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Senate rejects Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal after almost every Democrat refuses to participate in the 'stunt' vote

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The Senate voted down the Green New Deal on Tuesday.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell brought the bill to the floor as a test vote to put Democrats on the record about a key campaign issue.
Democrats largely voted "present" instead of for the bill, saying the vote in itself was a political stunt by McConnell.
WASHINGTON - The Senate rejected t he Green New Dea l on Tuesday in what Democrats described as a political stunt orchestrated by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to force vulnerable incumbents to stake a position on the controversial and sweeping climate change bill.
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A GOP senator brought a giant picture of Ronald Reagan riding a dinosaur to argue against Democrats' Green New Deal. Here are 10 other wild props members have brought to the floor

A GOP senator brought a giant picture of Ronald Reagan riding a dinosaur to argue against Democrats' Green New Deal. Here are 10 other wild props members have brought to the floor

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C-SPAN might have a reputation for mind-numbing content, but once in a while lawmakers on Capitol Hill spice up the legislative debate with an eye-catching prop.
In 2015, Sen. James Inhofe, an Oklahoma Republican, attempted to disprove scientific evidence of climate change with a snowball.
Another GOP lawmaker, Arizona Rep. John Shadegg, brought a baby onto the House floor in 2009 to argue against the Affordable Care Act.
Sen. Mike Lee, a Utah Republican, made headlines on Tuesday when he brought a picture of former President Ronald Reagan riding a dinosaur to a vote on the Democrats'...
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The Latest: Senate kills proposal to take up Green New Deal

The Latest: Senate kills proposal to take up Green New Deal

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The Latest on the Green New Deal : 5:50 p.m. The Senate has defeated a proposal to take up the Green New Deal as both parties shunned an...
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GOP Sen. Lamar Alexander Wants To Address Climate Change Without The Green New Deal

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NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn. While he is voting no on the Green New Deal he says Republicans need to respond to climate change.
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Democrats Point To Midwest Flood Victims To Counter GOP's Green New Deal Attacks

Democrats Point To Midwest Flood Victims To Counter GOP's Green New Deal Attacks

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As Republicans force a hasty Senate vote on the climate change plan, presidential candidates push to take it seriously.
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Democrats Outsmart Mitch McConnell On Green New Deal Sham Vote

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has been giddy over bringing the Green New Deal up for a sham political vote, but Democrats saw through the scam. The Washington Post reported: Yet the vote amounts to a political show vote as President Trump and Republicans deride the Green New Deal, but few in Congress have worked...
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Velociraptor-riding Reagan & Star Wars enrolled by Republican Senator in crusade on Green New Deal

Velociraptor-riding Reagan & Star Wars enrolled by Republican Senator in crusade on Green New Deal

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez' ambitious ‘Green New Deal' has been roundly criticized by the right, but none have been as creative as Republican Sen. Mike Lee, who used giant cartoons and Star Wars memes to pick apart the plan.
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Republican senator cites Star Wars and ‘Sharknado' during bizarre speech on Green New Deal

Republican senator cites Star Wars and ‘Sharknado' during bizarre speech on Green New Deal

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In a bizarre speech on the Senate floor Tuesday, Sen. Mike Lee mocked the notion of climate change and climate action with references to dinosaurs, Star Wars, Dr. Evil, Aquaman, giant sea horses, and even the movie Sharknado .
Lee was speaking in the lead up to a Senate vote Tuesday on the Green New Deal resolution, which calls for a very rapid transition to clean energy to avoid catastrophic climate change.
Democrats have labeled the vote a “sham,” claiming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introduced the resolution for the sole purpose of trying to embarrass and split Democrats...
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Senate Republicans force a vote on Green New Deal

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WASHINGTON - Senate Republicans are forcing a vote on the Green New Deal as they seek to turn the Democrats' comprehensive climate change proposal into a wedge issue in the 2020 elections.
Democrats call the GOP's move a "sham" vote and say it carries its own political risk by mocking an issue that deeply concerns a growing number of Americans.
The vote was likely to fail as Democrats planned to vote "present." They accused the GOP of quashing debate by blocking public hearings and expert testimony about the consequences of inaction on climate.
The Green New Deal calls for the U.S. to...
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Utah Senator's Solution to Climate Change: 'Get Married, and Have Some Kids' Instead of Green New Deal

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The senator displayed images from Star Wars and Aquaman, as well as Ronald Reagan riding a dinosaur while firing a machine gun, while deriding the Green New Deal.
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Green New Deal on track to Senate defeat, as Democrats call vote a ‘sham'

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is forcing the vote on what he calls a “far-left wish list.”
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Sen. Mike Lee says we can solve climate change with more babies. Science says otherwise

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During floor debate ahead of a vote on the Green New Deal, Lee told his colleagues that if they really want to address environmental concerns they'll encourage people to have more babies.
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Ocasio-Cortez mocks Sen. Mike Lee: 'If this guy can be Senator, you can do anything'

Ocasio-Cortez mocks Sen. Mike Lee: 'If this guy can be Senator, you can do anything'

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Tuesday teed off on Sen. Mike Lee after the Utah Republican brought a cache of outlandish signs to be used as props as he dissed her Green New Deal climate proposal. The freshman Democrat, known for her quick Twitter wit, asserted that “haters” like Lee can sometimes rid her of any doubts that she is qualified to be a lawmaker, reposting a tweet from progressive strategist Waleed Shahid along with a screen grab of Lee speaking on the Senate floor in front of a poster of babies. “‘The solution to climate change is not this unserious resolution...the solution...
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GOP launches grassroots campaign to sell Trump's North American trade deal to skeptical voters

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Trump must sell House Democrats on his signature trade deal, and persuade Senate Republicans to stomach labor-friendly provisions.
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Republicans grasp for a climate change message

Republicans grasp for a climate change message

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Tuesday's expected Senate vote rejecting the Green New Deal masks a striking reality: In a matter of months, liberal activists have upended the conversation about climate change among both parties in Washington. Democratic presidential candidates are rallying around calls from their base for immediate action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, although some moderate members are bristling at the aggressive ideas being promoted by progressives like New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. But even as Republicans seek to exploit that divide, many GOP lawmakers are offering climate solutions of...
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Gillibrand to Republicans: Stop treating climate change ‘like a game'

Gillibrand to Republicans: Stop treating climate change ‘like a game'

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand joined a spirited rally supporting the Green New Deal resolution on Tuesday morning, offering a full-throated endorsement of the blueprint for dramatic climate action.
“We need to pass a Green New Deal. This should be our nation's moonshot,” Gillibrand said. “Why not be the world leader in doing something extraordinary and showing what this country is made of?”
Pointing to recent deadly flooding in the Midwest, the New York senator and 2020 presidential contender emphasized the devastating climate impacts being felt across the country. “Climate change is real, it is...
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A GOP senator brought a giant picture of Ronald Reagan riding a dinosaur onto the Senate floor to argue against Democrats' Green New Deal

A GOP senator brought a giant picture of Ronald Reagan riding a dinosaur onto the Senate floor to argue against Democrats' Green New Deal

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Republican Sen. Mike Lee mocked the Democrats' Green New Deal proposal in remarks on the Senate floor on Tuesday.
Lee brought out a picture of President Ronald Reagan riding a dinosaur to treat the subject with the "seriousness it deserves."
The Utah senator said the aspirations of the resolution are "ridiculous."
Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah brought a picture of former President Ronald Reagan riding a dinosaur to a procedural vote on the Democrats' Green New Deal - a sweeping proposal for radical environmental and social legislation - in an effort to treat the subject with the...
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