Press Release

McHenry Raises Concerns Over Cost of the Green New Deal

McHenry joins Republican Leaders in requesting Speaker Pelosi and the Democratic Conference hold hearings on the Green New Deal

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Washington, March 14, 2019 | comments
Today, Congressman Patrick McHenry (NC-10), joined with House Republican Committee Leaders to send a letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) urging her to direct the Democratic Chairmen of the committees of jurisdiction to schedule hearings on the Green New Deal.

“Taken together, we fear the Green New Deal would hurt Americans struggling to make ends meet – the very people it purports to help. Worst of all, it could permanently put the American Dream out of reach for millions of Americans," the Republican Leaders wrote. "As the committees to which it has been referred, we have a responsibility to fully understand how the Green New Deal will affect the cost of living and economic mobility of hardworking Americans. We need to get to the facts, the American people deserve answers.”

Later Thursday, McHenry joined a press conference on the Green New Deal with Leader McCarthy and other Ranking Republicans on House Committees. During the press conference, McHenry highlighted how the proposal included in the Green New Deal would drastically increase housing costs in western North Carolina and throughout the country. Click here or on the image below to watch this morning's press conference.

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