Gillibrand: I Told Coal Miner Green New Deal ‘Just Bipartisan Ideas’

Washington Free Beacon | 7/11/2019 | David Rutz
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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D., N.Y.) said Thursday that she explained to a Pennsylvania coal miner the Green New Deal was "just bipartisan ideas" to help the economy and his state grow.

Gillibrand is on a bus tour of the Rust Belt over what she calls President Donald Trump's broken promises to the voters who put him in the White House. NBC News reporter Shaquille Brewster noted the 2020 hopeful spoke to a longtime Democratic coal miner who voted for Trump in 2016 and had concerns about the Green New Deal.

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Gillibrand: I Told Coal Miner Green New Deal ‘Just Bipartisan Ideas'

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"Well, I explained to him that the Green New Deal is just some bipartisan ideas that will actually help the economy and his state grow," Gillibrand said. "It's involved with infrastructure, more mass transit, more high-speed rail, more rural broadband, more efficient electric grid, all things that will help Pennsylvania. It's about green jobs."

The plan calls for the U.S. to reach net-zero carbon emissions in the next 10 years, a shift to 100 percent renewable energy sources, retrofitting buildings across the country, and overhauling the U.S. transportation system, to an estimated price tag of $94 trillion.

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