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Saturday
Jan102015

Citizens For A Strong NH - House approves Keystone; Guinta supports and Kuster opposes 

 

Guinta joins with the majority in voting for HR 3, while Kuster continues to oppose the bipartisan and popular legislation.

 
(January 9, 2015) - The House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved the Keystone Pipeline this afternoon with a bipartisan vote of 266 - 153. Today's passage happened hours after the Nebraska Supreme Court ruled in favor of the proposed route. The decision by the court overturned a lower court's ruling challenging Keystone's path through Nebraska. The lower court said a 2012 law that allowed Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman (R) to greenlight the route was against the state's constitution. By striking down the decision today, the Nebraska Supreme Court removed President Obama's core argument for threatening to veto legislation approving the project.

The Keystone Pipeline, which would transport crude oil from Canada to refineries in the south, would improve the nation's energy infrastructure, and create thousands of jobs.

According to a Pew Research Center poll conducted last November, by nearly two-to-one, the public favors building the pipeline (59% to 31%).

Congressman Frank Guinta (NH-01) voted in favor of this important legislation. While twenty eight Democrats joined with Republicans in support of HR 3, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) opposed it.
Derek Dufresne, spokesman for Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire, released the following statement:

 

"By overwhelming margins, Americans strongly support the bipartisan Keystone Pipeline because they recognize how beneficial the project will be to both job creation and our nation's energy infrastructure.

"Granite Staters strongly commend Congressman Frank Guinta for listening to them and voting for HR 3 this afternoon. His support for policies that add jobs and increase energy production is exactly what New Hampshire sent him to Washington to fight for. However, we are extremely disappointed in Congresswoman Annie Kuster for her vote against the bill. Despite scores of Democrats joining with Republicans to approve the Keystone Pipeline, Kuster continues to blindly follow Washington liberals against the wills of her constituents in New Hampshire's Second Congressional District."
Friday
Jan092015

Citizens For A Strong NH - Guinta supports, while Kuster opposes, job-saving legislation in House 

 

House Passes HR 30: Save American Workers Act of 2015

While Guinta votes for a bill to curb a provision of Obamacare that's hurting the job market, Kuster opposes it.
 
Contact: 
Derek Dufresne  

Derek@RightOnStrategies.com
202-809-6013

 

(January 8, 2015) - Today, the House of Representatives cast one of their first votes of the new Congress to minimize the devastating effects of Obamacare. By a vote of 252-172, they passed HR 30, the Save American Workers Act of 2015, which would alter the law's definition of full-time workers who must be offered employer-provided health care. HR 30 changes the threshold from 30 hours weekly to a 40-hour standard. Defining full-time employees as those working at least 30 hours is pressuring firms to save money by cutting workers' hours and diminishing the number of full-time jobs.  

According to a Hoover Institution study, 2.6 million Americans making under $30,000 are at risk of having their hours and wages cut as a result of ObamaCare's 30-hour rule. Of that: 
  • 60 percent are between the ages of 19 and 34 - making the 30-hour rule particularly damaging for younger American workers. 
  • 90 percent do not have a college degree. 
  • 63 percent are women. 
  • Over 600,000 workers in the retail trade, 225,000 workers in the education industry, and 589,000 workers in restaurants, are at risk of having their hours and wages cut.  
Congressman Frank Guinta (NH-01) voted in favor of this important legislation. While twelve Democrats joined with Republicans in support of HR 30, Congressman Annie Kuster (NH-02) opposed it.
Derek Dufresne, spokesman for Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire, released the following statement:

 

"We were very pleased to see HR 30 pass the House of Representatives today. While we continue to support a full repeal of the disaster known as Obamacare, if this legislation becomes law, it will help alleviate one of the most job-killing effects, the '30-hour rule.' 

"With a new Congress, and as evident with today's vote, Granite Staters finally have a voice in the House of Representatives who will fight against Obamacare. We thank Congressman Frank Guinta for continuing to support New Hampshire's working families by voting for HR 30. Sadly though, with Congresswoman Annie Kuster's opposition to it, residents of our state's Second Congressional District clearly still have a representative who is more concerned with listening to Nancy Pelosi instead of the will of her constituents."
 

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Friday
Jan092015

US Rep Guinta (NH CD-1) - STATEMENT ON PASSAGE OF BILL TO RESTORE 40-HOUR WORK WEEK

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WASHINGTON. D.C. – Congressman Frank Guinta released the following statement on today’s passage of the bipartisan and bicameral Save American Workers Act (H.R. 30).  This legislation empowers millions of Americans by restoring the traditional definition of a work week to 40 hours.  It was reduced to 30 hours by the Affordable Care Act. 

“The President’s healthcare law has devastated middle class Granite Staters in many ways and I find it unconscionable that the federal government is mandating the loss of 25% of every paycheck for nearly 3 million Americans.  The fact the President has already threatened to veto legislation restoring the 40 hour work week that would immediately increase take home pay, help grow our economy and make the lives of millions of Americans better is beyond the pale.  The President’s obstruction needs to end and I urge the Senate to immediately send this legislation to the his desk.”  

The Save American Workers Act passed by a vote of 252-172.  Congressman Guinta is an original cosponsor of the bill. 

To read the text of the bill, please click here.

Thursday
Jan082015

US Rep Frank Guinta (NH CD-1) TRIA - "Ensures market stability for main street businesses, construction projects, public events and more" 

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WASHINGTON. D.C. – Today, Congressman Frank Guinta delivered a floor speech in full support of H.R. 26, the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2015, which passed the House of Representatives today with an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote of 416-5. 

 

Click here to view Congressman Guinta’s floor speech.

 

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Wednesday
Dec312014

NHDP - Frank Guinta Needs to Demand that Rep. Scalise Resign his GOP House Leadership Post 

Concord - After Congressman Steve Scalise (R-La.), the majority whip in the U.S. House of Representatives, acknowledged yesterday that he spoke at a gathering of a hate group affiliated with racist and neo-Nazi leaders, New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley called on Frank Guinta to immediately demand Scalise resign his Republican leadership post. 
 
Scalise was elected to the position of majority whip by his House Republican colleagues, making him the third-highest ranking Republican leader in the House. 
 
"It's deeply disturbing that Congressman Steve Scalise of Louisiana, who serves as a member of the House Republican leadership team, admitted that he spoke at a gathering of a hate group founded by Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke," said New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley. "Frank Guinta's silence on the alarming revelations about House Republican leader Steve Scalise is even more troubling given Guinta's own ethical lapses, for which he was named one of the most corrupt members of congress." 
 
"Granite Staters deserve to know whether Frank Guinta condones Congressman Scalise's outrageous behavior, and Guinta needs to immediately demand that Scalise resign his position in the House Republican leadership," added Buckley
 
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"House Majority Whip Scalise confirms he spoke to white nationalists in 2002"
"Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), the House majority whip, acknowledged Monday that he spoke at a gathering hosted by white-supremacist leaders while serving as a state representative in 2002 [...] The organization, founded by former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, has been called a hate group by several civil rights organizations." [Washington Post, 12/30/14]
 
In 1999 Interview, Scalise Said that He Shared Many of Duke's "Conservative" Views 
"Another potential candidate, state Rep. Steve Scalise (R), said he embraces many of the same 'conservative' views as Duke, but is far more viable. 'The novelty of David Duke has worn off,' said Scalise. 'The voters in this district are smart enough to realize that they need to get behind someone who not only believes in the issues they care about, but also can get elected. Duke has proven that he can't get elected, and that's the first and most important thing.'" [Roll Call, 12/29/14]
 
In Interview Yesterday with the Huffington Post, David Duke Called Scalise a “Fine Family Man”
Following revelations that Scalise spoke at a 2002 gathering of David Duke’s hate group, Duke told the Huffington Post yesterday that Scalise is “a fine family man” with whom Duke often agrees. [Huffington Post, 12/29/14]