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Tuesday
Jun302015

US Rep Frank Guinta - Victories for New Hampshire 

Friend I've spent the last six months in Congress fighting for the prosperity of Granite Staters.

 

Friend,

I’ve spent the last six months in Congress fighting for the prosperity of Granite Staters.

I wanted to update on you on the victories we’ve had so far. We’ve moved forward on reigning in government spending, sustainably managing local fisheries, protecting the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard from closure, and solving our state’s heroin and drug crisis.

Despite the progress we are making, Nancy Pelosi and top Democrats have made me a top target for 2016. They are planning on spending millions to try to beat me and take back the House in 2016.

In order to hold them off, we need local grassroots support to overpower the big money Washington based groups.

I know you are committed to the conservative cause, so I wanted to give you a chance to chip in using our secure link: https://action.teamguinta.com/contribute

Thank you for your continuing support,

Frank Guinta

 


Saturday
Jun272015

US Rep Guinta fighting to preserve Granite State land, water and heritage 

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WASHINGTON. D.C. – This week, Congressman Frank Guinta (NH-01) introduced an amendment to the Department of Interior Appropriations package to increase funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund by $16 million for essential outdoor programs.

“As Granite Staters know, we are blessed to call one of the most pristine ecological environments in our nation ‘home.’  From the Seacoast region to the White Mountain National Forest to Lake Winnipesauke – outdoor recreation and programs are vital to our economy supporting $4.2 billion in consumer spending, nearly 50,000 Granite State jobs and $293 million annually in state and local revenue.  We must continue to fight on behalf of the Land, Water and Conservation Fund to strengthen vital programs which preserve our beautiful state.”

 

To view Congressman Guinta’s floor speech in support of the Land and Water Conservation Fund, please click here.

Friday
Jun262015

US Rep Guinta statement on King v. Burwell 

WASHINGTON. D.C. – Today, the Supreme Court upheld the 4th District Federal Court decision that all federal subsidies established under the President’s healthcare law are legal, including states – such as New Hampshire – which did not establish their own exchanges.

 

“Every individual should be able to access high-quality, affordable healthcare which best suits their needs.  Obamacare’s one-size-fits-all approach does not accomplish this.  Today’s decision doesn’t change the fact that due to Obamacare, premiums have increased by more than $4000, small business wages have decreased by $22.6 billion annually and the number of full-time workers will be reduced by 2.5 million all while costing taxpayers more than $2 trillion. 

 

Granite Staters should not be forced to spend more of their hard-earned dollars for less access, less quality and fewer choices.  We must increase the affordability, accessibility and quality of healthcare plans.  This can be achieved by providing tax credits for those transitioning off of Obamacare subsidies, allowing small business owners to band together across state lines to purchase insurance, protecting those with pre-existing conditions and protecting patients and taxpayers by including medical malpractice liability reforms.

 

I will continue to fight for a patient-centered approach that protects those with preexisting conditions, restores billions in Medicare cuts, supports our small businesses and allows children to stay under their parents’ coverage until the age of 26.”

 

The Supreme Court ruled in a 6-3 decision that the federal healthcare subsidies are legal.

 

Congressman Guinta is an original cosponsor of H.R. 2300, an Obamacare alternative sponsored by Dr. Tom Price, a Congressman from Georgia.  To read the bill, please click here.

 

Thursday
Jun182015

NHDP - Watchdog Files Complaint Against Frank Guinta, Mess Kelly Ayotte and NHGOP Created Continues 

Concord, N.H. – The mess Kelly Ayotte and the New Hampshire Republican Party created continues as watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) yesterday filed a complaint asking the the Office of Congressional Ethics to investigate Frank Guinta’s years of lies.
 
CREW Executive Director Noah Bookbinder said, “Rep. Guinta wants to have his cake and eat it too. When the FEC is investigating whether he received an illegal contribution, he insists the money is his. When it comes time to report that money to the Ethics Committee, he says he doesn’t have to report those funds because they aren’t in his name. Those claims can’t both be right.”
 
Bookbinder added, “Every time Rep. Guinta contends that these funds are his, his failure to properly disclose them to the House Ethics Committee becomes all the more glaring. Financial disclosure is a crucial tool for helping voters hold their elected officials accountable. To defend the integrity of that system, the OCE should conduct a full investigation of Rep. Guinta.” 
 
See coverage recap below:
 
AP: Watchdog group files complaint against Guinta over finances
 
A government watchdog group on Tuesday asked the Office of Congressional Ethics to investigate whether Republican U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta violated U.S. House rules or federal law.
 
The complaint filed by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington follows recent action by the Federal Elections Commission, which found that Guinta accepted $355,000 in illegal campaign donations from his parents for his 2010 campaign.
 
… According to the new complaint, Guinta amended his financial disclosure report to the House Ethics Committee in 2010 to add the family pot bank account but failed to disclose it in six subsequent filings. “Representative Guinta wants to have his cake and eat it, too,” said the watchdog group’s director, Noah Bookbinder. “When the FEC is investigating whether he received an illegal contribution, he insists the money is his. When it comes time to report that money to the Ethics Committee, he says he doesn’t have to report those funds because they aren’t in his name. Those claims can’t both be right.”
 
… The request comes two weeks after state GOP chair Jennifer Horn wrote the party’s executive committee that Guinta “has clearly been untruthful” about where he got the $355,000. [Full story]
 
The Hill: Watchdog calls for ethics investigation of embattled NH lawmaker
 
A watchdog group is calling for a congressional ethics investigation into the financial disclosures of embattled Rep. Frank Guinta after he settled with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) on campaign finance violations.
 
… Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington claims that Guinta played it both ways with the alleged family account and wants the independent Office of Congressional Ethics to look into the allegations.
 
“Rep. Guinta wants to have his cake and eat it too,” CREW Executive Director Noah Bookbinder said in a statement.
 
“When the FEC is investigating whether he received an illegal contribution, he insists the money is his. When it comes time to report that money to the Ethics Committee, he says he doesn’t have to report those funds because they aren’t in his name. Those claims can’t both be right.”
 
The group accuses Guinta of only reporting the existence of the fund on one of his financial disclosure forms while in Congress despite telling the FEC that the money in that account was partly his. [Full story]
 

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Friday
Jun122015

US Rep Guinta amendment to protect Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Passes House unamiously 

WASHINGTON. D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives passed the Department of Defense appropriations package with an amendment authored by Congressman Frank Guinta (R-NH) which passed the House of Representatives unanimously early this morning.  The amendment prohibits funds from being used to conduct a new round of military base closures through Base Realignment and Closure, or BRAC.

 

“The President’s request to close military bases in his budget not only affects our national security and military preparedness; but, it also greatly impacts the Granite State.  For more than 200 years, the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard has been of vital importance to New Hampshire’s economy – creating millions of dollars in revenue, providing our military with equipment while creating thousands of civilian and military jobs.  I thank my colleagues for joining together in a bipartisan fashion to place the needs of our military readiness and security above partisan politics by unanimously passing my amendment to protect important military installations, like the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.”

 

Every year, the President sends Congress his budget requests.  This year, President Obama requested another round of BRAC beginning in FY2017.  The House of Representatives considers and votes on appropriations bills to set funding for government programs and departments.

 

The Department of Defense appropriations bill, including the Guinta BRAC amendment, passed the House today by a vote of 278-149

 

To view Congressman Guinta discussing his amendment on the House floor, please click here.

 

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