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Thursday
Jan212016

US REP FRANK GUINTA CONFIDENT JUSTICES WILL STRIKE DOWN OBAMA'S ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION ORDERS 

MANCHESTER, NH – Congressman Frank Guinta issued the following statement today, after the U.S. Supreme Court announced it would review President Obama’s decision to grant work permits and government benefits for up to 5 million illegal immigrants, under the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) program, as well as an expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA):

 

“Our system of checks and balances, designed to prevent abuse by any one branch of government, is working as our Founding Fathers intended: The Supreme Court will decide the constitutionality of the President’s executive orders to legalize almost 5 million illegal immigrants – orders that 26 states and several federal courts have deemed unconstitutional, violations of federal law. More broadly, the Court will decide whether the Constitution’s requirement that the President ‘shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed’ applies to President Obama and his successors.

 

“The President entered office promising to reign in executive powers. He has said he lacks authority to unilaterally change our country’s immigration laws. Yet numerous times, facing popular resistance, the President has circumvented our democratic institutions to implement his policies. In the case of these immigration orders, the Administration failed even to properly notify the public. As it has on many occasions, I’m confident the Court will find against the President’s overreach –  in favor of a majority of states, Congress and the American people. Granite Staters deserve safe and secure borders. Privileges of U.S. residence should be reserved for legal immigrants, who endure the rigorous application process.”   

 

Rep. Guinta (NH01), Manchester, New Hampshire’s former mayor, is a member of the House Financial Services Committee.

 

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Wednesday
Jan132016

US REP. FRANK GUINTA ON STATE OF THE UNION

"WHILE OUR PROBLEMS MAY BE GREAT, OUR RESOLVE IS GREATER"

 

WASHINGTON – Congressman Frank Guinta (NH01), a member of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following statement, after attending the President’s State of the Union Address to Congress tonight:

 

“The President’s address was an opportunity to look back on the last seven years of an Administration that promised national unity, economic recovery and peace, and to honestly assess our progress. Today, the United States, where a majority of Americans say our country is headed in the wrong direction, faces persistent economic stagnation and growing threats abroad. The broken promises and poor results, however, can help point us in a better direction – to a renewed commitment to policies of economic freedom and international leadership.  While ourproblems may be great, our resolve is greater. New Hampshire, hosting the nation's first primary race, is already looking to the future. Soon, we will look at the last seven years as only a deviation, as Americans chart a new course to prosperity.”

 

Rep. Guinta is Manchester, New Hampshire’s former mayor and a member of the Subcommittees on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, as well as Monetary Policy and Trade. He co-founded the Bipartisan Task Force to Combat the Heroin Epidemic.

 

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Tuesday
Jan122016

US REP FRANK GUINTA HOSTS BIPARTISAN HEROIN TASK FORCE BRIEFING TO ADDRESS ADDICTION, TREATMENT

WASHINGTON -- Representatives Frank Guinta and Anne Kuster, founding members of Congress’ Bipartisan Task Force to Combat the Heroin Epidemic, held a Washington, D.C., briefing today to explore treatment methods that would improve addiction recovery rates.

 

    “Republican and Democrat members from across the country are joining us to prevent more Americans from falling victim to heroin abuse, often starting with prescription opiates and ending in death for tens of thousands,” said Rep. Guinta (NH01).“For Granite Staters who have lost hope, my colleagues and I are trying to restore it – to direct more resources to a problem in desperate need of solutions.   

 

    “I was proud to help convene today’s briefing with Congressman Guinta and the Task Force. I encourage our friends in the House and the Senate to take legislative action to help us put an end to the growing heroin epidemic,” Rep. Kuster (NH02) added. 

 

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that drug-induced overdose deaths – opiates and heroin responsible for most – werethe leading cause of injury-related deaths in the United States in 2013, the latest year for which CDC figures are available.  

 

 

Click image to watch the today’s briefing

 

    Since 2010, deaths due to heroin overdose have increased nearly 300 percent. The Task Force heard testimony about Methadone and Naltrexone, which can help addicts to avoid relapse, as well as psychological therapy, which can increase their chances of long-term success.  “Communities are the key to recovery,”said Rep. Guinta.

 

    “We need to do a better job communicating the dangers, intervening in the early stages of heroin abuse, and monitoring addicts’ progress.”

 

    He introduced the STOP ABUSE Act with Rep. Kuster to strengthen local treatment, prevention and law enforcement programs.“A big part of our job on the Task Force is to collect and share information with constituents, who may need help or know someone who does. ”

 

    At the briefing, experts from the American Psychological Association, National Institute on Drug Abuse, and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services also addressed Reps. Bruce Poliquin, Jackie Walorski, Steve Knight, Elizabeth Esty, Keith Rothfus, Donald Norcross, Barbara Comstock, Ryan Costello and John Sarbanes.

 

 

 

 

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Monday
Jan112016

US REP. FRANK GUINTA - BIPARTISAN HEROIN TASK FORCE BRIEFING ON ADDICTION AND TREATMENT 

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Bipartisan Task Force to Combat the Heroin Epidemic will hold a Congressional Briefing on Monday in theFinancial Services Committee chamber at 2128 Rayburn House Office Building at 2:00 P.M. Republican and Democrat House members will hear from heroin addiction and recovery experts from the American Psychological Association (APA), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Adminstration (SAMSHA), who will discuss addiction treatment programs producing the most successful recovery rates among heroin users:

 

Dr. Jessica Peirce

AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION

Associate Director of Treatment Services at the Johns Hopkins Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

 

Dr. Wilson Compton

NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE

Deputy Director

 

Dr. Melinda Campopiano

SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

Medical Officer for the Division of Pharmacologic Therapies

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that heroin addiction, overdose and death have doubled across the country, affecting Midwest and Northeast states in even higher proportion. Representatives Frank Guinta (NH01) and Anne Kuster (NH02), representing New Hampshire’s two congressional districts, formed the Bipartisan Task Force to Combat the Heroin Epidemic in 2015 to gather ideas and develop solutions to the growing nationwide problem.

 

Task Force members scheduled to appear onMonday at 2:00 P.M. are Representatives Steve Knight (CA25), Elizabeth Esty (CN05), Jackie Walorski (IN02), Ryan Costello (PA06), Keith Rothfus (PA12), Charlie Dent (PA15), Richard Neal (MA01), Bruce Poliquin (ME02), John Sarbanes (MD03), Tim Walberg (MI07), Marcy Kaptur (OH09) and Barbara Comstock (VA10).

 

LOCATION ON MONDAY, JANUARY 11, 2016:

Financial Services Committee Chamber

2128 Rayburn HOB

Washington, D.C. 20515

 

 

Saturday
Jan092016

US REP. FRANK GUINTA VOTES TO REDUCE FEDERAL REGULATORY BURDEN, GROW U.S. ECONOMY 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Frank Guinta voted this week to end cooperation between like-minded bureaucrats and outside interest groups, who shut the public and their representatives out of the federal rule-making process. The Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 244-173.

 

    Washington interest groups can negotiate behind closed doors with government agents to speed regulations without public input or funding authority.Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees prevents “regulation by litigation,” as Rep Guinta calls the practice, opening it up to interested parties in industry and labor, as well as consumer groups.“Those who benefit from ‘consent decrees’ are mostly regulators and special-interest lawyers in Washington,” said Rep. Guinta,“with a direct financial interest in more spending and regulation.”

 

    “I’m demanding a role for Granite Staters, who have a right to sit at the decision-making table.”New Hampshire’s First District Congressman also voted for the SCRUB Act, known as theSearching for and Cutting Regulations that Are Unnecessarily Burdensome Act. The bill would create a commission to eliminate federal regulations that fail to meet standards of due process and cost-benefit analyses. The SCRUB Act passed the House by a vote 245-174 this week.

 

     According to the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a pro-growth think tank, the current federal regulatory burden represents a $1.88 trillion cost to the U.S. economy – a $15,000 cost to every American each year. The Obama Administration has imposed more than twice the amount of regulatory costs as the previous one, according to the Heritage Foundation, which advocates limited government.

 

    The Hill newspaper reports 2015 was a record year for pages of federal rules and regulations, second only to 2010.“We’re being buried under mountains of red tape,” said Rep. Guinta, a member of the House Financial Services Committee, who has introduced legislation to cut out-of-control federal spending.

 

     Rep. Guinta introduced the AUDIT Act to force Congress to adopt General Accounting Office recommendations to eliminate waste, fraud and abuse, potentially saving tens of billions of taxpayer dollars.“Washington doesn’t seem to live in the real world, where hardworking business people and employees, including families and entrepreneurs, must budget responsibility and plan for the future.”

 

     “We’ve been waiting years for an economic recovery that has stalled, due to federal interference, a lack of understanding of how the economy really works. I joined my House colleagues to inject some sense into a short-sighted bureaucracy that needs it.”

     

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