"Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal represents an quake in the Democratic Party and American politics where a working class Latina bartender from the Bronx is now proposing and leading the most serious solution to rewrite America's social contract and stave off climate disaster".
Framers of the "Green New Deal" released a framework for their attempt to drastically overhaul the US economy and energy system, which included guaranteeing economic security for those "unwilling to work". But the freshman congresswoman from NY introduced a Green New Deal resolution on Thursday that is already emerging as a key policy test for 2020 Democratic candidates.
Ocasio-Cortez is not on the panel. "The green dream or whatever they call it, nobody knows what it is, but they're for it right?" She said she doesn't "consider that to be a dismissive term".
Pelosi also named the nine Democratic members of the new Select Committee on the Climate Crisis - and notably left Ocasio-Cortez off the list.
"Even the solutions that we have considered big and bold are nowhere near the scale of the actual problem that climate change presents to us", Ocasio-Cortez told NPR's Steve Inskeep during an interview on Thursday morning.
The Green New Deal also aims to create an economic safety net for "front-line" communities that will be affected by a radical shift away from fossil fuel use. However, many Democrats including a number of 2020 presidential hopefuls have expressed their support for a "Green New Deal".
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The Green New Deal was put into the media spotlight by a youth coalition called the Sunrise Movement and Ocasio-Cortez, 29, the youngest woman to serve in Congress.
Pelosi said Reps. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico, Suzanne Bonamici of Oregon, Joe Neguse of Colorado, Donald McEachin of Virginia and Sean Casten of IL will serve on the panel, along with three Californians: Julia Brownley, Jared Huffman and Mike Levin.
The freshman congresswoman, along with Sen.
Markey, a veteran Congressman from MA, introduced sweeping climate change legislation a decade ago, which passed in the House but was blocked in the Senate.
A joint resolution drafted by Ocasio-Cortez and Markey sets a goal to meet "100 percent of the power demand in the United States through clean, renewable and zero-emission energy sources", including dramatic increases in wind and solar power. Cory Booker of New Jersey, Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Kamala Harris of California and Elizabeth Warren of MA.
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.