McConnell Trolls Democrats By Pledging A Vote On The Green New Deal

McConnell promises vote on Democrats' Green New Deal

Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that the U.S. Senate will vote on a "Green New Deal" introduced by Democrats that aims to slash U.S. carbon dioxide emissions to negligible levels in a decade.

"And we're going to be voting on that in the Senate", McConnell said, saying it will, "Give everybody an opportunity to go on record and see how they feel about the Green New Deal".

A digest of the top political stories from the Globe, sent to your inbox Monday-Friday. According to a GOP strategist that spoke with Axios, Republicans will emphasize the Green New Deal among "middle, lower classes and poverty stricken areas of America", broad constituencies crucial to either party's 2020 hopes.

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

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Ocasio-Cortez and Markey's Green New Deal resolution-which calls for a "national mobilization" to transition to 100 percent renewable energy by 2030-has already garnered the support of 67 House Democrats and 11 senators, including major 2020 presidential contenders like Sens. Ocasio-Cortez's spokesman also sent reporters a memo in which the congresswoman's office contradicted the resolution by taking positions on agricultural emissions, nuclear energy and air travel that did not appear in the formal legislation. Almost all Democrats in Congress who are running for president in 2020 have expressed support for the measure.

Ocasio-Cortez issued her own rebuke hours later. As a result, he accused Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and his Democratic colleagues of conducting a "political stunt". "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".

Cheney asked the expert panel, comprised of four Democrat and two Republican witnesses, to state how they each arrived in Washington D.C., for the hearing. In July 2017, Republicans forced a vote on a single-payer health care system. 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.

"It is way out of the mainstream of the American public to the point that it is scary", Barrasso said. 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".

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