McConnell promises vote on Democrats' Green New Deal

McConnell promises vote on Democrats' Green New Deal

The legislation, a sweeping package of climate-change measures unveiled by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of NY, has drawn a tepid response from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who didn't explicitly throw her support behind the ideas. Independent Senator Bernie Sanders co-sponsored the deal but has not said definitively whether he will run in 2020.

"I would just say that it's going to be crucially important for us to recognize and understand when we outlaw plane travel, we outlaw gasoline, we outlaw cars, I think actually probably the entire USA military, because of the Green New Deal, that we are able to explain to our constituents and to people all across this country what that really means", Cheney said.

He offered no date for the vote. The Senate will vote on new climate change legislation known as the Green New Deal, McConnell told reporters. It calls for an upgrade to infrastructure, building resiliency to climate change-related natural disasters and working with farmers to reduce emissions. "So I would vote yes, but I would also - if it got down to the nitty-gritty of an actual legislation as opposed to, 'oh here's some goals we have, ' that would be different for me".

The proposal includes progressive agenda items like universal healthcare and a federal jobs guarantee. The ambitious proposal has been spearheaded by Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. However, it's received far less support and more pause from moderate Democrats while receiving criticism from Republicans.

It's hard to say whether McConnell will be successful in his bid to rattle Democrats on the fence about a resolution that promises so much so quickly. Ocasio-Cortez has subsequently described the fact sheet, which has been deleted from her website, as a "draft".

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"Totally overhaul transportation by massively expanding electric vehicle manufacturing, build charging stations everywhere, build out highspeed rail at a scale where air travel stops becoming necessary, create affordable public transit available to all, with goal to replace every combustion-engine vehicle".

Have rising sea levels and worsening forest fires convinced the Republican leader to reassess his position on climate change?

When the resolution came out on Thursday, roughly 65 House Democrats co-sponsored it, while fewer than a dozen senators did the same. In July 2017, Republicans forced a vote on a single-payer health care system.

Republicans have used the Green New Deal to try to sow discord within the Democratic party, painting their political rivals as shifting to the left and embracing extreme policies.

Sen. Chuck Schumer invited McGrath to the Democratic Party headquarters last month to talk about the 2020 race, according to Mark Nickolas, McGrath's former campaign manager, who was speaking to Politico. "Unfortunately for Mitch, all he's going to do is show just how out of touch Republican politicians are with the American people".

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