"For many people living in the West, but also in rural and urban areas, the ideas behind the Green New Deal are synonymous with genocide – that can be an exaggeration, but not much," said Rep. Rob Bischof, a Utah Republican, told reporters during a press conference on Capitol Hill.
Members of the House of Lords Republican Committee have written a letter to House spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi asking the House High Democrats to hold public hearings in relevant committees Green New Deal. While the letter admits that "a full analysis of the Green New Deal is ongoing," Republicans are concerned about the impact that will have on energy prices, home prices, jobs, and health care costs.
Authors and co-sponsors of the Green New Deal say nothing to the American people. First, it's a bad business for the working families and the low income ̵
1; many of the voters in my district, "House Kevin Minarthy Leader Kevin McCarthy said in a press conference, raising concerns that the Green New Deal might" threaten to stave off ". to throw away groundbreaking innovations that have already caused the decline in US greenhouse gas emissions, such as the fracking of a natural gas revolution, solar and wind energy, and electric vehicles. "
Democratic legislators, including New York's MP Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, issued last month the 14-page Green New Deal. The plan calls for a shift to 100% renewable and zero-emission energy sources and calls for the creation of millions of new high-income jobs to eradicate poverty. The resolution encompasses a whole range of progressive political priorities: providing universal health care and affordable housing, ensuring that all jobs are union-protected and receiving family-wages, and that the business environment is free from monopolistic competition.
Proponents of the agreement were reluctant to give a specific price to the cost of the Comprehensive Proposal and pointed out that much of the concrete implementation of the policy it had advocated still needed to be carried out. However, the opponents have repeatedly mocked the cost of such a proposal. In an analysis of the conservative US Action Forum of another, similar plan, the regulatory burden of any new investment was about $ 1 trillion.
At the Republican press conference, MP Mike Conaway described the "Green New Deal" as completely out of contact "While Representative Sam Graves of Missouri called" Fantasy Land ",
Graves, the supreme Republican on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee is the failed high-speed rail project in California that recently replaced a topic of the President's Twitter feed as an example of an unrealistic part of the Green New Deal's proposals to replace aviation with high-speed rail travel, "has not yet worked in the United States . "
McCarthy was asked by a reporter to call the most important part of the Climate Action Act that the House Republicans are working on, but McCarthy declined to give specific ideas.
" There are a number of them I would like to give you a full proposal from Dr. em. If you talk to Garret Graves as (Supreme Republican in the House Select Committee of the Climate Crisis) … He has a great suggestion. I'll come back, "he said, before voting.
At their own press conference, Pelosi ridiculed Republicans' criticism of the Green New Deal, especially the Republicans claiming that such a policy would increase health care costs, and praised the agreement proponents for highlighting climate change.
"I would like to acknowledge the green deal in this regard, not the details, because we need to look at it individually, but in terms of raising the profile and the theme, the one This is a generational challenge to preserve this planet, "Pelosi said.
Zachary B. Wolf, CNNs, Ashley Killough, and Lydia DePillis contributed to this report.