Press Releases

October 26, 2020 Press Release
Members Renew Calls Following New Damning Report Released by the LA Times Further Detailing Horrific Medical Procedures Performed on Women Without Consent

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representatives Adriano Espaillat (NY-13), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14), and Hank Johnson (GA-04) released the following joint statement on their

September 27, 2020 Press Release
Congressmembers look into status of contracts with vendors

QUEENS, NY – U.S. Reps. Grace Meng (D-NY) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) announced today that they are working to assist Queens food assistance organizations that are experiencing sudden impacts in their funding. 

September 20, 2020 Press Release

QUEENS, NY - Today, on the third anniversary of Hurricane Maria's landfall on Puerto Rico, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14) released a statement. 

September 15, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) urged FEMA to release funeral assistance to the families of COVID-19 victims. The representatives reached out to FEMA requesting this assistance in the Spring and received no response.

August 7, 2020 Press Release

THE BRONX, NY - Following reports that many neighborhoods in New York’s 14th Congressional District still lack power due to Tropical Storm Isaias, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez released the following statement calling on Con Edison to take short- and long-term measures to address their apparent lack of preparedness for the storm. ​

August 5, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Nydia Velázquez led a letter to the New York Attorney General requesting an investigation into possible Martin Act violations by several New York-based hedge funds.

July 31, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the House passed by a voice vote an amendment presented by Representatives Ted Lieu, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Deb Haaland, and Emanuel Cleaver that would directly impact the federal government’s ongoing interference in Portland and other U.S. cities. The amendment to H.R.

July 29, 2020 Press Release

QUEENS, NY - Today, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14) released the following statement, opposing the use of federal relief funds for the construction of an AirTrain to LaGuardia Airport from Willis Point.

July 20, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - This week, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14) and Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will introduce the ‘Law Enforcement Identification Transparency Act of 2020,’ requiring all federal law enforcement officers to identify their name, agency and badge number on their uniform at all times while on duty or serving the public.

July 16, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, and Rashida Tlaib released a statement urging House Leadership to significantly reduce the budget for Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) in the upcoming Appropriations bills.