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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.




ALG - Debt ceiling deal locks in increased spending for two years 


Oct. 27, 2015, Fairfax,Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement blasting thetwo-year budget deal that suspends the debt ceiling until after the November2016 elections

"It is absurd that Republicans in the House have allowed a lame duck speaker to negotiate a debt ceiling that locks in increased spending for not one, but two years, weakening their power of the purse. 

"The irony is that Boehner's only major achievement as Speaker was budget sequestration that slowed down the growth of the debt for three years. Sadly that achievement is wiped away by this parting shot. It is rare that an outgoing Speaker would take an eraser to his own legacy. 

"Speaker Boehner resigned his post due to concerns over his autocratic rule of the House. As a final going away gift, he is using the manufactured debt ceiling crisis to runover the next Speaker's fiscal prerogatives, negating any real reforms that might have been implemented. Let us hope the House stops him by opposing the rule to bring this measure to the floor. A vote for the rule can only be viewed as a vote for the bill." 

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ALG - House punts on debt ceiling, cedes power of the purse 


Feb. 12, 2014

House punts on debt ceiling, cedes power of the purse
Paul Ryan on December 15: "We don't want nothing out of this debt limit." Yet, that is exactly what the American people got in return for a one-year extension of borrowing authority by the House.

Political targeting of Walker supporters proves it can happen here
Conservative groups in the state of Wisconsin whose leaders have had their private homes raided by local police due to their attempts to support Gov. Scott Walker during the labor unions' failed attempt at recalling him from office.

Time to reform the Endangered Species Act
If you find oil or natural gas on your property, the value goes up. If you find an endangered species, your land becomes virtually worthless because the critter prevents productive use.

Washington Examiner: Google endorses NSA surveillance-reform bill
Rep. Justin Amash: "The biggest names in tech are getting behind the Freedom Act because it is the only legislation that protects Americans' privacy from unconstitutional government surveillance. Momentum is on our side, and I have no doubt that the Freedom Act would pass today if it were brought to the floor for a vote."


ALG's Daily Grind - It is time to use debt ceiling to stop Obama IRS abuse


Feb. 11, 2014

It is time to use debt ceiling to stop Obama IRS abuse
Without the debt ceiling, House Republicans will be able to do nothing about pending IRS rules that are designed to eliminate tea party groups, while leaving Big Labor, trade associations, and groups like the Rockefeller Foundation unscathed. 

Cartoon: Heartfelt
CBO report: Obamacare takes aim at Americans' work ethic.

Infographic: North America sits on enormous natural gas reserves
This infographic from the Unconventional Oil & Gas Center highlights the growth of the natural gas sector of the last several years as well as potential for greatly expanded production in the future.

Woodhill: Unemployment data brutalize Krugman and Keynes
After long-term unemployment benefits after 27 weeks were allowed by Congress to lapse, "The total number of full-time-equivalent (FTE) jobs shot up by 678,000, for the biggest one-month gain since April 2000. The number of long-term unemployed (27 weeks or more) declined by 232,000, or 6 percent5, in a single month."


ALG - GOP's debt ceiling play a waste of the power of the purse 


Feb. 11, 2014, Fairfax, VA.—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement urging the House of Representatives to reconsider their debt ceiling strategy to include restrictions on the IRS targeting of the tea party and other 501(c)(4) organizations:

"House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan made a huge error in agreeing to cut military pension benefits for the nation's veterans as a part of the much ballyhooed Ryan-Murray budget deal. Now, Speaker Boehner is desperately trying to pull Chairman Ryan's political bacon out of the fire by attaching a military pension fix to the upcoming debt ceiling increase, the last piece of must-pass legislation in this session of Congress.

"While Speaker Boehner's cronies claim that there are not enough House Republican votes to use the debt ceiling to rein in the IRS targeting of conservative groups, he somehow is mustering forces to save Chairman Ryan from future political annihilation by restoring veterans' pensions. It would be nice if Speaker Boehner had the same concern for the thousands of conservative allies who have been targeted and abused by President Obama's weaponized IRS.

"It's time for the House to use its power of the purse to both restore the rightfully earned military pensions and end the IRS abuse of power. Anything less is a dereliction of members' constitutional duty."

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Americans for Limited Government is a non-partisan, nationwide network committed to advancing free market reforms, private property rights and core American liberties. For more information on ALG please visit our website at