Published: Sat, March 02, 2019
Research | By Raquel Erickson

Schumer: A Forced Vote on the Green New Deal Is a 'Sham'

Schumer: A Forced Vote on the Green New Deal Is a 'Sham'

But it's important to remember that it was Sunrise Movement activists who recruited AOC on her first day in Washington last November to join their sit-in for a Green New Deal at Nancy Pelosi's office. Last night our colleague from Rhode Island said it was "truly preposterous" for me to schedule a vote on the Green New Deal. Ed Markey, D-M.A., that proposes environmental and economic reform aimed at minimizing the effects of climate change. On numerous points that the Democrats have presented, the Republicans-most notably President Trump-have exaggerated them so that it is muddy at best. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) was asked by The View co-host Sunny Hostin on Friday if the Green New Deal goes too far.

There is a new generation of Democratic politicians that appear to operate completely differently from the likes of Feinstein and Pelosi.

Pelosi's comments come as several moderate Democrats have expressed concerns with the plan.

House Budget Chairman John Yarmuth (D-Ky.) said yesterday the upcoming fiscal 2020 budget resolution won't include a call for a "Green New Deal", an issue that could doom the spending blueprint on the floor. I'm sorry to break it to you. I've read it and I've re-read it. "I am carefully studying the bill's implications and am committed to working with Senator Markey and others to translate ideas into action and ensure the United States is the world's most energy-efficient nation with the strongest economy". Durbin said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe".

"If you listen to what she has to say, she's saying: 'Don't have kids, because it's going to hurt our country, '" Hegseth 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. "I'm sorry to break it to you", she said in an Instagram Live video over the weekend, while acknowledging that the resolution itself would do little because it is non-binding.

"That heavy-handed approach, envisioned by the Green New Deal, doesn't work", Graves added. "Not any binding course of action". 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. There have been many accusations and defenses on either side of this issue, leading to a lot of misinformation on what the Green New Deal is and what it means to Americans.

Far more people read Truthout than ever donate, but in order to continue publishing, we must raise $1,200 in the next few hours. This is the understanding we must bring to the question of how to win the Green New Deal.

"Recently, I announced that senators will get to go on the record and vote for or against all of this".

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