Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal could cost $93 trillion, group says

U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio Cortez wipes away tears as Representative Ilhan Omar talks about her own experience as a refugee during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington

Ocasio-Cortez: 'I'm the boss'

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Markey are co-sponsors of the bill, introduced earlier this month, and have been active advocates for the passage of the Green New Deal and its long term benefits on the environment.

The Green New Deal is a wide-ranging stimulus package that includes investment in climate-friendly infrastructure, a guaranteed job for all Americans "with a family-sustaining wage", restrictions on fossil fuel technology and "high-quality health care" for everyone. "It will require a nauseating amount of money to meet the promises and the massive welfare increases called for by this so-called deal", added the group's president. Kamala Harris, D-Calif.; Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.; Cory Booker, D-N.J.; Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.; and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., have signaled their support and would be forced to go on record with that support if McConnell holds the vote.

"The games they are playing here will have no meaning". "I am carefully studying the bill's implications and am committed to working with Senator Markey and others to translate ideas into action and ensure the United States is the world's most energy-efficient nation with the strongest economy".

Those are the words of youth climate activists who confronted California Senator Dianne Feinstein last week in San Francisco, demanding she sign on to the Green New Deal.

If students striking for climate change can recruit their parents and teachers to building for climate change within their workplaces and unions, we will have a real shot.

AOC isa staunch and important advocateof the Green New Deal, who took to Instagram toharshly critique Feinstein's remarks. "There's no other way to describe this idea to completely make over our transportation network", Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.) said during a hearing to examine the link between infrastructure and climate change February 26.

"I'm trying to draft another one, which might be more acceptable, but it's not done yet", Feinstein told E&E News last night.

Roberts also said that McConnell's move to bring the Green New Deal to a vote is a "political ploy" to kill the resolution that "disregards" the work of young people.

Visiting Assistant Professor in Economics Alex Poterack supports the Green New Deal's efforts to address climate change, but is wary of the breadth of the resolution.

Republicans oppose the Green New Deal, with many labeling it "socialist". But she can't deliver this legislation without a movement driving the Green New Deal forward. "And we're going to be voting on that in the Senate".

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