Bernie Sanders and AOC to Introduce Resolution Declaring Climate Emergency

Jul 09, 2019

Senator Bernie Sanders and Congressmembers Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Earl Blumenauer are introducing a joint resolution today declaring a “climate emergency.” If passed, the resolution in itself would not compel any practical actions, but it aims to push Congress toward enacting a “national, social, industrial, and economic mobilization of the resources and labor of the United States at a massive-scale.”

Speaking to The Guardian, a spokesperson for Senator Sanders’s office said, “President Trump has routinely declared phony national emergencies to advance his deeply unpopular agenda, like selling Saudi Arabia bombs that Congress had blocked. On the existential threat of climate change, Trump insists on calling it a hoax.”

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