AOC Hasn’t Accomplished Much: Center for Effective Law Making Study Shows She’s One of the Least Effective Members of Congress

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was one of the least effective members of congress in the 116th body. Cortez submitted a total of 21 bills which went nowhere. Alexandria is a very outspoken member of Congress who shares her thoughts on everything. This according to a joint study conducted by UVA and Vanderbilt under the Center for Effective Lawmaking.

Breaking911 tweeted, “NEW UVA/VANDERBILT STUDY: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is one of the least effective members of Congress She has introduced a total of 21 bills but her legislation has received no action in committees, no floor votes, and none have ever became law”.

Alan Wiseman, a Vanderbilt political scientist and co-director of the center told the New York Post, “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. 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 at getting people to pay attention to her legislation.”

Alexandria marked her first day in Congress by participating in a sit-in protest at Nancy Pelosi’s office with a group of millennials. She was quoted as saying, “I don’t want to see my own district under water and I know that Leader Pelosi doesn’t either and I know that what we need to show her is we’re here to back her up in pushing for 100% renewable energy, this is to show that we are here to back up bold action and that, you know she will be supported in that.” This approach seems to have hurt her with other members of the House.

This has become the norm for Cortez, she is a lot of talk and she takes her time to document what she believes and does with her social media following. This does not seem to have helped her move any of her legislation to committee, however. In her attempt to rally the radicals behind her it seems she may have failed to move the other members of her party to support any of her legislation. She ranked 230 out of 240 Democrat House members.

At the top of AOC’s Twitter is pinned a video captioned, “Last January I was sworn in for my first term in Congress. So, what have we accomplished since then? Let’s take 2(ish) minutes to review.”

The video highlights her activism as that is what she does she pressures business and public figures to push her radical ideas as she did on her first day in Congress. With her winning re-election, we will see if AOC becomes a more effective legislature or not.

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