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Friday
Jun122015

ALG praises 34 House Republicans who said no to fast track rule 

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June 11, 2015, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited President Rick Manning today issued the following statement praising 34 House Republicans who voted against a rule to bring trade authority legislation to the floor of the House:

 

"Today 34 House Republicans displayed an extraordinary amount of political courage by voting to deny Speaker Boehner the ability to bring fast track trade authority to the floor of the House. If Boehner had not succeeded in lobbying 8 Democrats to pull his bacon out of the fire, fast track would now be dead. Tomorrow, there will be significantly more Republicans voting against fast track as concerns about President Obama's surrender of U.S. sovereignty through the Trans-Pacific Partnership becomes fully evident. For those 34 Republicans who took a stand, today's action deserves universal praise from freedom loving Americans nationwide. They listened to their constituents."

 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/alg-praises-34-house-republicans-who-said-no-to-fast-track-rule/

 

Attachments:

 

34 House Republicans who voted no to bring fast track to the floor, June 11, 2015 at http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2015/roll359.xml

 

Justin Amash (Mich.-CD3)
Rod Blum (Iowa-CD1)
Dave Brat (Va.-CD7)
Jim Bridenstine (Okla.-CD1)
Mo Brooks (Ala.-CD5)
Ken Buck (Colo.-CD4)
Jeff Duncan (S.C.-CD3)
John Fleming (La.-CD4)
Trent Franks (Ariz.-CD8)
Scott Garrett (N.J.-CD5)
Chris Gibson (N.Y.-CD19)
Louie Gohmert (Texas-CD1)
Paul Gosar (Ariz.-CD4)
Morgan Griffith (Va.-CD9)
Andy Harris (Md.-CD1)
Jody Hice (Ga.-CD10)
Walter Jones (N.C.-CD3)
Jim Jordan (Ohio-CD4)
Raul Labrador (Idaho-CD1)
Cynthia Lummis (Wyo.-At Large)
Thomas Massie (Ky.-CD4)
Mark Meadows (N.C.-CD11)
Alex Mooney (W.V.-CD2)
Mick Mulvaney (S.C.-CD5)
Gary Palmer (Ala.-CD6)
Steve Pearce (N.M.-CD2)
Scott Perry (Pa.-CD4)
Bill Posey (Fla.-CD8)
Keith Rothfus (Pa.-CD12)
Matt Salmon (Ariz.-CD5)
David Schweikert (Ariz.-CD6)
Marlin Stutzman (Ind.-CD3)
Daniel Webster (Fla.-CD10)
Ted Yoho (Fla.-CD3)

 

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Americans for Limited Government is a non-partisan, nationwide network committed to advancing free market reforms, private property rights and core American liberties. For more information on ALG please visit our website at www.GetLiberty.org.

Thursday
Jun112015

ALG - Ryan's desperate deal making on fast track 

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June 10, 2015, Fairfax, Va.--Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement in response to a proposal Rep. Paul Ryan to amend the customs bill to supposedly "ensure that trade agreements do not require changes to U.S. law or obligate the United States with respect to global warming or climate change":

 

"Paul Ryan is treating the customs bill as his own personal fast track favor factory by including deals on anti-steel dumping legislation, climate change, immigration, as well as allowing human slave trafficker Malaysia to be a part of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. This is a desperate attempt to attract votes to the flawed trade authority bill.  Even if the customs bill were to pass and be signed by the President, none of the provisions would compel President Obama to comply with them in any treaty that he should submit to Congress. Congress has a constitutional prerogative to provide the President advice on treaties. But the President has the choice to accept that advice or not. Any Republican who is delusional enough to believe that President Obama cares what they think at all has not been paying any attention for the past six years.

 

"Voting to give Obama fast track trade authority based on the slim hope he will follow a non-binding suggestion--when he doesn't even follow the law as written--is both irresponsible and foolish."

 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/ryans-desperate-deal-making-on-fast-track/

 

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Americans for Limited Government is a non-partisan, nationwide network committed to advancing free market reforms, private property rights and core American liberties. For more information on ALG please visit our website at www.GetLiberty.org.

 

Wednesday
Jun102015

ALG - Stop Obama's assault on the suburbs, vote YES on Gosar Amendment #1 

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June 9, 2015, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement urging the House of Representatives to adopt an amendment to the Transportation and HUD appropriations bill Rep. Paul Gosar plans to offer (R-Ariz.) defunding implementation of the "Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing" rule and the "Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Assessment Tool," which when finalized will empower the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to condition eligibility for community development block grants on redrawing zoning maps to achieve racial and income integration:

 

"Rep. Paul Gosar's amendment to the Transportation HUD appropriations bill would end an unwarranted intrusion into the local zoning process by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. In Obama's America, taking a community development block grant puts a city's long thought out zoning plan at risk. Those governments that take any portion of those grants must redraw neighborhoods along federal racial and income standards, while residents remain unaware and disenfranchised.

 

"This is not about low-income housing, it is about federalism and an attempt by the social engineers in Washington, D.C. to impose their will upon over the voice of those most impacted by their arbitrary decisions. Rep. Gosar's stand for local communities against the tide of Obama's federal know-it-allism is a refreshing cool breeze in an otherwise stagnant Congress."

 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/stop-obamas-assault-on-the-suburbs-vote-yes-on-gosar-amendment-1/

 

Attachments:

 

Draft Amendment to Transportation and HUD appropriations bill, Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), June 3, 2015 at http://getliberty.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/GOSAR_090_xml.pdf

 

AMENDMENT TO H.R. 2577, AS REPORTED

OFFERED BY MR. GOSAR OF ARIZONA

 

At the end of the bill (before the short title), insert the following:

 

SEC. ll. None of the funds made available by this Act may be used to implement, administer, or enforce the rule entitled ''Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing'', published by the Department of Housing and Urban Development in the Federal Register on July 19, 2013 (78 Fed. Reg. 43710; Docket No. FR-5173-P-01) or the notice entitled ''Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Assessment Tool'', published by the Department of Housing and Urban Development in the Federal Register on September 26, 2014 (79 Fed. Reg. 57949; Docket No. FR-5173-N-02).

 

"'Fundamentally transforming America' one neighborhood at a time,' By Robert Romano November 20, 2014 at http://netrightdaily.com/2014/11/fundamentally-transforming-america-one-neighborhood-time/

 

"Racial quotas for local zoning decisions?" By Robert Romano, June 6, 2014 at http://netrightdaily.com/2014/06/racial-quotas-local-zoning-decisions/

 

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Americans for Limited Government is a non-partisan, nationwide network committed to advancing free market reforms, private property rights and core American liberties. For more information on ALG please visit our website at www.GetLiberty.org.

Wednesday
Jun102015

ALG - US House defunds HUD local zoning usurpation 

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June 9, 2015, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement praising the House of Representatives for adopting by a 229-193 vote an amendment to the Transportation and HUD appropriations bill by Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) defunding implementation of the "Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing" rule and the "Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Assessment Tool," which when finalized will empower the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to condition eligibility for community development block grants on redrawing zoning maps to achieve racial and income integration:

 

"House passage of Rep. Paul Gosar's amendment to the HUD appropriation bill has now defunded Obama administration regulations that usurp local zoning authority. It serves as proof that the power of the purse can be alive and well when Congress chooses to use it. Rep. Gosar showed his commitment to federalism and the people of this nation through his courageous leadership on this issue. We anticipate a vigorous debate in the Senate as the discussion of our nation's housing policies moves forward."

 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/house-defunds-hud-local-zoning-usurpation/

 

Attachments:

 

Draft Amendment to Transportation and HUD appropriations bill, Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), June 3, 2015 at http://getliberty.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/GOSAR_090_xml.pdf

 

AMENDMENT TO H.R. 2577, AS REPORTED

OFFERED BY MR. GOSAR OF ARIZONA

 

At the end of the bill (before the short title), insert the following:

 

SEC. ll. None of the funds made available by this Act may be used to implement, administer, or enforce the rule entitled ''Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing'', published by the Department of Housing and Urban Development in the Federal Register on July 19, 2013 (78 Fed. Reg. 43710; Docket No. FR-5173-P-01) or the notice entitled ''Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Assessment Tool'', published by the Department of Housing and Urban Development in the Federal Register on September 26, 2014 (79 Fed. Reg. 57949; Docket No. FR-5173-N-02).

 

"'Fundamentally transforming America' one neighborhood at a time,' By Robert Romano November 20, 2014 at http://netrightdaily.com/2014/11/fundamentally-transforming-america-one-neighborhood-time/

 

"Racial quotas for local zoning decisions?" By Robert Romano, June 6, 2014 at http://netrightdaily.com/2014/06/racial-quotas-local-zoning-decisions/

 

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Americans for Limited Government is a non-partisan, nationwide network committed to advancing free market reforms, private property rights and core American liberties. For more information on ALG please visit our website at www.GetLiberty.org.

Thursday
Jun042015

ALG - Vote YES on Gosar amendment to defund HUD racial zoning rule 

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Gosar amendment to defund HUD racial zoning rule
in appropriations vote

 

June 3, 2015, Fairfax, Va.— Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement in favor of an amendment to the Transportation and HUD appropriations bill Rep. Paul Gosar plans to offer (R-Ariz.) defunding implementation of the "Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing" rule and the "Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Assessment Tool," which when finalized will empower the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to condition eligibility for community development block grants on redrawing zoning maps to achieve racial and income integration:

 

"We urge support for Rep. Gosar's amendment to defund HUD regulations redrawing zoning maps in any locality that accepts any part of the $3.5 billion a year in community development block grants from the federal government. HUD has no place in local zoning decisions, which are better left up to states, counties, and cities to figure out for themselves. The House adopted a similar rider last year, and should do so again.

 

"Racial quotas as unconstitutional, and yet that is exactly what HUD will use to redraw every neighborhood in America. This has nothing to do with housing discrimination, which has been illegal since the 1960s. Instead 'Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing' is based on a utopian goal of creating evenly distributed neighborhoods based on racial composition and income. The House must take a stand to preserve local zoning rights."

 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/gosar-amendment-to-defund-hud-racial-zoning-rule-in-appropriations-vote-2/

 

Attachments:

 

Draft Amendment to Transportation and HUD appropriations bill, Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), June 3, 2015 at http://getliberty.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/GOSAR_090_xml.pdf

 

AMENDMENT TO H.R. 2577, AS REPORTED

OFFERED BY MR. GOSAR OF ARIZONA

 

At the end of the bill (before the short title), insert the following:

 

SEC. ll. None of the funds made available by this Act may be used to implement, administer, or enforce the rule entitled ''Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing'', published by the Department of Housing and Urban Development in the Federal Register on July 19, 2013 (78 Fed. Reg. 43710; Docket No. FR-5173-P-01) or the notice entitled ''Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Assessment Tool'', published by the Department of Housing and Urban Development in the Federal Register on September 26, 2014 (79 Fed. Reg. 57949; Docket No. FR-5173-N-02).

 

"'Fundamentally transforming America' one neighborhood at a time,' By Robert Romano November 20, 2014 at http://netrightdaily.com/2014/11/fundamentally-transforming-america-one-neighborhood-time/

 

"Racial quotas for local zoning decisions?" By Robert Romano, June 6, 2014 at http://netrightdaily.com/2014/06/racial-quotas-local-zoning-decisions/

 

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Americans for Limited Government is a non-partisan, nationwide network committed to advancing free market reforms, private property rights and core American liberties. For more information on ALG please visit our website at www.GetLiberty.org.