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Wednesday
Jan132016

US HOUSE - ACTS TO COUNTER NORTH KOREAN AGGRESSION 

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REP. FRANK GUINTA VOTES FOR SANCTIONS ENFORCEMENT

 

WASHINGTON -- Acting quickly to punish North Korean aggression, the House of Representatives today passed theNorth Korean Sanctions Enforcement Act, H.R. 757. Congressman Frank Guinta, a cosponsor, voted for the bill that would make economic sanctions on businesses and other entities trading with the rogue regime mandatory.

    North Korea announced last week successful detonation of a hydrogen bomb."North Korea has possibly joined Iran in dangerous new weapons testing," explained Rep. Guinta."While the President boasts about peaceful nuclear agreements, America’s enemies have other ideas and are taking advantage of his weak foreign policy to threaten the U.S."

    "Congress is re-asserting international leadership," said the Congressman. Specifically, H.R 757 denies entry to the United States any persons facilitating the North Korean nuclear program, targets banks that finance the dictatorship, and strengthens cargo inspections to detect illegal trade. The bill reinstates other sanctions that ended when the State Department removed North Korea from its State Sponsors of Terror list in 2008.

    "Previous legislation leaves the interpretation of sanctions up to the President, a risk we cannot afford to take," said Rep. Guinta, a member of the House Financial Services Committee. "Sanctions on North Korea, also waging cyber attacks against the U.S., should be strong and permanent, until the country ceases its aggression."

    Congress will vote on the Iran Terror Finance Transparency Act, H.R. 3662, later this week. That bill would restrict the ability of the President to lift sanctions on the Islamic Republic, after its recent ballistic missile tests in violation of United Nations Security Council resolutions.

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Thursday
Dec032015

US REP GUINTA SUPPORTS HOUSE OVERRIDE OF JOB-KILLING EPA REGULATIONS 

ADMINISTRATION ENVIRONMENTAL RULES WOULD RAISE SOARING GRANITE STATE ENERGY COSTS

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  With the support of Congressman Frank Guinta (NH01), the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday passedtwo resolutions of disapproval of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations that Rep. Guinta said would cripple the country’s energy sector and fragile economy.

 

    He pointed to studies showingenergy costs in New Hampshire are some of the most expensive in the nation, discouraging new business and manufacturing in an area losing population.“New Hampshire needs dependable energy to increase its appeal to diverse industries, reliant on low fuel costs, and to attract young workers, leaving for friendlier economic climates. The Granite State exists in a competitive national and global business environment, drawing away our best and brightest, eager to work or start families,” he said.

 

    “New England is on pace tolose ten percent of its local energy output,” elaborated Rep. Guinta. “Renewable fuels have not caught up to demand. Cutting production further, as the EPA plans to do, would raise prices in our own state, especially, where we already have enormous per-unit energy costs.

 

    The Congressional Review Act permits Congress to override federal regulations costing $100 billion or more via an expedited legislative procedure known as a Resolution of Disapproval. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce estimates the EPA’s regulations could cost American homes and businesses $289 billion per year and 224,000 jobs nationwide. One would effectively prohibit new coal-power plants, the country’s largest source of energy. The other would institute a cap-and-trade system that Democrats, when they controlled Congress from 2008 to 2010,declined to pass into law.

 

    “I’m just as concerned about another Administration end-run around the Constitution and Congress – because the public expects its representatives to protect jobs and the economy, as well as the environment. I’ve fought to preserve New Hampshire’s natural resources and will fight to preserve low energy costs, too.”said Rep. Guinta. “We can do both.”

 

    A member of the House Financial Services Committee, the Congressman, the former mayor of Manchester, said new EPA regulations would have the heaviest impact on low- and middle-income Granite Staters, whose energy costs make up a larger share of their take-home pay.  

 

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Wednesday
Nov042015

ALG applauds House Speaker Ryan's embrace of the power of the purse  

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Nov. 3, 2015, Fairfax, Va.—Americansfor Limited Government President Rick Manning today praised House Speaker Rep.Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) for refusingto rule out policy riders on the upcoming omnibus appropriations bill when hesaid at a news conference today, "We fully expect we're going toexercise that power": 

"Paul Ryan's initialcomments related to using the power of the purse to help rein in PresidentObama's outrageous agenda is an encouraging start to his Speakership. This isparticularly significant given that it was a direct response to HarryReid's demand that Congress roll over and play dead on omnibus spendingbill policy riders. It sounds like there's a new sheriff in town. Hopefully, Ryanwill help clean up big government swamp in Washington, D.C." 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/alg-applauds-speaker-ryans-embrace-of-the-power-of-the-purse/

 

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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.

Thursday
May142015

ALG - House bill codifies NSA mass surveillance 

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May 13, 2015, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement urging the U.S. House of Representatives to reject H.R. 2048, which will codify the National Security Agency mass surveillance program:

 

"The U.S. House is missing an historic opportunity to rein in the NSA mass surveillance program. We urge the House to reject this emasculated version of the USA Freedom Act and return to real reform that protects Americans from government surveillance in violation of the Fourth Amendment."

 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/house-bill-codifies-nsa-mass-surveillance/

 

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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.

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.