Senate Majority Leader Brought the Green New Deal to Vote in Senate—More Congressional Action Seen

The U.S. Senate rejected on Tuesday, March 26, a resolution for a Green New Deal, the non-binding resolution with aspirational climate goals. Prior to the vote, Democrats and climate activists accused Senate Majority Leader McConnell of scheduling the vote in an attempt to divide the Democratic party over the resolution. Despite this vote’s outcome there is a number of Republican lawmakers now accepting the science on anthropogenic climate change, even offering proposals for technological fixes. The Green New Deal proposal has elevated the conversation about climate change in Congress to an unprecedented level, despite the Senate vote.

By Kate Wheeling, March 27, 2019, Pacific Standard

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