June 18, 2015, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement in opposition to granting fast track trade authority to President Barack Obama to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership:
“President Barack Obama already has all the authority he needs in the Constitution to negotiate any treaty he pleases with or without fast track — all fast track does is turn the Congressional ratification part of treaty making into a rubber stamp. I ask those who argue that fast track asserts Congressional authority to name another time when President Obama supported legislation that reined in his power. Anyone who believes that Obama would sign a fast track bill that limited his authority to rewrite the rules of the world simply hasn’t been paying attention.”
Stop pretending Pacific trade deal is not a treaty, By Robert Romano, June 18, 2015 at http://netrightdaily.com/2015/04/stop-pretending-pacific-trade-deal-is-not-a-treaty/
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