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Tuesday
Mar312015

US Rep Guinta to host two townhalls this week 

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WASHINGTON. D.C. – Congressman Frank Guinta will be hosting two townhalls this week, one in Conway tomorrow and the other in Campton on Wednesday.  These are vital to the legislative process and serve to update Granite Staters on his work in Washington while receiving important feedback.  These townhalls represent the sixth and seventh of this term – accomplishing a promise to Granite Staters to host a townhall in every county in New Hampshire’s First Congressional District in the first three months of Congressman Guinta’s term.

 

Sixth townhall of the year

 

WHAT:  Congressman Guinta hosts sixth townhall of the year

WHO:  Constituents of the First Congressional District of the New Hampshire and members of the press are invited to attend.

WHERE: Conway Public Library, 15 Greenwood Avenue, Conway, NH 03818

WHEN:  Tomorrow, March 31st from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

 

Seventh townhall of the year

 

WHAT:  Congressman Guinta hosts seventh townhall of the year

WHO:  Constituents of the First Congressional District of New Hampshire and members of the press are invited to attend.

WHERE: Campton Elementary School, 1110 NH 175, Campton, NH 03223

WHEN:  Wednesday, April 1st from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

 

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Saturday
Mar282015

US Rep Frank Guinta - Financial Services Committee approves 11 bipartisan bills to shield consumers from harmful regulations 

 

WASHINGTON. D.C. – This week, the House Financial Services Committee approved 11 bipartisan bills designed to help strengthen the economy and consumer choice by relieving community banks and credit unions from some of the harmful regulatory burden imposed by Washington.

 

The explosive growth of regulation following the enactment of the Dodd-Frank Act has made it significantly harder for community banks and credit unions to survive and serve customers.  New regulations and higher compliance costs have accelerated the pace of industry consolidation and forced many small banks and credit unions to close their doors.  Since the passage of Dodd-Frank nearly five years ago, big financial institutions have gotten bigger and small financial institutions have become fewer.

 

As a result, consumers are finding they have less access to affordable credit and that their local financial institution can no longer provide them with the products and services they want and need, such as free checking or affordable home mortgages.

 

“This week, the House Committee on Financial Services acted to pass multiple, common-sense bills to alleviate the regulatory burdens Granite State individuals, families and businesses are forced to comply with. This limits their ability to obtain credit, achieve financial independence, economic opportunities and overall success.  These 11 bipartisan bills not only help Granite State consumers; but, they also help strengthen our state’s vital community banks and credit unions.” 

 

For a list of the 11 bipartisan bills that passed the Committee, please click here.

Friday
Mar272015

US Rep Guinta on passage of permenant SGR fix 

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WASHINGTON. D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2 – the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act – a bipartisan bill to strengthen Medicare and establish the most significant structural entitlement reform in nearly two decades:

 

“Today, the House demonstrated its ability to effectively govern by reversing an 11-year trend of kicking the can down the road and offering short patches instead of dealing with the underlying problems with the Sustainable Growth Rate’ or SGR.   A promise made is a promise kept to our seniors; and, today the House took an important step to protect and preserve Medicare for current and future beneficiaries. 

 

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates that H.R. 2 will save $900 million over 10 years by finally overhauling this flawed formula and replacing it with a more patient-centered system.  These real, structural reforms will ensure access to quality care for Granite State seniors; and, I look forward to the Senate passing this overwhelmingly bipartisan bill to finally provide certainty for our seniors.”

 

Congress had voted 17 times in the past 11 years to approve a “doc fix,” a stop-gap measure that delays cuts in Medicare reimbursements to physicians.

 

H.R. 2 passed the House of Representatives with a vote of 392-37

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Friday
Mar272015

US Rep Guinta announces 6th and 7th town hall of the year 

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WASHINGTON. D.C. – Congressman Frank Guinta will be hosting two town halls next week, one in Conway and the other in Campton.  These are vital to the legislative process and serve to update Granite Staters on his work in Washington while receiving important feedback.  These town halls represent the sixth and seventh of this term – accomplishing a promise to Granite Staters to host a town hall in every county in New Hampshire’s First Congressional District within the first three months of Congressman Guinta’s term.

 

Sixth town hall of the year

 

WHAT:  Congressman Guinta hosts sixth town hall of the year

 

WHO:  Constituents of the First Congressional District of the New Hampshire and members of the press are invited to attend

 

WHERE: Conway Public Library, 15 Greenwood Avenue, Conway, NH 03818

 

WHEN:  Tuesday, March 31st from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

 

Seventh town hall of the year

 

WHAT:  Congressman Guinta hosts seventh town hall of the year

 

WHO:  Constituents of the First Congressional District of New Hampshire and members of the press are invited to attend

 

WHERE: Campton Elementary School, 1110 NH 175, Campton, NH 03223

 

WHEN:  Wednesday, April 1st from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

 

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Thursday
Mar262015

US Rep Guinta statement on passage of FY16 budget 

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WASHINGTON. D.C. – Congressman Frank Guinta released the following statement today following the passage of a budget for Fiscal Year 2016:

 

“Today, the House acted to pass a responsible, common-sense spending blueprint that addresses the drivers of our $18 trillion debt.  This budget balances in less than 10 years, provides for a strong national defense, and restores the more than $700 billion cuts from Medicare while strengthening this vital program for our seniors.  For far too long, Washington has maintained a ‘spend first, pay later’ attitude.  Granite Staters deserve better.  You deserve an efficient and accountable government that spends your taxpayer dollars wisely.  A balanced budget means a healthier economy; and, I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to rein in our debt and deficit while growing our economy for all Americans.”