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Wednesday
Feb102016

US REP. FRANK GUINTA ON PRESIDENT'S 2017 BUDGET

“TIME FOR A DRAMATIC BREAK FROM THE STATUS QUO” 

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Congressman Frank Guinta, a member of the House Budget Committee, as well as the Financial Services Committee, released the following statement about the President’s proposed 2017 budget, which the White House introduced today: 

“The president, who has overseen a historically poor post-recession economic recovery, is proposing more tax-and-spend policies that have failed to produce jobs and growth. With Obamacare kicking in, the deficit will rise. The national debt is already $19 trillion. Proposals like a $10 gas tax will only further burden Granite State families, most of whom haven’t seen a raise in years. Average incomes are down. It's time for a dramatic break with the status quo -- not more of the same. 

“As the newest member of the Budget Committee, I'm working with House colleagues to develop a better plan, one embracing principles of economic freedom – lower taxes, spending, and regulation – that will produce far superior results than the negligible growth rate last quarter. The unemployment rate ignores the millions who have dropped out of the labor market, and those working part-time jobs to survive.  With the right leadership and policies in place, we’ll grow the shrinking middle class and begin a new era of prosperity.” 

Rep. Guinta is the former two-term mayor of Manchester, New Hampshire, who introduced zero-based budgeting, as well as four consecutive balanced budgets, and cut taxes for the first time in a decade. 

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Friday
Nov062015

NHGOP CALLS ON HASSAN TO TAKE A STAND ON FUNDING OUR TROOPS 

 

 

Concord – New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn today called on Governor Hassan to tell New Hampshire voters where she stands on funding for our troops and whether she would have voted with Harry Reid and Washington Democrats to hold funding for the troops and New Hampshire defense priorities hostage. Senate Democrats today blocked the 2016 defense spending bill.
 
“Senate Democrats’ refusal to provide critical funding for our military and national defense is a shameful example of Washington politics at its worst,” said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. “As a candidate for the United States Senate, Governor Hassan must take a position on this important issue and tell New Hampshire if she would stand up for our troops or fall in line with her liberal party leadership in Washington. New Hampshire deserves independent leadership in the Senate, and Governor Hassan needs to tell voters if she would rubber-stamp this partisan stunt that hurts our military.”
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Thursday
Oct292015

US REP. FRANK GUINTA VOTES AGAINST "CLOSED-DOOR" BUDGET DEAL 

Congress News Release

 

 SAYS IT FAILS TO ADDRESS GRANITE STATERS’ BIGGEST CONCERNS

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.

 

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Wednesday
Oct282015

Daily Signal - The Boehner-Obama Budget Deal Explained in One Chart 

The Daily Signal

Oct. 28, 2015
Commentary

The Boehner-Obama Budget Deal Explained in One Chart

Washington is addicted to spending.

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Commentary

This Deal Is Unacceptable. Congress Should Wait Until New Speaker Chosen.

Whether it's spending, debt, crime, immigration or trade, it is time for us to start fighting for what our voters want—instead of demeaning their just concerns about the future of our country, writes Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama.

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News

Find Out How Your Congressman Voted on Reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank

Nearly four months after Congress shut the door on the Export-Import Bank and allowed its charter to expire, 127 Republicans and 186 Democrats voted to bring the controversial agency back to life.

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News

Freedom Caucus Members Will Stick With Daniel Webster in Today's Speaker Vote

Many members of the conservative group will vote against Paul Ryan's bid for speaker in a private Republican conference vote, but they'll still cast their vote for him on the House floor Thursday.

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Commentary

The Army Is the Smallest It Has Been Since Before World War II, and Other Signs of the Military's Decline

The Heritage Foundation releases its 2016 Index of U.S. Military Strength today, and its findings are cause for concern.

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Democrats Rally Around Boehner-Obama Budget Deal While Conservatives Resist

"I'm pretty happy about it, because it reflects our values," President Barack Obama said of the deal.

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Saturday
Sep262015

ALG - Boehner retirement presents golden budget opportunity 

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Sept. 25, 2015, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement in response to the pending retirement of House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio):

 

"Speaker Boehner has led the House through some tumultuous times. While we have not always agreed with his tactics, we all shared a common desire to restore fiscal sanity in Washington, D.C. and his legacy will be the three-year leveling of outlays that have slowed the growth of the national debt.

 

"The transition provides a unique opportunity to reestablish the separation of powers between the branches of government. Rep. Ken Buck has been at the forefront of the push to the defend the House's Article I power of the purse, a vision shared by all House Republicans led by Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy.

 

"The budget discussions ahead provide the perfect opportunity for House Republicans to set the spending priorities for 12 of the remaining 15 months of the Obama Administration. The shift in power provides a golden opportunity for Congress to put its imprimatur on policies that stop Obama's executive branch regulatory overreach."

 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/boehner-retirement-presents-golden-budget-opportunity/

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