Republican leader says Senate will vote on Green New Deal

Republican leader says Senate will vote on Green New Deal

The Washington Post's Robert Costa tweeted Tuesday morning: "McConnell is considering taking up the green new deal for a vote in the Senate as a way to rattle Sen Dems, per a McConnell aide here at the [Capitol]". Though Ocasio-Cortez removed the document in response to backlash, and her defenders claimed critics were referring to a fake copy of the proposal, the document remains archived on the congresswoman's website.

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.

Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that the U.S. Senate will vote on a "Green New Deal" introduced by Democrats that aims to slash U.S. carbon dioxide emissions to negligible levels in a decade.

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

Each of the five Democratic senators who have announced White House bids are already signed on as co-sponsors to the Senate version of the resolution, which Massachusetts Democratic Sen.

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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. Last week, a day before the resolution's release, Republicans in two House committees slammed the idea of a "top-down" approach to reducing emissions, calling the Green New Deal too "radical" for the United States.

The NPR report also pointed out Ocasio-Cortez does not say "how" the plan will be funded or accomplished. 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.

"Republicans don't want to debate climate change, they only want to deny it", Markey said in a statement. Ed Markey, and quickly became the subject of harsh criticisms.

"I really don't like their policy of taking away your auto, of taking away your airplane rights", President Donald Trump said at a rally in El Paso, Texas, on Monday, referring to the memo. The Green New Deal outlines various environmental factors contributing to substantial quality of life, addressing each one by assuring the setup of a new political system, which will regulate new economical changes in partnership with local communities.

"To me, this is just so extreme", said John Barrasso of Wyoming.

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