McConnell: House Dems Working on ‘Multi-Thousand Page Cousin’ of Green New Deal

By Melanie Arter | July 2, 2020 | 2:38pm EDT
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) joins other House Democrats before unveiling a climate change package proposal on June 30, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images)
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) joins other House Democrats before unveiling a climate change package proposal on June 30, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images)

(CNSNews.com) – House Democrats are working this week on an infrastructure bill that closely mirrors the Green New Deal, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) warned in a speech on the Senate floor on Wednesday.

“While the Senate maintains the serious approach that builds bipartisan successes like the CARES Act and the Great American Outdoors Act, the House Democrats appear addicted to pointless political theater. Well, our absentee neighbors have finally arrived back in the Capitol, and they’ve wasted no time resuming old tricks,” he said.


“The speaker has chosen to spend the House’s time this week on a multi-thousand-page cousin of the Green New Deal masquerading as a highway bill. You don’t have to take my word for it. The chair of House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee said so. He said, ‘This is the application of the principles of the Green New Deal,’ and he’s right, because here are the four pillars of the Green New Deal,” McConnell said.

“Number one, spend an insane amount of money. Number two, check every far left ideological box. Number three, propose bad policies, and four, forget about making law from the very beginning so you can legislate in a world of pure fantasy. Well – check, check, check, and check,” the majority leader said.

He warned that the infrastructure bill would fund climate change policies. 

“This so-called infrastructure bill would siphon billions in funding from actual infrastructure to funnel into climate change policies. By putting a huge thumb on the scale for mass transit and electric vehicles, it revives the old Obama-Biden focus on disproportionately helping major metro areas, leaving less for the rest of our country,” McConnell said.

President Donald Trump has vowed that the bill would never be signed into law.

“No wonder it came out of committee in the House on a purely partisan vote. No wonder the White House has declared it ‘not a serious proposal’ and made it clear this will never become law. So naturally, this nonsense is not going anywhere in the Senate. It will just join the list of absurd House proposals that were only drawn up to show fealty to the radical left. Here in the Senate, we’ll keep at the serious work of our nation,” McConnell said.

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