The “Green New Deal,” New York Congresswoman’s Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s landmark environmental bill, will not pass either house of Congress.
However, that will not stop Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell from forcing Democrats to take a stand on the proposed legislation.
McConnell on Tuesday morning said that he’s noticed the interest in the bill and that the Senate would be voting on it.
.@Senatemajldr: "I've noted with great interest the Green New Deal. And we're going to be voting on that in the Senate. Give everybody an opportunity to go on record and see how they feel about the #GreenNewDeal." pic.twitter.com/1HP5lSDjzM
— CSPAN (@cspan) February 12, 2019
Several Senate Democrats are running for president and how they vote on this bill is likely to become campaign fodder in the future.
Ocasio-Cortez unveiled the bill last week, had a number of incredibly outrageous proposal such as making air travel obsolete and upgrading every single building in the country.