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Friday
May152015

ALG - Senate proceeds to fast track, GOP majority in 2016 in jeopardy 

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May 14, 2015, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement blasting the Senate for proceeding to legislation granting President Obama trade promotion authority to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership:

"Americans for Limited Government has always believed that giving President Obama fast track trade authority will be decided by the House of Representatives.  The fact that it has taken months for the Senate to begin this debate shows the deep political concerns in the Republican Party on this issue.  This opposition is even more apparent in the House, and as the issue heats up on the presidential campaign trail, five Presidential aspirants have already come out opposed including: Bobby Jindal, Carly Fiorina, Donald Trump, Rand Paul, and Mike Huckabee. Additionally, Representative Jeff Duncan's just released opposition to fast track is just one more domino to fall that blocks a pathway to passage in the House.

"In the meantime, without enforceable currency provisions in the trade authority itself, these votes risk Senate Republican seats in Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin to name just a few, putting the Senate majority in real jeopardy in 2016. Rather than continuing down this politically ruinous course, Republican leaders should promote solutions that unite the Party, instead of those that deepen the divide between the big business wing and the voters Republicans need to win."

To view online: http://getliberty.org/senate-proceeds-to-fast-track-gop-majority-in-2016-in-jeopardy/

 

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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
May142015

ALG - House bill codifies NSA mass surveillance 

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May 13, 2015, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement urging the U.S. House of Representatives to reject H.R. 2048, which will codify the National Security Agency mass surveillance program:

 

"The U.S. House is missing an historic opportunity to rein in the NSA mass surveillance program. We urge the House to reject this emasculated version of the USA Freedom Act and return to real reform that protects Americans from government surveillance in violation of the Fourth Amendment."

 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/house-bill-codifies-nsa-mass-surveillance/

 

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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
May142015

ALG - Senate Democrats cave on protecting American workers 

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May 13, 2015, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement blasting Senate Democrats for abandoning their opposition to granting trade promotion authority to President Barack Obama and ceding their demands for enforceable currency provisions in fast track bill itself:  

 

"Senate Democrats are abandoning American workers concerned that their jobs may be shifted overseas due to unfair trade related to currency manipulation nations in the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Doing a trade bill without monetary policy—the primary mechanism nations use to make their exports cheaper—ensures that the Trans-Pacific Partnership is neither free nor fair. The house of cards gamesmanship that was played yesterday to fool constituencies about the Democrat stance on fast track is exposed by this latest capitulation on currency manipulation.

 

"No one can vote for fast track and claim with a straight face they opposed currency manipulation. It is time for Senate Majority Leader McConnell to end the charade of fast track and return to the politically viable business of the Senate."

 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/senate-democrats-cave-on-protecting-american-workers/

 

Attachments:

 

"Fast-Track Bill Needs Enforceable Currency Provision," By Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Wall Street Journal, May 13, 2015 at http://www.wsj.com/articles/fast-track-bill-needs-enforceable-currency-provision-1431470983

 

"Path to Pacific Trade Deal May Open in Senate After All," By Jonathan Weisman, May 13, 2015 at www.nytimes.com/2015/05/14/us/path-to-pacific-trade-deal-may-open-in-senate-after-all.html?smid=nytpolitics&_r=0

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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
May132015

ALG - Senate blocks fast track trade authority for Pacific trade deal

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May 12, 2015, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement responding to the Senate blocking trade authority to President Barack Obama to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership:

 

"Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell should permanently shelve attempts to grant trade authority to President Obama. With five Republican presidential aspirants all opposed including Rand Paul, there is no reason for McConnell to waste any more of the Senate's time on this issue. This is particularly true given the almost impossible odds fast track now faces in the House of Representatives. It's time to say buh-bye to fast track."

 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/senate-blocks-fast-track-trade-authority-for-pacific-trade-deal/

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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
May092015

ALG - 'Read the bill' Republicans fail to read Pacific trade treaty ahead of vote 

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May 8, 2015, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today urged every Senator to read the current version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership prior to voting on granting President Barack Obama trade promotion authority on it, in light of reports that most members have not read it yet:

 

"Breitbart's Matt Boyle story about the failure of most of the Republican Senators who are considering voting on fast tracking the Trans-Pacific Partnership to take the time to read the treaty is eye opening and disheartening. The same political party that ridiculed former Speaker Nancy Pelosi's 'you have to pass it to find out what's in it' Obamacare statement is now ignorantly plunging ahead with legislation that will expedite passage of a treaty that the president calls the "most progressive trade deal" in history.

 

"These 'read the bill' Republicans apparently would prefer to remain clueless. This failure to do their basic job of getting informed about a treaty that contains 'living agreement' language which could finish Obama's intended fundamental transformation of America is startling. Only members of Congress can read the Trans-Pacific Partnership prior to Obama's signature on fast track. Given the Senate's scheduled vote on cloture on Tuesday, it is irresponsibly dangerous for any Senator to vote for fast tracking a treaty they have failed to read and understand."

 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/read-the-bill-republicans-fail-to-read-pacific-trade-treaty-ahead-of-vote/

 

Attachments:

 

"Only Two Republicans Admit They Actually Read Secret Obama Trade Deal—Both Unsupportive," By Matthew Boyle, May 8, 2015 at http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/05/07/only-two-republicans-admit-they-actually-read-secret-obama-trade-deal-both-unsupportive/

 

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

 

 

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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.