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McConnell promises a vote on Democrats’ Green New Deal

McConnell promises a vote on Democrats’ Green New Deal

(CNN)Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to force Democrats to weigh in on a sweeping climate change and economic overhaul proposal jointly introduced last week by high-profile freshman Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey.

McConnell announced during a press conference Tuesday afternoon that he would send the so-called Green New Deal measure to the Senate floor for a vote “to see how they feel about the Green New Deal” — a tactic he’s used in recent years to put vulnerable opponents on the record supporting or opposing controversial policies.
Republicans are gearing up to make the Green New Deal a key campaign issue heading into the 2020 race. President Donald Trump took aim at the resolution at a rally in El Paso, Texas, on Monday, decrying it as “socialism” and painting elements of the proposal as pie-in-the-sky dreaming.

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