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General News    H4'ed 12/7/18

Ocasio-Cortez rips presence of lobbyists at orientation event

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Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is criticizing the presence of lobbyists at a traditional bipartisan orientation program for newly elected Congressional lawmakers.

'Our 'bipartisan' Congressional orientation is cohosted by a corporate lobbyist group. Other members have quietly expressed to me their concern that this wasn’t told to us in advance,' Ocasio-Cortez tweeted on Thursday. 'Lobbyists are here. Goldman Sachs is here. Where‘s labor? Activists? Frontline community leaders?'

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