Sen. McConnell: Green New Deal Vote Will Put Dems on Record

Sen. McConnell: Green New Deal Vote Will Put Dems on Record

Sen. McConnell: Green New Deal Vote Will Put Dems on Record

"I've noted with great interest the Green New Deal", McConnell told reporters at the Capitol. "We'll give everybody an opportunity to go on record and see how they feel about the Green New Deal". When asked about the Green New Deal on Tuesday, Senator Sherrod Brown of OH, who is reportedly considering a presidential run, said that he supports a Green New Deal but is "not going to take a position on every bill that's coming out".

The proposal includes progressive agenda items like universal healthcare and a federal jobs guarantee.

But the Hill reports McConnell is happy to make sure that happens in the Senate. Kamala Harris D-Calif., Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and Cory Booker, D-N.J. Mr. President, sign this bill. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), a possible 2020 contender, said at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast on Tuesday.

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

Some Democrats on Tuesday responded by defending the Green New Deal. Sen.

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"It will be one of several or maybe many suggestions that we receive".

In December, a poll from Yale and George Mason universities found that 81 percent of registered voters supported the goals of a Green New Deal, including 64 percent of Republicans and 57 percent of conservative Republicans.

The proposals known as the Green New Deal were crafted in conjunction with Senator Ed Markey of MA.

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.

But the numbers are growing. 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.

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It's unclear exactly what kind of measure McConnell plans to bring up for a vote in the Senate.

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

After widespread ridicule, Ocasio-Cortez removed from her congressional website an FAQ summarizing the plan. The legislation, co-sponsored by Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, has received much backlash since its roll-out.

Democrats and Republicans may have reached a deal to avoid another shutdown, but it has come under criticism from both sides of the aisle.

President Trump made the Green New Deal a focal point of his first rally of 2019 Monday night in El Paso, mocking it as a "high school term paper that got a low mark".

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Some Republicans even accused Democrats of proposing to do away with treats like ice cream by seeking to address bovine flatulence, which last week's memo highlights as a significant source of greenhouse gases.

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