Press Releases

 

Wednesday
Jul292009

RetakeCongress.com - Peter Schiff Just Inches Behind Dodd! 

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Peter Schiff poll : Schiff Within 3% of Beating Chris Dodd - And he hasn't even decided to RUN!!!

 

Peter Schiff, President of Euro Pacific Capitol, in a recent poll has shown that he is within 3% of beating Chris Dodd in the Connecticut Senate race in 2010. What is truly amazing about these poll results is that Peter Schiff has not even decide to run for Senate. A few weeks ago, he announced an exploratory committee to test his support for a possible run at Senate in CT.

 

2010 Senate: General Election (trends)
Simmons 48%, Dodd 39%
Dodd 42%, Caligiuri 40%
Dodd 42%, Foley 42%
Dodd 43%, Schiff 38%

 

Another truly amazing aspect is that Peter Schiff has agreed that should he not run for Senate due to lack of financial support, he will REFUND all donations. This is unheard of in any campaign. 100% guarantee that donations will not be wasted. Be sure to pledge your support: http://www.Schiffathon.com

 

Here is the latest video produced by grassroots supporters to promote Peter Schiff's money bomb August 7th

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuAIinwcYk8

 

Wednesday
Jul292009

ALG Backs Fleming Resolution Calling for End to Congressional Exemption from "ObamaCare"

It's time for Congress to get a taste of its own medicine."

ALG President Bill Wilson.

 

July 28th, 2009, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government president, Bill Wilson, today again called upon members of the House of Representatives to adopt a resolution (H. Res. 615) and "forgo their right to participate in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program and agree to enroll under the same public option that they are forcing upon everyone else."

 

"Congress has a long history of carving out special deals for themselves—laws that are passed, rules and regulations that are applied to American citizens that Congress has a waiver for and doesn't have to deal with," said the bill's sponsor, Congressman John Fleming, in a recent interview with the Washington News Observer broadcast news service.

 

According to ALG's Wilson, "This is a perfect opportunity for members of the House to show that they are willing to participate in the same labyrinthine regulations that they expect the American people to suffer under with the proposed ObamaCare abomination," said Wilson.

 

We are watching the cosponsors list very closely," Wilson added.

 

The resolution currently has 61 cosponsors. According to Fleming, "There has not been a single Democrat to sign on. And we have reached out to them. We have reached out to Henry Waxman and to Speaker Nancy Pelosi. I've not had any takers."

 

Wilson said members "are just applying the same-old Washington mantra, 'do as I say, not as I do."

 

Currently, members of the House and Senate are covered by a health care plan offering a wide variety of options, including private coverage, according to the Federal Employee Health Benefits Plan website, "Federal employees, retirees and their survivors enjoy the widest selection of health plans in the country."

 

As participants, members of Congress can choose from "Consumer-Driven and High Deductible plans that offer catastrophic risk protection with higher deductibles, health savings/reimbursable accounts and lower premiums, or Fee-for-Service (FFS) plans, and their Preferred Provider Organizations (PPO), or Health Maintenance Organizations (HMO) if you live (or sometimes if you work) within the area serviced by the plan."

 

Wilson also called upon the House Energy and Commerce committee, which is still considering the legislation, to adopt a binding measure that would require all members of Congress to enroll in the government-run health insurance option if lawmakers adopt one.

 

"It's time for Congress to get a taste of its own medicine," said Wilson. "If Congress is so unwilling to sign up for the so-called public 'option,' then why should the American people be willing to support it at all?"

 

 

 

Wednesday
Jul292009

NRCC - Carol Shea-Porter Squares Off against Local Businesses  

Prominent Business Groups Speak Up as Shea-Porter's Party Attempts to Force Government Healthcare Takeover

 

Washington- With businesses and business groups across the country speaking out against the Democrats’ government healthcare takeover, Carol Shea-Porter is once again squarely at odds with job creators in her New Hampshire congressional district. As the devastating economic impact of the Democrats’ bill becomes clearer, opposition continues to mount against the latest piece of the majority party’s anti-jobs agenda.

 

Londonderry’s TradeSource, Inc. joined 39 national business organizations as well as groups across the country to pen a letter telling Democrats in Congress that their push toward government-run healthcare would have devastating consequences:

 

“The creation of a new government-run insurance plan is a step in the wrong direction. Employers currently suffer a significant cost-shift from existing public programs, and the program described in House legislation would significantly increase costs for every American who purchases private insurance.” (Letter from National and Local Business Associations to Members of Congress, 7/24/09)

 

“As if it wasn’t obvious that Carol Shea-Porter's anti-jobs agenda is squarely at odds with businesses and families in New Hampshire, she and her party are now facing off against the engines of economic recovery,” said NRCC Communications Director Ken Spain. “New Hampshire families know the dangers of a healthcare bill that could kill millions of jobs, but Carol Shea-Porter seems more concerned with pushing her party’s government healthcare takeover at all costs.”

 

Text of the letter can be found here.

 

Wednesday
Jul292009

Shea-Porter Statement on the Passage of the Caregiver Assistance and Resource Enhancement Act

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter released the following statement regarding yesterday’s passage of the Caregiver Assistance and Resource Enhancement Act:

 

“This bill will help provide care for disabled, ill, or injured veterans and their families,” said Congresswoman Shea-Porter. “Ensuring our veterans are properly cared for is the greatest way we can honor their service.”

 

The Caregiver Assistance and Resource Enhancement Act will:

 

create a new caregiver program to help family and non-family members who provide care for disabled, ill, or injured veterans enrolled in the VA health care system;

 

provide support services to family and non-family caregivers of veterans, including educational sessions on how to be a better caregiver;

 

make counseling and mental health services available to family and non-family caregivers of veterans;

 

provide respite care for caregivers and require that the VA ensures that respite care meets the needs of the veteran receiving care;

 

provide a monthly financial stipend to primary family caregivers to veterans deployed in support of Operations Enduring Freedom or Iraqi Freedom, who have a severe service-connected injury or illness, are unable to carry out activities of daily living, and are in need of caregiver services, such that without them the veteran would require hospitalization, nursing home care, or other residential institutional care -- through October 1, 2012;

 

expand CHAMPVA (Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs) to primary family caregivers who provide caregiver services to those severely injured or ill veterans who are unable to carry out activities of daily living and who are without health insurance or are not eligible for other public health insurance options through October 1, 2012;

 

provide lodging and subsistence to attendants who: accompany severely injured or ill veterans who are unable to carry out activities of daily living and are traveling for health care evaluation and treatments at VA facilities, and

 

require the VA to design and conduct a survey on caregivers within the VA system no later than 270 days after the date of the enactment of the Act and at least once every three-year period thereafter.

 

Wednesday
Jul292009

Shea-Porter Welcomes $5 Million in Grants to Hire and Rehire Local Law Enforcement Officers

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter today welcomed the announcement that New Hampshire will receive more than $5 million to hire and rehire local law enforcement officers. The funding, which is provided through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act or “stimulus,” will provide salary and benefits to 24 officers for three years.

 

“The citizens of Manchester, Rochester, Alton, Epping, and Wakefield will be protected by more officers because of these funds,” said Congresswoman Shea-Porter. “Our police departments need extra resources, and I am very pleased that they will receive this help.”

 

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which Congresswoman Shea-Porter voted for, has already allocated more than $1.3 billion in funding for New Hampshire, and more than $625 million has been made available to date. This includes funding for transportation infrastructure, affordable housing programs, hazardous sites clean ups, wastewater treatment facilities, wastewater infrastructure, clean water programs, emergency food and shelter programs, energy projects, weatherization programs, local transit systems, and homelessness prevention.