OCASIO-CORTEZ SAYS SHE’S WORKING TO ADDRESS ONE OF THE BIGGEST CRITICISMS OF HER GREEN NEW DEAL

The Daily Caller | 1/19/2019 | Staff
malik778 (Posted by) Level 3
Click For Photo: https://cdn01.dailycaller.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/RTS23O7T-e1548260171349.jpg

Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said her staff is drafting a resolution to “define the scope” of a Green New Deal.

The initial Green New Deal proposal was drafted by millennial staffers and activists over one weekend.

Ocasio-Cortez - Deal - Carbon - Tax - Regulations

Ocasio-Cortez said a green deal would go beyond a carbon tax, suggesting more regulations and mandates.

Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said she’s in the “drafting phase” of legislation to “essentially just define the scope” of the Green New Deal she’s championed.

Ocasio-Cortez - Democrat - Scope - New - Deal

Ocasio-Cortez, a Democrat, also hinted that the scope of a Green New Deal would go beyond taxing carbon dioxide emissions.

“A carbon tax bill isn’t going to be called a Green New Deal,” Ocasio-Cortez told reporters Tuesday evening. “It could be part of a Green New Deal, but we have to be sure that we define the scope of what comprehensive Green New Deal legislation would look like.

Staffers - Activists - New - Deal - Resolution

Ocasio-Cortez staffers worked with environmental activists late in 2018 to draft a Green New Deal resolution. The draft document, published online as a Google Doc, calls for the creation of a congressional committee to put forward Green New Deal legislation with the broad goals of 100 percent green energy within 10 years and a slew of welfare programs.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) looks on during a march organised by the Women’s March Alliance in the Manhattan borough of New York City, U.S., January 19, 2019. REUTERS/Caitlin Ochs.

Staffers - Resolution - Co-sponsorship - Ocasio-Cortez - Capitol

Staffers are working on a resolution “we’ll be introducing and we’re hoping to build some co-sponsorship,” Ocasio-Cortez said as she left Capitol Hill. “But we’re looking to essentially just define the scope of the Green New Deal.”

Ocasio-Cortez is not the only Democrat who wants to put global warming at the center of their agenda, but she’s part of a growing push on the left to use climate concerns to achieve green and...
(Excerpt) Read more at: The Daily Caller
Wake Up To Breaking News!
Sign In or Register to comment.

Welcome to Long Room!

Where The World Finds Its News!