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McConnell Plans Vote on Green New Deal as GOP Criticizes Measure

Feb. 12, 2019, 8:09 PM

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Feb. 12 he plans to put the Democrats’ Green New Deal to a vote so “everyone can go on record and see how they feel about” the legislation designed to fight climate change.

Senate GOP leaders who joined McConnell at a news conference in Washington criticized the measure, saying it would increase energy costs.

“To me, this is just so extreme,” said Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), who chairs the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. “It is a bad deal for the American public.”

The legislation (H.Res. 109) is a sweeping ...