OCasio-Cortz, Ed Markey Reportedly To Release “New Green Deal” Legislation

Apparently, despite having yammered about it for months and months, legislation is apparently not written yet. Which really doesn’t matter, because it would pretty much be technologically unfeasable


Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey could unveil “Green New Deal” legislation as soon as early February, according to Axios.

Ocasio-Cortez told reporters nine days ago her staff was in the “drafting phase” of legislation to “essentially just define the scope” of the “Green New Deal.” The plan has become a rallying cry on the left and now has the backing of Democratic 2020 presidential hopefuls.

Now, it’s clear Ocasio-Cortez is working on a serious legislation push in both houses of Congress, teaming up with Markey, the climate-crusading lawmaker behind the failed 2010 cap-and-trade bill.

Markey’s office said the “Green New Deal” bill hasn’t been finalized and “timing isn’t final yet for next week,” Axios reported Wednesday evening. Sunrise Movement co-founder Varshini Prakash, who helped write the original draft bill posted online, told Axios legislation is due next week. (snip)

However, not everyone on the left is getting behind a “Green New Deal.” Top House Democrats have not supported the idea, including New Jersey Rep. Frank Pallone, chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Pallone and other committee chairs have their own legislation they want to push, and don’t see a “Green New Deal” as a viable plan.

“This is something that we should take a look at, but some of it may not be technologically or politically feasible,” Pallone said in early January.

Most of the Democrats running for president support the Green New Deal, but a lot of the old school are looking at measures that wouldn’t essentially be the ‘climate change’ version of Obamacare, ie, a massive increase in the scope and size of the federal government, with massive taxes, fees, and control of citizen’s lives.

“A carbon tax bill isn’t going to be called a Green New Deal,” Ocasio-Cortez recently toldreporters. “It could be part of a Green New Deal, but we have to be sure that we define the scope of what comprehensive Green New Deal legislation would look like.”

In other words, they’ll just call all the taxes something else.

It’d be nice if every single reporter would ask AOC, Markey, etc, what they’ve done in their own lives towards making them carbon neutral.

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3 Responses to “OCasio-Cortz, Ed Markey Reportedly To Release “New Green Deal” Legislation”

  1. Jacob Noire says:

    How many years did it take the GOP to formulate their better, cheaper health care plan? That’s right, it’s still a work in progress.

    • formwiz says:

      If you like your plan, you can keep your plan.

      Clearly, Arabella forgets the roaring success ZippyCare was.

    • Hoss says:

      It’s always best to deflect when your party is shown for being the greedy, incompetent dumba**es they are, isn’t it. You for the win!

      And we’ll do it, but don’t be c*nty about us fixing the mess your team created. Just sit back and shut up.

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