Peters and Stabenow Vote “Present” on Green New Deal
LANSING, Mich., March 26, 2019 – The $93 trillion Green New Deal was defeated in the United States Senate today when it failed to reach the 60 votes needed to advance. However, Michigan Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow refused to take a stand on the resolution with both voting “present”. Their inaction resulted in the people of Michigan having no representation on a resolution that would destroy Michigan’s manufacturing and agricultural sectors if implemented.
The Green New Deal has also received criticism for even more outlandish proposals such as retrofitting/rebuilding every building in the United States to be carbon compliant, and replacing most air and auto travel with rail by 2030.
“When Michigan’s workers, farmers, and families needed their Senators to take a stand on this $93 trillion boondoggle, Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow chose to sit on the bench.” said Laura Cox Chairman of the Michigan Republican Party. Cox continued “By ducking the vote on the Green New Deal, Peters and Stabenow have denied the people of Michigan a say on a resolution that would destroy the state’s manufacturing and agricultural sectors if implemented. This is further proof that the Democratic Party is moving towards state-run socialist schemes. Michiganders deserve a Senator who will stand up to these socialist, big government programs.”