Ms Ocasio-Cortez has previously called for a 70 per cent top tax rate and for the biggest banks to be broken up.
Yet progressives like Ocasio-Cortez, who has called for the biggest banks to be broken up, is expected to use the panel as a platform to call for more scrutiny of financial firms.
"Personally", she said in another post, "I'm looking forward to digging into the student loan crisis, examining for-profit prisons/ICE detention, and exploring the development of public & postal banking. To start", she tweeted. In that short span of time she's become a popular figure in the Democratic Party and a media darling, praised by the left and often criticized by right.
Their reported appointments to the House Financial Services Committee would be a setback for the industry, which had hoped the committee would be filled by moderate Democrats more sympathetic to their issues.
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But despite Trump's refusal to even entertain a question about her remark, Ocasio-Cortez seems to be calling it a victory.
In the interview, Ocasio-Cortez insisted that the richest Americans had once been subject to a 90 percent tax rate - although she did not mention that liberal tax deductions of the era had alleviated that burden. "I understand guys like this like the back of my hand".
A new poll conducted by The Hill-HarrisX indicates a broad degree of support for Ocasio-Cortez's proposal to increase the upper tax bracket in the United States to 70 percent - something she claims is nothing new for America.
"Nominate that unbelievable public servant to take their service to the halls of Congress. Give them that nudge", she said, adding "my brother did it for me".