FreedomWorks Statement in Response to Rep. Gaetz’s “Green Real Deal”

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to the so-called “Green Real Deal” resolution put forth by Rep. Matthew Gaetz (R-Fla.), Patrick Hedger, FreedomWorks’ Director of Policy, commented:

“The United States has led the world in reducing greenhouse gas emissions because of innovators and entrepreneurs developing and harnessing new technology, leaving our nation awash in clean-burning natural gas. This is all entirely in spite of the command and control policies often advanced by the left.”

“If Rep. Gaetz was interested in offering a true contrast with the so-called ‘Green New Deal,’ his resolution would focus entirely on this fact. Instead, his resolution is the ‘Green New Deal-light’ and another sad example of Republicans thinking they’re conservatives by being slightly to the right of far left. What’s more, it is presented as a collection of bold, new ideas yet most of them are policies and programs that exist and aren’t working. This is perhaps the only thing ‘real’ about the ‘Green Real Deal.’”