Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 29-year-old Democrat who will represent the 14th Congressional District of New York, is the youngest woman ever elected to Congress and until recently worked in food service. She currently has less than $7,000 in savings, according to her communications director.
Her finances became a talking point after she mentioned to The New York Times that she’s struggling to afford an apartment in Washington D.C., where the median rent, $2,700, is twice the national median. Her claims came under fire this week after some news outlets publicized a financial disclosure filed in April that showed she had as much as $15,000 in savings, and more in checking.
In the disclosure, which uses ranges rather than exact amounts, Ocasio-Cortez reported that she had:
- $15,000-$50,000 in a checking account
- $1,001-$15,000 in a savings account
- $1,001-$15,000 in a 401(k)
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It’s saturday night but @Ocasio2018 is spending her evening in sweats on a zoom answering questions from @justicedems activists to take them through the green deal. Not your grandmother’s congress is an understatement.
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