McConnell: Yes, We'll Be Voting on the Green New Deal

McConnell: Yes, We'll Be Voting on the Green New Deal

McConnell: Yes, We'll Be Voting on the Green New Deal

"It's going to take that kind of effort to ensure that we meet our commitments".

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's (D-NY) Green New Deal is so farfetched that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is allowing a vote on it. It's meant to offer a green alternative that honors the New Deal, which was drafted to save big banks on the heels of the Great Depression.

It requires that 100 percent "of the power demand in the United States" be met through "clean, renewable, and zero-emission energy sources".

The so-called Green New Deal came under fire nearly immediately from Republicans, saying it would cost trillions of dollars, would destroy the USA economy and result in huge tax increases. The resolution calls for universal health care, a guarantee of high-wage jobs to American workers displaced by the rapid transition away from fossil fuels, and explicit protections for marginalized communities and indigenous tribes.

"I think Chairman Shelby and the Democrats on a bipartisan basis did a good job", McConnell said Tuesday afternoon.

Most of the Senate Democrats running for the 2020 presidential nomination have publicly supported the Green New Deal.

But a seventh potential candidate in 2020, Ohio Democratic Sen.

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Several of trump's claims about the consequences of the Green New Deal are wrong.

"What is their answer on climate change?". A woman described a date with Ansari, which she said ended with him pressuring her into performing oral sex.

Markey and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of NY led the unveiling of a resolution laying the groundwork for aggressive policy proposals created to combat climate change, which critics argue could be too costly to the economy and in some cases outright not feasible. Last week, a day before the resolution's release, Republicans in two House committees slammed the idea of a "top-down" approach to reducing emissions, calling the Green New Deal too "radical" for the United States.

As Trump lashed out at his political foes in El Paso, TX, he called Ocasio-Cortez's environmental policy proposal "a massive government takeover that would destroy the incredible economic gains" the country has seen during his presidency.

Buttigieg said it is the "right beginning" and that he is supportive of the measure.

"Republicans don't want to debate climate change, they only want to deny it", Markey said in a statement.

With reporting from NPR congressional correspondent Scott Detrow. Ed Markey (D-Massachusetts).

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