Saul Loeb / AFP via Getty ImagesNew York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, alongside Michigan Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib, left, questions Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on July 18, 2019. (Saul Loeb / AFP via Getty Images)
As Congress lurches to the left, the far-left progressive coterie known as the “squad” appears to be gaining new power.
Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan were both named to the powerful House Oversight and Reform Committee, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Tuesday. Both congresswomen served on the committee during their last terms as well.
This time, Tlaib and Ocasio-Cortez will be joined by Democratic Rep. Cori Bush of Missouri on the Oversight Committee.
Freshman Democratic Rep. Jamaal Bowman of New York — who like Bush, Tlaib and Ocasio-Cortez was supported