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Friday
Jan092015

Citizens For A Strong NH - Guinta supports, while Kuster opposes, job-saving legislation in House 

 

House Passes HR 30: Save American Workers Act of 2015

While Guinta votes for a bill to curb a provision of Obamacare that's hurting the job market, Kuster opposes it.
 
Contact: 
Derek Dufresne  

Derek@RightOnStrategies.com
202-809-6013

 

(January 8, 2015) - Today, the House of Representatives cast one of their first votes of the new Congress to minimize the devastating effects of Obamacare. By a vote of 252-172, they passed HR 30, the Save American Workers Act of 2015, which would alter the law's definition of full-time workers who must be offered employer-provided health care. HR 30 changes the threshold from 30 hours weekly to a 40-hour standard. Defining full-time employees as those working at least 30 hours is pressuring firms to save money by cutting workers' hours and diminishing the number of full-time jobs.  

According to a Hoover Institution study, 2.6 million Americans making under $30,000 are at risk of having their hours and wages cut as a result of ObamaCare's 30-hour rule. Of that: 
  • 60 percent are between the ages of 19 and 34 - making the 30-hour rule particularly damaging for younger American workers. 
  • 90 percent do not have a college degree. 
  • 63 percent are women. 
  • Over 600,000 workers in the retail trade, 225,000 workers in the education industry, and 589,000 workers in restaurants, are at risk of having their hours and wages cut.  
Congressman Frank Guinta (NH-01) voted in favor of this important legislation. While twelve Democrats joined with Republicans in support of HR 30, Congressman Annie Kuster (NH-02) opposed it.
Derek Dufresne, spokesman for Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire, released the following statement:

 

"We were very pleased to see HR 30 pass the House of Representatives today. While we continue to support a full repeal of the disaster known as Obamacare, if this legislation becomes law, it will help alleviate one of the most job-killing effects, the '30-hour rule.' 

"With a new Congress, and as evident with today's vote, Granite Staters finally have a voice in the House of Representatives who will fight against Obamacare. We thank Congressman Frank Guinta for continuing to support New Hampshire's working families by voting for HR 30. Sadly though, with Congresswoman Annie Kuster's opposition to it, residents of our state's Second Congressional District clearly still have a representative who is more concerned with listening to Nancy Pelosi instead of the will of her constituents."
 

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Friday
Jan092015

US Rep Guinta (NH CD-1) - STATEMENT ON PASSAGE OF BILL TO RESTORE 40-HOUR WORK WEEK

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WASHINGTON. D.C. – Congressman Frank Guinta released the following statement on today’s passage of the bipartisan and bicameral Save American Workers Act (H.R. 30).  This legislation empowers millions of Americans by restoring the traditional definition of a work week to 40 hours.  It was reduced to 30 hours by the Affordable Care Act. 

“The President’s healthcare law has devastated middle class Granite Staters in many ways and I find it unconscionable that the federal government is mandating the loss of 25% of every paycheck for nearly 3 million Americans.  The fact the President has already threatened to veto legislation restoring the 40 hour work week that would immediately increase take home pay, help grow our economy and make the lives of millions of Americans better is beyond the pale.  The President’s obstruction needs to end and I urge the Senate to immediately send this legislation to the his desk.”  

The Save American Workers Act passed by a vote of 252-172.  Congressman Guinta is an original cosponsor of the bill. 

To read the text of the bill, please click here.

Wednesday
Dec242014

ALG's Daily Grind - Weak job growth because of weak growth, not robots 

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Dec. 22, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds and cartoons granted.

Weak job growth because of weak growth, not robots
We'll become a super welfare state long before floating robots cater to our every need.

Germany's 'energy transformation,' unsustainable subsidies andan unstable system
As Europe's biggest economy, Germany has also embraced the biggest carbon dioxide reductions through a program known as "Energiewende"—or, in English, also called energy change, shift, or transformation.

Totten: The last communist city
"A visit to the dystopian Havana that tourists never see."

Wednesday
Dec102014

Watchdog - How we are ruining America  

 

Fat kids and drug cartels: The lessons 81 years after prohibition

 

It's been 81 years since the end of Prohibition, but big government at almost every level is still trying to sober us up.

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 Loss of entry-level jobs a tragedy for American workforce

 


The number of hourly workers making minimum wage, with the exception of a few upticks, has been on a downward trend since 1979.

 

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Wyden: No more ‘back doors’ in Americans’ computers, phones


U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden wants to ban the practice of requiring back doors into phones and computers that allow the federal government to snoop on Americans.
Tuesday
Dec092014

ALG's Daily Grind - Focus on amnesty creates GOP opportunity on omnibus 

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Dec. 8, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

Focus on amnesty creates GOP opportunity on omnibus
With all of the focus on Obama's executive amnesty and House Republicans' decision to separate funding for agencies that spend money implementing the executive action into a shorter-term continuing resolution — very few are focused on the remainder of the budget.

Gosar: Latest federal mandate on 'fair housing' is anything but
"In the eyes of the Obama administration, Americans are not the best judges of where they should live and raise their families. At least that's the message coming from the Department of Housing and Urban Development." 

Cox: Hold on, jobs report wasn't so great after all
CNBC's Jeff Cox dismantles Obama jobs numbers.