Labor unions fear Democrats’ Green New Deal poses job threat

‘Brilliant!’ Trump supports Democrats’ Green Dream to ‘eliminate all planes, cars, cows & military’

Markey and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of NY led the unveiling of a resolution laying the groundwork for aggressive policy proposals created to combat climate change, which critics argue could be too costly to the economy and in some cases outright not feasible.

It also calls for upgrading all existing buildings in the United States to be energy-efficient.

McConnell's goal, of course, is not to help the bill pass. Putting it to a vote will force Democrats in the Senate to take a stand on the controversial framework.

Ocasio-Cortez said the plan addresses the growing frustration among young people who feel that more needs to be done to fight global warming. "The Green New Deal resolution has struck a powerful chord in this country, and Republicans, climate deniers, and the fossil fuel industry are going to end up on the wrong side of history".

But the Hill reports McConnell is happy to make sure that happens in the Senate.

Broadly speaking, Democrats do support action on climate change - two-thirds say it "should be a top priority for Trump and Congress this year" - but the question is whether they will support the Green New Deal as they learn more about it.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY told reporters after McConnell announced plans for a vote.

Several of trump's claims about the consequences of the Green New Deal are wrong. Vermont Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders, who's likely to enter the Democratic primary soon, is also a supporter. "The green generation has risen up and they are saying they want this issue solved".

Trump, at his rally Monday night, said that under the Green New Deal, "You're not allowed to own cows anymore". Mazie Hirono (D-HI) told Ocasio-Cortez she was in over her head. "And we're going to be voting on that in the Senate".

The sartorial choices of the newly-elected congresswoman are often an object of Internet obsession, but we saw no evidence that her State of the Union outfit was any more outlandishly expensive than that of her colleagues. One of the best was the acknowledgment that even the authors' best efforts would not be enough to get rid of "farting cows" and air travel within 10 years.

Democratic Sens. Elizabeth Warren of MA and Cory Booker of New Jersey, who have both announced their bids for the 2020 nomination, have signed on as Senate co-sponsors of the Green New Deal.

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