"We have a robust economy in this country, it's growing every day and it relies on a stable, reliable, 24/7 baseload power supply and as we focus on an "all of the above" approach to energy, we also need to focus on what works and what works is fossil fuel generated power, hydro, nuclear power", Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC), co-chair of HEAT said at a press conference on Wednesday.
Republicans forced the vote, in which all 53 Republicans voted against the motion.
Marilyn Humphries/NewscomThe Green New Deal (GND) vote yesterday cooked up Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) aimed to embarrass the Democrats who had co-sponsored the GND resolution calling on USA energy consumption to be carbon-free by 2030.
The Green New Deal, which was a vision of Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Republicans, who have so far offered no plans to combat climate change, repeatedly mocked the Democratic plan as unserious and "socialist" during Tuesday's debate. We don't care that it's a show vote from Leader Mitch McConnell.
Scientists overwhelmingly agree that burning fossil fuels is causing the globe to get unnaturally warmer and polls indicate many American voters are also anxious about the consequences of climate change. They call it more evidence of the creep of "socialism" in the Democratic Party, along with "Medicare for All" and a sweeping elections reform package that would allow public financing of congressional campaigns. They say Republicans who turn debate over global warming into a game will pay a political price.
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The 29-year-old Democrat got her highest favorable rating - 35 percent - from those in her 18-34 age group, with 23 percent of millennials viewing her as unfavorable and 41 percent acknowledging that they haven't heard enough about her to make a decision.
He said he was treating the plan "with the seriousness it deserves".
The new bill, the Climate Action Now Act, focuses more narrowly on reducing carbon emissions and ensuring that the USA honors the Paris climate agreement, from which President Trump withdrew shortly after taking office.
Republicans don't agree with Democrats on possible solutions, a fact Schumer cited in forming the Democratic climate panel, which will be led by Sen.
"Despite what President Trump has said, America can not and will not retreat" on climate change, said Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Fla., chairwoman of a House select committee on climate. "I've never seen a bill sponsored by a dozen people who don't want to vote on it", he said. However, she described the Green New Deal as an overly broad and costly proposal. The full text of the non-binding resolution, introduced by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Ed Markey in February, calls for a "10-year national mobilization" to pursue a variety of "goals and projects".