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General News    H3'ed 12/22/18

Democrats Just Blocked Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Push For A Green New Deal Committee

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Democrats are sticking to their original plan, and channeled Exxon Mobil in an announcement refusing to bar members who take fossil fuel money. Kathy Castor’s appointment came as a surprise to proponents of a Green New Deal. It’s a stunning upset, essentially returning Democrats to the original plan leaders laid out before the protests began in November.

The announcement comes as a loss for Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.). Her meteoric rise and devoted base made it seem as if she were poised to win the burgeoning cadre of leftist Democrats a beachhead in a select committee that, even with limited capacity, would have demonstrated tangible power in Washington. 

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