Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez cites the Child Opportunity Index in Congressional Testimony
On February 5, 2020, the House Committee on Oversight & Reform held a hearing titled "The Threat to America's Children: The Trump Administration's Proposal to Gut Fair Housing Accountability." In testimony on the Trump administration proposal to eliminate the Fair Housing Act's focus on segregation, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez cited the Child Opportunity Index and quoted from our findings about the racial inequities in the distribution of children across the 100 largest U.S. metros. The section begins at 01:04 into this two hour hearing.
"[A] report that was just released [..] found that the strongest predictor of child neighborhood opportunity was race and ethnicity…