Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Pushes for a Green New Deal in Congress

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A Grabien News flashback clip shows Ocasio-Cortez from Thursday, in the morning saying she has "no problem" accepting that her deal requires "massive government intervention", and then later that day accusing the right of mischaracterization for saying the same thing. According to a recent December 2018 public opinion poll conducted by the Yale Program on Climate Communication and the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication, 80% of registered voters surveyed support a Green New Deal, including 92% of Democrats and 64% of Republicans. "Any politician who wants to be taken seriously on climate and earn the support of young people needs to support Ocasio-Cortez and Markey's resolution".

Although Dice may have intentionally started and spread this bit of misinformation, it wasn't the only item that sowed confusion regarding the actual contents of the Green New Deal bill.

In November, when Ocasio-Cortez championed a resolution to establish a select committee in the House on a Green New Deal, Suozzi supported the effort.

Capturing a sentiment often expressed by those who want to see the resolution passed, Organic Consumers Association worldwide director Ronnie Cummins described it as "the only solution that matches the scale of our multiple crises, including global warming, corporate control of our food system, income inequality, and the general decline of our environment and our democracy". "I definitely support this movement", said one student generally.

While the resolution, as co-sponsor Sen.

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It also moves climate change into the spotlight as the USA heads toward the 2020 presidential election. Eliminating airplanes and oil and gas would be great for our carbon footprint, but the resolution doesn't actually call for an end to fossil fuels.

So said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as she kicked off questioning about current USA campaign-finance laws Wednesday at a House committee hearing on government ethics, Vox reports.

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