Mitch McConnell to Force Green New Deal Vote to 'Rattle' Democrats

Mitch McConnell to Force Green New Deal Vote to 'Rattle' Democrats

The legislation is a sweeping package of climate-change measures unveiled by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has drawn a tepid response from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who didn't explicitly throw her support behind the ideas.

Further, Ocasio-Cortez envisions upgrading all existing buildings, working with farmers to "eliminate pollution" and building charging stations for electric cars "everywhere", making high-speed rail so effective that "air travel" is unnecessary.

The Sunrise Movement, a youth organization backing the Green New Deal, plans to launch a multi-state campaign in March to drum up support, featuring stops in Michigan, Kentucky and Pennsylvania.

Markey's office responded with a statement chastising McConnell for threatening to call a vote on the resolution "without committee hearings, expert testimony, or a true national debate".

While a number of Senate Democrats have endorsed the Green New Deal, including some who have declared presidential bids for 2020, others have exercised more caution when asked if they will support the measure.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) listens during a news conference following a weekly policy luncheon Tuesday on Capitol Hill.


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

"I don't need to co-sponsor every bill that others think they need to co-sponsor to show my progressive politics", Brown told reporters.

"This is now a voting issue across the country", Markey said. A woman described a date with Ansari, which she said ended with him pressuring her into performing oral sex.

As for Ocasio-Cortez, she's following along with the president's speech through Twitter, and she's calling it rich of Trump to criticize her when he reportedly can't make it through a daily briefing without giving up partway.

"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. "It's going to take that kind of effort to ensure that we meet our commitments". "Ocasio-Cortez tried to claim over the weekend that the FAQ, sent to news outlets such as NPR and uploaded on her congressional website, is not really part of the Green New Deal's policy proposals".

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