House extends trade vote until July 30

June 16, 2015, Fairfax, Va.–Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement responding to a new rule to extend debate of trade authority legislation to July 30 just adopted by the House:

“Obamatrade was killed in the House last Friday under the rules set by the Speaker of the House. It is a shame that the Speaker has now forced a rewriting of the rules allowing a re-vote any time he wants in the next six weeks. It is safe to assume that when he still doesn’t have the votes for the bill on July 30, he will just move the goal posts again. For those of us who were disappointed that House leadership did not take a strong stand against Obama’s numerous abuses of power, we are now seeing what fighting tooth and nail really looks like.”

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