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Wednesday
Feb042015

US Rep GUINTA STATEMENT ON REPLACING THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT 

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WASHINGTON. D.C. – Congressman Frank Guinta released the following statement following the House passage of H.R. 596:

 

            “Today, the House took action to replace the Affordable Care Act – a law that has reduced the number of full-time workers by 2.5 million, increased premiums by more than $4000, and reduced small business wages by $22.6 billion annually.  Granite Staters deserve better. 

 

You deserve a patient-centered approach that puts you and your family first, protects those with preexisting conditions, and allows children to stay under their parents’ coverage until the age of 26.  Likewise, our small businesses deserve the ability to pool together resources to increase their buying power, while allowing individuals to purchase insurance across state lines and restoring the more than $700 billion in Medicare cuts to our seniors.”

Tuesday
Feb032015

AmericaNext - On Obamacare Alternative, Gov. Jindal Challenges Congress Not To Propose Obamacare-lite 

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BATON ROUGE – In advance of this week’s U.S. House vote to repeal Obamacare and Speaker John Boehner’s announcement last week that Republicans will produce an Obamacare alternative in this Congress, America Next Honorary Chairman Governor Bobby Jindal is issuing a challenge to members of Congress to reject plans that copy Obamacare and raise taxes. The Governor issued his challenge to Congress in a letter sent today to each member.

 

Obamacare includes 18 tax increases that total over $1 trillion. Governor Jindal says that there are several “so-called” conservative Obamacare alternatives in Washington, D.C. that repeal Obamacare’s tax increases, but also replace them with new tax hikes. Governor Jindal calls these plans “Obamacare-lite” because they raise taxes and spend billions on new entitlements.

 

In 2014, as Honorary Chairman of America Next, Governor Jindal outlined an Obamacare alternative that focuses on the American people’s top concern about health care – increasing costs. The America Next Plan repeals all of Obamacare—including all of the law’s tax increases—and does not replace those tax increases with other revenue hikes. The plan gives states the ability to pass reforms and bring down costs.

 

Governor Jindal said, “Politicians in Washington have a little secret they don't want the American people to know about. So-called conservatives in Washington talk about repealing Obamacare, but they plan to leave the Obamacare tax increases right where they are.

 

“Their plans don’t repeal the over $1 trillion in tax hikes in Obamacare. Instead, they repeal the taxes and replace them with other taxes. So while politicians talk about how Obamacare needs to be repealed, and how the country cannot afford this new entitlement program at a time when we can’t even pay for our existing entitlement programs – they lack the courage to get rid of the taxes in Obamacare.

 

“To be blunt, these alleged conservative plans are really just cheap liberal plans that copy Obamacare. It’s Obamacare-lite.

 

“If politicians campaigned on repealing Obamacare, they should actually do it. They shouldn’t do one thing and say another. It should not take courage for conservatives to stand up and call for repealing Obamacare, including all of its tax increases.  But as of now, conservatives in Washington lack that courage.  It’s a terrible mistake for us to be the lite beer version of liberals.”

 

In the letter to Congress, Governor Jindal writes, “I recognize there are other Obamacare alternatives out there; I welcome their ideas, and relish a debate about market-oriented solutions to this Administration’s government-centered approach. But I would caution that conservatives need to focus on truly conservative health reforms—and not merely a slightly-less-liberal plan. Some proposals being discussed would repeal-and-replace the law’s tax increases—substituting other tax increases for Obamacare’s revenue hikes.” A copy of the letter can be found here.

 

America Next has also launched a petition – with a video message from Governor Jindal – asking the American people to urge Congress to not pass an “Obamacare-lite health care plan.”

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

Morning Bell

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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