H.Res. 109: Recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal.
Introduced: Feb 7, 2019
Status: Introduced on Feb 7, 2019
This resolution is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on February 7, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.
Summary: This resolution calls for the creation of a Green New Deal with the goals ofbachieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions; establishing millions of high-wage jobs and ensuring economic security for all; investing in infrastructure and industry; securing clean air and water, climate and community resiliency, healthy food, access to nature, and a sustainable environment for all; and promoting justice and equality. The resolution calls for accomplishment of these goals through a 10-year national mobilization effort. The resolution also enumerates the goals and projects of the mobilization effort, including building smart power grids (i.e., power grids that enable customers to reduce their power use during peak demand periods); upgrading all existing buildings and constructing new buildings to achieve maximum energy and water efficiency; removing pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation and agricultural sectors; cleaning up existing hazardous waste and abandoned sites; ensuring businesspersons are free from unfair competition; and providing higher education, high-quality health care, and affordable, safe, and adequate housing to all.
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