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AFP Key Vote Alert: NO on S.J. Res. 8 – The Green New Deal

Mar 22, 2019 by AFP

March 22, 2019

Dear Senators:

On behalf of millions of Americans for Prosperity activists in all 50 states, I write urging you to vote “No” on S.J. Res. 8, A Joint Resolution Recognizing the Duty of the Federal Government to Create a Green New Deal. This unprecedented, economy-wide proposal for government control of almost every aspect of American life should be soundly rejected.

We urge you to vote NO on S.J. Res. 8, A Joint Resolution Recognizing the Duty of the Federal Government to Create a Green New Deal. Americans for Prosperity will include this vote in our congressional scorecard.

The unaffordable, unachievable and counterproductive collection of policy proposals contained in the Green New Deal have been sold by proponents as a means of protecting the environment.  We care deeply about the environment, but this is not an effective way to address environmental concerns, nor is it genuinely an environmental package.

Instead, the ideas contained in the Green New Deal would commandeer much of our economy at a staggering cost, undermining the freedom, innovation, and ingenuity that allow millions of Americans to earn success, provide for their families, and ultimately realize their potential. If brought to fruition, these proposals would negatively impact the prosperity of Americans for generations to come.

Rather than further rigging our economy with the onerous regulations, mandates, and trillions of new spending implicit in the Green New Deal, lawmakers should reroute our already unsustainable fiscal path and reduce the burden that spending and debt has put on current and future generations of Americans. The health, livelihood, and educational needs of all Americans will best be met by solutions that empower people and communities.

We urge you to vote NO on S.J. Res. 8, A Joint Resolution Recognizing the Duty of the Federal Government to Create a Green New Deal. Americans for Prosperity will include this vote in our congressional scorecard.

Visit our scorecard online: http://afpscorecard.org

Sincerely,

Brent Wm. Gardner

Vice President of Government Affairs

Americans for Prosperity