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Thursday
Feb042016

US REP. FRANK GUINTA VOTES TO RESTORE IRAN SANCTIONS

“U.S. IN GREATER DANGER” AFTER BAD NUCLEAR DEAL

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Congressman Frank Guinta (NH01) released the following statement, after voting for a bill that would effectively stop the Obama Administration’snuclear deal with Iran.  The Iran Terror Finance Transparency Act, H.R. 3662, passed the House of Representatives yesterday:

 

“Since making a deal with weak leadership at the White House, Iran has become increasingly belligerent, more confident that President Obama will allow the terror-sponsor free rein over the Middle East, where American troops are in harm’s way. Iran has increased its kidnappings and even ballistic missile tests, in violation of U.N. resolutions. And now, the Administration has released $150 billion in frozen assets to Iran that Secretary Kerry says will likely fund the country’s aggression. As a result of the bad nuclear deal, the United States is in greater danger. I voted to prevent the President from lifting sanctions on entities helping to build to Iran’s terror industry.”

 

Specifically, H.R. 3662 would require the President to certify to Congress that “designated nationals and blocked persons” have not provided services to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, its terrorist affiliates or nuclear weapons program, before lifting economic sanctions. Rep. Guinta is a member of the House Committee on Financial Services, as well as the House Budget Committee.

 

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Wednesday
Feb032016

US HOUSE BUDGET COMMITTEE NAMES REP. FRANK GUINTA NEWEST MEMBER 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House Budget Committee named Congressman Frank Guinta its newest member today, with House Republicans voting unanimously in support.

 

    Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price welcomed his new colleague. “Congressman Guinta brings a record of fighting for common-sense solutions that will help grow our economy and create jobs. His knowledge and experience will be important parts of our work, putting our fiscal house in order and getting our economy moving,” said Rep. Price (GA06).

 

    “We welcome Frank back to the Committee – and to the battles ahead to restore fiscal responsibility in Washington.”

 

   "I'd like to thank my friends for placing their trust in me,"said Rep. Guinta (NH01), who as Manchester, New Hampshire’s former mayor, introduced four consecutive balanced budgets, cut taxes for the first time in a decade, and brought zero-based budgeting to the city.

 

    This will be his second appointment to the Budget Committee. Rep. Guinta served on the Committee in the 112th Congress."I look forward to joining Mr. Price and fiscal conservatives to scour the federal budget for savings, in order to return hardworking Americans value on their tax dollars,"he said.

 

    Every year, the House Budget Committee creates a 10-year budget plan that guides federal spending, a power granted to Congress under the Constitution.

 

   "We'll also be looking at ways to reform the budget process, whose complexity has contributed to a series of crises, resulting in temporary fixes and higher spending," said Rep. Guinta, also a member of the House Financial Services Committee.

 

    The national debt reached $19 trillion this week, a doubling under the Obama Administration in just over seven years. A primary driver of the debt is Obamacare, explained Rep. Guinta.

 

    He praised the Budget Committee's 2016 plan, which repealed Obamacare, balanced over ten years, and formed the basis of the first joint House-Senate agreement in five years.

 

   "Obamacare fails on both counts – delivering superior health care and budget discipline to grow the economy.  The health care law raids Medicare to pay for itself," said Rep. Guinta."I'm committed to securing seniors' health and retirement programs, while promoting more flexibility, innovation and opportunity for Granite Staters."

 

 

 

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Wednesday
Feb032016

US REP. GUINTA PROMISES MORE WORK TO REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMACARE 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Frank Guinta voted with House Republicans to override a presidential veto of a bill that would repeal most of Obamacare, a primary driver of the country's national debt, which topped $19 trillion this this week.

 

    "The verdict is in," said Rep. Guinta. "The federal healthcare takeover is a budget buster, costing almost a half-trillion dollars more than expected. State insurance exchanges are failing. People are losing their health care coverage, many for the second or third time, due to constant disruptions.”

 

    "Employers are reluctant to hire in this hyper-regulated economy," he said."It barely grew last quarter. For all the Granite Staters struggling to find jobs and provide for their families, I will not stop fighting to repeal and replace this destructive law."

 

    Although today's vote failed to meet the two-thirds House majority required to override a veto, the Congressman said he was proud of the effort and promised to continue his work."The President no longer has Harry Reid to protect him from unpopular decisions,"said Rep. Guinta, whom the House Budget Committee added to its membership today.

 

    "And soon, we'll no longer have President Obama standing in the way of more personal choice and affordability for Granite Staters, as well as all Americans, who should have the power to make their own health care decisions.”

 

    On Thursday, the Congressman is scheduled to attend his first hearing of the House Budget Committee, a review of rising federal health care spending that in 2015 grew to exceed Social Security costs for the first time.

 

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Wednesday
Jan272016

EMILY’s List Endorses Carol Shea-Porter for Congress in NH CD-1

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Carol Shea-Porter, who’s running to represent New Hampshire’s First Congressional District and continue her lifelong fight for women and families. 

 

"Carol Shea-Porter is a tireless champion for women and families,” said Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY's List. “As the first woman elected to represent New Hampshire in Congress, Carol began a strong tradition of women’s leadership. She is a leader in the fight to end gender discrimination in pay, and, as a former social worker, she is a powerful advocate for policies that give all Granite Staters a fair shot. New Hampshire women and families are sick and tired of the Republicans’ dangerous agenda. The stakes are high for this swing district in 2016, and the EMILY’s List community is proud to stand with Carol Shea-Porter in New Hampshire.”

 

Carol Shea-Porter grew up in a multigenerational household as one of seven children. Her father, a World War II veteran, taught her that good government has the power to transform lives. Carol worked her way through college at the University of New Hampshire and dedicated her career to public service as a social worker. In 2006, she became the first woman to represent New Hampshire in Congress, and she has been a tireless champion for Granite State women and families. Carol is committed to ending gender discrimination in pay, defending women’s access to health care, and expanding educational and economic opportunities for working families. When elected, she will continue her lifelong work fighting for New Hampshire women and families to have a fair shot.

 

During her three terms in Congress, Carol championed landmark paycheck fairness legislation; she has said, “When women are paid less than men for doing the same work, it affects their ability to send their kids to good schools, afford quality health care, and pay for everyday needs.” When elected, she will be a powerful advocate for commonsense policies that help women get ahead. Carol has worked to expand small business loans to strengthen New Hampshire’s economy, and when elected she will continue working to create good-paying jobs for Granite Staters. As a former social worker, she has experience helping families with drug and alcohol problems, as well as helping families in transition. At a time when vulnerable women and families are facing tough challenges in New Hampshire, Carol will continue her life’s work of fighting for those whose voices aren’t heard in Washington.

 

 

EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $400 million to support pro-choice Democratic women candidates – making it one of the most successful political organizations ever. We recruit and train candidates, support strong campaigns, research women's issues, and turn out women voters. We've trained over 9,000 women to run and helped elect over 100 women to the House, 19 to the Senate, 11 governors, and over 700 to state and local office. Since its founding in 1985, almost one-third of the candidates EMILY’s List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color - including every single Latina, African American, and Asian American Democratic congresswoman currently serving.

Saturday
Jan232016

AT NEW ENGLAND COUNCIL, REP. FRANK GUINTA LOOKS BACK ON 2015, FORWARD TO NEW YEAR 

MANCHESTER, NH – Congressman Frank Guinta addressed the New England Council (NEC) today, speaking with members of the nonpartisan business organization about his efforts to improve New Hampshire’s economy and job market, as well as other local issues, such as the Seacoast’s fisheries and an increasingly deadly heroin epidemic.

 

    “We invited the Congressman to talk about his work in Congress to improve the business and employment climate in New Hampshire and wider region,” said NEC Executive Vice President Larry Zabar, “as well as our quality of life. In addition to his legislation to reduce harmful taxes and regulation, members were interested to learn about his bills to help the Northeast fishing industry – on life support -- and to stop drug trafficking and abuse.”

 

    Rep. Guinta (NH01) co-founded the Bipartisan Task Force to Combat the Heroin Epidemic and introduced the STOP ABUSE Act to increase federal treatment, prevention and law enforcement programs, including a stronger prescription pill monitoring program and stronger monitoring of high-intensity drug trafficking areas, one stretching north through New Hampshire from Massachusetts.

 

    “The business community is as concerned as everyone else about the heroin epidemic,” said Rep. Guinta, Manchester’s former mayor, who this week visited a local Internet start-up and a medical device manufacturer, in addition to an addiction treatment center in Rochester.“Granite Staters who could be productive members of society are abandoning their skills and talents and dropping out the workforce. We need them back at work, healthy, happy, and contributing.”

 

    The Congressman also addressed an historic New Hampshire industry, dying on the Seacoast, before turning to international developments. In 2015, Rep. Guintaintroduced legislation to prevent the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration from raising fees on Northeast fishermen -- only a few Granite State boat operators remain – and he will introduce a bill in the next few weeks to investigate the agency’s finances, he said.

 

    “The topic on everyone’s mind, however, was Iran,” said Rep. Guinta. Congress will soon vote to restore sanctions on the Islamic Republic, which captured 10 American sailors recently.

 

    “Events abroad affect our sense of security here at home,” Rep. Guinta told the NEC audience.“To help foster economic stability and confidence, the United States must project international leadership. Our trading partners, in addition to security partners, are depending on a more forceful defense of our principles.”

 

    The event took place at the Bedford Village Inn south of Manchester.

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