McConnell promises vote on Democrats' Green New Deal
McConnell promises vote on Democrats' Green New Deal
Sen. Sherrod Brown D-Ohio speaks at a rally in Brunswick Ohio Jan. 30
13 February, 2019, 16:07
Having a vote on what may be a polarizing issue among voters may force lawmakers to choose between appeasing moderates and their liberal base - among them, many progressive activists who supported the concept of a Green New Deal long before the bill was released.
The proposals known as the Green New Deal were crafted in conjunction with Senator Ed Markey of MA.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has announced he will schedule a vote on the Democrats' "Green New Deal".
Cruz told his supporters he is looking to see which Democrats are willing to hop on the "crazy train".
Even without McConnell's efforts, the Green New Deal has become the latest flashpoint in the Democratic party's internal conflict between its centrists and its unapologetic left wing.
"It'll be interesting to see just how many Democrats will be willing to jump on the insane train", Cruz said, according to The Morning News.
Whatever happens next, it's becoming increasingly clear that the Green New Deal is turning into something the two parties think they can use to their advantage. Rural landowners along the corridor have fought the rail for years, and it remains tied up in with no start date set for construction.
Almost all of the Democratic senators running for president have thrown their support behind the Green New Deal, but the bill does not enjoy the same success among the rest of Democratic senators, with only 11 of 47 supporting the deal, according to a report from CNBC. Cory Booker, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Sen.
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.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has also expressed his support for the initiative, but has not formally announced whether he will run for president in 2020.
The Green New Deal is a dozen-page outline of principles for reaching a carbon emission-free economy. Four of the six witnesses stated that they traveled by airplane, the very means of transportation they hope to diminish. He continued by mimicking a trip to Hawaii, saying it's "more than amusing to see among other things Democrats from states like Hawaii trying to explain how exactly you get to and from Hawaii with no airplanes".
"On Saturday, President Donald Trump mocked the Green New Deal", jokingly calling the Democrats' embrace of the proposal "brilliant".
Though the Green Deal doesn't declare guaranteed income, according to The Morning News, Cruz said he doesn't mind the government helping out the disabled and elderly. "The green dream, or whatever they call it, nobody knows what it is, but they're for it, right?" she said. "We're all quite interested in that, as you can imagine".
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