Ocasio-Cortez: ICE Doesn’t ‘Deserve a Dime’ of Funding

Hugh Fox
February 8, 2019

In a statement to CBS News on Tuesday, Congressman Raúl Grijalva, Democrat of Arizona, confirmed that he will be supporting the resolution, after initially being reluctant to back it.

The so-called Green New Deal proposed by progressive U.S. Democrats is vague, flawed and controversial. She said she wants to hear from a newly established select committee on climate change, which will consider options not named in the Green New Deal. The Trump administration does not believe action on climate change is necessary and is focused on increasing production of oil, gas and coal on federal and private land.

The panel will be chaired by Rep. Kathy Castor of Florida, who was chosen in December. Ed Markey, D-Mass., who is co-sponsoring the resolution with freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-New York.

Markey, a veteran Congressman from MA, introduced sweeping climate change legislation a decade ago, which passed in the House but was blocked in the Senate.

DUP’s Sammy Wilson: Brexit will not ‘take us back’ to the Troubles
She says "one has to be creative, and we must listen to one another" but that an agreement on the Irish border is still possible. Firstly, the European Union is currently refusing, for now, to renegotiate the Brexit withdrawal deal.


Asked about the proposal on Thursday, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-California) couldn't even name it, let alone endorse it.

Pelosi's reluctance to offer a full-throated endorsement of the Green New Deal makes a certain amount of political sense; for every progressive congressperson like Ocasio-Cortez, there are also more moderate Democrats who need to hold their seats in districts that voted for President Donald Trump or, at the very least, could conceivably flip to Republican in the next election cycle.

It envisions a 10-year mobilization that would upgrade and expand power sources and power grids to meet 100 percent of power demand via clean energy sources, as well as overhauling transport systems to "eliminate pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector as much as is technologically feasible".

"Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal represents an quake in the Democratic Party and American politics where a working class Latina bartender from the Bronx is now proposing and leading the most serious solution to rewrite America's social contract and stave off climate disaster".

Lukaku: Pogba happy without Mourinho, atmosphere has improved under Solskjaer
Of course, I am so happy with my moment in the team, but I can not go insane with that. In training, he is told all the time: 'Paul, we see you happy!' And after he laughs".


Later in the morning, Pelosi said she had not seen the proposal. However, many Democrats including a number of 2020 presidential hopefuls have expressed their support for a "Green New Deal". The long and short of it: we have a very limited amount of time to slow global warming, for which the USA has "historically been responsible for a disproportionate amount of greenhouse gas emissions". There are specific flaws, too, including the neglect of nuclear power as a potentially important bridge between fossil fuels and the ideal of all-renewable energy.

"The Green New Deal is a raw deal for the American taxpayer", said Wyoming Republican John Barrasso, chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.

"This is one of the most urgent moral issues and crises that we have in America right now", Ocasio-Cortez said during a rally outside the Capitol building.

Government can take an equity stake in Green New Deal projects "so the public gets a return on its investment", she said.

Kylie Jenner Threw The Most Adorable First Birthday Party For Stormi
Travis, who will perform at the Super Bowl halftime show today, also gushed about his little rager turning one. It's not the first time she's teased her fans.


Other reports by

Discuss This Article

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER