Republican leader says Senate will vote on Green New Deal

Republican leader says Senate will vote on Green New Deal

"We'll give everybody an opportunity to go on record and see how they feel about the Green New Deal", Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said.

And then there are the guaranteed jobs "with a family sustaining wage". Sherrod Brown, pointedly declined Tuesday to attach his name and dismissed liberal activists' contention that he has to support the Green New Deal in order to prove his commitment to the issue.

The climate measure is already supported by at least five senators seeking the Democratic nomination for president: Cory Booker of New Jersey, Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Kamala Harris of California, Elizabeth Warren of MA and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota. Republicans see the proposal as a big liability for Democrats, portraying it as a socialist plot to ban airplanes and cows.

McConnell's goal is not to help the bill pass. Putting it to a vote will force Democrats in the Senate to take a stand on the controversial framework.

"For far too long, ideas like a carbon tax or cap-and-trade were touted as the premier solutions to climate change", Ocasio-Cortez said in a series of tweets coinciding with the unveiling of the proposal.

Ed Markey, D-Mass., unveiled the "Green New Deal" framework last week.

"It is so interesting to watch this very hard left turn the Democrat Party has taken, and it's also interesting to watch all of these Democrat presidential candidates rubber-stamp this Green New Deal", Sen.

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When the resolution came out on Thursday, roughly 65 House Democrats co-sponsored it, while fewer than a dozen senators did the same. Four of the six witnesses stated that they traveled by airplane, the very means of transportation they hope to diminish. He wants to silence your voice so Republicans don't have to explain why they are climate change deniers. Ocasio-Cortez has subsequently described the fact sheet, which has been deleted from her website, as a "draft". Ocasio-Cortez's spokesman also sent reporters a memo in which the congresswoman's office contradicted the resolution by taking positions on agricultural emissions, nuclear energy and air travel that did not appear in the formal legislation.

That led to widespread mockery of Markey on social media.

"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.

The proposals known as the Green New Deal were crafted in conjunction with Senator Ed Markey of MA. Say goodbye to dairy, to beef, to family farms, to ranches.

"The Green New Deal is a raw deal for the American taxpayer", said Sen.

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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