What You Need to Know: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Ocasio-Cortez says she’s unsure how she’ll pay for apartment before fed salary kicks in

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has made history by being the youngest woman elected to Congress. 

But now Ocasio-Cortez faces a roadblock to taking office that many who are starting a new job have: covering the cost of moving to where the job takes them.

Ocasio-Cortez told The New York Times that she has to survive for three months without a salary, but still move to one of the most expensive cities in the country. 

She was saving money before she left her restaurant job and thought it could get her through until she started her next job, but she has to move from New York to Washington, D.C. before her January swearing-in, the Times reported.

She beat 10-term incumbent Democrat Joseph Crowley in the June primary. She secured her seat as the representative of the 14th Congressional District in this week’s general election, CBS News reported

But the freshman representative reached out to her followers on Twitter, saying that it will be be OK. 

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lexandria Ocasio-Cortez addresses the crowd gathered at La Boom night club in Queens on November 6, 2018 in New York City. With her win against Republican Anthony Pappas, Ocasio-Cortez became the youngest woman elected to Congress.
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