Senate to vote on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal

Senate to vote on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal

Senate to vote on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal

"I've noted with great interest the Green New Deal", McConnell told reporters at the Capitol Tuesday afternoon. Republican lawmakers denounced the plan as a radical proposal that would drive the economy off a cliff and lead to a huge tax increase.

Speaking before McConnell's announcement, at least one Republican senator said yesterday he had reservations about a possible vote on the "Green New Deal". But the majority leader, and the rest of the GOP for that matter, might be too hasty in thinking it's an Achilles heel for Democrats. It drew swift praise from several 2020 contenders angling for support from the party's base. And we're going to be voting on that in the Senate.

"I really don't like their policy of taking away your vehicle, of taking away your airplane rights", President Donald Trump said at a rally in El Paso, Texas, on Monday, referring to the memo. It sounds like "a high-school term paper that got a low mark, " he said. It calls for an upgrade to infrastructure, building resiliency to climate change-related natural disasters and working with farmers to reduce emissions.

President Donald Trump's administration opposes action on climate change and favors boosting USA production of oil, gas and coal. Kamala Harris of California, Kirsten Gillibrand of NY and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota.

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"I think a debate on socialism is incredibly important", he said. Barrasso represents the coal-producing state of Wyoming. "I don't think the proposal is very realistic, but we'll wait and see if it comes up for a vote".

"Here's [McConnell] saying, you guys say we've got 12 years, we better get a vote on this".

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., introduced the resolution earlier this week with dozens of cosponsors, including 11 of the 47 Democrats in the Senate. Ed Markey of MA, the proposal calls for dramatic steps to virtually eliminate U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. Ed Markey (D-MA).The plan goes far beyond energy to urge national health care coverage and job guarantees, as well as high-quality education and affordable housing.

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"I really don't like their policy of taking away your vehicle, of taking away your airplane rights, of 'Let's hop a train to California, ' of you're not allowed to own cows anymore", Trump told the crowd.

"Those are the only two things that are out there that actually deal with carbon on what Secretary Moniz called large-scale successes", he told E&E News, referencing testimony by former Obama Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz before the Energy and Natural Resources Committee last week (E&E Daily, Feb. 8). It was officially unveiled to Congress last week by Ocasio-Cortez and Democratic Senator Edward Markey in the form of nonbinding resolutions.

"In a few short months the Green New Deal has become the vision for our future that most Americans want, and that terrifies the GOP", Ocasio-Cortez spokesman Corbin Trent said in a statement. Ocasio-Cortez has subsequently described the fact sheet, which has been deleted from her website, as a "draft".

"Totally overhaul transportation by massively expanding electric vehicle manufacturing, build charging stations everywhere, build out highspeed rail at a scale where air travel stops becoming necessary, create affordable public transit available to all, with goal to replace every combustion-engine vehicle". Trump said at the rally.

"Instead of trying to cause mischief, the #Republican Party should put forward its own serious proposal to address #climatechange", Democratic Senator Sheldon Whitehouse wrote on Twitter on Tuesday.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is planning to hold a vote on the Green New Deal-but not because the Republican wants it to pass. "The Green New Deal resolution has struck a powerful chord in this country, and Republicans, climate deniers, and the fossil fuel industry are going to end up on the wrong side of history", he said.

Republicans showed on Tuesday that they are ready to use the resolution as a political weapon against those Democrats.

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