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Pelosi calls AOC's progressive wing 'like, five people'

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi characterized the more progressive wing of House Democrats led by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, as "like, five people" that do not represent all progressives, including herself -- adding that freshmen Democrats "know that we have to hold the center."

House Republicans will attempt to force vote on Green New Deal

House Republicans are hoping to force a vote on the Green New Deal to put House Democrats on the record as to whether they support the sweeping and controversial proposal, though it's not clear the effort will gain traction as Democrats are expected to dismiss it as a political stunt.

Climate hearings stoke division over 'fairy tale' Green New Deal

On Tuesday, Congress held the first of what will be several hearings this week on the challenges of climate change. But the hearings could not avoid partisan comments about the Green New Deal and the Trump administration's plan to have a controversial climate change skeptic lead a White House committee to scrutinize climate science.

Klobuchar says progressive proposals are 'aspirations'

Presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar doesn't want to get rid of private health care or air travel right away -- but she does see the Green New Deal and "Medicare-for-all" as important discussion-starters to reach key climate and health care goals, she said Tuesday.

McConnell promises vote on Democrats' Green New Deal

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to force Democrats to weigh in on a sweeping climate change and economic overhaul proposal jointly introduced last week by high-profile freshman Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey.