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New York House
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
(Democrat, district 14)
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Abortion
Click here for 4 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Hyde amendment about healthcare for poor & women of color. (Jun 2019)
  • Repeal Hyde amendment; it's about inequality. (Jun 2019)
  • Women should have access to quality reproductive healthcare. (Oct 2018)
  • Pro-choice, according to PVS survey. (Aug 2018)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Budget & Economy
Click here for 3 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • PVS:Federal spending for economic stimulus. (Aug 2018)
  • Voted NO on $900 billion COVID relief package. (Dec 2020)
  • $1.9 trillion ARPA bill for COVID relief. (Mar 2021)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Civil Rights
Click here for 2 full quotes on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • Make discrimination by gender & sexual orientation illegal. (Oct 2018)
  • Sponsored bill for ratifying Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2021)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Corporations
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  • Suggested forming a "Corporate-Free Caucus". (Apr 2021)
  • Capitalism can't be redeemed because of profit motive. (Mar 2019)
  • Raise taxes on the wealthy and on corporations. (Jul 2018)
  • PVS:Lower corporate taxes don't promote economic growth. (Aug 2018)
  • Voted YES on corporate transparency. (Oct 2019)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Crime
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  • Lower crime with violence-interruption programs, summer jobs. (Feb 2022)
  • Congressional lives were at risk; it can't be minimized. (Feb 2021)
  • Total renovation of justice system; end mass incarceration. (Oct 2018)
  • Asked Biden Administration to abolish federal death penalty. (Jul 2019)
  • Stricter rules for law enforcement accountability. (Mar 2021)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Drugs
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  • Stand up to pharmaceutical lobbies that entice addiction. (Nov 2017)
  • PVS:Support recreational marijuana. (Aug 2018)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Education
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  • Biden should pursue student-loan cancellation. (Feb 2022)
  • They're replacing history with white-nationalist propaganda. (Feb 2022)
  • Made college loan payment during House committee hearing. (Aug 2020)
  • Public option for elementary education is vitally important. (Aug 2020)
  • Expand national education into tuition-free public colleges. (Oct 2018)
  • Tuition-free college spurs economic activity by millennials. (Sep 2018)
  • Voted YES on private lawsuits for school race discrimination. (Sep 2020)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Energy & Oil
Click here for 7 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • OpEd: Green New Deal idea borrowed from Green Party. (Feb 2019)
  • Keep existing nuclear power plants but block new ones. (Feb 2019)
  • Move to a carbon-free, 100% renewable energy system. (Oct 2018)
  • PVS:Fund renewable energy like wind and solar. (Aug 2018)
  • PVS:Regulate greenhouse gas emissions. (Aug 2018)
  • Sponsored Green New Deal: 10-year national mobilization. (Feb 2019)
  • Voted NO on assisting rural electric renewable energy. (Sep 2020)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Environment
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  • Green New Deal: economic & environmental transformation. (Oct 2018)
  • Government inaction caused 3,000 deaths in Hurricane Maria. (Sep 2018)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Families & Children
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  • State of the Union: protest ignoring sexual assaults. (Feb 2019)
  • Supports legislation that promotes paid family leave. (Oct 2018)
  • More women in Congress means more focus on family leave. (Jul 2018)
  • Trump models disrespectful rhetoric & policies toward women. (Jan 2020)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Foreign Policy
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  • Signed letter opposing Israeli annexation of territories. (Jul 2020)
  • Build global ties & stronger economy by bringing troops home. (Oct 2018)
  • Sponsored bill to monitor forced Uyghur labor in Xinjiang. (Sep 2020)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Free Trade
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  • Oppose USMCA until more environmental & job protections. (Dec 2019)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Government Reform
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  • Attacks on right to vote puts our democracy at risk. (Feb 2022)
  • Impeachment is now about the rule of law. (Jun 2019)
  • First pledge to voters: clean up campaign finances. (Oct 2018)
  • Puerto Ricans suffer neglect from not having a federal vote. (Sep 2018)
  • PVS:Regulate campaign donations from corporations. (Aug 2018)
  • Holiday on election day; revamp for easier voting access. (Mar 2019)
  • Sponsored bill to expand voter registration and voter access. (Feb 2021)
  • Sponsored impeachment of Trump for inciting insurrection. (Jan 2021)
  • Sponsored bill for statehood for Washington D.C. (Apr 2021)
  • Sponsored "Protecting Our Democracy" to restrict president. (Dec 2021)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Gun Control
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  • Believes in common-sense approach to reforming gun control. (Oct 2018)
  • Support gun-control, according to PVS survey. (Aug 2018)
  • Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer. (Jan 2019)
  • Sponsored bill for background checks for private transfers. (Mar 2021)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Health Care
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  • Medicare-for-All offers affordable healthcare to everyone. (Oct 2018)
  • Medicare-for-All saves money; an investment for our future. (Sep 2018)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Homeland Security
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  • Pay for 65% of Medicare with defense waste (FactCheck: 20%). (Dec 2018)
  • Honors and thanks all veterans for their service. (Nov 2017)
  • PVS:Cut defense to balance budget. (Aug 2018)
  • Sponsored "Combating International Islamophobia Act". (Dec 2021)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Immigration
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  • Questioned Guatemalan asylum seeker at hearing in Spanish. (Aug 2020)
  • ICE must end; it's unaccountable to standards of due process. (Oct 2018)
  • Opposes border wall, according to CC survey. (Aug 2018)
  • PVS:Let illegal immigrants apply for citizenship. (Aug 2018)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (Mar 2019)
  • Sponsored bill to disallow religion-based immigration ban. (Apr 2021)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Jobs
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  • Insisted on a living wage for her congressional staff. (Aug 2020)
  • Worker power means aggressive support for labor unions. (Aug 2020)
  • We need to address inequality in pay & parental leave. (Jun 2019)
  • Endorses a Federal Jobs Guarantee program with benefits. (Oct 2018)
  • Sponsored bill for strengthening union organizing. (Mar 2021)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Principles & Values
Click here for 16 full quotes on Principles & Values OR background on Principles & Values.
  • Congress is a shit show, scandalizing every single day. (Feb 2022)
  • In other countries, Biden and I would not be in same party. (Jan 2021)
  • Trump represents fascism in the United States. (Aug 2020)
  • Protesting Dakota pipeline & Flint water transformational. (Aug 2020)
  • Her background can help Democrats better understand. (Aug 2020)
  • Socialism is democratic participation in economic dignity. (Aug 2020)
  • In Congress to safeguard and protect people, not profit. (Aug 2020)
  • Defeated ten-term incumbent via shifting demographics. (Jun 2020)
  • Presidential nominee must fight for transformational change. (Jun 2019)
  • Moderate is not a stance; it's just "meh". (Mar 2019)
  • Election winners didn't look like me; now maybe more will. (Mar 2019)
  • Activism is inherently divisive, like MLK was. (Jan 2019)
  • Democratic socialist uncompromised about what's right & just. (Jun 2018)
  • Endorsed Endorsed by Bernie Sanders/Our Revolution. (Nov 2020)
  • Certify 2020 Presidential election as fully & fairly counted. (Jan 2021)
  • Create Commission to investigate Jan. 6 Capitol riots. (Jun 2021)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Social Security
Click here for 2 full quotes on Social Security OR background on Social Security.
  • GOP will dismantle any semblance of public safety net. (Jul 2021)
  • Avid supporter of Social Security; wants to see it expanded. (Oct 2018)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Tax Reform
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  • Workers & government should not pay for billionaires. (Jun 2019)
  • 70% marginal tax rate on income above $10M/year. (Jan 2019)
  • PVS:Increase taxes to balance budget. (Aug 2018)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Technology
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  • Research should help everyone, including developing nations. (Aug 2020)
  • Don't post a meme if you don't know what a meme is. (Aug 2020)
  • Systemic neglect in Puerto Rico: Full FEMA resources needed. (Sep 2018)
  • Voted YES on net neutrality for open internet. (Apr 2019)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on War & Peace
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  • PVS:No U.S. military intervention in the Mideast. (Aug 2018)
  • Sponsored bill to remove US forces from Yemen. (Feb 2019)
  • No military force against Iran without Congress approval. (Feb 2020)
  • Asked State Dept to oppose Israeli annexation of West Bank. (Jun 2019)
  • Repeal 2002 Military Force Authorization against Iraq. (Jun 2021)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Bills to chip away at economic injustice: "A Just Society". (Aug 2020)
  • Reagan's "welfare queens" are a racist caricature. (Mar 2019)
  • Democratic Socialism: no American should be too poor to live. (Jul 2018)


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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Repeal Hyde amendment; it's about inequality: Favors topic 1
Women should have access to quality reproductive healthcare: Strongly Favors topic 1
Pro-choice, according to PVS survey: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Reagan's "welfare queens" are a racist caricature: Strongly Favors topic 2
Election winners didn't look like me; now maybe more will: Strongly Favors topic 2
State of the Union: protest ignoring sexual assaults: Favors topic 2
Activism is inherently divisive, like MLK was: Favors topic 2
Voted YES on private lawsuits for school race discrimination: Favors topic 2
Trump models disrespectful rhetoric & policies toward women: Favors topic 2
Sponsored bill for ratifying Equal Rights Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 2
Sponsored "Combating International Islamophobia Act": Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Make discrimination by gender & sexual orientation illegal: Strongly Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Hyde amendment about healthcare for poor & women of color: Strongly Favors topic 5
Medicare-for-All offers affordable healthcare to everyone: Favors topic 5
Medicare-for-All saves money; an investment for our future: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
GOP will dismantle any semblance of public safety net: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Avid supporter of Social Security; wants to see it expanded: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Public option for elementary education is vitally important: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Expand national education into tuition-free public colleges: Opposes topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(0 points on Social scale)
Keep existing nuclear power plants but block new ones: Favors topic 8
Green New Deal: economic & environmental transformation: Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Total renovation of justice system; end mass incarceration: Opposes topic 9
Asked Biden Administration to abolish federal death penalty: Opposes topic 9
Stricter rules for law enforcement accountability: Opposes topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Believes in common-sense approach to reforming gun control: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Support gun-control, according to PVS survey: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Sponsored bill for background checks for private transfers: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Questioned Guatemalan asylum seeker at hearing in Spanish: Strongly Favors topic 11
Workers & government should not pay for billionaires: Strongly Favors topic 11
70% marginal tax rate on income above $10M/year: Strongly Favors topic 11
Raise taxes on the wealthy and on corporations: Strongly Favors topic 11
PVS:Increase taxes to balance budget: Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
ICE must end; it's unaccountable to standards of due process: Strongly Favors topic 12
Opposes border wall, according to CC survey: Favors topic 12
PVS:Let illegal immigrants apply for citizenship: Strongly Favors topic 12
Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps: Favors topic 12
Sponsored bill to disallow religion-based immigration ban: Strongly Favors topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Rated Oppose USMCA until more environmental & job protections: Strongly Opposes topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
Sponsored bill to monitor forced Uyghur labor in Xinjiang: Strongly Favors topic 14
Asked State Dept to oppose Israeli annexation of West Bank: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+5 points on Social scale)
Pay for 65% of Medicare with defense waste (FactCheck: 20%): Strongly Opposes topic 15
Build global ties & stronger economy by bringing troops home: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Honors and thanks all veterans for their service: Favors topic 15
PVS:Cut defense to balance budget: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
First pledge to voters: clean up campaign finances: Strongly Favors topic 16
Puerto Ricans suffer neglect from not having a federal vote: Strongly Favors topic 16
PVS:Regulate campaign donations from corporations: Favors topic 16
Holiday on election day; revamp for easier voting access: Favors topic 16
Sponsored bill to expand voter registration and voter access: Strongly Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+2 points on Social scale)
Research should help everyone, including developing nations: Opposes topic 17
Signed letter opposing Israeli annexation of territories: Strongly Opposes topic 17
PVS:No U.S. military intervention in the Mideast: Favors topic 17
Sponsored bill to remove US forces from Yemen: Strongly Favors topic 17
No military force against Iran without Congress approval: Strongly Favors topic 17
Repeal 2002 Military Force Authorization against Iraq: Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Move to a carbon-free, 100% renewable energy system: Strongly Favors topic 18
PVS:Fund renewable energy like wind and solar: Strongly Favors topic 18
PVS:Regulate greenhouse gas emissions: Strongly Favors topic 18
Sponsored Green New Deal: 10-year national mobilization: Strongly Favors topic 18
Rated Voted NO on assisting rural electric renewable energy: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Stand up to pharmaceutical lobbies that entice addiction: Opposes topic 19
PVS:Support recreational marijuana: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Insisted on a living wage for her congressional staff: Strongly Favors topic 20
Bills to chip away at economic injustice: "A Just Society": Strongly Favors topic 20
Endorses a Federal Jobs Guarantee program with benefits: Strongly Favors topic 20
PVS:Federal spending for economic stimulus: Strongly Favors topic 20
Rated Voted NO on $900 billion COVID relief package: Strongly Opposes topic 20
$1.9 trillion ARPA bill for COVID relief: Favors topic 20

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