Queen Nancy Introduced New ‘Climate Change’ Bill Day After GND Went Down In Flames

I’m still waiting for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to demand a vote on the House floor for the Green New Deal, since she’s holding all sorts of town halls and tweeting about it and such. But, hey, did anyone remember anything in the news about this? I ran across it by accident


Democratic lawmakers introduced a stripped-down climate bill Wednesday less than a day after Senate Republicans dinged a more ambitious plan.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi described the Climate Action Now Act as one of many steps toward Democratic efforts to confront global warming. In particular, the bill aims to prevent President Donald Trump from removing the United States from the non-binding Paris Climate accord.

The bill is a watered-down version of New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal, which called for shifting completely away from fossil fuels and toward green energy. The GND was torpedoed in the Senate on Tuesday after Republicans voted en masse against the resolution while Democrats voted present.

Ocasio-Cortez, a Democrat, was not present Wednesday during the roll out of the Climate Action Act.

Interestingly, it’s not about the climate according to Pelosi

“This is about jobs,” Pelosi said. “It’s about good-paying green jobs. It’s about advancing our economy and our global pre-eminence in green technology.” Pelosi listed a number of other related issues, including public health, and defending national security.

Interesting. But not even close

The bill itself is mostly concerned with returning to the Paris Agreement, which President Donald Trump agreed to withdraw from in June 2017.

Castor said the Climate Action Now Act “will be marked up in the committees of jurisdiction over the coming weeks and then brought to the floor for passage.”

So, I’m guessing this is really the “We Don’t Like Trump’s Views On Climate Change Act.” Because it is doesn’t really say much other than directing Trump to Do Something, per the header

To direct the President to develop a plan for the United States to meet its nationally determined contribution under the Paris Agreement, and for other purposes.

It’s actually more of a resolution than the bill it claims to be, and it is very short. Section 3 prohibits the use of funds to advance the withdrawal of the United States from the Paris Agreement. Section 4 is a “Plan for the United States to meet its nationally determined contribution under the Paris Agreement,” and directs Trump to develop a plan. Think that could backfire monumentally if this even made it out of the Senate and Trump signed it? Based on the text, he could send back in 120 days “Our plan is to not do anything.”

That’s really it.

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7 Responses to “Queen Nancy Introduced New ‘Climate Change’ Bill Day After GND Went Down In Flames”

  1. Liljeffyatemypuppy says:

    Trump’s response:

    “Y’all couldn’t even come up with a lousy 5 billion for a wall, you know, for ‘national security’.

    Bite me.”


  2. Bill Bear says:

    “I’ve ignored it for too long, and usually only mention when someone complains. Take the personal insults down about 30 notches. No more spoofing other poster’s names. No more nasty personal names. No more epithets. We’re adults here, regardless of political affiliation.”


    But then…



    Mixed messages much?

  3. Hoss says:

    Just tell the democrats the Paris Climate Accord is too expensive and ineffective because that’s evidently the disqualifier for anything these days. And if that’s the case, there is not going to be shit passed for legislation; there little excuse will stop everything.

    But, you do have to love how the democrats are just begging to give away our tax dollars. Reminds me of when Biden was dying to assuage Iran by just cutting them a check for $250,000,000…no strings attached.

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