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Protrade Democrats get a trip to Germany on Air Force One

first_imgActivists of the international campaigning and advocacy organization ONE prepare a balloon with a portrait of U.S. President Barack Obama during a protest against the upcoming G-7 summit in Munich, Germany, Friday, June 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader) New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Comments   Share   Top Stories Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama will host four House Democrats aboard Air Force One this weekend as he travels to a summit of leading industrialized countries in Germany. The lawmakers all support Obama’s efforts to win special authority to negotiate a Pacific rim trade deal.Obama is courting Democrats for his trade agenda against vigorous opposition from labor unions, environmental groups and liberal organizations. A majority of Republicans support the legislation, which allows Congress to reject or approve, but not change, trade deals negotiated by the administration. Sponsored Stories 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist The four lawmakers are Reps. Gerry Connolly of Virginia, Jim Himes of Connecticut, Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas and Mike Quigley of Illinois. They are among only 17 House Democrats publicly backing Obama’s request for “fast track” trade negotiating authority.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Check your body, save your life The vital role family plays in societylast_img

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