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S.J.Res.8 - A joint resolution recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal.
companion bill of H.R.109 (All Actions) with prices, more or less
ROLL CALL, 26 Mar 2019: NAY: 57 AYE: 0
Senate defeats Green New Deal, as Democrats call vote a 'sham'
Aiming to avoid an intraparty fight on the issue, 43 Democrats - including those who introduced the Green New Deal - voted "present."
Democrats have countered by calling McConnell's maneuver a "sham," saying the vote was held without any hearings or expert testimony, all to scuttle meaningful legislative efforts on climate change.

"McConnell tried to rush the #GreenNewDeal straight to the floor without a hearing," Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. "The real question we should be asking: Why does the Senate GOP refuse to hold any major hearings on climate change?"

"We don't know if we can get to net-zero carbon emissions in 10 years, but we should certainly try," Gillibrand said at a pro-Green New Deal news conference in front of the Capitol. "Why not let this be a measure of how great we are as a nation?"

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., told reporters Tuesday that McConnell's "stunt is backfiring" and that it was becoming clear that "the Republican Party is way behind the times on clean energy."
The main Senate sponsor of the Green New Deal, Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass., was unapologetic about the broad scope of his proposal. "It is the national-security, economic, health care and moral issue of our time," he said at Tuesday's press event.

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by Cat on Wed Mar 27th, 2019 at 02:44:17 AM EST
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