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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Representative for New York’s 14th District

pronounced a-luk-ZAN-jree-uh // oh-KAH-see-oh kor-TEZ

Ocasio-Cortez is the representative for New York’s 14th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. She has served since Jan 3, 2019. Ocasio-Cortez is next up for reelection in 2024 and serves until Jan 3, 2025. She is 33 years old.

Alleged misconduct & resolution

The House Office of Congressional Ethics found "substantial reason to believe" that Ocasio-Cortez accepted impermissible gifts associated with her attendance at the Met Gala in 2021, which she paid for after the investigation began. The matter is pending before the House Committee on Ethics.

Jun. 23, 2022 House Committee on Ethics began an investigation
Mar. 2, 2023 House Committee on Ethics published the Office of Congressional Ethics Report and Findings and the member's response
Photo of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez [D-NY14]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2022 Report Card for Ocasio-Cortez.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Ocasio-Cortez is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Ocasio-Cortez has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2019 to Mar 29, 2023. See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Ocasio-Cortez sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Housing and Community Development (19%) Environmental Protection (16%) Commerce (12%) Finance and Financial Sector (12%) International Affairs (12%) Labor and Employment (9%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%) Government Operations and Politics (9%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Ocasio-Cortez recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Ocasio-Cortez voted Nay

Ocasio-Cortez voted Nay

Ocasio-Cortez voted Nay

Passed 424/3 on Oct 27, 2021.

Ocasio-Cortez voted Nay

Passed 327/85 on Dec 21, 2020.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, a major government funding bill, which also included economic stimulus provisions due …

Ocasio-Cortez voted Nay

Missed Votes

From Jan 2019 to Mar 2023, Ocasio-Cortez missed 18 of 2,134 roll call votes, which is 0.8%. This is better than the median of 1.6% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: