April 22, 2015
Permission to republish original op-eds and cartoons granted.
Why are Senate Republicans yielding treaty power to Obama?
What do a climate deal with China, a trade deal with 11 countries in the Pacific, and a nuclear deal with Iran all have in common? They will not be ratified by two-thirds Senate majorities.
Solar tax credits are not 'conservative' or 'free market'
Nationwide, the growth of the renewable power industry is dependent on a combination of big government mandates, tax credits, and subsidies — making it the perfect target of wrath from limited-government, free-market, and/or fiscally-conservative individuals and policymakers.
Morici: Don't give Obama fast track authority for Pacific trade pact
"[T]he bill recently hammered out between Republicans led by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Hatch and some Democrats does not establish disciplines on currency manipulation or strengthen U.S. trade enforcement laws."
"Republican voters are cheering"; "Walked out with optimism"; "Smashing success"; "Energized, confident bench"; "Unique event in presidential primary history"
Associated Press: State Republican voters are relishing crowded field
"The Republican landscape is the antithesis of the Democratic side on the nomination chase, where Hillary Rodham Clinton appears unlikely to face a serious primary challenge. Republican voters are cheering that contrast, and expect that the candidate who emerges from the GOP race will be battle-tested for the general election."
Boston Globe: White House hopefuls gather for N.H. GOP summit
"Republican presidential hopefuls jockeying for the affections of New Hampshire voters trained their rhetoric Friday on President Obama's foreign policy, blaming the man they hope to succeed for what they call a weakened country."
CBS: At N.H. summit, GOP hopefuls take aim at Hillary Clinton
"Clinton, who has recently come under fire for limiting press access to her events around the country, was not in New Hampshire at the time -- but that didn't stop the jibes."
Concord Monitor: Summit gives voters a taste of what's to come
"State Party Chairwoman Jennifer Horn continually reminded the audience of the strong field. Many attendees walked out with optimism for the 2016 election."
Nashua Telegraph: In Nashua, GOP vows to regain White House
"Republicans on Saturday wrapped up their two-day leadership summit highlighted by leading presidential candidates...all of whom hope to take back the White House in 2016."
Nashua Telegraph: The summit and a case of primary envy
"By any measure, the recent 'First in the Nation' Leadership Summit held in Nashua this past Friday and Saturday was a smashing success."
"It was an event that represented all that is right about the New Hampshire Primary."
New York Times: At Republican Gathering, All Talk Is of Hillary Clinton (None of It Is Good)
"An energized, confident bench of 19 presidential candidates and potential contenders took turns taking shots at Hillary Rodham Clinton."
"The two-day event here in New Hampshire, where the nation's first primary will be held early next year, showcased the talents, tactics and breadth of the Republican field."
Politico: The New Hampshire GOP summit: 6 takeaways
"Republicans are eager to contrast themselves with Hillary."
Union Leader: NH GOP's coup: A 'cattle call' of their own
"The state Republican Party's leadership summit was a unique event in presidential primary history as far as anyone could remember."
"Despite the number of speakers (we think the final tally was 367), the relatively small venue and the fact that no one had done this kind of event before, the state Republican Party pulled it off smoothly and professionally."
WASHINGTON. D.C. – Congressman Guinta joined Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) today to introduce the bipartisan SAFE Act – Safeguard American Food Exports Act – of 2015 to address the inhumane and dangerous process of transporting horses outside of the United States for human consumption.
“For centuries, horses have embodied the spirit of American freedom and pride. To that end, horses are not raised for food – permitting their transportation for the purposes of being slaughtered for human consumption is not consistent with our values and results in a dangerously toxic product. My bipartisan bill seeks to prevent and end the inhumane and dangerous process of transporting thousands of horses a year for food.”
The issue of horse slaughter was brought to Congressman Guinta’s attention in the 112th Congress when 12-year-old Declan Gregg, an advocate against horse slaughter and constituent of New Hampshire’s First Congressional District, met with him to raise awareness of the issue and urge for change to protect American horses.
The SAFE Act of 2015 is supported by the ASPCA and the Humane Society. There are over 40 cosponsors of the SAFE ACT, including 19 Republicans and 22 Democrats.
To read the text of the SAFE Act, please click here.
Congressman Guinta introduces the SAFE Act with Declan Gregg this afternoon.
Thursday, april 23 in the NH House
CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY, Room 204, LOB
10:00 a.m. Subcommittee work session on SB 153, relative to the accessibility of criminal records.
FINANCE - (DIVISION I), Room 212, LOB
10:00 a.m. Agency briefing with Commissioner Denis Goulet, Department of Information Technology.
11:00 a.m. Work session on SB 191-FN, relative to the use of the state's procurement card services.
1:00 p.m. Work session on SB 265-FN, establishing the achieving a better life experience (ABLE) savings account program.
1:15 p.m. Work session on SB 30-FN-L, permitting counties with unincorporated areas to establish tax increment financing districts.
HEALTH, HUMAN SERVICES AND ELDERLY AFFAIRS, Room 205, LOB
9:00 a.m. Subcommittee work session on SB 135-FN relative to lead poisoning in children.
JUDICIARY, Room 208, LOB
10:00 a.m. Subcommittee work session on SB 124-FN, relative to filing felonies first in the superior court.
MUNICIPAL AND COUNTY GOVERNMENT, Room 301, LOB
10:00 a.m. Executive session on SB 146, relative to accessory dwelling units, SB 235, relative to the condominium act and the land sales full disclosure act, SB 242-L, relative to amending the budget in towns that have adopted official ballot voting, and SB 77-L, authorizing the creation of a special purpose village district within the town of Danbury, and a continued executive session on SB 241, relative to authorization for the town of Rindge to make capital expenditures from a trust fund.
SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON EMPLOYEE PENSION PLANS, Room 104, LOB
10:00 a.m. Full committee work session.
STATE FEDERAL RELATIONS AND VETERANS AFFAIRS, Room 303, LOB *Please note room.
10:00 a.m. SCR 1, recognizing the contribution of Bhutanese refugees to New Hampshire, and requesting the United States government to work diligently on resolving the Bhutanese refugee crisis, reaching an agreement to allow the option of repatriation, and promoting human rights and democracy in Bhutan.
11:00 a.m. SCR 2, urging Congress to discontinue foreign aid to Argentina until financial disputes are resolved.
Executive session on pending legislation may follow.
WAYS AND MEANS, Room 202, LOB
10:00 a.m. Subcommittee work session on SB 144, relative to carry-over cover-all bingo.
11:00 a.m. Subcommittee work session on SB 120-FN, relative to applicants for secondary game operator licenses.