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Mitch McConnell is going to force the Senate to vote on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that the Senate would vote on the Green New Deal introduced last week by Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass., and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.

only 11 of the 47 senators who caucus with the Democrats have signed on to sponsor the bill.

Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, who is widely expected to enter into the 2020 race, has declined to say whether he supports the proposal.

“I’m not going to take position on every bill that’s coming out,” he said on Tuesday, according to Politico. “I support a Green New Deal. I think we need to aggressively support climate change [legislation]. That’s my answer.”

Republicans control the Senate, with 53 members of the 100-person chamber. Democrats control the House of Representatives, but it is not clear if the House will vote on the measure under Pelosi’s leadership.

“It will be one of several or maybe many suggestions that we receive,” Pelosi told Politico in an interview last week. “The green dream or whatever they call it, nobody knows what it is, but they’re for it right?”

President Donald Trump, meanwhile, used the Green New Deal as a new line of attack against Democrats in his first major rally of the 2020 campaign season.

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