Tuesday, June 9, 2015

OBAMATRADE SUPPORT FALLING APART IN HOUSE DESPITE LEADERSHIP PUSH

Republican members aren’t buying what President Barack Obama and House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) 40% are selling when it comes to Obamatrade, and support for the president’s key trade agenda item is starting to fall apart rapidly amid grassroots pressure.
Read Articles at The Hill and Breitbart Big GovernmentA large percentage of House Democrats oppose fast-track or are leaning towards voting no. That opposition could grow as trade critics launch a full-court press. Labor groups are vowing to fight hard to block the measure and Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), who led the opposition in the upper chamber can be expected to lobby House Democrats.
Republican leaders will need to keep GOP defections to a minimum. Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has been meeting with conservative lawmakers to sell them on the trade bill.

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