Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, other progressives poised to join panel overseeing Wall Street, sources say

U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will almost certainly join the House Financial Services Committee, sources say.Saul Loeb/AFP

Wall Street, get ready for a lot more scrutiny from U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

The New York lawmaker, who has become a sensation among progressives, will almost certainly join the House Financial Services Committee after a group of fellow Democrats on the party’s steering committee voted to recommend her for the panel on Tuesday, according to people familiar with the matter.

Two other recently elected progressive Democrats, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Katie Porter of California, are also likely to join the panel, said the people said, who requested anonymity because the names of the new members have not yet been announced.

Tulsi Gabbard, a lawmaker from Hawaii who says she plans to run for president in 2020, is also poised to join, the people said.

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