Capitol Report: Pelosi won’t commit to vote on Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday wouldn’t commit to holding a vote on the Green New Deal proposal backed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, just weeks after calling the climate plan a “dream.”

As reported by Roll Call, California Democrat Pelosi told an audience at Howard University, “I can’t say we’re going to take that and pass it, because we have to go through our checks and balances of it with our committee chairs and the rest.”

Pelosi said she welcomed the “enthusiasm” that lawmakers offered but “we have to operate in a way that’s evidence-based, current in its data.

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