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Citizens For A Strong NH - Accessibility in NH shouldn't be a partisan issue 

While Senator Ayotte and Rep. Guinta hold Town Hall meetings, Senator Shaheen, Governor Hassan, and 
Rep. Kuster still refuse to hold a single one.
Derek Dufresne


(January 22, 2015) - New Hampshire once had a long, bipartisan tradition of its elected officials holding public Town Hall meetings with their constituents. That custom went by the wayside over the past couple of years as Senator Shaheen, Governor Hassan, Congresswoman Kuster (NH-02), and former Congresswoman Shea-Porter (NH-01) refused to join Senator Ayotte in holding open forums.

If the first month of the new Congress in Washington and the new gubernatorial term in Concord is any inclination though, it appears that once again, only the conservative members of the Granite State's delegation believe it is important to be accessible to their constituents. 

While none of the state's top Democrats have announced a single public forum, Senator Ayotte will close out the month of January adding a few more Town Hall meetings to the list of dozens she has hosted since 2011. Her tradition of accessibility even resulted in a Concord Monitor editorial this week proclaiming that "Ayotte should not stand alone" in holding Town Hall meetings.

According to the NHJournal, with Congressman Guinta (NH-01)'s Town Hall meeting in Hampton this weekend, he will now have held thirty open forums throughout the state after the twenty nine he hosted during his last term in 2011 and 2012. He too has received many accolades for his strong focus on accessibility and constituent service. 
Derek Dufresne, spokesman for Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire, released the following statement:


"While Granite Staters have grown to expect a divide between liberals and conservatives on many of the important issues being discussed in Washington and Concord, accessibility, transparency, and public accountability are three that should bridge the partisan gap. Regardless of party affiliation or one's positions on the issues, all of New Hampshire's elected officials should make a point to hold Town Hall meetings with their constituents. The fact that this isn't happening already is shameful.

"We commend Senator Ayotte and Congressman Guinta for continuing to uphold our state's tradition of public forums and for giving their constituents the open venue to advocate for their beliefs. Conversely, we continue to be extremely disappointed in Senator Shaheen, Governor Hassan, and Congresswoman Kuster for hiding from those whom they swore an oath to represent."






WASHINGTON. D.C. – Today, Congressman Frank Guinta (R-NH) launched Operation TAXPAYER, an ongoing initiative To AX Persistent Abuse of Your Earned Revenue.  The first part of this initiative includes introducing H.Res 45 – a bipartisan piece of legislation cosponsored by Congresswoman Gwen Graham (D-FL).  H.Res 45 would fundamentally alter the way legislation is brought to the House floor with the intention of reducing government waste and spending.


Congressman Guinta released the following statement:


“Last year, billions of dollars were wasted funding duplicative government programs, crowding out dollars for worthwhile programs that serve our common goal of helping those in need.  This bill is a common-sense first step towards curbing this ‘spend first, pay later’ mentality.  Once we begin to eliminate the waste plaguing our government, we can begin to take sizable bites out of our debt and deficit while ensuring the protection of safety net for all Americans.” 


H.Res 45 requires every piece of legislation awaiting consideration by the House of Representatives and the Senate to receive a “duplication score” by the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service (CRS).  This legislation provides Members of Congress with the knowledge necessary to identify whether or not new legislation creates programs, offices or projects that already exist in our government to ensure no new taxpayer dollars are wasted to fund duplicative projects.


Congresswoman Graham released the following statement:


“There’s no excuse for our government to waste billions of dollars on duplicative programs. We owe it to the taxpayers of North Florida and across our country to ensure every dollar the government spends is spent wisely. This is common sense legislation that Democrats and Republicans can both support to save money and reduce our deficit.”


To read the bill, please click here.





WASHINGTON. D.C. Congressman Frank Guinta will be hosting his first townhall of the year to hear from Granite Staters about their legislative priorities and concerns for the 114th Congress. 

During this time, Guinta will also unveil and discuss his new initiative – Operation To AX Persistent Abuse of Your Earned Revenue, or Operation TAXPAYER - to save billions in taxpayer dollars by identifying and ending frivolous and duplicative government programs and projects. 

The townhall will take place Saturday, January 24, 2015.

WHAT:  Congressman Guinta hosts first townhall.

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

WHERE: Community Room, Hampton Police Department, 100 Brown Avenue, Hampton, New Hampshire.

WHEN:  1:00 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Please RSVP to Danielle Adams at if you are able to attend.




WASHINGTON. D.C. – Congressman Frank Guinta released the statement below following the President’s State of the Union Address:


"Granite Staters have been clear about what they want from Washington.  They want those elected to serve on their behalf to work together to push for shared solutions, not partisan politics.  Opportunity for economic growth resides in the hope that lives in the homes on the West Side, the small businesses on the Seacoast and the beauty of our North Country - not the federal government.  Our country will begin to flourish again when we reform our outdated tax code, reduce the burden of debt on our children, repeal regulations suffocating our small businesses and place our trust in you."


Guinta on Passing of Longtime Manchester Alderman, Ed Osborne 


WASHINGTON. D.C. – Congressman Frank Guinta released the following statement on the passing of longtime Manchester alderman Ed Osborne:


“I am beyond saddened to hear of the passing of my dear friend and cherished public servant, Ed Osborne.  As one of the longest serving alderman in Manchester, there is absolutely no doubt that Ed’s years of selfless service have greatly improved our community, city and state. Ed worked tirelessly for the causes in which he believed – and, I am proud to have called him a friend and thankful to have had the opportunity to work with him.  My thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends and loved ones during this difficult time.”