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Tuesday
Feb242015

US Rep Guinta fighting to resolve top concerns heard at townhalls 

WASHINGTON. D.C. – Congressman Frank Guinta hosted two townhalls last week – one in Manchester and the other in Laconia.  This represents Congressman Guinta’s second and third townhalls since being sworn into the 114th Congress.

“The top two concerns I heard from constituents during last week’s townhalls echoed the apprehensions I’ve heard from Granite Staters since I took office earlier this year.  First and foremost, our economy remains stagnant while the cost-of-living increases and take-home pay decreases.  Secondly, families and small businesses continue to grapple with offsetting the harmful effects of the President’s healthcare law. 

To resolve these concerns, I wrote legislation to repeal the devastating Cadillac tax under the President’s healthcare law which is set to inflict a 40% tax on workers’ health care plans – running up healthcare costs for individuals, companies, municipalities and taxpayers. Additionally, I introduced bipartisan legislation to rein in Washington’s “spend first, pay later” mentality which has resulted in rampant government waste and abuse.  Every dollar the government wastes on duplicative programs and agencies could – and should – go back to your pockets for you to spend as you see fit.  I look forward to working with our communities in the state and both parties in Washington to enact these bills into law."

 

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Thursday
Feb192015

NH House Republicans Comment on Defeat of Single-Payer Health Care Bill 

CONCORD - House Majority Leader Jack Flanagan (R-Brookline) and House Commerce Committee member Rep. Joe Hannon (R-Lee) today offered the following statements on the defeat of HB 686, a bill sponsored by House Democrats that would have established a socialized single payer health care system in  New Hampshire. The bill was killed by a majority voice vote.

 

House Majority Leader Jack Flanagan (R-Brookline)

 

“I’d like to thank our Vermont neighbors for bringing to light the crippling costs associated with implementing a single payer health care system. They’ve abandoned their plan for socialized medicine, and today, the New Hampshire House roundly rejected this bill that would have led to skyrocketing taxes and a reduction in the quality of and access to care.”

 

Rep. Joe Hannon (R-Lee), House Commerce Committee


“Bringing forward legislation of this nature while we are still in the early stages of the Affordable Care Act is a tacit admission that Obamacare is a failed policy.”

Thursday
Feb122015

US Rep Guinta introduces bill to protect middle class workers from 40% tax increase on health benefits 

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WASHINGTON. D.C. – Today, Congressman Guinta introduced H.R. 879 - Ax the Tax on Middle Class Americans’ Health Plans Act - to repeal a harmful provision of the President’s healthcare law, known as a ‘Cadillac tax,’ which will inflict a 40% tax on middle class Americans’ health plans.  The Cadillac tax will officially go into effect in 2018; however, employers, labor unions, and municipalities are anticipating this massive tax by looking at increasing deductibles, reducing benefits and shifting costs to consumers and property tax payers alike. 

 

“I’ve heard from countless municipalities back home who are absolutely terrified of this unavoidable and impending tax hike.  Even worse, the non-partisan think tank American Health Policy Institute found that over 12 million middle-class American workers would see an average increase of $1,050 in higher payroll and income taxes per year.  My legislation will protect workers from facing this devastating tax increase, employers from reducing workers’ benefits and municipal taxpayers who – if enacted – would experience skyrocketing property taxes.  The repeal of this onerous tax has received widespread support from republicans, democrats, national unions and more.”

 

The Ax the Tax on Middle Class Americans’ Health Plans Act is the first piece of stand-alone legislation to repeal the Cadillac Tax in the House of Representatives.

 

To read the text of Ax the Tax on Middle Class Americans’ Health Plans Act, please click here.

 

Thursday
Feb052015

NHDP - Frank Guinta Votes to Repeal Health Coverage from Over 70,000 Granite Staters 

Concord, N.H. – Instead of focusing on the priorities that will help support New Hampshire’s businesses, middle class families and economy, Frank Guinta voted yesterday to repeal health coverage from over 70,000 Granite Staters.   
 
The vote marked the 56th(!) time that House Republicans have voted to repeal and undermine the Affordable Care Act.
 
“It’s shameful but telling that Frank Guinta and House Republicans’ number one priority is not supporting our businesses, middle class families and economy, but rather trying to repeal health coverage from more than 70,000 Granite Staters,” said New Hampshire Democratic Party Press Secretary Aaron Jacobs. “Repealing the Affordable Care Act would not only take away the health and economic security that comes from quality health coverage, but it would also increase the deficit and reverse our progress to slow the growth of health care costs.”
 
“The people of New Hampshire deserve elected representatives in Washington who will work together to move our economy forward, not play political games with Granite Staters’ health and economic well-being,” added Jacobs

Thursday
Feb052015

AmericaNext - Jindal to Address American Principles Project 

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Gov. Jindal to Address American Principles Project on Obamacare and Common Core


 BATON ROUGE - Tomorrow, Governor Jindal will address the American Principles Project where he will talk about his fight to get Common Core out of Louisiana  and his efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare with a conservative plan that does not raise taxes

 DATE: Thursday, February 5, 2015

 LOCATION: Mayflower Hotel, Promenade Ballroom (1227 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036)

 TIME: Governor Jindal is expected to make his address at approximately 1:00 PM

PRESS: Open