Fall is upon us and Congress is back in session. My top priority continues to be jobs, jobs, jobs. We must get the economy moving by getting the government out of the way so the private sector can create jobs.
I spent August traveling across the Second Congressional District visiting small and large businesses and talking with owners and employees. Getting their advice and hearing of the challenges they face everyday in this tough economy are all lessons I returned to Washington with this month.
At a time when our economy desperately needs job creation, business owners across the District are left wondering what regulations and taxes President Obama and the Democrats will impose on them next. This uncertainty is a job killer. Hearing this message constantly during my travels in August has only strengthened my commitment to working with both Republicans and Democrats in taking the right steps to get our economy back on track. These steps include ensuring tax rates are low and the tax code is fairer and simpler, that businesses are not bogged down with over regulation and that the government lives within its means just like every New Hampshire family has had to do.
The far-left organization EMILY’s List is back! This uber-liberal group has again endorsed Ann McLane Kuster, the Democrat we defeated in 2010, and is raising out of state money for her campaign. Please click here to help me fight the attacks from groups like EMILY’s List by making a $25 contribution today.
On the trail...
It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon in Sugar Hill on August 13. Thanks to Eric and Karen Jostrom along with the Grafton County Republican Committee for hosting me at their “End of Pork” pig roast. Great friends, good food and a thoughtful discussion of the issues facing our nation today. It’s always a pleasure to be in the North Country.
It was a terrific night at the ballpark with a super crowd of friends and the New Hampshire Fisher Cats on August 22. Bass supporters from Berlin to Salem to Keene turned out for an exciting game followed by a fantastic display of fireworks. Thanks so much to everyone who was able to join us!
The burgers and hot dogs were grilled to perfection at the Salem-Windham Republican Labor Day Picnic. Good to see so many friends, including Senator Chuck Morse, Sheriff Mike Downing, House Majority Leader DJ Bettencourt, and Everett McBride.
The picnic has long been considered the unofficial start of the Presidential Primary season and this year’s event did not disappoint. Many of the Presidential campaigns had booths set up and attendees included Jon Huntsman, Buddy Roemer and Ann Romney.
Many thanks to the Hillsborough County Republican Committee for allowing me to join their meeting this past Saturday morning at the Hancock Town Library. Great discussion! Really enjoy visiting with local Republican committees.
From the papers...
Thanks to Marilyn Huston of Keene for the kind words in her letter to the editor in the Keene Sentinel on August 22. Here’s a bit of what she wrote...
“By now many readers may have caught onto the “Bass Bashing” being orchestrated by Ms. Kuster and the Democratic Party in preparation for Kuster’s attempt to unseat Congressman Bass in 2012.
On July 1, Mackenzie Clark, wrote a letter stating that Congressman Bass chose polluters over people and claims that Bass is out to dismantle the Clean Air Act.
I believe Ms. Clark makes this statement because Bass voted for the Energy Tax Prevention Act (H.R. 910). This is an absurd assumption, as this vote wasn’t a vote on the legitimacy of climate change or about preventing policies from being implemented to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
H.R. 910 was a vote to reestablish congressional authority over policies pertaining to the regulation of greenhouse gas emissions...
Having supported Congressman Bass since the beginning of his congressional career, I know of no one who can claim that he is anything other than an environmentalist with the utmost regard for individual and collective stewardship of the environment.
Mackenzie’s irresponsible false accusation that Bass gutted the U.S. environmental policy when instead, Congressman Bass has made sure that citizens will play a vital role in watching over this very important bill that affects each and every citizen across the country.
Beware of the mantra that is coming from those with an agenda who are willing to pass along false information to further their purpose for the 2012 elections.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and he will be happy to help.