The GND: A Holistic Policy Agenda
Achieving a full scale Green New Deal is bigger than any one individual piece of legislation. Here’s a full list of active federal GND bills that can work together to get us there.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey is a plan to mobilize every aspect of American society to 100% clean and renewable energy, guarantee living-wage jobs for anyone who needs one, and ensure a just transition for both workers and frontline communities — all before 2030. See bill.
The Green New Deal for Cities from Rep. Cori Bush would fund a Green New Deal in every community in this country by investing $1 trillion in cities, counties, Indigenous nations, and territories so everyone has the resources to uproot environmental racism, create green union jobs, and reduce emissions. See bill.
The Green New Deal for Public Schools from Rep. Jamaal Bowman would decarbonize and improve public schools across the country, making them safer learning environments for millions of students and putting young people at the center of our national response to the crises of climate change, systemic racism, and economic inequality. See bill.
The Green New Deal for Public Housing from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Bernie Sanders would expand and decarbonize public housing, empowering tenants, ensuring safer living environments, and creating good jobs in the process. See bill.
Truthout: The Path to a Green New Deal Must Involve a Series of Separate Bills
The National Director of the Green New Deal Network, Kaniela Ing, outlines the multistep strategy that will be needed.
The Civilian Climate Corps for Jobs and Justice from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey would train thousands of people for long-term careers in good, union jobs tackling the climate crisis, restoring ecosystems, and remediating legacy waste. See bill.
The BUILD Green Infrastructure and Jobs Act from Rep. Robert Garcia and Sen. Elizabeth Warren would invest $500 billion to expand and electrify transit, improving air quality and accessibility, and creating thousands of good-paying jobs. See bill.
The Justice for Black Farmers Act from Rep. Alma Adams and Sen. Cory Booker begins to address the history of racial discrimination in American agriculture by reforming the U.S. Department of Agriculture, providing debt relief, and creating a land grant program to encourage a new generation of Black farmers. See bill.
The Farm System Reform Act from Rep. Ro Khanna and Sen. Cory Booker would move us towards regenerative agriculture by making major anti-trust reforms and putting an end to concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) that are hotbeds for pollution, greenhouse emissions, worker hazards, and more. See bill.
The Buy GREEN Act from Rep. Levin and Sen. Warren uses $1.5 trillion in federal procurement commitments—for purchases like the federal vehicle fleet and the design of federal buildings—and establishes a grant program for investing in clean-energy manufacturing. See bill.
The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act from Rep. Bobby Scott expands labor protections in order to grow and strengthen the right to organize and collectively bargain in the workplace. See bill.
The Stronger Communities through Better Transportation Act from Rep. Hank Johnson provides federal funding for communities to improve transit service levels and complete any related capital projects necessary for doing so. See bill.
The Climate Resilience Workforce Act from Rep. Pramila Jayapal sets forth provisions to establish a climate resilience workforce, a national climate resilience action plan, an Office of Climate Resilience within the White House, and necessary related structures. See bill.
The Grio: Biden urged to go beyond landmark climate investments to ‘heal historical harms’
“The environmental movement has…been led by a lot of white folks who aren’t experiencing these traumatic events in the same way that our communities might,” said Kaniela Ing of the Green New Deal Network.
The Environmental Justice for All Act from Rep. Raul Grijalva and Sen. Tammy Duckworth would codify and cement key racial and environmental justice statutes and broadly expand community participation, input, and protections. See bill.
The Federal Agency Climate PReP Act from Rep. Carolyn Maloney requires federal agencies to prepare plans to address, mitigate, and adapt to climate change and submit them to the Office of Management and Budget. See bill.
The Green New Deal for Health from Rep. Ro Khanna and Sen. Ed Markey authorizes $130 billion to support community health centers, reviving a New Deal-era program to boost climate mitigation efforts whilst preserving affordable, accessible care. See bill.
The Medicare for All Act from Reps. Pramila Jayapal and Debbie Dingell and Sen. Bernie Sanders expands Medicare to provide comprehensive coverage—including primary care, vision, dental, prescription drugs, mental health, substance abuse, long-term services and supports, reproductive healthcare, and more—for everyone in the United States. See bill.
The Public Banking Act from Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez establishes a robust federal regulatory framework, grant programs, and financial infrastructure necessary to promote public banks and ensure their success. See bill.