Ocasio-Cortez, Markey to Propose ‘Green New Deal’ Legislation

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Edward Markey are allegedly revealing their legislation for the upcoming Green New Deal.

According to The Hill, the office of the senator confirmed that Markey was collaborating with Ocasio-Cortez to come up with a plan, and added that the contents of the bill will be revealed soon.

A spokesperson said that the bill’s language was not final, adding that it was also not a timeline for the unveiling of the bill.

A spokesperson for the Sunrise Movement, a group of climate change activists that organized a protest attended by Ocasio-Cortez in Speaker Nancy Pelosi‘s office over the issue last year, told Axios — which first reported news of the legislation — that it was involved in the bill’s discussions. The group added that an announcement was planned for as soon as the end of next week.

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg considered a potential 2020 Democratic primary candidate, called for Democrats to define the policy in a speech this week at St. Anselm College.

“It’s time as a party that we started putting some meat on the bone and laying out exactly what a Green New Deal should include, and I believe that that plan should be bold and ambitious and, most importantly, achievable,” Bloomberg said, while adding that it was “great to see so many fellow Democrats embrace the idea of a Green New Deal.”

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