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Tuesday
May052015

US Rep Guinta commemorates NH-01 educators in celebration of Natl Teachers Appreciation Day

WASHINGTON. D.C. – Last week, Congressman Guinta delivered a speech on the floor of the House of Representatives to honor the teachers and educators of New Hampshire’s First Congressional District in celebration of National Teachers Appreciation Day, which takes place tomorrow, May 5th.

 

“National Teachers Appreciation Day is a day to give thanks for all of our teachers and educators who provide our students with the constant attention and resources needed to become the future leaders of our world.  Our teachers serve as encouragement that with hard work and dedication that anything is possible.  And, for that, myself and the rest of the Granite State are thankful.” 

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To view Congressman Guinta’s floor speech celebrating National Teachers Appreciation Day, please click here.

 

Friday
May012015

US Rep Guinta announces two roundtables 

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WASHINGTON. D.C. – Congressman Frank Guinta today announced two roundtables, one to discuss trade and commerce with Granite State business leaders and the other to discuss New Hampshire’s mental health system.  The first will occur next Friday, May 8th, and the second will occur on Monday, May 11.

 

“Hosting regular roundtables are vital for receiving as many perspectives as possible to help me devise legislative solutions to improve our state and our country.  I look forward to hearing from New Hampshire’s business leaders, as well as joining forces with Congresswoman Annie Kuster to bring together mental health experts, healthcare leaders and more to discuss two very important issues – business growth in New Hampshire and reforming our mental health system to best reflect the needs of individuals and their families affected by mental illnesses.”

 

Both roundtables are invite only.  Members of the press are invited to attend and are encouraged to RSVP to Danielle Adams at danielle.adams@mail.house.gov.

 

COMMERCE AND TRADE ROUNDTABLE

 

WHAT:  Congressman Guinta hosts Commerce and Trade Roundtable.

 

WHO:  This event is invite only.  Approximately 30 New Hampshire business leaders, including representatives from the Chamber of Commerce and the New Hampshire Business Industry Association, will be in attendance.

 

WHERE: Medtronic, 180 International Drive, Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

 

WHEN:  Friday, May 8th from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

 

MENTAL HEALTH ROUNDTABLE

 

WHAT:  Congressman Guinta hosts Mental Health Roundtable.

 

WHO:  This event is invite only.  Congresswoman Annie Kuster (D-NH) will be in attendance to discuss mental health policies which affect so many Granite State families.  Healthcare providers, medical professionals, mental health advocates, family advocates and local officials will also be in attendance.

 

WHERE: UNH School of Law, Concord, New Hampshire.

 

WHEN:  Monday, May 11th from 9 a.m. to noon.

 

 

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Thursday
Apr302015

US Rep Guinta introduces bipartisan bill to help Granite State fisheries 

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WASHINGTON. D.C. – Today, Congressman Frank Guinta introduced the Fisheries Investment and Regulatory Relief Act, a bipartisan bill to redirect more than $100 million in existing funds to programs of crucial importance to sustainably managing our fisheries and the communities and fishermen who make a living from the ocean.  Joined by Congressman Bill Keating (D-MA), this piece of legislation would provide grants to research, monitor and manage our state’s fisheries.   

 

“The bipartisan Fisheries Investment and Regulatory Relief Act is a crucial step in strengthening New Hampshire’s historical fishing industry during this difficult period in the industry,” said Rep. Frank Guinta, who represents the fishing communities of the Seacoast in New Hampshire. “Granite State fishermen deserve the resources necessary to assist with their jobs, cope with government mandates and increase their revenue.  This is one of many of my bipartisan solutions to help alleviate the challenges our state’s fishermen face.”

 

“I am proud to join Rep. Guinta in re-introducing this important piece of legislation,” said Rep. Bill Keating, who represents the fishing communities of Southeastern Massachusetts. “Our bill, as we have supported in previous Congresses, is a simple, common-sense step to ensure that our fishermen receive the full balance of funds available to them under the Saltonstall-Kennedy Act grant program. This is a nonpartisan issue that requires bipartisan support, and we all agree that better science leads to better management. This bill will ensure that fishermen are directly involved in promoting the research and development that will impact their livelihoods.”

 

This bipartisan bill ensures key programs critical to managing ocean fish populations and the fishermen and communities which depend on them will receive increased and sustainable funding.

 

To read a copy of the Fisheries Investment and Regulatory Relief Act, please click here.

 

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Wednesday
Apr292015

Fishing rule adopted by Commerce Department following pressure from NH fishermen and Congressman Guinta 

WASHINGTON. D.C. – At the urging of New Hampshire’s recreational fishermen, Congressman Frank Guinta sent a letter to Commerce Department Secretary Penny Pritzker requesting the Department alleviate the severe reduction in cod catch limits for recreational anglers and charter boats. 

This week, the Commerce Department announced it would implement Framework 53 with the revised catch limits, as advocated for by New Hampshire fishermen and Congressman Guinta. This comes just days before the opening of the May 1 fishing season. 

“Our fishing industry knows all too well what the heavy hand of government regulation can place on the fishing industry’s ability to complete their job while maintaining or increasing revenue.  While I’m happy the Commerce Department implemented this vital rule, I know there’s much more that can be done to eliminate the suffocating regulations and rules which continue to burden our state’s vital economic engine.  I will not stop working on behalf of our state’s fishermen to ensure that our government is helping – not hindering – this industry.”

To read the letter Congressman Guinta sent to the Commerce Department urging its immediate consideration and implementation of this proposed rule, please click here.

 

Friday
Apr242015

US Rep Guinta on opposition of cybersecurity bills 

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WASHINGTON. D.C. – Congressman Frank Guinta released the following statement today discussing his opposition to H.R. 1560 and H.R. 1731, which both passed the House this week:

 

“In the ‘Live Free or Die’ state we believe strongly in the principle of protecting and securing our civil liberties.  In light of the significant revelations in 2013 and 2014 that the government spied and collected the personal and sensitive information of innocent Americans, Granite Staters have urged me to keep the fundamental right of privacy in mind when voting on any legislation.

                                                                                                                             

Our nation is in dire need of a serious and robust conversation regarding an overhaul of our intelligence community.  We need to ensure that individuals have a right to due process, and that there is a strong emphasis on an open and transparent society.  We must, and I believe we can, find that proper balance between protecting our civil liberties and our homeland.  These are not mutually exclusive ends, and I will continue to fight for both.” 

 

H.R. 1560 - the Protecting Cyber Networks Act - promotes the voluntary sharing of information about cyber threats among private companies and the federal government.  It allows the intelligence community to share intelligence with private sector entities.

 

H.R. 1731 – the National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement – provides liability protections for private companies sharing sensitive information with the federal government.