AOC misses deadline to file financial statement to Congress

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New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez missed an Aug. 13 deadline to submit her 2021 financial information to the House Ethics Committee.

Ocasio-Cortez, a prominent House Democrat, isn’t worried.

“[T]The Committee grants a grace period of 30 days before fines are imposed. The congresswoman plans to file her case before the deadline expires,” a spokesperson told the Washington Examiner.

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Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks during an International Workers Day protest at Foley Square in Manhattan, New York on May 1, 2022.
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Ocasio-Cortez won the Democratic nomination in a primary on Tuesday as she ran unopposed, meaning Democratic voters didn’t have a chance to consider her revelations during the primary process.

Documents should be filed with the Clerk of the House as set out in Title I of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978.

“Financial disclosure reports include information about the source, type, amount, or value of income of members, officers, certain employees of the United States House of Representatives and related offices, and candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives,” according to the Bureau. of the Clerk of the House of Representatives.

AOC SAYS THE PERCEPTION THAT SHE IS OUT OF CONTACT IS ‘ALWAYS A CONCERN’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez listens during a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington on Dec. 8, 2021.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez listens during a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington on Dec. 8, 2021.
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If Ocasio-Cortez doesn’t file the financial reports by the end of the grace period, the fine is only $200.

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Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks during a rally outside the US Capitol on December 7, 2021.

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks during a rally outside the US Capitol on December 7, 2021.
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Ocasio-Cortez acknowledged in a recent interview that the perception that she is out of touch with her constituents is “always a concern.”

“It’s always a concern that it’s a perception,” the New York Democrat told The Associated Press while discussing the possibility that her celebrity status may appear to voters to be out of touch with their concerns.

“I never had any control over the fact that this kind of phenomenon started the moment I was elected,” she continued. “If anything, that’s why it’s really important to me to continue to be here in the community.”

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