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Going to. Remain snowy overnight and some of the foothill areas, they'll be more snowy then rainy this evening as well. Tomorrow. We're gonna have a high around thirty eight degrees. Ninety percent chance of rain by now in Seattle. We do have some snow and thirty three degrees. Komo news time five forty five. Stay connected. Stay informed. Komo news. Powered by triple a roadside assistance. With Elisa Jaffe, I'm Tom Glasgow. Jeremy grater is at the editor's desk. As we take a look at some of the day's top stories. We're getting reports that an agreement has been reached in principle on a border deal to avoid a government shutdown President Trump continuing to push for a wall along the border with Mexico speaking with a group of sheriff's today, the president blamed Democrats for wanting to allow criminals into the US still ahead there Thompson owner satisfaction. But consumer reports no longer recommends Dyson stick vacuums. I'm herb Weisbaum. With why the editors did this last week Democrats in congress unveiled their new green deal calling for an overhaul of the nation's energy sector, says congresswoman Alexandria, a Cossio Cortez. We're here to say that small incremental policy solutions are. Not enough and sense. The green new deal was revealed. The president has said it would eliminate all planes and cows, Salvador Rizzo is a fact checker for the Washington Post. He spoke with komo's Taylor van Cise. What are the key goals of the green new deal as it's currently written? It's a resolution that has been introduced in the house and the Senate it's one of those resolutions that even if it passes it wouldn't have the force of law. So it's just a statement of broad principles. That's an important thing to keep in mind. Legislation would come later key goals. They're pretty sweeping very ambitious. It's a job guarantee for everyone healthcare and higher education for everyone. And then the environmental goals, which are reaching one hundred percent of the power demand through clean renewable and zero emissions. Energy over ten years building out high speed rail and large quantities across the United States. You know, transitioning to what's called the smart power grid refurbishing every single building in the United States to meet heightened energy efficiency standards, and you know, using those standards for all new buildings get built. So it's just it's a it's a mix. It's a wishlist, it's a broad statement of priorities. We don't actually know what it would look like when you know, the details of policy making, you know, come up and Bill starts to be drafted. Now. The president says that it would permanently. Eliminate all planes cars cows oil gas and the military. You're the fact checker if any legislation was created from the green new deal proposal would any of those things happen. Certainly not the military cows airplanes cars, you know, some things are two grand and to society, you know, for lawmakers to be able to get rid of them, even if they wanted to I certainly it's not in the resolution itself right now. So no one is really talking about that there's been some compassion because you know, some supporting materials have been, you know, causing some confusion and have been misinterpreted. But the fact is you know, none of that is is in the offing. There's a good question. What you know? These goals would mean for the oil industry, right because the green new deal calls for, you know, the euro emission all clean renewable energy. And so by extension that does mean getting rid of, you know, sources like oil energy. But we'll see I mean again, it comes down to legislation and this is a net yet not everything in the green new deal as you've mentioned has to do with pollution and energy. Why was medical leave and retirement included in this wishlist? That's the new deal part of the green near deal. Right. I mean. Mix the old new deal and the green new deal precisely the Democrats say this is a two for a lot of things in there. But you know, you can describe it as a twofer in that there's all sorts of economic and social guarantees healthcare higher education and jobs being well, also retirement security, and some other things like medical leave, which you mentioned, and then there's all the environmental priorities that are in there as well. Thanks for setting a straight Salvador Izzo. The fact check from the Washington Post you can read his article online at Washington Post dot com. That's komo's Taylor.