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Tue Apr 30, 2019, 09:16 AM

House Republican plans discharge petition on Green New Deal

Source: The Hill

House Republican plans discharge petition on Green New Deal

BY JULIEGRACE BRUFKE - 04/29/19 08:55 PM EDT

Conservative Rep. Jody Hice (R-Ga.) plans to introduce a discharge petition on the progressive-backed Green New Deal on Wednesday.

The push to bypass Democratic leadership and force a Green New Deal vote on the House floor is the latest attempt by GOP lawmakers to get Democrats on the record on the controversial legislation.

Republicans are working to get signatures from Democrats to utilize the procedural tool.

I'm looking forward to it the American people need to know where their representatives stand by the Green New Deal, and I'm hopeful we'll be able to gather 218 votes and give that choice to the people of America, Hice told The Hill.

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Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/house/441275-house-republican-plans-discharge-petition-on-green-new-deal

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