Neither Ayotte, Guinta Appear at Derry-Londonderry Forum on Transportation
CONCORD - Neither Senator Kelly Ayotte nor Congressman Frank Guinta showed up this morning to explain to their constituents why they are opposing a long-term transportation funding solution.
The Greater Derry-Londonderry Chamber of Commerce this morning held its "Paths to the Future" Infrastructure Summit. One of summit's speakers was Senator Jeanne Shaheen. Shaheen has been fighting in Washington for a bipartisan long-term transportation bill so that important projects like the expansion of Interstate 93 can move forward.
Ayotte and Guinta have opposed those efforts. In fact, Ayotte was one of only 22 senators who voted against a bipartisan Senate Plan. The U.S. House blocked consideration of the long-term plan, settling for just a 90-day extension.
"Kelly Ayotte and Frank Guinta should have come to the summit and explained to New Hampshire why they are putting Tea Party politics before us," said Collin Gately, spokesman for the New Hampshire Democratic Party. "Kelly Ayotte and Frank Guinta's opposition to a bipartisan transportation plan is putting thousands of jobs and critical road projects, like the expansion of Interstate 93, in jeopardy just as we head into the construction season."
While in New Hampshire, both Guinta and Ayotte claim to be supportive of a long-term transportation plan, but they don't vote that way in Washington. (http://www.eagletribune.com/newhampshire/x1560869530/N-H-officials-Put-paving-ahead-of-politics)
"Ayotte and Guinta probably realized that their doublespeak is no longer fooling anyone. We know that the expansion of Interstate 93 - and thousands of jobs - are at risk because of Kelly Ayotte and Frank Guinta's votes against a long-term transportation funding plan," Gately said.