The Bass Report

Another month, another far left group targeting me for defeat. This time it’s the Progressive Change PAC - attacking my efforts to bring government spending under control and reduce our massive federal debt!

Rest assured, no matter what they throw at me, I will never walk away from my commitment to low taxes, limited government, and reducing the deficit.

As I travel throughout the Second Congressional District, I am often asked by people who support what we are doing how they can be helpful in this non-election year.

One of the best and most effective ways to help is through letters to the editor.

Few things are as powerful as a letter in the newspaper showing support for the work I am doing both in New Hampshire and Washington. Please consider sending a letter to the newspapers in your area backing our fight against big government and big spending.

If you need assistance with how best to submit your letter, please don’t hesitate to contact Brad Blais at and he will be happy to help.

As always, many thanks for your support and friendship.

On the trail...

I had the opportunity to join the Contoocook Valley Republican Committee at their May monthly meeting at the Deering Town Hall. Joining me as a guest speaker was New Hampshire Watchdog Grant Bosse of the Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy. With Grant’s extensive knowledge of the budget crisis here in New Hampshire and my work in Washington tackling runaway government spending and the ever-growing debt, we had an informative discussion of fiscal issues at both the state and federal levels. I enjoyed the chance to visit with my friends at the CVRC, and thanks very much to Chairman JP Marzullo for having invited me.

Had a great time at the annual Lilac Luncheon hosted by the New Hampshire Federation of Republican Women. What a super organization - no group of grassroots activists does more to support Republican candidates and causes in New Hampshire than the Federation. I know I could not have won last year without their hard work.

The Lilac Luncheon has truly become a Granite State political tradition. This year’s keynote speaker was Republican National Committee Co-Chair Sharon Day. Serving as second-in-command to Chairman Reince Priebus, Sharon plays a crucial role for our party as we gear up to win back the White House in 2012. Great to see so many new and old friends at the lunch!

From the Papers...

Thanks to Alan Urquhart of Hillsboro for the very kind words in his letter to the editor in the Concord Monitor on May 23. Here’s a bit of what he had to say...

“Congressman Charlie Bass gave an inspiring discussion to the Contoocook Valley Republican Committee in Deering. Bass has been traveling throughout the state speaking to seniors, health organizations and veterans. He looked haggard from his overwhelming itinerary. The crowd gathered in Deering applauded him for trying to gain a full-service V.A. hospital for New Hampshire veterans. Bass was further commended on his opposition to the Northern Pass project.

Bass stated, politics aside, ‘I really care for my country...My greatest concern is to save our country from financial ruin.’ He was talking about entitlements which, at the present rate, especially Medicaid and Medicare, will bankrupt the country.

Bass subscribes to changes in the entitlements for those younger than 55. As he stated: To do nothing would lead to insolvency. And to allow ObamaCare, seniors will lose benefits.”