It also immediately provoked controversy. And it made the impolitic statement, "We set a goal to get to net-zero, rather than zero emissions, in 10 years because we aren't sure that we'll be able to fully get rid of farting cows and airplanes that fast".
Ocasio-Cortez countered that Trump is not equipped to give criticism of her House resolution since he "can't even read briefings written in full sentences".
In addition, the bill lays out some lofty goals that could require massive, difficult-to-administer new programs, like a job guarantee and a plan to upgrade every building in the country for energy efficiency.
"But McConnell is hoping to put Democrats in an uncomfortable political position with this vote, especially since the Green New Deal's rollout has already been marred by mistakes and mixed messages". "They have offered no plan to address this economic and national security threat and want to sabotage any effort that makes Big Oil and corporate polluters pay".
"I really don't like their policy of taking away your vehicle, of taking away your airplane rights", President Donald Trump said at a rally in El Paso, Texas, on Monday, referring to the memo.
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The Republican Party is continuing to highlight the criticisms of the Democrat-led "Green New Deal" as well as the lawmakers who put it together. Thus far, only one candidate, Amy Klobuchar, has explicitly stated she would not support the legislation, while Democrats including Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Cory Booker have expressed their support.
Some Democrats on Tuesday responded by defending the Green New Deal. Sen.
"It is way out of the mainstream of the American public to the point that it is scary", Barrasso said.
During the government shutdown last month, McConnell blocked an attempt by Senate Democrats to force a vote on a House-passed spending bill to reopen the government that lacked Trump's backing. She has opted to frame it as one of potentially many anti-climate-change proposals. "McConnell is trying to intimidate Democrats and end debate on the Green New Deal to stop this freight train of momentum because he knows he's losing, but all he'll do is show just how out of touch Republican elected officials are from their voters".
Senate GOP leaders who joined McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, at a news conference in Washington on Tuesday criticized the measure, saying it would increase energy costs.