June 12, 2015, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement praising the House of Representatives for defeating fast track trade authority for Obama :
“Today 302 members courageously stood with the American people against granting trade authority to President Obama. All too often in our culture we don’t thank and recognize courage. Americans for Limited Government would like to offer our heartfelt thanks to those members who stood against granting Obama more power to in his words rewrite the rules of the world economy. This legislation was so deeply flawed a majority of Republicans and Democrats opposed it.
“No pundit in Washington predicted such a rout would occur. For once, members of Congress of both parties listened to their constituents, and now, Obamatrade is dead. Let’s keep it that way.
“Now Republicans should unify around common principles limiting the size and scope of government through the appropriations process. After this heated battle, now is the time to focus on those issues that bring the conference together. It’s time to move forward, and leave Obamatrade behind us. The people have spoken.”
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