AOC and Sanders unveil Green New Deal 2.0 focused on public housing: ‘Different world is arriving’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) announced a new effort for public housing under the “Green New Deal” banner, claiming the effort is necessary because of various “crises facing us today.”

The Green New Deal for Public Housing Act was reintroduced on Thursday after being previously proposed in April 2021 during the previous Congress. The bill would authorize $162 billion to $234 billion over the next 10 years to enhance and expand public housing with climate change-centric policies. The bill is part of Ocasio-Cortez’s and other progressive Democrats’ push for climate initiatives under the Green New Deal proposal.

While speaking about the legislation during a press conference outside of the Capitol on Thursday, Ocasio-Cortez stressed her belief in the need for public housing and railed against “broken
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