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Wednesday
Jun172015

ALG - NTIA FOIA documents fail to show legal authority for Internet governance transfer 

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June 16, 2015, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement regarding the National Telecommunications and Information Administration's latest response to an Americans for Limited Government Freedom of Information Act request for "All records relating to legal and policy analysis developed by or provided to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) that support its decision to 'transition key internet domain name functions,' including any analysis showing whether the NTIA has the legal authority to perform the transition":

 

"Americans for Limited Government asked the Commerce Department a simple question: What was the legal basis for relinquishing control of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority functions to ICANN? Now, more than a year later, it is clear based on the documents we have received that there was no such legal analysis performed prior to the announcement. Nor has the Department claimed any privileged exemption for such analysis under the Freedom of Information Act. And so, it is clear it doesn't exist. What should have been a routine request has turned out to be a wild goose chase. The failure of NTIA to establish a firm legal basis for the IANA functions transfer underscores this administration's complete disregard for congressional prerogatives to dispose of property under the Constitution.

 

"This failure by the Obama administration affirms Congress' decision to defund the Internet transfer this fiscal year, and the House's further action this month to do the same beyond September 30."

 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/ntia-foia-documents-fail-to-show-legal-authority-for-internet-governance-transfer/

 

Attachments:

 

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request to National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), March 27, 2014 at http://getliberty.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/DOC-NTIA-FOIA-re-ICANN-03-27-14.pdf

 

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) interim response by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), June 30, 2014 at http://getliberty.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/DOC-NTIA_FOIA-Responsive-Docs-Set1.pdf

 

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) further response by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, June 15, 2015 at http://getliberty.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/DOC-NTIA_FOIA-Responsive-Docs-Set2.pdf

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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
Jun172015

ALG - House extends trade vote until July 30 

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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." 

 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/house-extends-trade-vote-until-july-30/

 

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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.

Saturday
Jun132015

ALG - 86 House Republicans who voted to increase taxes to pay for Obamatrade 

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June 12, 2015, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement blasting 86 House Republicans who voted for trade adjustment assistance, legislation that will increase taxes to make payments to unions affected by the Trans-Pacific Partnership:

 

"It is almost incomprehensible that 86 House Republicans were so desperate to make an Obamatrade deal that they voted to increase taxes to pay off big labor — all to make Obamatrade more palatable to Democrats. No deal was better than a bad deal, and yet these 86 Republicans decided the trade bill was more important than increasing their constituents' taxes to make payments to labor unions. Any member considering voting for trade adjustment assistance next week should well consider the political consequences of voting to increase taxes to pay off big labor to grant Obama more power to regulate the global economy."

 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/86-house-republicans-who-voted-to-increase-taxes-to-pay-for-obamatrade/

 

Attachments:

 

86 House Republicans who voted for trade adjustment assistance, June 12, 2015 at http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2015/roll361.xml

 

Robert Aderholt (Ala.-CD4)

Louis Barletta (Pa.-CD11)

Andy Barr (Ky.-CD6)

Joe Barton (Texas-CD6)

Dan Benishek (Mich.-CD1)

Mike Bishop (Mich.-CD8)

Rod Blum (Iowa-CD1)

Mike Bost (Ill.-CD12)

Charles Boustany (La.-CD3)

Kevin Brady (Texas-CD8)

Susan Brooks (Ind.-CD5)

Ken Calvert (Calif.-CD42)

Mike Coffman (Colo.-CD6)

Tom Cole (Okla.-CD4)

Barbara Comstock (Va.-CD10)

Ryan Costello (Pa.-CD6)

Ander Crenshaw (Fla.-CD4)

Carlos Curbelo (Fla.-CD26)

Rodney L. Davis (Ill.-CD13)

Charlie Dent (Pa.-CD15)

Robert Dold (Ill.-CD10)

Daniel Donovan (N.Y.-CD11)

Tom Emmer (Minn.-CD6)

Mike Fitzpatrick (Pa.-CD8)

Jeff Fortenberry (Neb.-CD1)

Rodney Frelinghuysen (N.J.-CD11)

Sam Graves (Mo.-CD6)

Glenn Grothman (Wis.-CD6)

Frank Guinta (N.H.-CD1)

Brett Guthrie (Ky.-CD2)

Richard Hanna (N.Y.-CD22)

Jaime Herrera Beutler (Wash.-CD3)

Bill Huizenga (Mich.-CD2)

Robert Hurt (Va.-CD5)

Darrell Issa (Calif.-CD49)

Bill Johnson (Ohio-CD6)

David Jolly (Fla.-CD13)

John Katko (N.Y.-CD24)

Mike Kelly (Pa.-CD3)

Peter King (N.Y.-CD2)

Adam Kinzinger (Ill.-CD16)

John Kline (Minn.-CD2)

Blaine Luetkemeyer (Mo.-CD3)

Tom Marino (Pa.-CD10)

Kevin McCarthy (Calif.-CD23)

Patrick McHenry (N.C.-CD10)

David McKinley (W.Va.-CD1)

Cathy McMorris Rodgers (Wash.-CD5)

Patrick Meehan (Pa.-CD7)

Luke Messer (Ind.-CD6)

John Mica (Fla.-CD7)

Candice Miller (Mich.-CD10)

John Moolenaar (Mich.-CD4)

Tim Murphy (Pa.-CD18)

Devin Nunes (Calif.-CD22)

Erik Paulsen (Minn.-CD3)

Joe Pitts (Pa.-CD16)

Tom Reed (N.Y.-CD23)

Dave Reichert (Wash.-CD8)

Scott Rigell (Va.-CD2)

Mike Rogers (Ala.-CD3)

Hal Rogers (Ky.-CD5)

Todd Rokita (Ind.-CD4)

Peter Roskam (Ill.-CD6)

Ed Royce (Calif.-CD39)

Paul Ryan (Wis.-CD1)

Steve Scalise (La.-CD1)

John Shimkus (Ill.-CD15)

Bill Shuster (Pa.-CD9)

Mike Simpson (Idaho-CD2)

Elise Stefanik (N.Y.-CD21)

Steve Stivers (Ohio-CD15)

Glenn Thompson (Pa.-CD5)

Mac Thornberry (Texas-CD13)

Pat Tiberi (Ohio-CD12)

Dave Trott (Mich.-CD11)

Michael Turner (Ohio-CD10)

Fred Upton (Mich.-CD6)

David Valadao (Calif.-CD21)

Ann Wagner (Mo.-CD2)

Tim Walberg (Mich.-CD7)

Greg Walden (Oreg.-CD2)

Mimi Walters (Calif.-CD45)

Ed Whitfield (Ky.-CD1)

Joe Wilson (S.C.-CD2)

David Young (Iowa-CD3)

 

Interview Availability: Please contact Americans for Limited Government at 703-383-0880 ext. 106 or at media@limitgov.org to arrange an interview with ALG experts including ALG President Rick Manning.

 

 

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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.

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.