Intelligence Authorization Bill

House GOP Leaders To Sneak Obamatrade Tax Increase Into Intel Bill Rule

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 has slipped the rule for reconsideration of the failed TAA bill into the rule for H.R. 2596, the Fiscal Year 2016 Intelligence Authorization bill. UPDATE: The Rule passed 236-189 after Republicans who opposed it were kicked-off the leadership whip team and those who were leaning "NO" were threatened with loss of committee assignments.