EXCLUSIVE—JIM BRIDENSTINE STANDS UP FOR OKLAHOMA: NO NEED TO CEDE NEGOTIATING AUTHORITY TO OBAMA
by ALEX SWOYER
Following Thursday evening’s near-defeat of Obamatrade on a rule vote, Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) told Breitbart News exclusively that what had just happened was extraordinarily significant.
“A lot of people in the media don’t understand the rule vote… it was kind of a big deal,” he said. “This was a very unique rule where we have a bill that came from the Senate, and the bill that came from the Senate has no opportunity to pass the House of Representatives—it just can’t pass.”
Bridenstine explained that the reason the Senate’s bill can’t pass in the House is because it has Trade Adjustment Authority, which is over 2 billion dollars of welfare for people who lose their jobs when President Obama’s Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal is passed.
Part of this was financed with Medicare cuts in the Senate bill, but House leadership wheeled and dealed to get Democrat votes, selling out Republicans’s campaign issue in 2016.