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Politics Green New Deal set to be reintroduced by Markey and Ocasio-Cortez

03:50  20 april  2021
03:50  20 april  2021 Source:   cbsnews.com

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio - Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey , two progressive Democrats, are introducing a Green New Deal resolution on Thursday that lays out their ambitious agenda to decarbonize and turbo-charge the economy. The resolution is co-sponsored by at least 60 House members and nine On the federal level, the left's goal is to make the Green New Deal a litmus test for Democrats across the country. Progressives want to force candidates to either endorse or reject a set of concrete policies. McElwee argued that any Democrat who doesn't support some version of the proposal should be

Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio - Cortez of New York and Democratic Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts unveiled their " Green New Deal " resolution Thursday, which outlines the definition of the massive piece of legislation the two hope will tackle a litany of issues related to the US' role in global climate change.

Senator Edward Markey and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez plan to reintroduce the Green New Deal on Tuesday.

Brendan Boyle, Jeff Merkley, Ed Markey standing in front of a crowd posing for the camera: U.S. Representative Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Markey hold a news conference for their proposed © JONATHAN ERNST / REUTERS U.S. Representative Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Markey hold a news conference for their proposed "Green New Deal" to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in 10 years, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington

The last iteration of the joint resolution, which the two Democrats introduced over two years ago, was a climate protection wish list for progressives and became a prime point of attack for conservatives. This week, progressives are expanding that proposal into a broader package of plans that is likely to test where the Democratic party's ideals stand.

Ocasio-Cortez, Markey reintroduce Green New Deal resolution

  Ocasio-Cortez, Markey reintroduce Green New Deal resolution Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) on Tuesday reintroduced a resolution in support of a Green New Deal. The resolution, which would be an expression of congressional sentiment rather than a law, says that it's the government's duty to create a Green New Deal that can be accomplished through a 10-year national mobilization. It calls for meeting the country's power demand through zero-emission energy sources and "overhauling" transportation to remove pollution through investing in zero-emission vehicles, public transit and high-speed rail.

Ocasio - Cortez Unveils Green New Deal to Reset Climate Policy. By. The proposals, which have come to be known as the Green New Deal , were crafted in conjunction with Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts. Their plan envisions shifting away from fossil fuels and other sources of emissions that cause global warming within 10 years.

Representative Alexandria Ocasio - Cortez of New York and Massachusetts senator Ed Markey have introduced their joint resolution for the Green New Deal —and it has some very well-known names on its list of nine Senate cosponsors, including all of the major 2020 Democratic candidates who have Chief among the required transformations would be the elimination of fossil-fuel emissions—but exactly what that entails and how it will be accomplished is still the subject of debate. Transportation, agriculture, and infrastructure will all have to be overhauled. So far, climate activists and supporters

The original proposal set an objective of the country taking on a "leading role" in helping the planet reach net-zero emissions by the year 2050. To reach that lofty goal, the plan called for the U.S. to wean itself off of fossil fuels and create high-paying green energy jobs.

But the resolution was stopped with a cloture vote in the then GOP-controlled Senate before it could proceed.

With Democratic control of Congress and the presidency, progressives on Monday broadened the "Green New Deal" stamp to include a proposal geared toward addressing pollution in low-income communities and one focused on cities with lead in their water supply.

Ocasio-Cortez and Markey also plan on Tuesday to introduce the Civilian Climate Corps Act, a nod to President Joe Biden's January executive order that called for a plan to create a group by that name. The Corps would exist "to mobilize the next generation of conservation and resilience workers and maximize the creation of accessible training opportunities and good jobs," the order read.

But even with probable support for some portions of the Green New Deal agenda, it faces massive hurdles on Capitol Hill. Even if the measure were to pass in the House, where moderate Democrats have previously voiced opposition to it, it would require the support of 10 Republican senators to reach Mr. Biden's desk.

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