Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

A GOP sea change on climate? Not quite
 

The GOP has long been known as the party of climate change denial, but some Republican lawmakers have been coming around to the idea that climate change is caused by human activity.

“I don’t think it’s a sign of weakness to evaluate new science, new information and new tech, and come to different conclusions,” said Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, one of a handful of Republican lawmakers hoping to push their party in the direction of addressing climate change.

‘Roll Call’s not printed by the Koch brothers’: Congressional Hits and Misses
Week of April 1, 2019

Two lawmakers praised Roll Call stories this week, but the real excitement on the Hill came from the hordes of staffers chasing after the “Queer Eye” guys and some members still struggling to pronounce their colleagues’ names. All that, plus nose-picking, belabored Final Four chants and questionable brownies. 

Watch: ‘Queer Eye’ guys grace the Hill
 

Myths of the Green New Deal debunked
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McConnell rips Green New Deal price tag: cheaper to buy every American a Ferrari
 

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tried out a few zingers during opening remarks on the Senate floor Wednesday morning, panning the price tag of the Green New Deal supported by some Democrats.

“For the comparatively cheap price of just $66 trillion, I’m told the government could buy every American a Ferrari,” McConnell said.

Longworth for sale, a pizza live hit and Cohen just wants to have fun: Congressional Hits and Misses
Week of Feb. 25, 2019

While Capitol Hill was abuzz with the testimony of President Donald Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen this week, some onlookers cared more about an epic young student photobombing a reporter’s on-air analysis while chomping on some pizza.

Plus, former “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart offers kind words for the Trump administration, Rep. Elijah Cummings reveals his Oversight committee BFF, Rep. Tim Ryan muses about the sale of Longworth office building and Sens. Johnny Isakson and Chuck Grassley reflect on the ever-repeating nature of the Senate.

Watch: Ocasio-Cortez, Pressley join protest for immigrants in limbo
 

Freshman Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ayanna S. Pressley spoke at a rally outside the White House Tuesday afternoon to press for permanent residency for temporary protected status recipients. These immigrants have been in limbo since President Donald Trump ended TPS designation for a handful of countries in 2018.

Trump: Green New Deal sounds like a ‘high school term paper that got a low mark’
 

President Donald Trump took a jab at the proposed Green New Deal at a rally in El Paso, Texas Monday.

Ocasio-Cortez decries shutdown as ‘erosion of American democracy’ in first floor speech
 

Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gave her maiden House floor speech Wednesday evening, highlighting a federal air traffic controller from her district who is working without pay due to the partial government shutdown.

“It is terrifying to think that almost every single air traffic controller in the United States is currently distracted at work because they don’t know when their next paycheck is coming,” Ocasio-Cortez said.