Rick Manning

Rick Manning is the President Americans for Limited Government and can be reached at [email protected]. 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
09.20.2021

Amnesty Promise in Biden’s $3.5 Trillion bill explains Massive Illegal Alien Invasion

Amnesty. The golden ticket of becoming an American citizen is at stake. By Rick Manning 208,000 illegal aliens crossed the southern border in August 2021, a 317 percent increase over the number of crossers in August 2020. And it is the second most in 21 years, exceeded […]

08.25.2021

Biden’s Killing Fields

By Rick Manning Aug. 31, 2021 marks the date that the United States military will have fully pulled up stakes and fled Afghanistan in one of the most shameful withdrawals in American history. The Biden Administration has reaffirmed this disastrous decision to leave by Aug. 31 after being threatened by 7th […]

08.23.2021

Manning in American Greatness: Reject Federal Takeover of Elections—Again

By Rick Manning Yogi Berra once said, “It’s déjà vu all over again.” That is exactly how Americans must feel as they learn that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is trying to ram through another bill orchestrating a federal takeover of elections, despite the previous failed attempt […]

08.23.2021

Pelosi’s First Concern: Save Herself

By Rick Manning   Nancy Pelosi has brought the House of Representatives back into session today.   Is she concerned about the unprecedented peril that our nation is under as the failed Biden Afghanistan withdrawal has brought ridicule, derision and scorn from allies, while those with bad […]

08.02.2021

Global sugar subsidies will only ever be eliminated reciprocally via trade agreements

By Rick Manning On July 29, U.S. Rep. Kat Cammack (R-Fla.) and U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Mich.) introduced a bipartisan resolution that would have Congress consider eliminating U.S. sugar subsidies when “the President determines that all such subsidies by all such countries have been eliminated…” in a fair and reciprocal […]

07.26.2021

India flooding global sugar markets with $2 billion of subsidies serve as a warning to U.S.

President Joe Biden and the office of the U.S. Trade Representative should pursue two-way trade talks to draw down global sugar subsidies—but only reciprocally. By Rick Manning Since 2017, India has flooded global sugar markets via price and export subsidies to the tune of almost $2 billion, […]

07.20.2021

TOWNHALL GUEST COLUMN: Why the FBI Lego Lie Matters

Nothing grieves me more than the self-immolation of federal law enforcement as they continue to prove themselves to be more political actors than law enforcers. TOWNHALL By Rick Manning How do you know corruption has reached the bottom of a corporation or government agency?  When that corruption becomes […]

07.13.2021

Everyone loses under Biden’s inflation

Everyone loses under inflation, but those with the least disposable income and those on fixed incomes are hurt the worse.  By Rick Manning Consumer prices rose 0.9 percent in June, according to  data released Tuesday by the Labor Department , heating up from the previous month. The consumer price index (CPI), a closely watched […]

07.12.2021

FBI Caught Lying About ‘Lego Man’ Charged in Jan. 6 Capitol Breach

The Lego lie just reinforces how out of control our nation’s FBI has become. By Rick Manning The Department of Justice now says a  DoJ court document  claiming to have  recovered a “fully constructed U.S. Capitol Lego set” from the home of a man charged in the Jan. 6 Capitol […]

07.09.2021

We’re all in it together – Or were we?

The very people who were so earnestly leading the “we’re all in it together” chant, were not in it at all.  And quite frankly, were major beneficiaries of the economic shutdown. TOWNHALL By Rick Manning We’re all in it together! That was the shaming slogan shouted from every […]

07.06.2021

Does Biden deserve credit for job gains?

Biden and his advisors have no idea how they got to where they are and no plan to unleash the private sector economy to sustain the natural job recovery which they have lucked into. By Rick Manning The White House Facebook page crowed , “3,000,000 jobs created since […]

07.06.2021

Court restricts Equal Outcomes push

 The Brnovich case serves as a quasi-proxy for the philosophical battle between providing equal opportunity versus the impulse to ensure equal outcomes, and the 6-3 decision should provide some brakes to the Biden administration’s push for equalizing outcomes through regulatory action. By Rick Manning June 30th, 2021 […]

07.02.2021

ALG in the Odessa American: Congress should use 3-year sequestration, not tax increases for infrastructure plan

MANNING: Congress should use 3-year sequestration, not tax increases for infrastructure plan By Rick Manning , President of Americans for Limited Government. Guest View June 27, 2021 A group of 21 bipartisan senators announced an agreement on a framework for an infrastructure proposal. Given the massive growth in government […]

06.24.2021

To offset $1 trillion infrastructure plan, Congress should use 3-year sequestration, not tax increases

It would be a massive mistake to burden our recovering economy will killer tax increases. By Rick Manning A group of 21 bipartisan senators announced an agreement on a framework for an infrastructure proposal. As reported by CBS News , “Several of the lead negotiators from both parties traveled to the White […]

06.22.2021

California’s Energy Woes: A Cautionary Tale for America

No one can miss the irony of Californians finding themselves stuck at home just as they are finally ending their draconian pandemic restrictions due to their equally draconian energy production regulations. By Rick Manning According to Newsweek , as temperatures hit triple digits during California’s heat wave last […]

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