Last Thursday, progressive Democrats unveiled a plan to "transform" the US economy to combat climate change with a "10-year national mobilization" to shift away from fossil fuels and replace them with renewable energy sources.
Several of the 2020 presidential contenders have come out in support of the measure, but McConnell is eager to see which of them "go on record" with it.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, who lost in the 2016 Democratic presidential primary, has also supported the Green New Deal, which calls for reducing auto and plane travel. Elizabeth Warren - all of whom have declared they will run for the Democrat nominee in the 2020 presidential race.
"I don't need to co-sponsor every bill that others think they need to co-sponsor to show my progressive politics", he told reporters.
It's a favor that most Senate Democrats probably do not appreciate. The Republican-controlled Senate scheduled a symbolic vote on single-payer health care legislation in 2017, a decision also meant to put prominent liberals on the spot, and in January brought up foreign policy legislation that took on the boycott movement against Israel. Rather than expose of rift in the party, 43 Democrats chose to vote "present" as a show of frustration with the politically motivated maneuver. Ed Markey of MA, the proposal calls for dramatic steps to virtually eliminate USA greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. "The Green New Deal resolution has struck a powerful chord in this country, and Republicans, climate deniers, and the fossil fuel industry are going to end up on the wrong side of history".
Other Republicans are prepared to watch with glee. "Ocasio-Cortez tried to claim over the weekend that the FAQ, sent to news outlets such as NPR and uploaded on her congressional website, is not really part of the Green New Deal's policy proposals". "Even when it comes down to something like air travel ... that means the government is going to be telling people where they can fly to and where they can't".
Top Pentagon Official Visits Afghanistan Amid Push for Peace
Upon arrival in Afghanistan, Shanahan said coordination with the Kabul government to end more than 17 years of militancy is vital. Pat Shanahan was in Afghanistan's capital on Monday, meeting with Afghan leaders and American military commanders and diplomats.
You now get a useful right click menu on your Gmail
That's a pretty paltry selection considering how feature-packed the menus are in other web apps like Google Drive and Calendar. Search for all emails from a sender, which is particularly useful to quickly access your history with that person.
Senator Amy Klobuchar joins crowded presidential race
Jack Considine, Dave Brave Heart said there's been a great deal of speculation that Klobuchar would be announcing her candidacy. Next week, Klobuchar will begin a multi-state tour with stops to Wisconsin and Iowa, according to a press release.
U.S.' Mnuchin hopes for 'productive' trade meetings in China
Navy mission through the disputed South China Sea , casting a shadow over the prospect for improved Beijing-Washington ties. China struck an upbeat note on Monday as trade talks resumed with the United States, but also expressed anger at a U.S.
Cannabis smoker finds tiger in abandoned house in Texas
They called police on Monday and the major offender animal cruelty unit and animal shelter volunteers arrived on the scene. Sergeant Jason Alderete told KTRK-TV the tipsters went to the house to smoke marijuana when they found the animal.
Sarri wants new players - if he keeps his job
Just 11 days previously, an embarrassing 4-0 loss at Bournemouth had set the bar at a new low in the Roman Abramovich era. We conceded more chances than usual, but I think the victory is fair", Pochettino said.