World Media

Republican-Controlled Senate to Vote on Democrats' Green New Deal

Republican-Controlled Senate to Vote on Democrats' Green New Deal

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's (D-NY) Green New Deal is so farfetched that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is allowing a vote on it. The principles of the Green New Deal resonate with the American people - a mission to save all of creation by investing in massive job creation.

Markey and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of NY led the unveiling of a resolution laying the groundwork for aggressive policy proposals created to combat climate change, which critics argue could be too costly to the economy and in some cases outright not feasible. "The first question Republicans should answer is: What is their answer on climate change?"

Broadly speaking, Democrats do support action on climate change - two-thirds say it "should be a top priority for Trump and Congress this year" - but the question is whether they will support the Green New Deal as they learn more about it. A narrow majority of voters support raising taxes to fund a Green New Deal, according to a survey released last month by the think tank Data for Progress.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi previously told Politico the Green New Deal was a "suggestion", saying it will "be one of severalm or maybe many suggestions that we receive". "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.

When the resolution came out on Thursday, roughly 65 House Democrats co-sponsored it, while fewer than a dozen senators did the same. McConnell's aim is to split Democrats between the left-leaning members vying for the passions of their party's base and more moderate senators who view the proposal as radical and disruptive.

5 members of East Texas family, including infant, found shot dead
Lyons says a firearm was recovered from the house about 75 miles northeast of Houston and that no suspects were being sought. Five people were found shot and killed in a home in an unincorporated town in eastern Texas on Monday, police said.

It's unclear exactly what kind of measure McConnell plans to bring up for a vote in the Senate.

Republicans showed on Tuesday that they are ready to use the resolution as a political weapon against those Democrats.

Ocasio-Cortez issued her own rebuke hours later. Ocasio-Cortez's spokesman also sent reporters a memo in which the congresswoman's office contradicted the resolution by taking positions on agricultural emissions, nuclear energy and air travel that did not appear in the formal legislation.

"On Saturday, President Donald Trump mocked the Green New Deal", jokingly calling the Democrats' embrace of the proposal "brilliant".

"There's another victim of the Green New Deal, it's ice cream. American favorites like cheeseburgers and milkshake will become a thing of the past", said Sen.


  • China turns back jet after Taiwan 'insult'

    China turns back jet after Taiwan 'insult'

    In Beijing, foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said failure to properly register was a breach of regulations. John Nicholson, CEO of industry body Aviation New Zealand described the incident as "very unusual".
    Goodale in hot seat over Wilson-Raybould cabinet resignation

    Goodale in hot seat over Wilson-Raybould cabinet resignation

    Meanwhile, at the request of two NDP members, the federal ethics commissioner has launched an investigation into the matter. "It was her responsibility to let me know about that, of course she said nothing of that to me last Fall", said Trudeau.
    Apex Legends, Titanfall 2 Score Impressive Player Counts

    Apex Legends, Titanfall 2 Score Impressive Player Counts

    In contrast, Sony usually allows players to access online multiplayer in free-to-play games without a PlayStation Plus membership. If you are looking for the ultimate chart to give you a better idea of the gun mechanics in Apex Legends , look no further.
  • Keralite woman among 17 killed in Delhi hotel blaze

    Keralite woman among 17 killed in Delhi hotel blaze

    The hotel developer had a permit from the fire department to build up to four stories - the standard height in central Delhi. Mandeep Singh Randhawa, deputy police commissioner, said authorities are still investigating what sparked the fire.
    Activision Blizzard Reportedly Laying Off Hundreds of Staff

    Activision Blizzard Reportedly Laying Off Hundreds of Staff

    Compared to others, Activision Blizzard, Inc .is in a different league with regards to profitability, having net margins of 8.1%. A company that manages their assets well will have a high return, while if manages their assets poorly will have a low return.
    Naomi Osaka splits with coach two weeks after second Grand Slam title

    Naomi Osaka splits with coach two weeks after second Grand Slam title

    He is a former hitting partner of Grand Slam champions Serena Williams , Victoria Azarenka and Caroline Wozniacki . Osaka enjoyed a remarkable rise up the world rankings after first linking up with Bajin in the 2017 off-season.
  • Cops probe hurling of chair from high-rise balcony

    Cops probe hurling of chair from high-rise balcony

    They are also looking into whether the condo unit - some 20 to 30 storeys high - was being rented out at the time of the incident. Toronto police say they have identified the woman shown in a video of a chair being thrown from a downtown condominium balcony.
    Jennifer Lopez’s Motown Grammys Tribute Has Viewers Confused

    Jennifer Lopez’s Motown Grammys Tribute Has Viewers Confused

    Chatting to Entertainment Tonight , the On The Floor songstress said: 'I could cry. "You gotta do what's in your heart". In addition to Robinson and Ne-Yo, Lopez got a little help from her friend Alicia Keys during the tribute, too.
    Newborn with umbilical cord still attached found in middle of road

    Newborn with umbilical cord still attached found in middle of road

    The California Highway Patrol's Alfred Medina holds the infant girl who was found in the town of Madera Ranchos. Aurelio Fuentes Jr. told the paper that he didn't know what he was seeing at first.
  • Eddie Murphy’s ‘Coming to America’ Sequel Gets 2020 Release Date

    Eddie Murphy’s ‘Coming to America’ Sequel Gets 2020 Release Date

    Paramount confirmed Monday that the actor will star in a sequel to " Coming to America ", set to hit theaters next year. Eddie Murphy and Craig Brewer are also working together on the upcoming Netflix film, Dolemite Is My Name .
    United Kingdom  signs Swiss trade deal as heat grows on Liam Fox

    United Kingdom signs Swiss trade deal as heat grows on Liam Fox

    His intervention came after Treasury Chief Secretary Liz Truss refused to rule out resigning if Mrs May backed a customs union. She did not reject any of his conditions outright in her reply.
    Sprint Suing AT&T over False 5G Claims

    Sprint Suing AT&T over False 5G Claims

    However, for many users who do not understand technology, they will mistakenly believe that AT&T has provided the 5G network. Sprint last month announced it planned to release 5G smartphones with Samsung Electronics in the U.S.in the summer.