Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are teaming up to push a resolution that calls for enormous federal action to tackle man-made global warming.
Sanders has linked up with Ocasio-Cortez in the past, working with the New York Democrat in May to push the short-lived Green New Deal (GND). The Vermont senator is attempting to sure-up his progressive credentials as he campaigns for president in 2020. (RELATED: Bernie Sanders To Join Ocasio-Cortez At Howard University Green New Deal Rally)
Global warming has resulted in “a climate emergency that severely and urgently impacts the economic and social well-being, health and safety, and national security of the United States,” notes a draft of the resolution, which was obtained by Bloomberg.
They are demanding “a national, social, industrial, and economic mobilization of the resources and labor of the United States at a massive-scale to halt, reverse, mitigate, and prepare for the consequences of the climate emergency and to restore the climate for future generations.”
Both lawmakers pressed for the so-called GND, which called for the U.S. to completely nix fossil fuels within a decade and for universal health care, basic income programs as well as job guarantees. The document also calls on a House committee to recognize goals for social justice among other progressive goals.
Content created by The Daily Caller News Foundation is available without charge to any eligible news publisher that can provide a large audience. For licensing opportunities of our original content, please contact email@example.com.