Schumer Counters McConnell's 'Cynical Show Vote' on Green New Deal

U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio Cortez wipes away tears as Representative Ilhan Omar talks about her own experience as a refugee during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington

If so, they should have no concerns about voting for their Green New Deal, if climate change is really the problem they say it is and must be dealt with drastically.

Earlier this month, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Massachusetts Sen.

"Now in terms of the Green New deal [as conceived], that goes beyond what our charge is", Pelosi told Rolling Stone.

"Like I just introduced the Green New Deal two weeks ago, and it's creating all of this conversation. Why?" Durbin said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe".

For Monday's protest, members of the Sunrise Movement wore black and yellow shirts announcing their support for the Green New Deal and aimed to deliver a petition with 100,000 signatures from like-minded people across the country. Yet when Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) chose to call their bluff and hold a vote on the GND, Democrats began backing off and accusing McConnell of playing politics by ... holding a vote on something Democrats proposed.

"The Green New Deal is clearly very expensive", the authors of the study wrote.

Far more people read Truthout than ever donate, but in order to continue publishing, we must raise $1,200 in the next few hours. Yes or no? Second, do you believe that climate change, global warming, is caused by humans? On numerous points that the Democrats have presented, the Republicans-most notably President Trump-have exaggerated them so that it is muddy at best. "There's still this kind of fantastical connotation that comes with when you talk [with politicians] about climate change and the climate crisis".

Middle and high school student activists carrying a large handwritten letter to Feinstein urged her to sign on to the Green New Deal and take the dramatic action necessary to save the planet.

"We welcome all the enthusiasm that people want to put on the table, and the Green New Deal is one of them, but we have to operate in a way that's evidence-based, current in its data", she continued.

"I'm trying to draft another one, which might be more acceptable, but it's not done yet", Feinstein told E&E News last night.

House Budget Chairman John Yarmuth (D-Ky.) said yesterday the upcoming fiscal 2020 budget resolution won't include a call for a "Green New Deal", an issue that could doom the spending blueprint on the floor. Destine told MTV News that the Green New Deal is "the only solution to climate change".

The nonbinding budget is meant to serve as a blueprint for appropriators as they craft their annual spending bills, but also serves as a defining document for the political parties.

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