Republican leader says U.S. Senate will vote on Green New Deal

Republican leader says U.S. Senate will vote on Green New Deal

On Thursday, February 7, New York City Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joined Massachusetts Senator Jeff Markey in Washington, D.C.to introduce a public policy proposal to combat both man-made climate change and create millions of jobs with better wages as well as benefits to reduce income inequalities.

The Green New Deal also calls for every building in America to be rebuilt.

At least six Democrats running for president have backed the proposal.

It's being pushed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a freshman Democrat from NY who has captured the enthusiasm of the left wing.

Hockett said Ocasio-Cortez does not want to ban airplanes or pay people "unwilling to work".

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had called the Green New Deal a "green dream" and some Democrats in fossil fuel-dependent or rural districts have stayed quiet on their position.

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Such legislation includes financial support for Israel and measures that would ban boycotts of Israel, including the BDS movement. Rashida Tlaib, America's first two Muslim congresswomen; both Omar and Tlaib have been embroiled in allegations of anti-Semitism.

"The first question Republicans should answer is what is their answer on climate change, what are they going to put forward", Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said.

Phil Smith, a spokesman for the United Mine Workers (UMWA), which represents workers in the coal industry, echoed the concerns.

Ocasio-Cortez has garnered such attention by mastering Twitter, while at the same time acting as a magnet in the digital and cable news ecosystem by sucking an entire news cycle in around her, which amplifies her media presence, according to Axios. These immigrants have been in limbo since President Donald Trump ended TPS designation for a handful of countries in 2018.

"I really don't like their policies of taking away your vehicle, taking away your airplane flights, of 'let's hop a train to California, ' or 'you're not allowed to own cows anymore!'" he told the crowd.

The name, Green New Deal, references the New Deal of the 1930s that President Franklin Roosevelt implemented to aid Americans suffering in the Great Depression by embarking on huge government-led infrastructure projects.

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