Committees and Caucuses
Representative Ocasio-Cortez was appointed to serve on the following committees in the 116th Congress:
House Committee on Oversight and Reform
The Committee on Oversight and Reform is the main investigative committee in the U.S. House of Representatives. As a leading member of the committee, Representative Ocasio-Cortez has fought for the needs of the Bronx and Queens - bringing NY-14’s voice to Capitol Hill. As a member on the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, and the Subcommittee on Environment, Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez has advocated for a more transparent, accountable, and fair government for all.
House Committee on Financial Services
As a member of the House Committee on Financial Services, Representative Ocasio-Cortez advocates for community investments, long term housing solutions, and consumer protection. She was placed on the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions and the Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship and Capital Markets on the House Committee on Financial Services
A congressional caucus is created by members of Congress who consistently convene to discuss and support a common legislative priority. Below are each of Representative Ocasio-Cortez’s caucus memberships:
Congressional Progressive Caucus
The CPC works to promote liberal and progressive matters and represents the progressive wing of the Democratic Party.
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus
The CHC is an organization of 38 Democratic members of the United States Congress of Hispanic and Portuguese descent. It commits to communicate and advance issues affecting Hispanic and Latinos in the United States and Puerto Rico. This year alone, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and her CHC colleagues fought to pass the American Dream and Promise Act, which would provide Dreamers, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders and individuals with Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) with protection from deportation and an opportunity to obtain permanent legal status in the United States if they meet certain requirements.