Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stated today that her Green New Deal proposal will move forward, but in pieces. She plans to break it up in parts.
“One of the things I think is really exciting is that the legislation that we are planning on introducing is not one broad sweeping piece of legislation.” Ocasio-Cortez added, “We are breaking it up into parts.”
Ocasio-Cortez then explained that lawmakers are working on different pieces of legislation derived from Green New Deal. If you recall, the Green New Deal aims to eliminate carbon emissions in the United States in ten years.
One of the first measures will promote the transition to electric vehicles, she said.
Ocasio-Cortez said she plans to introduce a bill this month aimed at transitioning the United States to carbon-neutral buildings, which she called a “Green New Deal housing plan.”
The Green New Deal calls for providing “safe, adequate housing” for everyone and the complete transition away from gasoline-powered cars.
“We are really excited about it,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “That’s going to be dropping this month and it’s going to be really a focus on buildings, which is one of the three major industries we have to focus on when it comes to reducing carbon emissions.”
Green New Deal was introduced by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez back in February and many Democratic presidential candidates embraced it. However, when Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell brought the resolution up for a vote, most Democrats voted “present.”
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