Published: Fri, February 08, 2019
Sci-tech | By Jackie Newman

AOC says being left off climate crisis committee not a snub

AOC says being left off climate crisis committee not a snub

"I will not give one dollar to black-box detention facilities that think that some people in this country are deserving of constitutional protections and others are not".

The proposals launched on Thursday encompass investments to achieve net-zero greenhouse-gas emissions in 10 years, shift industries away from fossil fuels, help those affected by the changes, and provide universal healthcare and other welfare.

"The green dream or whatever they call it, nobody knows what it is, but they're for it, right?" she told reporters. "And so that's really what we're trying to accomplish with the Green New Deal".

Hours earlier, Pelosi said she had not yet read the Green New Deal.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., tweeted Thursday that she was proud to join Ocasio-Cortez and Markey "on a #GreenNewDeal resolution to fight for our planet and our kids' futures".

Which is to say: the Green New Deal framework combines big climate-change-related ideas with a wish list of progressive economic proposals that, taken together, would touch almost every American and overhaul the economy.

A memo from Ocasio-Cortez's office to her colleagues, according to Axios, calls for support of legislation that will set into motion "national, social, industrial and economic mobilization at a scale not seen since World War II".

Florida Rep. Kathy Castor will chair the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. The next attempt, she said, will need broader support.

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It is possible that Mueller could have gained access to the documents through the intelligence agencies that are reviewing them. Mueller "will now have access to those transcripts for any objective that will facilitate justice", Schiff said.

"We hope that all of the committees of jurisdiction will be very involved", she said.

A joint resolution drafted by them and expected to be introduced Thursday sets a goal to meet all power demand in the USA through clean, renewable and zero-emission energy sources by 2030.

The freshman lawmaker and veteran Sen. Ed Markey of MA on the plan, which aims to eliminate the US carbon footprint by 2030.

Ocasio-Cortez said in a statement that the plan will create "unprecedented levels of prosperity and wealth for all while ensuring economic and environmental justice and security". It's aimed a transforming the American economy by ending its dependence on fossil fuels, investing heavily in renewable energy like solar and wind and sparking large-scale job-creation.

Even so, the Green New Deal goes far beyond the Clean Power Plan proposed by former President Barack Obama.

Nearly every major new economic initiative proposed by Democrats - the Green New Deal, Medicare for all, debt-free college - has a common feature: Unlike most current social programs, it would benefit younger Americans at the expense of older Americans.

The administration of Republican President Donald Trump continues to pooh-pooh the threat, but the issue is shaping up to matter among Democrats vying to take Trump on in next year's presidential election.

The Democrats are likely to meet resistance to their proposal in Congress, especially in the Republican-controlled Senate.

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