Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal: What's in it

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"It will be one of several or maybe many suggestions that we receive", Speaker Pelosi told Politico on Wednesday.

Ocasio-Cortez said she was not offended that Pelosi called the resolution "the green dream".

The image is perplexing given her adamant criticism of the USA oil and gas industry and her promotion of the Green New Deal, a proposal to dramatically transition the country's energy sector away from fossil fuels and toward renewable sources of power.

Advocacy of stronger environmental laws has been an important part of the agenda of Ocasio-Cortez, a New York Democrat, and other progressives in the new Congress. Hundreds of young activists stormed Pelosi's office after Democrats won the House in November and were briefly joined by Ocasio-Cortez in a live-streamed protest to demand passage of a radical plan to fight climate change.

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During Nielsen's heated exchange with Representative Luis Gutierrez (D., Texas), which Ocasio-Cortez referenced, the secretary distinguished between a comprehensive family-separation policy that would apply to all migrants and the zero-tolerance enforcement policy, which applied only to migrants who were being prosecuted for crossing the border illegally. It should be a universal concern for every American in the United States. Other initial co-sponsors include Democratic Reps.

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"T$3 he question isn't how we will pay for it", Ocasio-Cortez' FAQ declares, "but what we will do with our new shared prosperity".

"We're here to say that an agency like ICE, which repeatedly and systematically violates human rights, does not deserve a dime", she added. Pelosi wants this panel to work on educating people on the issue; she has already said it won't write any bills, at least not in this session.

Which is to say: the Green New Deal framework combines big climate-change-related ideas with a wish list of progressive economic proposals that, taken together, would touch almost every American and overhaul the economy. "So, I don't think that this is a snub", the NY congresswoman said outside the Capitol building while advocating for the Green New Deal.

The freshman lawmaker and veteran Sen. These included establishing an accelerated shift away from fossil fuels in the economy, establishing job guarantees for all American and creating national health care coverage.

The proposals may once have been dismissed out of hand, and Pelosi's comments indicate the proposal will face skepticism from not just Republicans, but also a number of Democrats. Will all of the expertise that goes into a Green New Deal eventually include proofreaders?

The proposal has no chance of gaining support in the Republican-controlled Senate, let alone being signed into law by President Donald Trump, but has become a rallying cry among some liberals and a lightning rod among conservatives.

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