Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she can't afford D.C. rent until she gets her first paycheck
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...More about Millennials, Washington D.C., Midterm Elections 2018, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, and Culture