Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she can't afford D.C. rent until she gets her first paycheck

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The rent, even for incoming members of congress, is too damn high in Washington D.C.

At 29-years-old, newly-elected congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York’s 14th Congressional District is the youngest woman ever elected to the House of Representatives. She says she also faces the same challenge a lot of people her age deal with: the cost of balancing a job in a new city with paying rent.

In a chat with the New York Times after her historic win on Tuesday, Ocasio-Cortez said she can’t afford to move into a D.C. apartment until she gets paid as a congresswoman. That won’t be until January. Read more…

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