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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.
 
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Derek Dufresne  

Derek@RightOnStrategies.com
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(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.

Monday
Dec152014

Daily Signal - From 'Science Fiction' to Reality: The Evolution of Saving a Life Before Birth 

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Dec. 15, 2014

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From 'Science Fiction' to Reality: The Evolution of Saving a Life Before Birth

Special Report: For two innovative doctors, the problem was death—and in their minds, avoidable death that could be prevented by upending science as the world knew it.

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Here's a Viable Replacement for Obamacare

Daily Policy Focus: It's time to consider what a "repeal and replace" strategy for Obamacare might actually look like.

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How Savings Accounts Are Providing a Tailor-Made Education for Students

Frustrated with the "bureaucracy" of public schools, Kami Cothrun created her own school—then got a boost when Arizona gave parents more choice over their child's education.

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Wednesday
Dec102014

CEI Today: Gruber testimony, US misleads at COP-20, and Progressive victories 

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014
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GRUBER'S TESTIMONY - SAM KAZMAN
 

Gruber Testifies Before Congress on Obamacare Transparency Issues


Sam Kazman, CEI general counsel: “Regardless of what happens at the hearing, Jonathan Gruber has already had a major impact on the ongoing Obamacare litigation, as in CEI’s King v. Burwell and Halbig v. Burwell cases." > Read more

> Interview Sam Kazman
 

US MISLEADS ON CLIMATE CHANGE - MYRON EBELL

 

Report from COP-20 in Lima: United States Makes Impressive But Misleading Presentation

 

The U. S. presentation by Rick Duke of the White House Council on Environmental Quality was the most detailed and impressive.  But it did attract several highly critical questions. 

To Mr. Duke’s claim that one of three key parts of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan was the the U. S. would lead international efforts, South Africa questioned how the U. S. could lead when its own domestic efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions had been so insufficient.

But no questions were raised about what I consider to be two highly misleading points in the U. S. presentation.  First, Mr. Duke listed the EPA’s proposed rules to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from new and existing power plants without mentioning that they are both subject to serious legal challenges and to serious attempts to block them in the 114th Congress. Second, Mr. Duke attributed significant future reductions in fossil fuel use to the increasing use of cellulosic ethanol.
> Read more

 

Related - Report from COP-20 in Lima: 350.org Protests Allowing Fossil Fuel Lobbyists To Attend


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PROGRESSIVE VICTORY - BILL FREZZA

Daily Caller: Hey, Progressives, It’s OK To Declare Victory Sometimes


How did progressives go from dreaming about a better future to shouting jeremiads about impending doom? The answer, I believe, is because they refuse to declare victory, preferring the self-affirming righteousness of unremitting struggle. > Read more

 

> Interview Bill Frezza

 

 

    

 

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Saturday
Nov222014

ALG - House's 'tepid lawsuit' encourages Obama to violate law 

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Nov. 21, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement responding to the House lawsuit against executive implementation of Obamacare:

 

"Boehner's tepid lawsuit response to five years of President Obama's executive actions to willy nilly change the law without Congress sadly demonstrates the profound weakness of his leadership. By the time Boehner's lawsuit winds its way through the court system, Obamacare will have been fully implemented. Is it this kind of pathetic response that encourages Obama to continue his effective dissolution of the separation of powers."

 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/house-tepid-lawsuit-encourages-obama-to-violate-law/

 

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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 www.GetLiberty.org.