Further, Ocasio-Cortez envisions upgrading all existing buildings, working with farmers to "eliminate pollution" and building charging stations for electric cars "everywhere", making high-speed rail so effective that "air travel" is unnecessary. A "yes" vote on the controversial legislation could help Republicans paint Democrats as extreme on energy policy ahead of the 2020 elections. "We will be that lantern on the shore", Ocasio-Cortez said.
"So let me ask you then", Cheney asked, "are there any other witnesses on the panel who do support the Green New Deal?".
Some Democrats hit back at the Republican attempt to call for a vote on the resolution before hearings and debates take place, calling it a "cynical" move.
Rep. Liz Cheney (R., Wyo.) questioned witnesses testifying about "energy transition" in the United States about their support for the Green New Deal on Tuesday, expressing concern with the plan's implications.
The proposals known as the Green New Deal were crafted in conjunction with Senator Ed Markey of MA.
The resolution has amassed significant, but by no means widespread support on Capitol Hill - there are 67 cosponsors in the House and 11 in the Senate, including several current or potential presidential contenders: Bernie Sanders, Kirsten Gillibrand, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker and Amy Klobuchar.
Winter storm to hit eastern Idaho this weekend
The state transportation department said crews had to clear several trees that had fallen across roads in the Tacoma area. Although forecasters aren't yet sure, it's possible a third snowstorm could hit Sunday night through Tuesday morning.
The Senate vote is not yet scheduled, and a spokesman for McConnell said that the Republican leader's office doesn't expect the vote to come this week. Explaining the choice of white attire, Ocasio-Cortez told CNN: "2019 is the 100th anniversary of the women's right to vote ... and there's so much more that we have to fight for".
"This is now a voting issue across the country", Markey said last week.
The president was speaking at a raucous rally in El Paso, Texas.
After widespread ridicule, Ocasio-Cortez removed from her congressional website an FAQ summarizing the plan. And it made the impolitic statement: "We set a goal to get to net-zero, rather than zero emissions, in 10 years because we aren't sure that we'll be able to fully get rid of farting cows and airplanes that fast".
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had called the Green New Deal a "green dream" and some Democrats in fossil fuel-dependent or rural districts have stayed quiet on their position. Yes, she said this.