NH GOP Weekly Update

In This Issue

  1. Congressman Bass working for NH
  2. ONE YEAR LATER: NH GOP Leadership
  3. 2012 Presidential Contact Information
  4. ObamaCare Dem's Owe NH
  5. Upcoming Events



Congressman Bass working for New Hampshire




In the 11 months that Congressman Charlie Bass has been back in Congress, he has made a strong commitment to fighting for New Hampshire’s priorities and working toward solutions that will reduce the crushing debts and deficits that threaten our nation’s economic growth and the opportunities available to future generations.

He recently cosponsored and supported legislation that would enact a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution, which will get our nation back on a path to fiscal solvency and force Washington to live within its means every year. Recognizing that there are other opportunities to save taxpayer money, Bass introduced legislation to encourage the use of generic drugs in the Medicaid program, which would save the program millions of dollars every year without costing the government any money to implement.

While there are some signs of economic recovery being made, Bass believes Congress’ job is not yet done in helping the private sector create jobs. He recently voted for legislation to reduce the regulatory burden on small businesses, which are New Hampshire’s and the nation’s biggest job creators.

Bass has also worked tirelessly to ensure that New Hampshire veterans receive the care and benefits they have earned and deserve by supporting the creation of a full-service VA hospital in the state, or allowing veterans to receive comparable care at existing hospitals, and introducing legislation to preserve the dignity of military funerals.

Bass had the opportunity to visit troops and thank them for their service and sacrifice during a recent trip to Afghanistan last month. During his trip, Bass found the morale of the troops to be strong, despite the significant problems they face in working with the weak Afghan government. He also met several servicemen from New Hampshire and brought them a taste of home – pure New Hampshire maple syrup.
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ONE YEAR LATER: Republican Leadership Pulled NH Away from Fiscal Brink



It's been one year since Republicans officially took over control of the State Legislature. During that time, GOP leadership has begun turning around the state’s fiscal picture. During this past year, the lawmakers have:

    • Passed a fiscally responsible, balanced budget that did not increase taxes or fees, does not downshift onto local property taxpayers, and does not increase borrowing;
    • Did not increase taxes or fees, and even reduced or eliminated 12 taxes and fees, including the immensely unpopular car registration surcharge;
    • Passed 43 laws that reduced regulations;
    • Began reforming the state pension system to ensure that retirees will continue to get benefits without bankrupting taxpayers; and
    • Overhauled the state budget system to ensure that state agencies now submit budgets that make reductions, not just one to grow government.

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Find out More information on YOUR Presidential Candidates



The New Hampshire Republican State Committee has an up-to-date listing of all 2012 Presidential Candidates. Click here to find out more information about YOUR 2012 Presidential Candidates.

Also for a complete listing of candidates filing in New Hampshire, check out the Secretary of State's website or click here.

Finally, for a listing of events Presidential Candidates will be holding click here to see our events calendar.



ObamaCare Demcrats Owe NH


Concord, NH – As former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s promise becomes a reality, Democrats like Jeanne Shaheen, Ann Kuster and Carol Shea-Porter owe New Hampshire voters an explanation about their Medicare cuts. As part of her efforts to muscle ObamaCare through Congress, Pelosi said, "We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it." (Watch Video) Today, the New Hampshire Union Leader's editorial page writes about how Granite Staters continue to learn about the so-called benefits:


“Remember when President Obama said that if his health care ‘reform’ law passed, you’d still get to keep your doctor? Medicare Advantage participants in the Granite State are finding out what a lie that was… New Hampshire has a high percentage of Medicare Advantage enrollees. Last month, 7,600 of them received notices that their coverage was being cancelled. Obamacare and another federal law passed in 2008, the Medicare Improvement for Patients and Providers Act, are killing Medicare Advantage…

“As a result, thousands of Granite State seniors are being forced to switch doctors because they have to switch coverage. This is just a taste of what is to come if Obamacare takes effect in full force.” (Editorial, New Hampshire Union Leader, 12/1/2011)"

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