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Stabenow: Green New Deal needs to be fleshed out more

Debbie Stabenow while talking to Mike Allen.
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Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), the chair of the Senate Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, told Axios' Mike Allen at an Axios News Shapers event on Thursday that she wishes Democrats' Green New Deal resolution had "a little more input" prior to its unveiling last week.

Why it matters: Stabenow dodged a question about whether she will vote for the resolution as it is framed now, saying, "I support the goals as it relates to climate change," but adding that "some of the wording is of concern ... because it leaves things wide open and allows folks that are opposing it to … mischaracterize it."

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Steve Scalise: Green New Deal "would cripple our economy"

Steve Scalise at an Axios event talking with Mike Allen.
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House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) told Axios' Mike Allen at an Axios News Shapers Event on Thursday that he thinks the Democratic Green New Deal proposal "would cripple our economy."

Why it matters: The sweeping policy proposal would target net-zero U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and make massive investments in climate-friendly infrastructure, although there is no specific projected cost on how much the proposal would cost. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he is going to get the Senate to vote on the resolution that was unveiled last week.

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