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Thursday
Feb042016

US REP. FRANK GUINTA VOTES TO RESTORE IRAN SANCTIONS

“U.S. IN GREATER DANGER” AFTER BAD NUCLEAR DEAL

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Congressman Frank Guinta (NH01) released the following statement, after voting for a bill that would effectively stop the Obama Administration’snuclear deal with Iran.  The Iran Terror Finance Transparency Act, H.R. 3662, passed the House of Representatives yesterday:

 

“Since making a deal with weak leadership at the White House, Iran has become increasingly belligerent, more confident that President Obama will allow the terror-sponsor free rein over the Middle East, where American troops are in harm’s way. Iran has increased its kidnappings and even ballistic missile tests, in violation of U.N. resolutions. And now, the Administration has released $150 billion in frozen assets to Iran that Secretary Kerry says will likely fund the country’s aggression. As a result of the bad nuclear deal, the United States is in greater danger. I voted to prevent the President from lifting sanctions on entities helping to build to Iran’s terror industry.”

 

Specifically, H.R. 3662 would require the President to certify to Congress that “designated nationals and blocked persons” have not provided services to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, its terrorist affiliates or nuclear weapons program, before lifting economic sanctions. Rep. Guinta is a member of the House Committee on Financial Services, as well as the House Budget Committee.

 

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Wednesday
Feb032016

US HOUSE BUDGET COMMITTEE NAMES REP. FRANK GUINTA NEWEST MEMBER 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House Budget Committee named Congressman Frank Guinta its newest member today, with House Republicans voting unanimously in support.

 

    Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price welcomed his new colleague. “Congressman Guinta brings a record of fighting for common-sense solutions that will help grow our economy and create jobs. His knowledge and experience will be important parts of our work, putting our fiscal house in order and getting our economy moving,” said Rep. Price (GA06).

 

    “We welcome Frank back to the Committee – and to the battles ahead to restore fiscal responsibility in Washington.”

 

   "I'd like to thank my friends for placing their trust in me,"said Rep. Guinta (NH01), who as Manchester, New Hampshire’s former mayor, introduced four consecutive balanced budgets, cut taxes for the first time in a decade, and brought zero-based budgeting to the city.

 

    This will be his second appointment to the Budget Committee. Rep. Guinta served on the Committee in the 112th Congress."I look forward to joining Mr. Price and fiscal conservatives to scour the federal budget for savings, in order to return hardworking Americans value on their tax dollars,"he said.

 

    Every year, the House Budget Committee creates a 10-year budget plan that guides federal spending, a power granted to Congress under the Constitution.

 

   "We'll also be looking at ways to reform the budget process, whose complexity has contributed to a series of crises, resulting in temporary fixes and higher spending," said Rep. Guinta, also a member of the House Financial Services Committee.

 

    The national debt reached $19 trillion this week, a doubling under the Obama Administration in just over seven years. A primary driver of the debt is Obamacare, explained Rep. Guinta.

 

    He praised the Budget Committee's 2016 plan, which repealed Obamacare, balanced over ten years, and formed the basis of the first joint House-Senate agreement in five years.

 

   "Obamacare fails on both counts – delivering superior health care and budget discipline to grow the economy.  The health care law raids Medicare to pay for itself," said Rep. Guinta."I'm committed to securing seniors' health and retirement programs, while promoting more flexibility, innovation and opportunity for Granite Staters."

 

 

 

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Wednesday
Feb032016

US REP. GUINTA PROMISES MORE WORK TO REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMACARE 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Frank Guinta voted with House Republicans to override a presidential veto of a bill that would repeal most of Obamacare, a primary driver of the country's national debt, which topped $19 trillion this this week.

 

    "The verdict is in," said Rep. Guinta. "The federal healthcare takeover is a budget buster, costing almost a half-trillion dollars more than expected. State insurance exchanges are failing. People are losing their health care coverage, many for the second or third time, due to constant disruptions.”

 

    "Employers are reluctant to hire in this hyper-regulated economy," he said."It barely grew last quarter. For all the Granite Staters struggling to find jobs and provide for their families, I will not stop fighting to repeal and replace this destructive law."

 

    Although today's vote failed to meet the two-thirds House majority required to override a veto, the Congressman said he was proud of the effort and promised to continue his work."The President no longer has Harry Reid to protect him from unpopular decisions,"said Rep. Guinta, whom the House Budget Committee added to its membership today.

 

    "And soon, we'll no longer have President Obama standing in the way of more personal choice and affordability for Granite Staters, as well as all Americans, who should have the power to make their own health care decisions.”

 

    On Thursday, the Congressman is scheduled to attend his first hearing of the House Budget Committee, a review of rising federal health care spending that in 2015 grew to exceed Social Security costs for the first time.

 

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Saturday
Jan232016

AT NEW ENGLAND COUNCIL, REP. FRANK GUINTA LOOKS BACK ON 2015, FORWARD TO NEW YEAR 

MANCHESTER, NH – Congressman Frank Guinta addressed the New England Council (NEC) today, speaking with members of the nonpartisan business organization about his efforts to improve New Hampshire’s economy and job market, as well as other local issues, such as the Seacoast’s fisheries and an increasingly deadly heroin epidemic.

 

    “We invited the Congressman to talk about his work in Congress to improve the business and employment climate in New Hampshire and wider region,” said NEC Executive Vice President Larry Zabar, “as well as our quality of life. In addition to his legislation to reduce harmful taxes and regulation, members were interested to learn about his bills to help the Northeast fishing industry – on life support -- and to stop drug trafficking and abuse.”

 

    Rep. Guinta (NH01) co-founded the Bipartisan Task Force to Combat the Heroin Epidemic and introduced the STOP ABUSE Act to increase federal treatment, prevention and law enforcement programs, including a stronger prescription pill monitoring program and stronger monitoring of high-intensity drug trafficking areas, one stretching north through New Hampshire from Massachusetts.

 

    “The business community is as concerned as everyone else about the heroin epidemic,” said Rep. Guinta, Manchester’s former mayor, who this week visited a local Internet start-up and a medical device manufacturer, in addition to an addiction treatment center in Rochester.“Granite Staters who could be productive members of society are abandoning their skills and talents and dropping out the workforce. We need them back at work, healthy, happy, and contributing.”

 

    The Congressman also addressed an historic New Hampshire industry, dying on the Seacoast, before turning to international developments. In 2015, Rep. Guintaintroduced legislation to prevent the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration from raising fees on Northeast fishermen -- only a few Granite State boat operators remain – and he will introduce a bill in the next few weeks to investigate the agency’s finances, he said.

 

    “The topic on everyone’s mind, however, was Iran,” said Rep. Guinta. Congress will soon vote to restore sanctions on the Islamic Republic, which captured 10 American sailors recently.

 

    “Events abroad affect our sense of security here at home,” Rep. Guinta told the NEC audience.“To help foster economic stability and confidence, the United States must project international leadership. Our trading partners, in addition to security partners, are depending on a more forceful defense of our principles.”

 

    The event took place at the Bedford Village Inn south of Manchester.

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Friday
Jan222016

SUCCESSFUL MANCHESTER START-UP PILLPACK WELCOMES REP. FRANK GUINTA 

STAFF, EXECUTIVES DESCRIBE PHARMACY’S IMPACT ON NEW HAMPSHIRE JOBS

 

 

MANCHESTER, NH -- PillPack, a New Hampshire pharmaceutical start-up, employing over 200 Granite Staters, welcomed Congressman Frank Guinta to its Manchester offices today.

 

   The company, a high-tech pharmacy, which pre-sorts and delivers customized prescriptions and vitamins to patients nationwide, recently raised $50 million in venture capital to expand its e-commerce business, as well as brick-and-mortar locations.

 

    “New Hampshire is increasingly becoming home to the country’s most innovative start-ups, including PillPack, distinguishing itself for its novel approach to the marketplace and personalized service to patients, looking for quick access to accurate prescriptions,”said Rep. Guinta (NH01).

 

    The Congressman, Manchester’s former mayor, is a member of the House Financial Services Committee.“By reducing confusion – separating and labeling individual doses – PillPack is also helping to improve consumer safety,” he said.“That’s important in the midst of an addiction crisis, which for many starts with over-prescribed opiates.”

 

    “PillPack is ensuring proper delivery,” said Rep. Guinta.

 

    “We invited Congressman Guinta to see our advanced operations and are excited about his leadership and support in Congress,” said CEO T.J. Parker, a pharmacist by training and Internet entrepreneur, who co-founded the start-up company in 2013.

 

    “He understands PillPack’s unique offerings and technology, which have helped us grow into a best-in-class pharmacy,”said Parker. “Frank has been a real champion for our employees and customers.”

 

    The Congressman spoke about his efforts to decrease federal taxes and regulations, in order to increase competition, as well as PillPack’s ability to expand to more regions.“Bureaucratic red tape between PillPack and patients with chronic medical conditions is hampering their treatment,” he explained.

 

    “I’m doing everything I can in Congress to reduce health care monopolies and costs, while advancing Granite State jobs and progress.

 

 

CEO T.J. Parker explains PillPack’s success to Rep. Guinta

 

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