McConnell to call Senate vote on Democrats' Green New Deal

Senate Majority Leader Mitch Mc Connell speaks after a Republican policy lunch on Capitol Hill in Washington

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Tuesday he will hold a vote on the progressives' Green New Deal - and looks forward to members going on record to support a plan the GOP has lambasted as unacceptably radical, Politico reported. It seems McConnell is planning to see which Democrats are on board with the Green Deal.

And then there are the guaranteed jobs "with a family sustaining wage".

Sen. Ted Cruz called the "Green New Deal" a sign of "just how nutty Democrats are getting", telling donors in a conference call Tuesday night that it's a "kooky" approach that would entail bans on cars, planes, trains and cattle.

Sen. Bernie Sanders, who lost in the 2016 Democratic presidential primary, has also supported the Green New Deal, which calls for reducing vehicle and plane travel. Republicans see it - and its rocky rollout promoting elements of the proposal later rescinded - as a political opening.

But the Hill reports McConnell is happy to make sure that happens in the Senate. "Ocasio-Cortez tried to claim over the weekend that the FAQ, sent to news outlets such as NPR and uploaded on her congressional website, is not really part of the Green New Deal's policy proposals". "Give everybody an opportunity to go on record", McConnell told reporters.

"It is so interesting to watch this very hard left turn the Democrat Party has taken, and it's also interesting to watch all of these Democrat presidential candidates rubber-stamp this Green New Deal", Sen.

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Those tariffs now stand at 10 percent, but an additional $50 billion worth of imports has already been hit by a 25 percent tariff. Beijing officials have yet to offer satisfying proposals on U.S. demands.

But the numbers are growing.

Have rising sea levels and worsening forest fires convinced the Republican leader to reassess his position on climate change? The legislation, co-sponsored by Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, has received much backlash since its roll-out.

The document introduced last week marked the first formal attempt by lawmakers to define legislation to create big government-led investments in clean energy, infrastructure and social programs. McConnell wants to get Democratic presidential candidates on the record about the controversial, but nevertheless exciting policy moonshot, so that Republicans can hit them with attacks mischaracterizing the deal, as Trump did at his El Paso rally on Monday: "I really don't like their policy of taking away your auto, of taking away your airplane rights, of 'let's hop a train to California, ' of you're not allowed to own cows anymore!"

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.

"The Green New Deal is a raw deal for the American taxpayer", said Sen.

The proposals known as the Green New Deal were crafted in conjunction with Senator Ed Markey of MA. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), who chairs the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.

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