Feb. 4, 2015, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement urging Congress to reject President Barack Obama’s request for fast track trade authority on the Trans-Pacific Partnership:
“The allure of the concept of free trade is like a siren song for many on the right. But the Trans-Pacific Partnership is not a free trade agreement, it is a managed trade agreement negotiated in secret by governments and special interests seeking to maximize their individual economic interests. The only protector of the American people’s interests is a Congress that is fully engaged in the treaty ratification process. To give away the power to filibuster, amend, or delay consideration of a treaty negotiated by President Obama is a slap in the face of those Americans who voted to rein in this administration. We urge Congress not to grant Obama fast track trade authority.”
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