Decision Day: House Leadership May Use Backdoor Tactic to Save TAA

Jonathan Ernst/Reuters
Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Conservative HQ explains how House GOP leadership may attempt to bend the rules to keep TAA alive:

“In an indication of just how desperate the Republican establishment and their Big Business paymasters are to revive the package of fast track Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) and Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) bills that went down last week, the House Rules Committee slipped the rule for reconsideration of the failed TAA bill into the rule for H.R. 2596, the Fiscal Year 2016 Intelligence Authorization bill.

Along with the National Defense Authorization bill, the Intel Authorization bill is considered to be one of the “must pass” bills of each legislative year.

According to the existing Rules, the Motion to Reconsider the vote on the failed TAA bill should take place today, June 16. The new rule would let the Motion to Reconsider vote on TAA be postponed through legislative day of July 30, according to a Rules Committee release.”

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