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S J Res 8 - A joint resolution recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal - National Key Vote

Doug Jones voted Nay (Cloture Vote) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Cloture Not Invoked (Senate) (0-57) - (Key vote)
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Title: A joint resolution recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote on a motion to invoke cloture on a Senate Joint Resolution that establishes the Green New Deal.

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  • Requires that the goals of the Green New Deal to be accomplished through a 10-year national mobilization that requires the following goals and project (Sec. 2):

    • Building resilience against climate change-related disasters, such as extreme weather, including by leveraging funding and providing investments for community-defined projects and strategies;

    • Repairing and upgrading the infrastructure in the United States, including;

      • By eliminating pollution and greenhouse gas emissions as much as technologically feasible;

      • By guaranteeing universal access to clean water;

      • By reducing the risks posed by climate impacts; and

      • By ensuring that any infrastructure bill considered by Congress addresses climate change;

    • Meeting 100 percent of the power demand in the United States through clean, renewable, and zero-emission energy sources;

    • Building or upgrading to energy-efficient, distributed, and “smart” power grids, and ensuring affordable access to electricity;

    • Upgrading all existing buildings in the United States and holding new buildings to achieve maximum energy efficiency, water efficiency, safety, affordability, comfort, and durability, including through electrification;

    • Spurring massive growth in clean manufacturing in the United States and removing pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from manufacturing and industry as much as is technologically feasible;

    • Working collaboratively with farmers and ranchers in the United States to remove pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from the agricultural sector as much as is technologically feasible;

    • Overhauling transportation systems in the United States to remove pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector as much as technologically feasible;

    • Mitigating and managing the long-term adverse health, economic, and other effects of pollution and climate change, including by providing funding for community-defined projects and strategies;

    • Removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere and reducing pollution by restoring natural ecosystems through proven low-tech solutions that increase soil carbon storage, such as land preservation and afforestation;

    • Restoring and protecting threatened, endangered and fragile ecosystems through locally appropriated and science-based projects;

    • Cleaning up existing hazardous waste and abandoned sites, ensuring economic development and sustainability on those sites;

    • Identifying other emission and pollution sources and creating solutions to remove them; and

    • Promoting the international exchange of technology, expertise, products, funding, and services.

  • Requires a Green New Deal to be developed through transparent and inclusive consultation, collaboration, and partnership with frontline and vulnerable communities, labor unions, worker cooperatives, civil society groups, academia, and businesses (Sec. 3).

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: A joint resolution recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal

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