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Wednesday
Mar182015

US Rep Guinta fighting for Seacoast fishermen 

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WASHINGTON. D.C. – Today, Congressman Frank Guinta sent a letter to Secretary Penny Pritzker of the Commerce Department urging its immediate consideration of a proposed rule to alleviate the severe reduction in cod catch limits for recreational anglers and charter boats.

For nearly 400 years, our Seacoast region has provided Granite Staters with thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in economic opportunities annually thanks to our fishermen, whose efforts also support our tourism and hospitality industries.  However, over the years, our fishermen have been fighting against stringent federal regulations which threaten to put an end to this historic industry in New Hampshire.

It is imperative for the Commerce Department to take action on this proposed catch quota immediately to prevent any further devastating blows to our state’s fishing industry.  While this amended catch quota is a step in the right direction, there’s still much more that can be done to free our fishermen from the heavy hand of government regulation.  I will not stop working towards eliminating regulations and rules which continue to burden our state’s vital economic engine.”

To read the letter, please click here.

Friday
Mar132015

US Rep Guinta fighting to protect seniors from harmful Medicare cuts 

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WASHINGTON. D.C. – Today, Congressman Frank Guinta joined a bipartisan coalition of House Members in sending a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt.  In the letter, the Members urged against recent payment cuts for Medicare Advantage which will go into effect in 2016.  These proposed cuts, released on February 20, will impact the health care choices and benefits of more than 16 million seniors and individuals with disabilities.

“I have long opposed these reckless cuts to Medicare that would greatly impact New Hampshire's seniors.  Year after year, seniors are forced to grapple with the dual problem of fewer medical choices and sky-rocketing costs.   This year’s cuts threaten not only the financial security of our seniors; but, also their health and well-being.  Washington cannot continue to make irresponsible choices at our senior's expense.  I look forward to continuing to work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to fight to secure the healthcare choices and benefits of Granite State seniors.”

 

To read the letter, please click here.

Thursday
Mar122015

US Rep Guinta visits Portsmouth Naval Shipyard 

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WASHINGTON. D.C. – Congressman Frank Guinta visited the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNSY) today to receive an updated command brief and tour the new Naval Learning Centers.  Representatives from PNSY discussed their work overhauling nuclear submarines and ways in which the Congressman could continue his efforts toward ensuring PNSY continues to flourish. 

“The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard continues the tradition of excellence and service to the Navy, the Granite State and our country by supplying and maintaining the U.S. Navy’s submarine fleet.  As one of the largest economic engines in New Hampshire, I remain committed to ensuring the Shipyard has the necessary resources and support from Congress to continue to meet the needs of our defense, grow our local economy and remain a leader in the nuclear submarine industry.”

The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard employs approximately 4,700 civilian on its 297-acre base with plans of growing its workforce to 5,200 civilian employees as it works to overhaul the Navy’s submarines. PNSY has converted two of its four Power Plant boilers to natural gas, part of an award-winning comprehensive energy management program. 

  

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Tuesday
Mar102015

US Rep Guinta to host two townhalls this week 

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WASHINGTON. D.C. – Congressman Frank Guinta will be hosting two town halls this week, one in Hooksett and the other in Dover.  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 fourth and fifth of this term.

 

The Dover town hall will be focused on issues related to our veterans while the Hooksett venue will focus more broadly on any and all issues of concern to Granite Staters.

 

Fourth town hall of the year

 

WHAT:  Congressman Guinta hosts fourth 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: Hooksett Police Department, 15 Legends Drive, Hooksett, New Hampshire 03106.

 

WHEN:  Today, March 9th from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

 

Fifth townhall of the year focused on our veterans

 

WHAT:  Congressman Guinta hosts fifth town hall of the year

 

WHO:  Constituents of the First Congressional District of New Hampshire interested in discussing veterans issues and members of the press are invited to attend.

 

WHERE: McConnell Center, 61 Locust Street, Dover, New Hampshire, 03820.

 

WHEN:  Wednesday, March 11 from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

 

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Sunday
Mar082015

NHDP - DCCC: FIRST TWO MONTHS FRANK GUINTA & THE REPUBLICAN CONGRESS: A FAILING REPORT CARD 

After a rough first two months for “One-Term Wonder” Frank Guinta and the Republican Congress, it’s time to take a look at their report card. The good news for Guinta – he has clearly earned his degree in jumping from manufactured crisis to manufactured crisis from the Republican School of Political Dysfunction. The bad news for New Hampshire voters — while Congressman Guinta and the Republicans have been busy playing political games with our national security, they’ve failed to do enough to help middle class families. That’s a lot of F’s.
In just two months, Congressman Guinta has already failed to govern and has been nothing more than a cog in the Republican dysfunction machine,” said DCCC spokesperson Matt Thornton.  “Hardworking folks in New Hampshire deserve better than manufactured crises and political games. With that kind of record, Guinta shouldn’t expect voters to let him graduate past his freshman term.”
 

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Guinta Contributed To Washington Dysfunction, Playing Games With Homeland Security Funding:
 
Guinta Voted Four Times Against Clean DHS Funding Bill. In January 2015, Guinta voted against a motion that would allow a clean version of the Homeland Security funding bill—without amendments defunding Obama’s executive order on immigration—to pass, removing the threat of shutdown for the Department. Guinta voted against three more similar measures in February 2015. [HR 240, Vote #34, 1/14/15; H Res 100, Vote #71, 2/11/15; H Res 101, Vote #77, 2/12/15; H Res 121, Vote #86, 2/25/15]
 
Guinta Joined Republican Leadership In 56th Vote To Repeal Healthcare Protections:
 
Guinta Voted For A Full Repeal Of The ACA. In February 2010, Guinta voted, according to CQ, “to abolish the 2010 health care law in Congress’ first repeal vote of the year … The House has voted more than 50 times to roll back all or portions of the law.” The bill passed 239 to 186. [HR 596, Vote #58, 2/03/15; CQ News, 2/03/15]
 
Guinta Called Out By FEC For Campaign Finance Violations:
 
HEADLINE: AP: “FEC Hits Guinta with Finance Violations.” [AP, 1/09/15]
 
Guinta Failed To Properly Report Campaign Contributions, Accepted Donations In Excess Of The Legal Limit. “The Federal Election Commission is hitting U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta with campaign finance violations. The commission says Guinta's post-election finance reports included donations that exceeded the legal limits and failed to properly record several contributions. . . .  This is not the first time Guinta has been on the Federal Election Commission's radar. Guinta gave himself a $355,000 loan during his 2010 primary campaign. He amended a financial disclosure form to include a new $500,000 bank account after facing questions of where the money came from, prompting the state Democratic Party to file a complaint. The commission is still investigating.” [AP, 1/09/15]