Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a Representative from New York. Born in Bronx County, NY, she earned her B.A. from Boston University in 2011. She was a bartender and community organizer before defeating longtime Representative Joe Crowley to be elected to the 116th Congress (January 3, 2019-present).
Elected with the support of the progressive organization Justice Democrats, Ocasio-Cortez (often called AOC) gained national attention for introducing the "Green New Deal," a wide-ranging environmental blueprint that has been estimated to cost up to $93 trillion, spending on a wide range of priorities. She is a member of "The Squad," a group of progressive legislators that includes Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and has publicly feuded with President Donald Trump.