Markey introduces bill to create a Civilian Climate Corps

During an event on Tuesday about the Green New Deal, Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., announced that he is introducing a bill to create a Civilian Climate Corps.

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ED MARKEY: Today, I am introducing new legislation with my partner Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez that will create a Civilian Climate Corps for jobs and justice in our country.

[APPLAUSE]

Livable wages with benefits, on-the-job training from local unions, sweat equity that builds racial, moral, and political equality, work that rebuilds the economy and saves the planet all at the same time. This is the 21st century Civilian Climate Corps.