Over 40 protesters were arrested as a result of the sit-in, reported CNN, four of whom are University students, said Emma Bouton '20, a member of Sunrise R.I. At McConnell's office, protesters "delivered over 100,000 petition signatures for people calling for a Green New Deal", Bouton said.
Their policy paper proposed to overhaul the USA economy to tackle climate change.
Schumer announced a resolution sponsored by all 47 senators who caucus with Dems and sent a Dear Colleague letter to all 53 Republican senators, asking for their support. Yes or no? Second, do you believe that climate change, global warming, is caused by humans?
Over 200 young people from Sunrise Movement, including 11 University students, swarmed the hallways outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's Capitol Hill office Monday, protesting his plan to bring the Green New Deal to a Senate vote and his acceptance of money from fossil fuel companies. "We have to preserve it, and it is in great jeopardy".
But over the past few days, moderates have signaled they want to keep the "Green New Deal" centered on climate change and not get themselves into trouble with centrist constituencies by supporting the more progressive elements of the plan. For his own part, McConnell has been a staunch denier of climate change - in 2014, he said, "for everybody who thinks [the planet is] warming, I can find somebody who thinks it isn't".
Her statements came following Senator Dianne Feinstein's (D-CA) response when questioned about the Green New Deal.
"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", the offending section said.
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After outcry from several groups that said it was simply a watered-down version of the original "Green New Deal", Feinstein said she would make changes (E&E News PM, Feb. 26).
Climate Hawks Vote endorsed Kevin de Leon in his challenge to Feinstein in 2018. "And I know what I'm doing".
To achieve these goals, the Green New Deal calls for World War II-style economic mobilization, with the federal government leading the way by investing in green energy infrastructure, mass transit, energy efficiency, and reforestation.
Not surprisingly, conservative journalists called out Ocasio-Cortez for the hypocrisy of her chief of staff chowing down on a hamburger at a DC restaurant.
House Republicans will hold a policy forum Wednesday to do something Congress hasn't done yet with respect to the Green New Deal - publicly scrutinize it.
In recent years, both Democrats and Republicans have struggled to enact a budget, forcing lawmakers to set spending levels without the specific policy guidance.