Rep. Ocasio-Cortez Explains Our Broken System | ‘We have a system that is fundamentally broken.’
#AOCfortheWin: Let's play a lightning round game. I'm gonna be the bad guy, which I'm sure half the room would agree with, anyway.
If I want to run a campaign that is entirely funded by corporate PACs, is there anything that legally prevents me from doing that?
Mrs. Karen Hobert Flynn: No.
Rep. Alexandria #Ocasio-Cortez: Is there any hard limit that I have in terms of what legislation I'm allowed to touch?
@KHobertFlynn: There is no limit.
#AlexandriaOcasioCortez: Is there anything preventing me from holding stocks...and then writing laws to deregulate that industry?
Mr. Rudy Mehrbani: You could do that.
Mr. Walter Shaub Jr: There's almost no laws at all that apply to the president.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: So I'm being held -- and every person in this body is being held -- to a higher ethical standard than the president of the United States
The hearing will examine the proposals in H.R. 1 in the Committee’s jurisdiction, including Title VIII of the bill, the Access to Congressionally Mandated Reports Act, and the Election Day Holiday Act.
H.R. 1 was introduced by Rep. John Sarbanes on January 3, 2019. The bill includes a package of reforms to clean up corruption, fight big money in politics, and make it easier for American citizens to vote. The bill has 227 cosponsors and is endorsed by more than 65 organizations.
Oversight Committee: Hearing H.R. 1: Strengthening Ethics Rules for the Executive Branch
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
D-NY 14TH DISTRICT
Rep. Chip Roy
R-TX 21ST DISTRICT
Rep. Ayanna Pressley D-MA 7TH DISTRICT
Mrs. Karen Hobert Flynn
President, Common Cause
Mr. Bradley A Smith
Chairman, Institute for Free Speech
Mr. Rudy Mehrbani
Spitzer Fellow and Senior Counsel, Brennan Center for Justice
Mr. Walter Shaub Jr Senior Advisor, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington
Mr. Scott Amey General Counsel, Project on Government Oversight