Mitch McConnell will make Democratic senators vote on the 'Green New Deal'

‘Brilliant!’ Trump supports Democrats’ Green Dream to ‘eliminate all planes, cars, cows & military’

In addition, the bill lays out some lofty goals that could require massive, difficult-to-administer new programs, like a job guarantee and a plan to upgrade every building in the country for energy efficiency. The GOP-controlled Senate scheduled a symbolic vote on single-payer health care legislation in 2017, a decision also meant to put prominent liberals on the spot, and in January brought up foreign policy legislation that took on the boycott movement against Israel.

The Green New Deal isn't limited to the political arena.

Markey's office responded with a statement chastising McConnell for threatening to call a vote on the resolution "without committee hearings, expert testimony, or a true national debate".

Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi did not explicitly endorse the Green New Deal, but welcomed "the enthusiasm" of its backers, AP reported.

Labor unions say they are withholding support for a Green New Deal unveiled by Democrats last week to transition the American economy away from fossil fuels, arguing the loosely-defined plan could kill jobs if its architects aren't careful.

The proposals known as the Green New Deal were crafted in conjunction with Senator Ed Markey of MA.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has also expressed his support for the initiative, but has not formally announced whether he will run for president in 2020. Explaining the choice of white attire, Ocasio-Cortez told CNN: "2019 is the 100th anniversary of the women's right to vote ... and there's so much more that we have to fight for".

On Monday, Trump poked fun at the Green New Deal at his campaign rally in El Paso, Texas, making exaggerated claims that the policy would force people to give up air travel and owning cows, a source of methane emissions. Yes, she said this.

As for Ocasio-Cortez, she's following along with the president's speech through Twitter, and she's calling it rich of Trump to criticize her when he reportedly can't make it through a daily briefing without giving up partway. One of the best was the acknowledgment that even the authors' best efforts would not be enough to get rid of "farting cows" and air travel within 10 years.

"I think the elegance, from a policy perspective, of the concept of the Green New Deal, is that it matches a sense of urgency about that problem with climate change with a sense of opportunity around what the solutions might represent", Buttigieg explained.

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