Rick Manning

Rick Manning is the President Americans for Limited Government and can be reached at rmanning@getliberty.org. A long time public affairs professional, Rick served as the Public Affairs Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of Labor during the George W. Bush Administration, where he was twice recognized by the Secretary for Exceptional Achievement.

Born and raised in southern California, Rick graduated from the University of Southern California working his way through school running political campaigns.

Shortly thereafter, he became a state lobbyist for the National Rifle Association for nine years responsible for the southeastern United States, Maryland and New Jersey. At NRA, Rick worked closely with local groups to pass the groundbreaking concealed carry law in Florida which has subsequently served as a national model.

A veteran of dozens of corporate communications and grassroots campaigns, Manning has emerged as a leading voice in the conservative community with columns appearing in The Hill, Investor’s Business Daily, FoxNews.com and other major publications across the nation.

A resident of Maryland where he is a former town council member locally, Rick is active in his local church and is married to his college sweetheart.

Rick Manning

Labor Day 2020: America’s Great Jobs Rebound

By Rick Manning America has gone through a lot since Labor Day 2019. Hurricanes, the Chinese-originated virus, economic shutdowns, torching of cities, murder hornets, communist driven riots, Rachel Maddow ramblings, earthquakes, you name it and it appears to have happened in the past year. It has been […]


As Trump takes on China on trade reciprocity, time for a second look at zero for zero on sugar and other agricultural subsidies

By Rick Manning Over the past three decades, prior to President Donald Trump’s election in 2016, U.S. manufacturing and production, and agriculture, has been outsourced to foreign trade partners. There are many factors that have fueled this shift towards globalization: trade agreements and legislation including NAFTA and […]


Is a rogue Trump appointee trying to deep six the President’s America First agenda on trade?

By Rick Manning As improbable as it may seem, a high-level Trump appointee in the Commerce Department may be working against the President’s America first trade agenda. Assistant Secretary of Commerce Jeffrey Kessler is said to be slow-walking investigations into countries that may be cheating on trade deals, at […]


Yes, Joe, we know you. You are a radical socialist who is soft on rioters.

By Rick Manning On Aug. 31, former Vice President Joe Biden finally hit the campaign trail in Pittsburgh as his poll numbers take a hit with ongoing left-wing riots in America’s cities, acting as a Joey come lately on denouncing political violence. Biden asked the audience, “Do I […]


A dream come true becomes nightmarish in D.C.

By Rick Manning Alice Johnson had just received a pardon from the President of the United States on Thursday, April 27 and was attending the President’s acceptance speech for the Republican Party nomination.  Ms. Johnson had played a part in the convention as she told her story of […]


President Trump protected lives from Covid while Biden cried ‘hysterical xenophobia’ and Cuomo let seniors die


We need FDA reform to lower drug costs, not Medicare spending caps based on foreign governments’ price controls


Socialism is theft and Marxist regimes like Venezuela and China need to be held accountable

By Rick Manning Socialism is theft.  At their very core, these Marxists believe that they have a right to take the property of others and make it their own without even bothering to compensate the rightful owner in any way.  Thieves, looters, mobsters and some government officials, […]


Government creates the high drug costs it then seeks to fix

By Rick Manning $2.6 billion !  That’s how much Tuft’s University research says it costs to bring a new drug from the research lab to the pharmacy counter. As President Trump wrestles with trying to rein in the high cost of medicine in the United States, he is mistakenly […]


Don’t let liberal billionaires buy Arkansas

By Rick Manning As they have in the past , liberal billionaires John and Laura Arnold are once again scheming to throw their money around in other people’s states and cities to produce the far left results that they want. For years, the power couple has been on a mission […]


Why the Emancipation Memorial in Washington, D.C. is important

By Rick manning A park jointly owned by the federal and District of Columbia government has become a clash point between the radical Marxist culture cancellers and sane people. In Lincoln Park, located about a mile from the U.S. Capitol stands the Emancipation Statue.  A statue paid […]


If risky Chinese investments are unsuitable for federal pensioners, they’re unsuitable for private pensioners, too.

By Rick Manning The Labor Department has a fiduciary responsibility to end all private retirement investments in dangerous Chinese investments by amending the current pending regulation on Financial Factors in Selecting Plan Investments to disqualify all companies that do not adhere to the transparency requirements of Dodd-Frank and Sarbannes-Oxley. As a former Labor […]


Why is the EPA restricting ventilator sterilization chemical ethylene oxide when we need it the most in the middle of the pandemic?

By Rick Manning The Environmental Protection Agency is making a mistake.  They are moving forward with the process of further regulating something called ethylene oxide [EtO] upon a harshly contested assumption that the chemical’s emissions may contribute to cancer. So what’s not to like? It just so happens that […]


Former George W. Bush administration officials to endorse Joe Biden. For shame.

By Rick Manning Reuters reports that hundreds of former George W. Bush officials are planning to endorse Joe Biden for President this year. For shame. As a former political appointee of President George W. Bush, I strongly urge Americans to vote for Donald Trump’s re-election.  President Trump has […]


EPA biofuel mandates don’t make sense

By Rick Manning Did you know that adding corn into oil based gasoline actually increases the cost of that gas over non-blended gasoline? How about the fact that the Environmental Protection Agency’s own data shows that refiners had to rely on 481 million gallons of foreign fuel to meet […]

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