HomeTop StoriesBernie, AOC Introduce $180 Billion Legislation to ‘Decarbonize’ 1.2 Million Public Housing Units
November 16, 2019
Bernie, AOC Introduce $180 Billion Legislation to ‘Decarbonize’ 1.2 Million Public Housing Units
by Penny Starr
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) announced on Thursday at a press conference at the Capitol that they are introducing in the House and the Senate legislation to retrofit 1.2 million public housing units to fight climate change.
Sanders said the bill would require a “$180 billion investment.”
“So what we’re going to do in this legislation is to do nothing less but to decarbonize the entire public housing stock in the United States of America,” Ocasio-Cortez said, surrounded by public housing residents brought from New York to Washington, DC.
“And in the process of decarbonizing the public housing stock we are going to put hundreds of thousands of people to work in good paying jobs and giving that preference to public housing residents,” Ocasio-Cortez said.