After impassioned speech, AOC’s ban on US military recruiting via Twitch fails House vote

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An amendment proposed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) that would ban the US military from recruiting on Twitch failed a House vote Thursday evening. Had it passed, it would have been an amendment to the House Committee on Appropriations bill, which is part of the process in how the Pentagon’s annual budget is set.

The vote is now at 45 yeas to 105 nays. Majority is not in favor of @AOC's bill. The US Navy and Army have stated they will continue to stream on Twitch and declined to comment on pending legislation.

— Shannon Liao (@Shannon_Liao) July 30, 2020

Ocasio-Cortez tweeted her frustration at trying to win over her colleagues Thursday evening:

Imagine trying to explain to your colleagues who are members of Congress what…

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