Manchester, NH - At this morning’s Manchester Chamber of Commerce debate, Frank Guinta repeatedly made false claims about three bills he supposedly had signed into law during the 112th Congress. The Congressional record disagrees.
"Frank Guinta is resorting to inventing accomplishments to cover-up his do-nothing record while in Congress," said New Hampshire Democratic Party Deputy Communications Director Bryan Lesswing. "Granite State voters won't be fooled by Guinta's latest desperate attempts to distract voters from his extreme Tea Party agenda that would devastate New Hampshire's middle-class families."
Under pressure, Guinta insisted that three bills with his name on them have been signed into law. A closer look at his record shows that none of the nine bills he introduced came up for a vote, much less became law. Two of Guinta’s nine 112th Congress bills, H.R.1863 and H.R.4968, were re-introductions of legislation Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter introduced in the 111th Congress.
See footage of Guinta making the false claims at this morning's debate here.
Guinta has made this false claim repeatedly:
“I was able to get three pieces of legislation voted on and passed and signed into law, which I think demonstrates the ability I have to work across party aisles,” Guinta said on WLMW’s Girard at Large on August 15, 2014.
On New Hampshire Today with Jack Heath during an interview on June 18, 2014: “Most people don't realize when I was down in D.C. in the minority I was able to get three pieces of legislation signed into law, so I can work with Democrats in the Senate and actually was able to get the President to sign three pieces of legislation that you know were important to New Hampshire and important to constituents.”
Guinta: “I got three bills signed into law while I was in the minority” [16:54 into WMUR interview, May 7, 2014]