U.S. Republicans set 'Green New Deal vote' in bid to divide Democrats

Posted on AllSides March 26th, 2019
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, in a move aimed at dividing Democrats, set a vote for Tuesday on their “Green New Deal” resolution that seeks to cut greenhouse gas emissions by moving off fossil fuels.

The Green New Deal, introduced last month by Democrats, marked the first formal attempt by lawmakers to define legislation to create big government-led investments in clean energy like wind and solar power, infrastructure and social programs.

The goal of the non-binding resolution is to speed a transition of the U.S. economy away from burning fossil...

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