Senate Dems To Offer Unanimous Climate Resolution: Not Green New Deal

"All 47 members of the Senate Democratic caucus plan to introduce a resolution Tuesday urging Congress to act immediately on climate change, a Democratic leadership aide tells POLITICO.

The resolution will not include firm targets for emissions reductions, but it offers a rallying point for Democrats who have been divided over the ambitious Green New Deal resolution introduced earlier this month by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.). Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said the Senate will vote by this summer on the original resolution, but there is no guarantee the unified Democratic alternative would come to the floor.

The resolution, led by Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Environment and Public Works ranking member Tom Carper (D-Del)., is the latest pressure from Democrats on Republicans to acknowledge the scientific consensus behind climate change and outline concrete plans for addressing it."

Anthony Adragna reports for Politico February 26, 2019.


"Democrats Won't Back 'Green New Deal' In 'Sham' Vote" (ClimateWire)

"Kasich To Push Republicans For Policies To Address Climate Change" (The Hill)

"Green New Deal Would Be ‘Gift to Vladimir Putin,’ Senator Says" (Bloomberg Environment)

"McConnell Plans Vote On Green New Deal Before August Recess" (The Hill)

"Senate Dems Seek To Turn Tables on GOP in Climate Change Fight" (The Hill)

"Dianne Feinstein Lectures Children Who Want Green New Deal, Portraying It as Untenable" (New York Times)

Editorial: "Want a Green New Deal? Here’s a better one." (Washington Post)

Source: Politico, 02/27/2019