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...