In a surprising Trump-like move, Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has announced that he will be bringing the Green New Deal to the Senate floor for a vote. In a press conference, he tells reporters that he it will “give everybody an opportunity to see how they feel about the Green New Deal.”
.@Senatemajldr: "I've noted with great interest the Green New Deal. And we're going to be voting on that in the Senate. Give everybody an opportunity to go on record and see how they feel about the #GreenNewDeal." pic.twitter.com/1HP5lSDjzM
— CSPAN (@cspan) February 12, 2019
The Green New Deal has been around by years, being used as a central tenet of the Green Parties platform since 2012. But it is gaining steam due to a renewed push led by socialist Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, who is pushing the House Resolution. The Senate companion bill is being pushed by Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts.
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