Guinta For Congress (CD1) - Congresswoman Shea-Porter’s Refusal to Accept Responsibility Results in Gridlock

In responding to a letter Team Guinta sent out yesterday afternoon, the Congresswoman refuses to accept any responsibility for her failure to legislate effectively on behalf of New Hampshire. The Democrat party holds a majority in the Senate and has the power of the bully pulpit in the Presidency; Republicans control one half of one third of government.

Despite their control of Washington, the Congresswoman has chosen to resort to name calling instead of governing on behalf of her constituency.

Jay Ruais, Campaign Manager for Frank Guinta, released the following statement:

“While the Congresswoman’s statement references the failure of Washington to act on sealing the border, we remain deeply concerned about a myriad of issues she refuses to confront before taking off for parts unknown. This includes:

  • A failure to protect our vulnerable fishing community from burdensome regulations.

  • A failure to protect the Great Bay Estuary from the EPA which could issue a permit that will double sewer rates for the contiguous communities, including her home city of Rochester.
  • A failure to put forth and garner support for a jobs bill that will put New Hampshire’s middle class ahead of her own interests in Washington. Additionally, she continues to refuse to hold job fairs, as Mr. Guinta did as a Member of Congress.

  • A failure to provide any sort of long term solution to the Highway Trust Fund.

  • A failure to provide a comprehensive strategy to deal with international concerns in the Ukraine and the Middle East, though she sits on the House Armed Services Committee.

  • A failure to communicate with residents of New Hampshire’s First Congressional District.
    • The Congresswoman has yet to hold a single traditional New Hampshire Town Hall, even after Mr. Guinta held 20 Town Halls and District Discussions as a Member of Congress.

The list goes on. While Republicans do indeed control the House of Representatives, that did not stop Frank Guinta from working in a bipartisan, bicameral manner on behalf of New Hampshire.”