SAYS IT FAILS TO ADDRESS GRANITE STATERS’ BIGGEST CONCERNS
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Frank Guinta (NH01) released the following statement, after voting against today’s two-year House budget agreement, theBipartisan Budget Act of 2015:
“As I travel New Hampshire, talking to folks back home, they tell me they want a fiscally responsible government, which is transparent, accountable and helps to solve the real problems this country faces. Because it fails that test, I could not support today’s budget agreement. At a time when Congress should be addressing out-of-control spending, this deal, written behind closed doors and revealed just days before a vote, reverses the deficit reduction Congress has achieved over five years, does little to address federal entitlements, and nothing to reduce the size of government.
“Republicans won control of the House in 2010 on a promise to reverse Democrats’ tax-and-spend policies and to restore fiscal sanity. While I agree with some of its provisions, this bill falls short. I look forward to working with my colleagues to rein in Washington’s excess and finally spur economic growth and jobs.”
Rep. Guinta, Manchester’s former two-term mayor, is a member of the House Financial Services Committee. Heis a member of the Subcommittees on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, as well as Monetary Policy and Trade.