Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who represents New York’s 14th Congressional District has highlighted her major achievements in office.
Ocasio-Cortez rolled out her achievements as her tenure is coming to a close.
“In just four years, we’ve been able to do so much work with our communities in The Bronx and Queens. Here’s a quick snapshot of what we’ve accomplished this year,” she stated.
While highlighting her achievements she began, “We passed the first gun reform into law in 40 years — which will expand background checks, increase protections for victims of domestic violence, and more.”
She added that the House passed the Puerto Rico Status Act, which doesn’t favor statehood, independence, or free association, but allows Puerto Ricans to choose their own future.
“The Congress secured $60 billion to fight climate change — the largest climate investment ever!
“We capped the cost of insulin to $35 for those on Medicare, starting in 2023,” she added.
Ocasio-Cortez also highlighted that after Hurricane Ida caused deadly flash flooding in Queens, she secured $119.2 million for water and wastewater infrastructure.
“NYC Taxi Drivers were targeted and trapped in predatory medallion schemes, so we worked with the City to get more than 1,000 drivers $225 million in debt relief.
“We taxed the rich. Congress instituted a 15% minimum tax rate on the wealthiest corporations,” she stated.
She concluded that “From Social Security benefits to tax returns, our constituent liaisons helped constituents get back $1,908,647 they were owed from federal agencies.”
As the tenure comes to an end, she promised to do more, appreciating the constituents for the honor to serve in the Congress.
“I am especially going to miss those constituents who will no longer be in NY-14 next year. Your guidance and feedback over the years has been invaluable — and I hope I’ve made you proud,” she said.