MANCHESTER, NH. -- Congressman Frank Guinta (NH01) issued the following statement today, Veterans Day:

“We're lucky in New Hampshire, home to so many United States military veterans, our friends and family, men and women who have spent their lives defending our country.  I met many yesterday at the New Hampshire Veterans Home and reflected on their service today at our state's veterans cemetery. Veterans Day is a special day to thank them, as my family and I always do, and to remember our promise to help them, as they have helped us at home and abroad. In Congress, I'm fighting to ensure they receive quality health care and access to good-paying jobs. Their concerns and ideas are the foundation of my work in Washington, making government more accountable and effective.”

Rep. Guinta, the former mayor of Manchester, is a member of the House Financial Services Committee. Last week, he introduced theVeterans Health and Accountability Act to provide greater private health care options to U.S. military veterans, whose advice, he says, was crucial to shaping the bill. He has introduced more legislation to solve inadequacies at the Veterans Administration, and earlier this year, cosponsored a bill to help low-income vets find affordable housing.

Rep. Guinta with residents at the New Hampshire Veterans Home in Tilton, NH,  yesterday