McConnell Plans To Bring Green New Deal To Senate Vote

McConnell Plans To Bring Green New Deal To Senate Vote

McConnell Plans To Bring Green New Deal To Senate Vote

"We set a goal to get to net zero, rather than zero emissions, in 10 years because we aren't sure we'll be able to fully get rid of farting cows and airplanes that fast", a version of the document hosted by NPR reads.

Whatever happens next, it's becoming increasingly clear that the Green New Deal is turning into something the two parties think they can use to their advantage. "We'll give everybody a chance to go on record and see how they feel about the Green New Deal". John Barrasso, R-Wyo., said at Tuesday's GOP news conference. "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". McConnell's aim is to split Democrats between the left-leaning members vying for the passions of their party's base and more moderate senators who view the proposal as radical and disruptive.

The name, Green New Deal, references the New Deal of the 1930s that President Franklin Roosevelt implemented to aid Americans suffering in the Great Depression by embarking on huge government-led infrastructure projects.

House Natural Resources Chairman Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) said McConnell's move to vote on the resolution would simply be a messaging tactic for Republicans and an opportunity to rail about "creeping socialism".

A number of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates are co-sponsors of the bill including senators Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, Amy Klobuchar, and Kirsten Gillibrand. "McConnell is trying to intimidate Democrats and end debate on the Green New Deal to stop this freight train of momentum because he knows he's losing, but all he'll do is show just how out of touch Republican elected officials are from their voters". The ambitious proposal met a reality check Tuesday as California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared there "isn't a path" for completing a high-speed rail line between Los Angeles and San Francisco - although Newsom's office said later that he isn't walking away from the project. Many are also saying the deal would severely hurt the economy.

The deal is gaining popularity in the House, where more than 15 percent of representatives have signed on as sponsors. "I see it as a jumpstart". He added that the plan would "shut down American energy" and "a little thing called air travel".

According to a GOP strategist that spoke with Axios, Republicans will emphasize the Green New Deal among "middle, lower classes and poverty stricken areas of America", broad constituencies crucial to either party's 2020 hopes.

Noting his own state's mix of fossil fuels and renewables, Cramer said he's anxious to explore some energy deals with Democrats.

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