No fast track for Obama’s next power grab – The Hill’s Congress Blog

President Obama is seeking power the Constitution has assigned to Congress. Soon, he will formally ask Congress to surrender its constitutional authority and grant him “Fast Track” Trade Promotion Authority.And House Republicans are inexplicably ready to give it to him.Members of Congress who take our Constitution seriously will follow Nancy Reagan’s advice and Just Say No.Article One, Section 8 of the Constitution assigns Congress the exclusive responsibility to set the terms of “commerce with foreign nations” – trade. The Founders established this clear check and balance to prevent the president from unilaterally negotiating deals that reward his supporters while harming opponents or the nation as a whole.

via No fast track for Obama’s next power grab – The Hill’s Congress Blog.

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