“If the question is, do we intend on sending a message to the Biden administration that we need to go bigger and bolder? Then the answer is absolutely, yes,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said at a press conference Tuesday.
Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) joined Ocasio-Cortez along with a group of leftist lawmakers, to officially revive their push for a Green New Deal.
“We're here today to say we want to go big, even bigger,” Sen. Markey said.
The resolution expresses a desire to eliminate U.S. greenhouse gas emissions within 10 years and transition the economy away from fossil fuels.
The measure doesn’t give exact details on how these things would be achieved (91% of U.S. transportation needs are currently met through petroleum products - but y'know details).
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Many Republicans have argued that the Green New Deal is too expensive and too unrealistic, among them Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), who has offered Ocasio-Cortez an opportunity to debate the measure with her.
Ocasio-Cortez has yet to respond to the debate offer.