear a religious head scarf in the chamber. Michigan’s Rashida Tlaib drew rebukes for ...

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