Ocasio-Cortez becomes youngest woman to preside over House

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOcasio-Cortez defends Dem lawmaker who said child migrant deaths were 'intentional' On The Money: Senate passes disaster aid bill after deal with Trump | Trump to offer B aid package for farmers | House votes to boost retirement savings | Study says new tariffs to double costs for consumers Murkowski celebrates birthday with electric scooter ride MORE (D-N.Y.) became the youngest woman to ever preside over the House of Representatives on Friday. 

The freshman lawmaker, also the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, presided over "special orders" or brief speeches given by House members that often highlight special concerns to their districts, according to Reuters

Ocasio-Cortez, 29, tweeted that her time in the chair reminded her that her congressional tenure is a "sacred privilege."

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"Today I presided over the House floor for the first time," she wrote. "Every day here is a sacred privilege + responsibility entrusted to me by my community. I never forget that, and moments like these drive it home."

"Thank you to the people of NY14 + beyond. This House belongs to all of us," she added.  

"That was my first time presiding. And it’s exciting. It’s certainly a view. I wish we could, I wish we were allowed to take photos,” she told reporters afterward, according to Reuters.