03.26.19

Capito Votes in Opposition of Green New Deal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today released the below statement after voting in opposition of the Green New Deal resolution. The procedural vote to advance the resolution failed 0 to 57, with 43 senators responding present.

“There is no question that the Green New Deal is a bad deal for West Virginia families, workers, and businesses, and today’s vote makes it clear that policymakers on both sides of the aisle know it. Not only is this proposal unrealistic and impractical, but it would eliminate thousands of good-paying jobs and cripple critical industries in our state and others across the country.

“Through carbon capture utilization and storage legislation like the FUTURE Act and the USE IT Act, my colleagues and I have already been working on realistic, practical, and bipartisan efforts that will lead to a better environmental and economic future. I will continue to move forward with these and other commonsense efforts instead of extreme and impractical ideas like the Green New Deal.”

Senator Capito recently delivered a number of Senate floor speeches on the Green New Deal. To watch Senator Capito highlight the consequences of the Green New Deal, click here, and to watch her highlight how Republicans are already working to deliver realistic and pragmatic solutions to environmental challenges, click here

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