McConnell Plans Vote on Green New Deal as GOP Criticizes MeasureSenate GOP leaders who joined McConnell at a news conference in Washington on Tuesday criticized the measure, saying it would increase energy costs. “To me, this is just so extreme,” said John Barrasso of Wyoming. The legislation is a sweeping package of climate-change measures unveiled by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has drawn a tepid response from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who didn’t explicitly throw her support behind the ideas.