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16:16  14 november  2019
16:16  14 november  2019 Source:   bloomberg.com

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Bernie Sanders . Ocasio - Cortez believes housing is a right and "that Congress must tip the balance away from housing as a gambling chip for To bring about campaign finance reform, Ocasio - Cortez calls for overturning the Supreme Court ruling on Citizens United via a constitutional amendment.

(Bloomberg) -- Senator Bernie Sanders and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will introduce legislation today that would provide $180 billion over 10 years to cut carbon emissions from public housing in the U.S.

a man standing on a stage: Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, speaks during the Iowa Democratic Party Liberty & Justice Dinner in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S..© Bloomberg Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, speaks during the Iowa Democratic Party Liberty & Justice Dinner in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S..

It’s an effort to bring ideas of the Democrats’ Green New Deal -- backed by both lawmakers -- into housing policy and comes just weeks after Ocasio-Cortez gave Sanders’s presidential bid a boost by endorsing him. The two traveled through Iowa last weekend to highlight his climate change proposals and rally voters ahead of the Feb. 3 caucuses there.

Sen. Bernie Sanders receives endorsement from Ocasio-Cortez at NYC rally

  Sen. Bernie Sanders receives endorsement from Ocasio-Cortez at NYC rally Sen. Bernie Sanders returned to the campaign trail Saturday with a rally in New York City, supported by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.At the rally dubbed the “Bernie’s Back Rally, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez introduced the senator, announcing her support of his candidacy in front of the thousands who gathered for the event at Queensbridge Park along the East River in Queens.

Ocasio - Cortez , Sanders to pitch Green New Deal bill for public housing . The 0 billion plan would overhaul 1 million public housing units, making Alexandria Ocasio - Cortez and Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday introduced legislation to give the country’s public housing units an energy-efficiency

Sanders and Ocasio - Cortez are also scheduled to campaign together in Wichita for Democrat James Thompson, a civil rights lawyer running in Kansas' 4th District. Like Ocasio - Cortez and Welder, Thompson was an activist for Sanders ' 2016 presidential campaign .

“Faced with the global crisis of climate change, the United States must lead the world in transforming our energy system away from fossil fuel to sustainable energy,” Sanders said in a statement. “But let us be clear: as Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez understands, the Green New Deal is not just about climate change. It is an economic plan to create millions of good-paying jobs, strengthen our infrastructure, and invest in our country’s frontline and vulnerable communities.”

The legislation would retrofit 1 million units of federally owned housing. It would use a partnership with states by creating new grant programs to transition unites to “zero-carbon, energy efficient housing.” It also would impose labor and “Buy America” requirements for construction. Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, a rival for the Democratic nod, is one of the co-sponsors.

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Sanders and Ocasio - Cortez are also scheduled to campaign together in Wichita for Democrat James Thompson, a civil rights lawyer running in Kansas' 4th District. Like Ocasio - Cortez and Welder, Thompson was an activist for Sanders ' 2016 presidential campaign .

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Biden Proposes $1.3 Trillion Infrastructure Plan (5:30 a.m.)

Joe Biden on Thursday released a $1.3 trillion proposal to make major investments in transportation with the dual goals of modernizing U.S. infrastructure and moving toward net-zero greenhouse gas emissions.

The plan to “Invest in Middle Class Competitiveness” calls for spending over a 10-year period that would, according to the campaign, create millions of jobs.

It would target deficient transportation networks by, among other things, starting a “second great railroad revolution” and renovating the nation’s airports. The plan also focuses on expanding options for Americans who do not have high-quality, reliable public transportation, specifically in high-poverty areas and historically marginalized communities.

The proposals for resilient infrastructure focus heavily on investing in green technology, most notably speeding up the transition to electric vehicles. Biden would call for the Department of Energy to invest $5 billion over five years in battery and energy storage technology and work with cities to ensure Americans can drive anywhere in the country in an electric vehicle by 2030.

Sanders launches first ad touting AOC endorsement

  Sanders launches first ad touting AOC endorsement The Bernie Sanders campaign is launching its first ad highlighting his massive rally in New York City on Saturday — and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's endorsement of him.The 30-second digital spot, part of a six-figure ad buy in Iowa starting Tuesday, features a popular line from Sanders' speech at the rally as well as images of the huge crowd.

Sanders and Ocasio - Cortez are also scheduled to campaign together in Wichita for Democrat James Thompson, a civil rights lawyer running in Kansas' 4th District. Like Ocasio - Cortez and Welder, Thompson was an activist for Sanders ' 2016 presidential campaign .

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Biden also calls for spending $400 billion over 10 years for clean energy research and innovation that would, in part, focus on modernizing the trucking, shipping and aviation industries and enacting a national strategy to develop a low-carbon manufacturing sector.

In addition, the former vice president would improve water infrastructure, broadband access and entrepreneurship opportunities by increasing the State Small Business Credit Initiative and establishing a grant program for new business startups outside the biggest cities. He also would allocate $100 billion to modernizing the nation’s schools.

The infrastructure plan would be paid for by reversing the 2017 Republican tax cuts, closing tax loopholes, ending subsidies for fossil fuels and cracking down on tax evasion. -- Tyler Pager

COMING UP

The major Democratic candidates -- including Biden, Warren, Sanders and Pete Buttigieg -- are scheduled to appear Nov. 17 at the Nevada Democratic Party’s First in the West dinner, a major event that previously has drawn thousands to hear from presidential hopefuls.

Ten candidates have qualified for the fifth Democratic debate, on Nov. 20 in Atlanta: Biden, Warren, Sanders, Buttigieg, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Andrew Yang, Tulsi Gabbard, Cory Booker and Tom Steyer.

--With assistance from Tyler Pager.

To contact the reporter on this story: Laura Litvan in Washington at llitvan@bloomberg.net

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Wendy Benjaminson at wbenjaminson@bloomberg.net, Elizabeth Wasserman, Kathleen Hunter

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