Marco Rubio Casts Deciding Vote For Obamatrade Without Even Reading It

Rubio, a Republican presidential candidate, was the deciding vote necessary for the U.S. Senate to clear the final 60-vote threshold and eventually, later this week, send to President Barack Obama’s desk the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) bill that would fast-track at least three highly secretive trade deals that Obama has been negotiating for years.

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Huckabee Applauds Rep. Mark Meadows for Voting Against ObamaTrade

Meadows decided to vote against House leadership on the Rule vote, prior to the final vote on Trade Promotion Authority – which grant’s President Obama fast track trade authority – because he felt the legislation was riddled with holes. Huckabee said: “I salute Congressman Mark Meadows for his backbone, courage and commitment to North Carolina workers.”

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Republican Congressman Calls on U.S. Trade Representative to Release Trade Deal

Ahead of the Senate vote on Trade Adjustment Authority (TPA) Tuesday that would give President Obama fast-track authority to finalize his trade negotiations – mainly the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), and the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) – Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ) is calling for the U.S. Trade Representative to release the current draft of Obama’s TPP in a public letter.

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Kinzinger Channels Paul Ryan: Slams Drudge Report For ‘Misinformation’ on Obamatrade

In reference to Kinzinger also claiming it isn’t a “secret deal” – that’s also untrue. TiSA and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) – two of Obama’s trade deals – have not been made public and even members of Congress can’t read them yet. Furthermore, TPP is being kept in a secured room for only House and Senate members to review – again not allowing public access.

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) speaks to the media after attending the weekly House Republican conference at the U.S. Capitol, October 29, 2013 in Washington, DC. Leader Cantor called on President Barack Obama and Congress to delay the implementation of the Affordable Health Care Act also known as ObamaCare

Ryan’s ‘Misperceptions’ on Trade Deal Unveiled, Reports Suggest

House Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) joined NPR Wednesday with Steve Inskeep to stress why he says it’s important for Congress to pass Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), which grants President Obama fast-track trade authority. With TPA, Congress cannot issue any amendments to trade agreements and merely gets an up or down vote on a final trade deal.

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Larry Summers Admits Obamatrade Gives Barack Obama More Power, Taking It Away From Congress

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) has been arguing that Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) – also referred to as fast-track trade authority – would give Congress more power over President Obama’s highly secretive trade agreements, including the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) and the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA). However, Summers argued in his op-ed that if Obama isn’t given fast track and his trade agreements aren’t passed, the president would actually lose power over international negotiations.

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