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New Climate Measure Could Help Shore Up Bernie Sanders’ Base

July 9, 2019, 6:10 PM

Senator Bernie Sanders and his firebrand counterpart in the House, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, on July 9 unveiled a resolution calling for “massive” federal action to reverse the effects of global warming.

With Republicans in control of the Senate and its agenda, the resolution won’t get very far. But it could help shore up Sanders’s progressive base as other 2020 Democratic candidates like Senators Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Kamala Harris of California make gains in opinion polls.

Sanders has frequently joined forces this spring and summer with Ocasio-Cortez, who could bestow one of the most coveted endorsements for the candidates.

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