GUINTA FOR CONGRESS ANNOUNCES PRESS CONFERENCE TO ADDRESS
SHEA-PORTER’S FALSE TV AD
(Manchester – September 21, 2012) Guinta for Congress has announced a press conference for Monday, September 24th at 12:00pm at Veterans Park in Manchester where Granite State veterans will speak against former Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter’s false tv ad attacking Frank Guinta on his strong record of supporting our veterans.
WHEN: Monday, September 24th
WHERE: Veterans Park, Elm Street, Manchester NH
Dozens of veterans will be in attendance. Speakers will include but are not limited to:
NH Senator Sharon Carson, Retired Sergeant First Class USA Army Reserve
NH State Representative Ken Weyler, Colonel USAFR Ret.
Holder of the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 7 Oak Leaf Clusters
Captain John Kroehler, USAF Ret.
VFW Post Commander, Bedford Post 81
NH State Representative Regina Birdsell, Yeoman 1st Class Officer Pilot in the USAF who will read a letter from:
- LTC Gary Terhune, USA (RET.)
Immediate Past President, NH Chapter of MOAA (Military Officers Association of America)
Rye, New Hampshire
- Major Frederick C. Rice, Former USA Special Forces
New Hampshire State Representative
Hampton, New Hampshire
- Major General (Ret.) Joseph K. Simeone, USAF/ANG
Former Deputy Adjutant General for New Hampshire National Guard Former Wing Commander, 157th Air Refueling Wing, Pease ANGB
Stratham, New Hampshire
You can watch Shea-Porter's ad here: www.youtube.com/watch
False claim #1 from Shea-Porter in her TV ad: “Gunita voted to “cut billions from veterans’ programs.”
The Fact: Shea-Porter’s claim is untrue. The vote her ad cites, Roll Call #418, for H.R. 2055 - In H.R. 2055, the FY2012 Military Construction and VA Appropriations actually had $7.9 billion more than current funding (at that time). It passed the House with nearly unanimous bipartisan support 411 – 5, went on to pass the Senate with similarly bipartisan support, and was signed into law by the President.
False claim #2 from Shea-Porter in her TV ad: “Guinta opposed funding for veterans health care and housing.”
The Fact: Shea-Porter’s claim is untrue. The votes she cites are procedural stunts (motions to recommit) on the underlying bill which already increased funding for veterans programs by $8 billion. It also provided $75 million for 10,000 housing vouchers, which was the previous year’s level, and was requested by the President.