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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Democrat for New York, has discussed the unlikely legislative alliance she's formed with Sen. Ted Cruz, a Republican for Texas, in their push for lobbying reforms in Congress.
The lawmakers on Tuesday announced that their legislative teams were meeting to discuss a potential measure that would see members of Congress barred from taking part in lobbying work even after leaving office.
"I think it really shows what the true spirit of not being partisan is," she added. "Bipartisanship doesn't mean let's come together to go to war and lower taxes on the rich, but bipartisanship means, OK, I will swallow all of my distaste in this situation because we have found a common interest."
Business Insider (Inside the link is the twitter exchange that is said to have opened the channels of communication between the two.
It was during an exchange on Twitter that Ocasio-Cortez and Cruz — who have been poles apart on most political issues — discovered they shared common ground in their views on Washington, DC's lobbying industry.
Needs to be done, but I don't see the parasites in DC cutting themselves off from that gravy train.
Anyhow, good to see an agreement between opposite ends of the spectrum.