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Wednesday
Aug202014

Club For Growth - NH Union Leader on Lambert: “offering Republican voters a big bag of nothing.”

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Editorial says Lambert is “making stuff up”

 

NH Union Leader Editorial: Garcia gains Lambert lies

August 19. 2014 6:15PM

http://www.unionleader.com/article/20140820/OPINION01/140829988/

 

Gary Lambert apparently has decided that he can win the Republican nomination for Congress in New Hampshire’s 2nd District by making up stuff about rival Marilinda Garcia rather than offering Republicans a good reason to vote for him. How sad.

 

Lambert has accused Garcia of wanting to raise taxes by $150 million when she actually proposed closing some tax loopholes so the income tax rate could be lowered. If you wonder what Gary Lambert’s proposal for tax reform is, well, you are not alone. We asked him during our candidate interview, and he had no plan. He could not say what he preferred, and he did not seem to know the difference between various reform options that have been discussed in Washington for decades.

 

He also has accused Garcia of being for amnesty for illegal aliens, when she is not. What does Lambert support? Other than more border security, he is not quite sure about that, either.

 

Gary Lambert is offering Republican voters a big bag of nothing. No wonder he feels like his only chance at the nomination is to mislead voters about his opponent. And no wonder Garcia is gathering more support every week.

 

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Wednesday
Aug202014

Lambert For Congress (CD2) - Facts are Facts 

 

Marilinda Garcia’s Pro-Amnesty Record

 

 

Background:

 

Below please find evidence of Marilinda Garcia’s pro-amnesty record which Gary Lambert mentioned in tonight’s debate.

 

Marilinda Garcia was still on Americans by Choice's website as of Aug 9, 2014 - less than 36 hours before Sen. Lambert started contrasting their positions on amnesty. Below is a screenshot of the google cache for Americans by Choice's website. Note the time stamp at the top. 

 

Is Marilinda Garcia truly opposed to amnesty or is she denying her true record because it is politically inconvenient? When did she resign her membership in this group? 

 

 


 

 

 

 

NHCSL RESOLUTIONS 2013

2013-11

REPRESENTATIVE MINNIE GONZALEZ (CT) 
REPRESENTATIVE CATHERINE MIRANDA (AZ) 
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, TRADE & IMMIGRATION TASK FORCE

COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM

WHEREAS, We are a nation of immigrants, and we strongly believe in an immigration system that maintains a healthy and vibrant economy, while promoting human respect, dignity and the opportunity to share in the American Dream and invest in our common future.

WHEREAS, we are grateful and applaud members of Congress who have worked diligently to support responsible bipartisan legislation aimed at addressing immigration reform and promoting a comprehensive approach to fix a broken system that no longer works for our economy and security.

WHEREAS, the United States of America is a country of immigrants, and one of its greatest competitive advantages is that the best, brightest and hardest workers from all over the world aspire to work here. Immigrants in our country are bound together by national values of economic opportunity as reward for hard work, known far and wide as the American Dream.

WHEREAS, immigrants who seek the American Dream will remain an essential part of whom we are as a country. It is morally and fiscally irresponsible to not design an immigration system that takes advantage of this fact.


“WHEREAS, Legalizing the undocumented population lets us know who is living within our nation’s borders and allows our public safety representatives and first responders to focus time and resources on criminal elements intent on threatening our nation, citizens, freedoms, and way of life.

WHEREAS, the United States of America has been made fruitful by its welcoming of immigrants yet, we ask that CIR remains committed to addressing and enhancing our national security and that it remain imperative to secure from any criminal threats our air, land and sea ports as well as the northern and southern borders between the ports of entry. Increasing security at our ports also will result in more resources better able to process the billions in trade that crosses the U.S. border each day, strengthening our economy. 

WHEREAS, Immigrants contribute to our nations entrepreneurial tradition. According to an October 2012 Kauffman Foundation study, U.S. businesses founded by immigrants employed approximately 560,000 workers and generated $63 billion in sales during 2012.

WHEREAS, Currently immigrants and their businesses contribute $162 billion in tax revenue to the United States federal, state and local governments. Encouraging more immigrants out of the shadows into citizenship, and applying our laws will expand the nation’s tax base and keep more families together and safe. Immigration reform will also reduce our federal deficit by more than $2.5 trillion over the next ten years and increase GDP per capita by over $1,500 according to former Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Holtz-Eakin.

WHEREAS, meaningful CIR will help bring approximately 11 million immigrants living in the country today out of the shadows, while providing our economy with a diverse array of educated professionals, skilled workers and dedicated entrepreneurs which have made America stronger economically and globally competitive.

WHEREAS, we implore our elected representatives to collaborate until they pass a meaningful solution before the end of the year that includes a path to citizenship and a truthful framework that recognizes the reality of many industries throughout our nation in desperate need of workers of all different levels of skill.

WHEREAS, the availability of information, resources, services and educational tools is essential to make possible the desire of undocumented immigrants and their families to become law-abiding, productive members of our respective communities earning their way to citizenship.

WHEREAS, one of the policy priorities of NHCSL is to focus on immigration reform and assist its members and their constituencies be better informed about the emerging immigration reform process, issues and to ensure that all immigrants are informed, educated and treated fairly and with dignity. 

WHEREAS, with smart reforms, CIR can help to address many economic sectors’ need for labor, and we can reinforce and protect our long-term future and create a productive work force, while also cultivating a fair system that allows immigrant workers to become productive, tax-paying members of our society.

BE IT RESOLVED, that CIR must create a system that promotes a win-win scenario that is fair, equitable and reasonable for business and employees alike. The system must be reliable and avoid unnecessary punitive measures for business and employees who are demonstrating a real desire to comply and respect rules and eligibility. Employers should be required to use the E-verify system, and for those who use in good faith should be free from penalty. Employers who do not hire workers who are authorized for employment should face increased sanctions.

BE IT FUTHER RESOLVED, We ask Congress to pass CIR in an effort to build a 21st century economy by addressing market needs that will help to sustain various service industries and labor forces, as well as help to provide sufficient high skilled worked to support our tech industries.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators will work in conjunction with Congress to pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform legislation; and the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators will continue to be an informational resource to its members and immigrants of this country concerning legislation applicable to Comprehensive Immigration Reform and the citizenship process.

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, Comprehensive Immigration Reform is long overdue and we ask that the federal government and our leadership commit to the passage of meaningful reform before the end of 2013.

THIS RESOLUTION WAS ADOPTED ON JULY 13, 2013, AT THE NHCSL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING HELD IN MASHANTUCKET, CONNECTICUT AND RATIFIED ON NOVEMBER 16, 2013 AT THE NHCSL ANNUAL MEETING HELD IN ORLANDO, FLORIDA.

SPONSORED BY: Representative Minnie Gonzalez (CT) & Representative Catherine Miranda (AZ) CO-SPONSORED BY: Senator Juan M. Pichardo (RI), Senator Richard C. Martinez (NM), Senator Iris Y. Martinez (IL), Senator Carmelo J. Rios Santiago (PR), Senator Eduardo Bhatia Gautier (PR), Senator Anna Tovar (AZ), Senator Jose R. Nadal Power (PR), Senator Jorge I. Suarez Caceres (PR), Speaker Jaime R. Perelló Borrás (PR), Representative Joseph E. Miró (DE), Representative Marilinda Garcia (NH), Representative Ezequiel Santiago (CT).

 

 

BOARD MEMBER OF CENTRIST IMMIGRATION GROUP 

 

Garcia Is A Board Member Of A Centrist Immigration Reform Group – “Americans By Choice”

 

In February 2013, Former NHGOP Chair Fergus Cullen Announced A New Immigration Reform Group And Criticized “Most Public Voices On Immigration On The Right.” ““The former chairman of the New Hampshire Republican Party is spearheading a new group backing immigration reform. Dover resident Fergus Cullen recently announced the formation of Americans By Choice, an advocacy group pushing for new policies that include a guest worker program and a path for some illegal aliens to remain in the country legally. … ‘For too long, the most public voices on immigration on the right were those that were very strident and, typically ... anti-immigrant,’ he said. ‘The message they were sending was “We don’t really like you. We would really prefer that you to go back to where you came from.”’(“Ex-GOP Leader Pushing Reform Of Immigration Laws,” Foster’s Daily Democrat, 2/17/13)

 

 

Garcia Serves As One Of Five Board Members For The Group, Alongside A Former State Democratic Chairman. “Cullen, the son of Irish immigrants, has joined with five New Hampshire-based immigration reform advocates who comprise the group’s board. Democratic immigration attorneys George Bruno, a former state Democratic chairman, and Ronald Abramson, a native of Chile, join three Republicans on the board: state Rep. Marilinda Garcia, R-Salem; Turbocam International founder and Chairman Marian Noronha, a native of India; and Lithuanian-born businesswoman and former teacher Kristina Lenzi.” (“GOP’s Cullen Takes On Immigration,” New Hampshire Union Leader, 1/15/13)

Americans By Choice Backs Legal Status For Undocumented Immigrants And Endorsed The Senate’s “Gang Of Eight” Plan In 2013:

 

The Group Has Three Main Aims: Overhaul The Visa Program, Implement A New Guest-Worker Program, And Create A “Legal Status” For Those Here Illegally. “The group is backing reform in three major areas. The first is an overhaul of the country’s Visa program. … The group is also calling for a new guest worker program, which would primarily accommodate low-skill workers employed in fields like agriculture and the hospitality industry. The group’s third policy proposal is a ‘pragmatic and reasonable approach’ to resolving the residency status of the millions of illegal aliens in the country. Many on the left have called for Congress to offer illegal aliens new pathways to citizenship. Americans By Choice hasn’t adopted that position. Instead, the group is pushing for measures that would allow immigrants to gain legal status without being granted full citizenship. Citizenship rights, such as voting, are ‘not high priorities’ for many illegal aliens who are already in the United States, Cullen said.” (“Ex-GOP Leader Pushing Reform Of Immigration Laws,” Foster’s Daily Democrat, 2/17/13)

 

  

In January 2013, Americans By Choice Wholeheartedly Endorsed The “Gang Of Eight” Plan, Saying “Citizenship And Legal Status … Can Be Treated As Separate Issues.” “We applaud the basic outline released by the Gang of Eight today. Citizenship and legal status for the undocumented can be treated as separate issues, and doing so is an important step toward breaking the logjam and getting real immigration reform passed. We especially salute the four Republican Senators – John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Marco Rubio, and Jeff Flake – for showing political courage by taking on this issue. May their leadership serve as an example to other Republicans as members of good will in both parties work toward an immigration reform plan that modernizes and expands our visa system, creates legal channels for future immigrants, and recognizes the reality that millions of undocumented people live among us.” (Americans By Choice,Press Release, 1/28/13)

Tuesday
Aug192014

Garcia For Congress (CD2) - What They Are Saying: A Tale of Two Campaigns 

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Marilinda Takes The Lead

"Coming after Garcia's leading fundraising report, outside groups spending on her behalf on television and the Union Leader endorsement, Garcia is emerging as a front-runner with the primary a month out."  (James Pindell, Garcia up 23 points in her internal poll, WMUR, 8/5/16)

“We have found Garcia to be a rare candidate who does not talk in soundbites, but rather prefers to explain her positions.” “She has firm convictions, but does not belittle people who disagree with her. She would rather persuade and win than attack and lose.” “Republicans in the 2nd District would do well to make her their nominee for Congress.” (“Marilinda Garcia: A great voice for the GOP,” Union Leader 8/2/2014)

“But with her campaign picking up one key endorsement after another, Garcia is starting to look rather serious after all. The perception of inexperience could even play to Garcia’s advantage, as voters tire of insider politicians.”(Emily Cadei, “Marilinda Garcia: New Hampshire's Young Conservative,” Ozy.com, 8/13/14)

“Marilinda Garcia: The Republican Primary in the 2nd Congressional District is on the verge of a tipping point her way (James Pindell, “Political Standing for July 18, 2014,” WMUR  7/21/14)

“Nowadays, observers give her a shot at snatching the 2nd District seat in this political bellwether state, and if she does, Republican stardom would likely await her.”(Emily Cadei, “Marilinda Garcia: New Hampshire's Young Conservative,” Ozy.com, 8/13/14)

“Marilinda Garcia has been opposed to RGGI because she recognizes it as a bigger-government, top-down, permanent albatross for the Northeast. For that reason, she is the best conservative candidate in the race.” (David Peters, “A better candidate for Republicans,” Nashua Telegraph, 8/10/14)

“In what is a significant development in the 2nd Congressional District contest, the National Republican Congressional Committee placed candidate Marilinda Garcia on a list of candidates they might spent money on.” (James Pindell “NRCC begins to nod at Garcia,” WMUR 7/31/14)

“Garcia has more far-reaching impact than Lambert – in fundraising and influence – and that makes her a stronger Republican nominee, with the best chance to defeat Kuster, and become a more effective advocate for the residents of the New Hampshire Second District.” (Tom Dougherty, “#NH02 Update: Garcia Gains While Lambert Loses,” Practical Politicking, 8/4/14)

“Republicans’ best choices to top the ticket this fall are Andrew Hemingway and Marilinda Garcia for Congress. Their youth and energy and principled experience will appeal to a wide range of voters.” (Van Mosher, “Letter: Fresh faces in GOP,” Concord Monitor, 7/29/14)

Lambert's Campaign Losing Stream

“Lambert, by the way, has not yet returned two contributions his campaign received in June from a nonprofit charity and an auto dealership. Federal campaign finance law bars taking such donations and the campaign promised to check into it.’” (John Distaso,  “Granite Reports: Lambert still a member of infrastructure investment advocacy group led by Bloomberg, Rendell,” NH Journal 8/9/2014)


“Vitriol over campaign finance law has come to the forefront in numerous campaigns across the country during this cycle, and the Garcia-Lambert race is no exception. However, Lambert is the one with the problems here. His attacks on Garcia’s campaign are faithless and unfounded, and his own campaign’s apparent violations are extremely serious (Tom Dougherty, “#NH02 Update: Garcia Gains While Lambert Loses,” Practical Politicking, 8/4/14)

“Lambert for Congress accepted a $1,000 contribution on June 30 from The Palmier Foundation, which is described by its founder, Boston investment firm head Dan Palmier, on his web site, as a “501(c)(3) charitable corporation created for the purpose of ‘giving back.’” The Internal Revenue Code prohibits 501(c)(3) charitable organizations from contributing to candidates for federal office. (John Distaso, “Lambert campaign reviewing questionable 2Q contributions,” NH Journal, 7/22/14)

“But the real problem is the Lambert campaign’s clinging to the” we’ve got a 60 day window to do something something to review the contributions” excuse. The FEC is quite direct with regard to accepting contributions from either 501c3′s or corporations.” (Steve MacDonald “Celebrate Gary Lambert’s Rigorous 40 Days and 40 Nights of Campaign Finance Review,” Granite Grok 8/6/14)

Not only is Lambert’s campaign mailer inaccurate, but it offers such an astronomically high figure that the claim is far-fetched. For these reasons, Lambert’s claim earns a rating of Pants on Fire. (NH Politifact, “GOP challenger Gary Lambert says rival Marilinda Garcia supports $140 billion in new taxes” Nashua Telegraph/NH Politifact, 8/15/14)

So, without a huge campaign account and without the backing of outside groups, as Garcia has, Lambert is at once trying to introduce himself and define (aka “go negative” on) Garcia. (John Distaso, “Lambert hits Garcia on immigration for third time – and much more,” NH Journal, 8/16/14)

“Still, Lambert is listed as a member of a national group that has supported a federal gas tax hike and gas tax hikes in other states. His campaign says there is no inconsistency there.” (John Distaso, “Granite Reports: Lambert still a member of infrastructure investment advocacy group led by Bloomberg, Rendell,” NH Journal, 8/9/14)

“The Lambert campaign has had the splash screen up for at least five days.  It was released July 15th, 2014.  Today is the 20th…Is the base attracted? If you blow a dog whistle, and no one is around to hear it….The answer, so far, is no. As I write this, in the 5 full days since the splash went up, 8 people have signed the Wake up Washington Pledge.  Two the first day (the first two names are with the campaign, a volunteer, and an intern).” (Steve MacDonald, “NH CD-2: “Wake Up Washington Pledge” a Dud, So Far…,” Granite Grok 7/22/14)

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Tuesday
Aug192014

Garcia For Congress (CD2) - Politifact Gives Gary Lambert a “Pants on Fire” Rating for False Claim 

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Concord, NH – Kenny Cunningham, communications director for Marilinda Garcia for Congress, released the following statement regarding New Hampshire Politifact’s “Pants on Fire” ruling regarding Gary Lambert’s recent claims about Marilinda Garcia’s position on taxes.

NH Politifact’s ruling is further proof that Gary Lambert has resorted to Obama-style tactics in his desperate quest to resurrect his failing congressional campaign," said Cunningham. "In fact, Obama and he share a special bond—they are the only two people ever to tell lies so bold that NH Politifact issued them a “Pants on Fire” ruling.  Throughout this race the Lambert campaign has made false, often bizarre allegations about Marilinda.  This most recent negative attack takes the cake—that tax reform and a lowering of the corporate tax rate would somehow increase taxes. 

The truth is, Marilinda Garcia supports an economic plan that flattens, simplifies, and lowers the tax burden on businesses, and eliminates harmful and job-killing loopholes.  By opposing Marilinda’s tax reform principles, Gary Lambert has made it clear he supports corporate loopholes, and is not above distorting his opponent’s record to protect corporate cronyism.” 


Friday
Aug152014

Lambert For Congress (CD2) - Release First TV Ad: "Oath"; Garcia Supports Amnesty 

Marilinda Garcia Supports Amnesty


LambertReleases First TV Ad: “Oath”

 

Nashua, NH – In response to the recent revelations concerning Marilinda Garcia’s clear record of support for amnesty for illegal immigrants, Gary Lambert has released his first TV ad entitled “Oath”. Lambert also issued the following statement:

 

"As the record clearly shows, Marilinda Garcia supports amnesty for illegal immigrants,” said Lambert. “Representative Garcia sponsored a National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators resolution with 1 Republican and 12 Democrats which called for ‘legalizing the undocumented population.’ If that’s not amnesty, I don’t know what is.”

 

"Voter's want to know where candidates stand on amnesty. On this issue, the differences between the two of us is clear; Marilinda Garcia supports amnesty and I do not. I believe we need to secure our border immediately and enforce the laws of our country.”

 

Watch the ad here:

 

 


 

Background: Below please find the NHCSL resolution.

 

NHCSL RESOLUTIONS 2013

2013-11

REPRESENTATIVE MINNIE GONZALEZ (CT) 
REPRESENTATIVE CATHERINE MIRANDA (AZ) 
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, TRADE & IMMIGRATION TASK FORCE

COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM

WHEREAS, We are a nation of immigrants, and we strongly believe in an immigration system that maintains a healthy and vibrant economy, while promoting human respect, dignity and the opportunity to share in the American Dream and invest in our common future.

WHEREAS, we are grateful and applaud members of Congress who have worked diligently to support responsible bipartisan legislation aimed at addressing immigration reform and promoting a comprehensive approach to fix a broken system that no longer works for our economy and security.

WHEREAS, the United States of America is a country of immigrants, and one of its greatest competitive advantages is that the best, brightest and hardest workers from all over the world aspire to work here. Immigrants in our country are bound together by national values of economic opportunity as reward for hard work, known far and wide as the American Dream.

WHEREAS, immigrants who seek the American Dream will remain an essential part of whom we are as a country. It is morally and fiscally irresponsible to not design an immigration system that takes advantage of this fact.

WHEREAS, Legalizing the undocumented population lets us know who is living within our nation’s borders and allows our public safety representatives and first responders to focus time and resources on criminal elements intent on threatening our nation, citizens, freedoms, and way of life.

WHEREAS, the United States of America has been made fruitful by its welcoming of immigrants yet, we ask that CIR remains committed to addressing and enhancing our national security and that it remain imperative to secure from any criminal threats our air, land and sea ports as well as the northern and southern borders between the ports of entry. Increasing security at our ports also will result in more resources better able to process the billions in trade that crosses the U.S. border each day, strengthening our economy. 

WHEREAS, Immigrants contribute to our nations entrepreneurial tradition. According to an October 2012 Kauffman Foundation study, U.S. businesses founded by immigrants employed approximately 560,000 workers and generated $63 billion in sales during 2012.

WHEREAS, Currently immigrants and their businesses contribute $162 billion in tax revenue to the United States federal, state and local governments. Encouraging more immigrants out of the shadows into citizenship, and applying our laws will expand the nation’s tax base and keep more families together and safe. Immigration reform will also reduce our federal deficit by more than $2.5 trillion over the next ten years and increase GDP per capita by over $1,500 according to former Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Holtz-Eakin.

WHEREAS, meaningful CIR will help bring approximately 11 million immigrants living in the country today out of the shadows, while providing our economy with a diverse array of educated professionals, skilled workers and dedicated entrepreneurs which have made America stronger economically and globally competitive.

WHEREAS, we implore our elected representatives to collaborate until they pass a meaningful solution before the end of the year that includes a path to citizenship and a truthful framework that recognizes the reality of many industries throughout our nation in desperate need of workers of all different levels of skill.

WHEREAS, the availability of information, resources, services and educational tools is essential to make possible the desire of undocumented immigrants and their families to become law-abiding, productive members of our respective communities earning their way to citizenship.

WHEREAS, one of the policy priorities of NHCSL is to focus on immigration reform and assist its members and their constituencies be better informed about the emerging immigration reform process, issues and to ensure that all immigrants are informed, educated and treated fairly and with dignity. 

WHEREAS, with smart reforms, CIR can help to address many economic sectors’ need for labor, and we can reinforce and protect our long-term future and create a productive work force, while also cultivating a fair system that allows immigrant workers to become productive, tax-paying members of our society.

BE IT RESOLVED, that CIR must create a system that promotes a win-win scenario that is fair, equitable and reasonable for business and employees alike. The system must be reliable and avoid unnecessary punitive measures for business and employees who are demonstrating a real desire to comply and respect rules and eligibility. Employers should be required to use the E-verify system, and for those who use in good faith should be free from penalty. Employers who do not hire workers who are authorized for employment should face increased sanctions.

BE IT FUTHER RESOLVED, We ask Congress to pass CIR in an effort to build a 21st century economy by addressing market needs that will help to sustain various service industries and labor forces, as well as help to provide sufficient high skilled worked to support our tech industries.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators will work in conjunction with Congress to pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform legislation; and the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators will continue to be an informational resource to its members and immigrants of this country concerning legislation applicable to Comprehensive Immigration Reform and the citizenship process.

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, Comprehensive Immigration Reform is long overdue and we ask that the federal government and our leadership commit to the passage of meaningful reform before the end of 2013.

THIS RESOLUTION WAS ADOPTED ON JULY 13, 2013, AT THE NHCSL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING HELD IN MASHANTUCKET, CONNECTICUT AND RATIFIED ON NOVEMBER 16, 2013 AT THE NHCSL ANNUAL MEETING HELD IN ORLANDO, FLORIDA.

SPONSORED BY: Representative Minnie Gonzalez (CT) & Representative Catherine Miranda (AZ) CO-SPONSORED BY: Senator Juan M. Pichardo (RI), Senator Richard C. Martinez (NM), Senator Iris Y. Martinez (IL), Senator Carmelo J. Rios Santiago (PR), Senator Eduardo Bhatia Gautier (PR), Senator Anna Tovar (AZ), Senator Jose R. Nadal Power (PR), Senator Jorge I. Suarez Caceres (PR), Speaker Jaime R. Perelló Borrás (PR), Representative Joseph E. Miró (DE), Representative Marilinda Garcia (NH), Representative Ezequiel Santiago (CT).