Democrats Demanding ‘Wartime Mobilization’

  • House and Senate Democrats pledged today that funding for a Civilian Climate Corps would be included in the upcoming budget reconciliation bill
  • Majority Leader Schumer vowed to get the ‘biggest, boldest CCC possible’
  • Ocasio-Cortez said half the funds would go to helping urban areas
  • The initiative’s funding would be part of Dems’ sweeping $3.5trillion budget
  • Dems want CCC members to be paid a minimum of $15 per hour plus benefits
  • AOC said roles within the Climate Corps would be ‘good union jobs’
  • She also said the program would be ‘even bigger and better’ than FDR’s landmark climate corps established in 1933 to help provide relief during the Depression

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