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McConnell: We will vote on the 'Green New Deal'

McConnell: We will vote on the 'Green New Deal'

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell plans on bringing the so-called Green New Deal to a vote, presumably in the hope of forcing the numerous Senate Democrats who will potentially be their party's 2020 presidential nominee to stake out a position on the controversial set of policy proposals.

Markey and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of NY led the unveiling of a resolution laying the groundwork for aggressive policy proposals created to combat climate change, which critics argue could be too costly to the economy and in some cases outright not feasible.

One day after McConnell said he would hold a vote on the progressive bill that would curb air travel, cut all fossil fuel use, and establish additional entitlement programs, Limbaugh said the move was a stroke of genius.

"Republicans don't want to debate climate change, they only want to deny it", Markey said in responding to McConnell.

After a moment of silence, one of the environmental experts on the panel chimed in to say she supports numerous recommendations outlined in the Green New Deal.

"I've noted with great interest the Green New Deal", McConnell told reporters at the Capitol Tuesday afternoon.

By sanctioning a vote, McConnell appears to be betting that the resolution will prove too radical for a good number of Democrats, let alone any Republicans.

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The deal is gaining popularity in the House, where more than 15 percent of representatives have signed on as sponsors.

Trent, the spokesman for Ocasio-Cortez, predicted the Green New Deal gambit would backfire on Republicans.

Problems in the Democratic rollout of the proposal have further fueled the Republican attacks.

The Green New Deal resolution unveiled last Thursday is a nonbinding measure meant to define the scope of what future legislation requires to make a serious dent in surging greenhouse gas emissions.

The Senate Majority Leader won't be unprepared for such a contest, however. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), who co-sponsored the resolution in the Senate, said the proposal's principles "resonate with the American people - a mission to save all of creation by investing in massive job creation".

Ocasio-Cortez countered that Trump is not equipped to give criticism of her House resolution since he "can't even read briefings written in full sentences". He wants to silence your voice so Republicans don't have to explain why they are climate change deniers. 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. Livestock will be banned. "American favorites like cheeseburgers and milkshake will become a thing of the past", said Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.

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