Ocasio-Cortez lost her bid for a key position in the House

Ocasio-Cortez lost her bid for a key position in the House
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On Thursday, the House Democratic Steering Committee passed over Ocasio-Cortez and instead gave Democratic Rep. Kathleen Rice, who also represents New York, a seat on the powerful Energy and Commerce Committee.

Rice will be entering her fourth term next year, and Ocasio-Cortez her second.

Rice is more of a moderate than Ocasio-Cortez, who had lobbied hard to win the spot, according to The Hill.

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The battle for the seat was not without some drama, Politico reported.

Instead of a consensus decision, the duel between New York Democrats for the committee seat went to a secret ballot vote, with Rice winning 46-13, according to the outlet.

During a video meeting prior to the vote, some Democrats were reportedly adamant against rewarding Ocasio-Cortez, who has worked against centrist Democrats in primaries.

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