June 11, 2015
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The key part of this vote is to remove the possibility for trade defeats in the Senate. If Fast Track authority is passed/granted then a simple majority of 51 votes will be all that is required to approve President Obama’s trade deal.
Mitch McConnell has essentially granted President Obama new powers not enumerated in the constitution. John Boehner is about to do the same thing in the House of Representatives. Paul Ryan has cemented his cross-over to the dark side of Chamber of Commerce Republicans led by CoC head Tom Donohue…..
(Via Washington Examiner) The House will vote Friday on legislation to give President Obama “fast track” authority to secure trade deals.
Republican leaders announced plans for the vote in a closed-door meeting with their rank and file, who are divided over whether to support…
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