Last Thursday, progressive Democrats unveiled a plan to "transform" the US economy to combat climate change with a "10-year national mobilization" to shift away from fossil fuels and replace them with renewable energy sources.
McConnell and other Republicans oppose the plan but are hoping to force Senate Democrats - including a crowd of 2020 presidential candidates - to vote on a proposal Republicans say would drive the economy off a cliff and lead to a huge tax increase. 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 auto, of taking away your airplane rights, of 'let's hop a train to California, ' of you're not allowed to own cows anymore!" "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", he said. "We'll give everybody a chance to go on record and see how they feel about the Green New Deal".
Cruz tossed around terms like "kooky", "bums" and "nutty" when talking about the proposed deal spearheaded by freshman New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Vermont Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders, who's likely to enter the Democratic primary soon, is also a supporter.
The vote wouldn't be the first time Senate Republicans forced Democratic presidential hopefuls to go on the record about a liberal proposal they believe will alienate moderate voters later. Senate Democrats used a similar tactic when Republicans introduced a single-payer health care amendment to their 2017 health care bill.
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And then there are the guaranteed jobs "with a family sustaining wage".
"On Saturday, President Donald Trump mocked the Green New Deal", jokingly calling the Democrats' embrace of the proposal "brilliant". Mazie Hirono (D-HI) told Ocasio-Cortez she was in over her head.
The resolution submitted to the House and Senate makes no mention of cows or air travel.
Further, Ocasio-Cortez envisions upgrading all existing buildings, working with farmers to "eliminate pollution" and building charging stations for electric cars "everywhere", making high-speed rail so effective that "air travel" is unnecessary.
"I've noted with great interest the Green New Deal". 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. Schumer asked reporters. "What are they going to put forward?"
It wasn't until he visited the Laikipia Wilderness Camp in Kenya that he finally had an opportunity to take photos of the panther. For the first time in a century, a rare melanistic leopard, commonly called a "black panther", has been photographed in Kenya .
These include ending China's alleged violations of intellectual-property rights and forced transfers of American technologies. Trump indicated that he'll wait and see what will come of the ministerial meeting that's starting on Thursday in Beijing.
Trump has not been charged with any crimes, but several of his former advisers have pleaded guilty to a variety of charges. President Donald Trump could soon be trading the White House for the big house if you ask Elizabeth Warren .
Yet he chose instead to add about 3500 troops in 2017-2018 to bolster the U.S. effort to train and advise Afghan forces. Shanahan took over as acting secretary of defence on January 1 after Jim Mattis submitted his resignation in December.
This would allow Washington to call for additional increases in the amount South Korea would pay for the following year. Yonhap said the USA had previously demanded 1.13 trillion won (US$1 billion) from South Korea.
Wijnaldum's return to the side after missing Monday's draw at West Ham made a significant difference against Bournemouth . And when Georginio Wijnaldum scored with a attractive lob 10 minutes later, it was effectively game over.
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A light but steady snow fell during the event at Boom Island Park, obscuring the Minneapolis skyline behind the stage. Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.), Cory Booker (N.J.), Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) and Kamala Harris (Calif.), as well as Rep.
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Tsonga broke the seventh-seeded Herbert's serve three times and dropped only four points throughout the match on his own serve. Herbert required 93 minutes to wrap up his 6-2, 7-5 victory over Czech Tomas Berdych , who struggled with five double faults.