Ocasio-Cortez, Progressives Push Anew for Green New Deal

April 20, 2021, 6:59 PM

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Ed Markey reintroduced their “Green New Deal” resolution, keeping up pressure on President Joe Biden to take sweeping action to address climate change.

“We’re going to transition to a 100% carbon free economy that is more unionized, more just, more dignified and guarantees more health care and housing than we ever have before,” Ocasio-Cortez said at a news conference Tuesday.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks next to Ed Markey on Capitol Hill on April 20.
Photographer: Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg

The revival of the plan, two years after it was blocked in the then-GOP controlled Senate, precedes a virtual international summit that Biden is convening with world leaders this week coinciding with Earth Day....

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