WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Frank Guinta (NH01), a member of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following statement after voting “No” to H.R. 2029, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016:
“There are some provisions in today’s bill that I support. I’ve voted for them. In fact, I led the fight to repeal Obamacare’s onerous Cadillac tax, its medical device tax, an Internet service tax, and to increase funding to combat heroin abuse. Separately, these are good measures. However, tossed into a 2,000-plus page, $1.1 trillion omnibus bill, they are merely inducements to vote for more federal bloat and debt. Granite Staters sent me to Washington to reduce our $19 trillion national debt, burdening our struggling economy and children’s future. In keeping with my promise to the hardworking people of New Hampshire’s First District, I voted against today’s spending package, revealed only two days ago. I will continue to fight for openness and transparency, economic reform and greater opportunity for Granite Staters, who deserve better from their government.