Climate change politics burn hot after Green New Deal vote

Mitch McConnell stages show vote in the Senate on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's green new deal

Mitch McConnell forces Senate Democrats to vote on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal

Self-described democratic socialist Ocasio-Cortez, a frequent critic of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, tweeted in response to The Washington Post's Nick Miroff's image of hundreds of immigrants at the El Paso sector detained in a parking lot "because there is no room for them inside, or anywhere else".

"The resolution sets unachievable goals", Hickenlooper writes.

Trump himself mocked Democrats over the plan. "I will continue to move forward with these and other commonsense efforts instead of extreme and impractical ideas like the Green New Deal". Forty-three Democrats voted "present" to protest the GOP's action.

A remarkably large percentage - 38 percent - said they didn't know enough about the woman whose social media presence is so vast she offered to give her colleagues a lesson.

She added that, of Donald Trump's small cache of Bronx Republican votes in the 2016 election, most came from her home district, which includes City Island, East Tremont and Westchester Square.

Asked if she was good for the Democratic Party, 33 percent overall said she was, while 6 percent of Republicans agreed along with 57 percent of Democrats. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called the proposal "a radical, top-down, socialist makeover of the entire U.S. economy". Angus King of ME, who caucuses with Democrats, joined all 53 Senate Republicans in opposing the climate plan.

He said he was treating the plan "with the seriousness it deserves". "By eminent domain - by climate change - by saying it's important so you got to tear down the buildings that can't afford it".

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Graham, who spent the weekend with Trump in Florida, said his committee will probe the actions of the Justice Department. Lindsey Graham , R-S.C., have encouraged him to use the political capital he's now gained to accomplish policy goals.

This is of course a picture of former President Ronald Reagan, naturally firing a machine gun while riding on the back of a dinosaur.

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.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren met with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the progressive freshman lawmaker from NY, in Washington on Thursday. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez basically laid out a comprehensive government-run central plan for the entire economy including guaranteed jobs, free health care, and affordable housing for all.

Slowing climate change "should be our nation's moonshot" in the 21st century, Gillibrand said, calling it a generational challenge similar to the race to the moon in the 1960s.

"There is no question that the Green New Deal is a bad deal for West Virginia families, workers, and businesses, and today's vote makes it clear that policymakers on both sides of the aisle know it".

Senate Republican leaders forced a vote Tuesday on a climate change measure they ridicule, seeking to corner Democratic presidential hopefuls over an expensive, economy-upending plan proposed by the party's left wing.

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