Green New Deal Vote Sets Up Climate Change As Key 2020 Issue

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Senate Republicans will force a vote on the Green New Deal this week as part of an ongoing effort to turn the provocative climate change resolution into a wedge issue in the 2020 elections.

Republicans are trying to elevate the freshman lawmaker, who has described herself as a Democratic Socialist, and her ideas as emblematic of the Democratic Party going in to 2020.

The Green New Deal is a loose set of ambitious goals outlined in a non-binding resolution that calls for a global goal of achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 — but no policy specifics on how to get there.

.. even some of its sponsors like Minnesota Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar don’t regard that marker as a hard deadline, instead saying the resolution is “aspirational.”…

An excerpt from WLRH