McConnell takes aim at Ocasio-Cortez with Green New Deal vote

McConnell takes aim at Ocasio-Cortez with Green New Deal vote

McConnell takes aim at Ocasio-Cortez with Green New Deal vote

A supplemental document explaining how to implement the Green New Deal, hosted on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's (D., N.Y.) congressional website, explains the plan seeks to quickly eliminate "farting cows and airplanes".

Ocasio-Cortez and Markey's offices did not respond to a request for comment.

Even the left-leaning NPR admitted the Green New Deal's objectives would be "very hard to implement".

Endorsing some form of a Green New Deal has become a litmus test for Democrats going into the 2020 campaign.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday there will be a vote on the "Green New Deal" plan to combat climate change and create jobs in renewable energy. The Green New Deal also specifically targets Wall Street institutions that have used monetary support of the government through taxpayer dollars during economic crises. Vermont Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders, who's likely to enter the Democratic primary soon, is also a supporter.


Republicans showed on Tuesday that they are ready to use the resolution as a political weapon against those Democrats. Explaining the choice of white attire, Ocasio-Cortez told CNN: "2019 is the 100th anniversary of the women's right to vote ... and there's so much more that we have to fight for".

These extreme tax rates could potentially cause more issues, as Gates said if lawmakers focus on marginal tax rates, "you're missing the picture". The Resolution would mean an end to "American energy" as well as "a little thing called air travel", - said the President on Monday evening in the town on the border with Mexico.

Sean McGarvey, president of the North America's Building Trades Unions, representing construction workers across all sectors including energy, said his staff had been contacted by Markey's office about the Green New Deal, but said his members are skeptical of "green job" promises. She has opted to frame it as one of potentially many anti-climate-change proposals. While some environmental advocates applauded the plan's grand scope, experts said the plan's aim to get to net-zero carbon emissions in 10 years seemed unrealistic.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had called the Green New Deal a "green dream" and some Democrats in fossil fuel-dependent or rural districts have stayed quiet on their position.

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