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Ocasio-Cortez worried about being able to afford rent in Washington

November 09, 2018 - 2:05 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A lot of millennials are moving back in with their parents because they're having trouble paying rent, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will be moving to Washington D.C. where she also says the rent is too damn high.

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On Tuesday, Ocasio-Cortez became the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, but says she can't afford a D.C. apartment.

“I have three months without a salary before I’m a member of Congress. So, how do I get an apartment?” Ocasio-Cortez, 29, told The New York Times. “Those little things are very real.”

Ocasio-Cortez had been saving money before leaving her bartending job, but she's still paying off student loans and only recently got her own health insurance, The Daily News reports.

“We’re kind of just dealing with the logistics of it day by day, but I’ve really been just kind of squirreling away and then hoping that gets me to January,” Ocasio-Cortez said.

Ocasio-Cortez will rake in $174,000 a year in Congress, so rent shouldn't be a problem once she gets to work in the Beltway.