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

13 February, 2019, 02:39 | Author: Erin Carter
  • ‘Brilliant!’ Trump supports Democrats’ Green Dream to ‘eliminate all planes, cars, cows & military’

Cheney later asked whether any of the witnesses supported the Green New Deal.

One of the bullet points included "economic security for all who are unable or unwilling to work", a provision that conservatives pounced on to ridicule the proposal.

The Green New Deal was introduced by freshman Democratic New York Rep.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is planning a move that could kill the Green New Deal - a vote on the proposal.

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) recently announced their outline of the Green New Deal: A resolution that will use policy changes to tackle climate change and environmental injustice.

The Green New Deal House resolution introduced last week calls for the elimination of United States greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 through massive investments in clean energy sources and millions of jobs.

There's been word the resolution might not even get a vote in the Democratic-controlled House. "The green dream, or whatever they call it, nobody knows what it is, but they're for it, right?" she said.

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"Let's vote on the Green New Deal!"

But reporters and news organizations said the fact sheet had been provided by Ocasio-Cortez's office before the legislation's official release and was not "leaked" to them.

Buttigieg said it is the "right beginning" and that he is supportive of the measure. A spokesman for the majority leader told HuffPost on Tuesday that he will not be writing his own legislation to address the threat posed by global warming.

With reporting from NPR congressional correspondent Scott Detrow.

After President Trump during his El Paso rally Monday night criticized the deal as resembling "a high school term paper that got a low mark", Ocasio-Cortez fired back on Twitter, writing, "Ah yes, a man who can't even read briefings written in full sentences is providing literary criticism of a House Resolution". Livestock will be banned. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), who co-sponsored the resolution in the Senate, said the proposal's principles "resonate with the American people - a mission to save all of creation by investing in massive job creation".

Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, however, called the plan "raw deal" that would drive "a stake into the heart of our economy", Politico reported.

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