-Sunrise Movement " This vote forces every member of the Senate to make a choice: will you vote for a plan to guarantee every American clean air and water, a stable climate, and a good job?
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.
The Green New Deal is a dozen-page outline of principles for reaching a carbon emission-free economy. Her office appeared to accidentally release a controversial "fact sheet" along with last week's legislation, which claimed the measure would provide "economic security for all who are unable or unwilling to work". McConnell's plan to ask Markey and his fellow senators to vote on the resolution they endorsed was a "Republican trick". Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), a possible 2020 contender, said at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast on Tuesday.
The proposals known as the Green New Deal were crafted in conjunction with Senator Ed Markey of MA. We're having the first national conversation on climate change in a decade.
"It will be one of several or maybe many suggestions that we receive. Or will you stand with Mitch McConnell and the fossil fuel billionaires who are willing to put millions of lives in peril so they can pad their profits?"
Conservative talk radio host Brian Mudd says the Green New Deal is environmental socialism. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and backed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.).More news: Gordon Banks dies 2019 at age 81 - Obituary
This isn't a new Republican trick.
But the numbers are growing. A spokesman for the majority leader told HuffPost on Tuesday that he will not be writing his own legislation to address the threat posed by global warming.
Ocasio-Cortez's comments suggesting millionaires may have to pay 70 percent in taxes to fund the Green New Deal, coupled with a rocky unveiling, have not helped her case in winning over her more moderate colleagues. But he added that the broad proposal might not easily translate into legislation that can pass Congress.
McConnell wants to get Democratic presidential candidates on the record about the controversial, but nevertheless exciting policy moonshot, so that Republicans can hit them with attacks mischaracterizing the deal, as Trump did at his El Paso rally on Monday: "I really don't like their policy of taking away your vehicle, of taking away your airplane rights, of 'let's hop a train to California, ' of you're not allowed to own cows anymore!"
Some Republicans even accused Democrats of proposing to do away with treats like ice cream by seeking to address bovine flatulence, which last week's memo highlights as a significant source of greenhouse gases.
Durbin said he was not anxious about the "Green New Deal" becoming an easy target for Republicans. Livestock will be banned.