Press Releases

 

Entries in President Obama (961)

Friday
Jan302015

NRSC - Keystone XL Pipeline Passes! 

 KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE PASSES THE SENATE!

We did it, Friend.

In a great bipartisan victory, we passed the Keystone XL pipeline in the Senate with a vote of 62-36, including the support of 9 Democrats who joined us to pass this pro-growth piece of legislation.

Now stand with us today by urging President Obama to SIGN this bill >>

This new pipeline will create hundreds of new jobs and new economic opportunities for many Americans and greatly expand our energy security. 

Our fight is not over yet – President Obama has vowed to veto the Keystone XL pipeline bill as soon as it reaches his desk. We must not allow this to happen. We’ve fought long and hard for this pipeline and the opportunities it will create. The American people are counting on it.

TAKE ACTION: Sign our petition to tell President Obama to sign the Keystone XL pipeline into law >>>

Thank you,

Senate Republicans

 



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.
 
Contact: 
Derek Dufresne  

Derek@RightOnStrategies.com
202-809-6013

 

(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."
 

###

Friday
Jan092015

US Rep Guinta (NH CD-1) - STATEMENT ON PASSAGE OF BILL TO RESTORE 40-HOUR WORK WEEK

banner

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
Jan052015

CEI Today: Obama's 2015 Regulatory Agenda 

Monday, Jan. 5, 2014
In the News Today

 

OBAMA'S 2015 REGULATORY AGENDA


Fox News: Obama administration prepares regulatory rush in 2015


According to the Competitive Enterprise Institute, the Obama administration put out 2,375 proposed rules in 2014 that are still under consideration. That's in addition to 3,541 final rules and regulations in 2014, according to CEI. > Read the Fox News story

 

IBD: Obama's Regulatory Siege Holds Back The Economy

 

According to data toted up by Competitive Enterprise Institute Fellow Wayne Crews, 2014 ended with 78,978 pages in the Federal Register, the government's regulatory bible. That's the fifth-highest ever. An improvement? Hardly.

As Crews notes, of the "six all-time-high Federal Register page counts, five belong to Obama." > Read the IBD editorial

 

Globalwarming.org: Major & Obscure Regulations We’re Watching in 2015

 

2015 figures to be a very busy year for regulators in the Obama presidency. Under the Congressional Review Act (CRA), Congress has 60 business days from the promulgation of a major regulation to vote on a resolution that would vacate the rule. Due to the Presidential veto, however, the Congress’s CRA prerogative is usually toothless. Indeed, the only practical window for a successful CRA challenge occurs when the 60 day time limit (for Congress to act) overlaps with a new and like-minded presidential administration. And because the Congress only conducts, on average, about 10 business days a month, the Obama administration faces a deadline of about May 2016, by which it must promulgate all of its major regulations, in order to ensure that any one them cannot be subject to a successful Congressional Review Act resolution (under his successor President). As such, the clock is ticking, and most of this administration’s regulatory action will have to be wrapped up in the upcoming year. What can we expect for 2015? > Read more

 


 > See also: CEI's 2015 Unconstitutionality Index: 27 Regulations for Every Law


> Interview an expert
 

Saturday, 10am ET
Realclearradio.org

 

    

 

CEI is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy group dedicated to the principles of free enterprise and limited government.  For more information about CEI, please visit our website, cei.org.  Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.

Saturday
Dec132014

ALG's Daily Grind - What we should have learned about President Obama 

6

Dec. 12, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

What we should have learned about President Obama
President Barack Obama has been in office for just under six years, and for the first time in his presidency he doesn't have to worry about appeasing an electorate.   

How the foreign bank bailout almost brought omnibus to its knees
Was making Elizabeth Warren a perceived white knight in anybody's interests? 

CNN: Cheap gasis akin to a $60 billion tax cut
"A gallon of regular now costs $2.64 on average, according to AAA. In some places, it's fallen below $2 a gallon."

  

Dec. 12, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

What we should have learned about President Obama
President Barack Obama has been in office for just under six years, and for the first time in his presidency he doesn't have to worry about appeasing an electorate. 

How the foreign bank bailout almost brought omnibus to its knees
Was making Elizabeth Warren a perceived white knight in anybody's interests?

CNN: Cheap gasis akin to a $60 billion tax cut
"A gallon of regular now costs $2.64 on average, according to AAA. In some places, it's fallen below $2 a gallon."