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Ed Markey, AOC Reintroduce The Green New Deal

April 21, 2021

It didn’t pass in the last Congress and no one voted for it when it came up for a vote in the U.S. Senate, but the Green New Deal is back.

U.S. Senator Ed Markey (D-Massachusetts) is once again the lead sponsor for it in the U.S. Senate, while self-described democratic socialist U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) is its lead sponsor in the U.S. House of Representatives.

“In the past two years, the Green New Deal has become the DNA of climate action, and the principles of jobs, justice, and climate action are now widely represented in legislation and state and local actions across the country,” Markey said, according to The Independent. “The Green New Deal isn’t just a resolution, it is a revolution.”

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