Green New Deal

A GOP sea change on climate? Not quite
 

The GOP has long been known as the party of climate change denial, but some Republican lawmakers have been coming around to the idea that climate change is caused by human activity.

“I don’t think it’s a sign of weakness to evaluate new science, new information and new tech, and come to different conclusions,” said Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, one of a handful of Republican lawmakers hoping to push their party in the direction of addressing climate change.

Watch: Matt Gaetz unveils ‘Green Real Deal’
 

GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz unveiled the so-called Green Real Deal, a conservative resolution to combat climate change, named to mimic the often-derided Green New Deal heralded by many Democrats. The plan calls for investment in alternative energy technology, including solar and nuclear. 

Mike Lee makes fun of the Green New Deal using Reagan riding a dinosaur, Star Wars tauntauns and Sharknado
 

Sen. Mike Lee took to the Senate chamber with a series of bizarre and comical floor charts. They included one depicting former President Ronald Reagan holding a machine gun while riding a velociraptor and another showing Utah Gov. Gary Herbert fending off a shark from the movie “Sharknado 4.”

The goal of the Utah Republican's humorous floor speech? “To consider the Green New Deal with the seriousness it deserves.” 

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McConnell rips Green New Deal price tag: cheaper to buy every American a Ferrari
 

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tried out a few zingers during opening remarks on the Senate floor Wednesday morning, panning the price tag of the Green New Deal supported by some Democrats.

“For the comparatively cheap price of just $66 trillion, I’m told the government could buy every American a Ferrari,” McConnell said.

Trump: Green New Deal sounds like a ‘high school term paper that got a low mark’
 

President Donald Trump took a jab at the proposed Green New Deal at a rally in El Paso, Texas Monday.