Keyword: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
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In a little over a year, progressive standard-bearer Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez very well could represent this corner of the Bronx on Capitol Hill. At least, that’s one possible outcome of the two draft redistricting maps the state’s independent redistricting commission released last month. more
Going from being a Bronx middle school principal to walking the halls of Congress in less than a year’s time would feel like a whirlwind for most people. But Jamaal Bowman has taken this exact transition in stride. more
Putting the words “Green New Deal” together doesn’t quite invoke political unity as one might suspect. Even within the Democratic Party. U.S. Rep. Jamaal Bowman's $1.43 trillion plan would retrofit some of the highest-need schools. more
Should electricity remain a utility — or should it be a right? more
U.S. Rep. Jamaal Bowman is backing a congressional bill many say already is dead on arrival that intended to restrict American financial aid to Israel.  But one outspoken critic of the congressman apparently has had enough, pushing an online petition condemning Bowman's move. more
U.S. Rep. Jamaal Bowman has joined forces with Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren on a new resolution they say will dramatically expand and strengthen the care economy while improving conditions and compensation for care workers. more
It might not be the kind of news House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wants to hear, but The Squad — an unofficial group of progressive members of Congress led by U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — expanded a bit this election cycle with a few new members, including the newly sworn in U.S. Rep. Jamaal Bowman. more
Jamaal Bowman is set to be sworn in as the 16th Congressional District’s next representative in just a couple weeks. But he’s still being asked about an exchange that happened right here in the pages of The Riverdale Press last summer. more
President-elect Joe Biden is just getting started filling essential cabinet roles for his incoming administration. Yet already, he’s facing pressure from the more progressive wing of the Democratic Party over plans to find a role for former Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel at the White House. more
It’s almost impossible to dispute. New members of Congress don’t have as much experience or power as their veteran colleagues. And because of that, they might not be as effective. more
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