Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) was reportedly among the least effective members of the previous Congress, a survey from the nonpartisan Center for Effective Lawmaking found.
She introduced 21 bills the center defined as “substantive,” but the legislation got no action in committees, no floor votes, and none became law, according to the center, which gleans data from Congress.gov, the New York Post reported Saturday.
“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,” said Alan Wiseman, who is a Vanderbilt political scientist and co-director of the center.
“It’s clear that she was trying to get her legislative agenda moving and engage with the lawmaking process. But she wasn’t as successful as some other members were — even among [other] freshmen