June 16, 2015, Fairfax, Va.–Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement urging a no vote on the rule to extend debate of trade authority legislation to July 31:
“House leadership set up the rules for considering fast track trade authority for Obama over the objections of 34 of their Republican members. Now House leaders want to move the goal posts and change those rules that fought so hard to get just days ago.
“Should the House move the timeline for consideration all the way to July 31, when the votes are not there today for passage, it would affirm America’s darkest suspicions that the game is rigged in the house’s favor. An extension will allow cynical horse trading to alter votes to occur, resulting in a bad deal for taxpayers.
“Americans for Limited Government urges the House to reject any extension of consideration of the trade bill. The leadership has had every advantage and still cannot win. It’s time to put an end to this debate and move on to things that unite Republicans in the House.”
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