Introduced by freshman Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., it has gotten some lip service from presidential hopefuls in the Senate, including Sens. It also calls for upgrading all existing buildings to be energy-efficient. A "yes" vote on the controversial legislation could help Republicans paint Democrats as extreme on energy policy ahead of the 2020 elections. "The Green New Deal resolution has struck a powerful chord in this country, and Republicans, climate deniers, and the fossil fuel industry are going to end up on the wrong side of history".
Trump's Democratic challenger Hillary Clinton struggled to sell her clean energy agenda in those regions, and suffered politically after saying her policies would "put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business". The Green New Deal also specifically targets Wall Street institutions that have used monetary support of the government through taxpayer dollars during economic crises.
The resolution has amassed significant, but by no means widespread support on Capitol Hill - there are 67 cosponsors in the House and 11 in the Senate, including several current or potential presidential contenders: Bernie Sanders, Kirsten Gillibrand, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker and Amy Klobuchar.
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Though the ceremony went host-less from 2006 to 2011, LL Cool J and James Corden steered the ship in the following seven years. She then brought out Lady Gaga , Jada Pinkett Smith , Obama and Jennifer Lopez .
Former congressman and Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke speaks to thousands of people gathered to protest a U.S. -Mexico border wall that President Donald Trump has pushed, February 11, in El Paso, Texas. Ocasio-Cortez has subsequently described the fact sheet, which has been deleted from her website, as a "draft". While some environmental advocates applauded the plan's grand scope, experts said the plan's aim to get to net-zero carbon emissions in 10 years seemed unrealistic. Yes, she said this. "It's going to take that kind of effort to ensure that we meet our commitments".
"I think it is very important for the Democrats to press forward with their Green New Deal", he tweeted. Although a strong advocate of climate change, Pelosi seems to have no interest in moving the resolution to legislative measures, as she dismissed the proposal as "the green dream" when asked about it in an interview.