Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York lost her bid to restrict federal funding for the U.S. military to recruit teens by a wide margin on Thursday.
The Democrat proposed amending the annual defense spending bill to effectively ban military branches from interacting with potential recruits via video game streaming services, including Twitch, Fox News reported.
The amendment sought to block funds allocated by the bill from being used by “the Armed Forces to maintain a presence on Twitch.tv or any video game, esports, or livestreaming platform,” according to The New York Times.
Ocasio-Cortez’s proposal was rebuffed by a 292-126 vote in the House.
Branches of the U.S. military can thus continue to interact with potential recruits online through e-game platforms such as Twitch.
Ocasio-Cortez championed her proposal on Twitter before voting was underway.
“Imagine trying to explain to your colleagues who are members of