Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) yesterday penned a letter to McConnell asking for a full day of floor debate on climate change "before any vote is taken on the Green New Deal resolution".
More than 100 young climate activists rallied in front of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office on Monday over his opposition to the Green New Deal, resulting in nearly 50 young people being arrested on Capitol Hill, according to CNN. She views the Green New Deal as "the opportunity for a future [in which] kids are not going to feel like they need to move out of the place that they call their home, to have a future and to even just survive. He's the one who brought it up", Durbin said.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's sweeping "Green New Deal" could end up costing close to $93 trillion, or about $600,000 per household, according to a new study released by a center-right advocacy group. 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.
"We also wanted to ask if we could deliver some stories to him if we could. tell him why we're here and why we support the Green New Deal", she added. "And we're going to be voting on that in the Senate". So, Leader McConnell, do you believe that climate change, global warming, is real?
The resolution now has 11 Senate co-sponsors, including several presidential candidates, and 89 in the House - a huge chunk of the House Democratic caucus.
On Sunday, Ocasio-Cortez urged that climate change is an issue that needs to be addressed now, tweeting, "Climate delayers aren't much better than climate deniers". They challenge Feinstein, stating: "We have 12 years to turn this around". Their hope was to sway Feinstein's vote in favor of the proposal.
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"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 Majority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., last week said that after he read the resolution, he asked Markey, "What the heck is this?"
Republicans oppose the Green New Deal, with many labeling it "socialist".
Chairman Peter DeFazio, D-Oregon, implored members to find common ground and focus on "pragmatic yet effective solutions to mitigate carbon emissions and provide for resilient infrastructure", rather than "spar over the Green New Deal".
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.