Nancy Pelosi bluntly criticizes overreach of AOC's Green New Deal

Nancy Pelosi bluntly criticizes overreach of AOC's Green New Deal

On Sunday, Ocasio-Cortez urged that climate change is an issue that needs to be addressed now, tweeting, "Climate delayers aren't much better than climate deniers". "It's the only way that we're going to remake our economy in a way that we're actually going to see a livable future", Destine told MTV News shortly before she and several of her peers gathered inside McConnell's office and in the hallway.

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Many Democrats also talked around the "Green New Deal" itself, instead focusing their comments on climate change as a broader issue. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), a member of the Environment and Public Works Committee.

Although many environmental justice activists and groups like the rapidly growing Sunrise Movement are now orienting on the Democrats, they can be won to the need for independent struggle from below.

Other critics point to the proposal's potential price tag.

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(Washington Examiner) Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., dismissed detractors of her Green New Deal on Friday, saying to any critic who has yet to offer their own bold environmental ideas: "Until you do it, I'm the boss". Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), who had a notable exchange with a group of children about the bill. The group posted a video of their encounter, in which Feinstein told a 16-year-old, "Well, you didn't vote for me", and added, "I know what I'm doing". But curiously enough, this planned vote was met with outrage from the very people claiming to champion the proposal.

House Budget Chairman John Yarmuth (D-Ky.) said yesterday the upcoming fiscal 2020 budget resolution won't include a call for a "Green New Deal", an issue that could doom the spending blueprint on the floor.

Republicans oppose the Green New Deal, with many labeling it "socialist". "That's going to be the challenge we face". Over 40 protesters were arrested as a result of the sit-in, reported CNN, four of whom are University students, said Emma Bouton '20, a member of Sunrise R.I. At McConnell's office, protesters "delivered over 100,000 petition signatures for people calling for a Green New Deal", Bouton said.

The nonbinding budget is meant to serve as a blueprint for appropriators as they craft their annual spending bills, but also serves as a defining document for the political parties. "It's a diversion. It's a sham", Schumer said.

In recent years, both Democrats and Republicans have struggled to enact a budget, forcing lawmakers to set spending levels without the specific policy guidance.

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