A new study from the non-partisan Center for Effective Lawmaking named Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez one of the least effective members of Congress. AOC authored 21 bills, none of which became law.
“She introduced a lot of bills, but she was not successful at having them receive any sort of action in committee or beyond committee and if they can’t get through committee they cannot pass the House,” Alan Wiseman, a Vanderbilt political scientist explained to The New York Post.
“It’s clear that she was trying to get her legislative agenda moving and engage with the lawmaking process,” Wiseman claimed “But she wasn’t as successful as some other members were — even among [other] freshmen — at getting people to pay attention to her legislation.”
“Tweeting is easy, governing is hard. You need to have friends. You need to understand the committee process, you need to be willing to make sacrifices,” said one Democratic House insider. “Her first day in Congress … she decided to protest outside of Nancy Pelosi’s office.”
h/t New York Post