GREEN NEW DEAL VS. HOUSE RECONCILIATION FRAMEWORK
Democrats have yet to finalize the contents of the social spending and climate bill they intend to pass through the reconciliation process, but some observers — both supporters and opponents of the plan — have called it a step toward implementing the “Green New Deal.”
That term is a catchall for a set of aspirational climate policies, not a concrete spending and regulatory agenda. Its goals were most clearly laid out in the Green New Deal Resolution introduced earlier this year by Sen. Edward Markey (D-MA) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), and two related pieces of legislation.
Here’s a comparison of the text of the Green New Deal Resolution with some of the most notable energy and climate policies that are being considered as part of the reconciliation bill.