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US Rep Guinta Visits Eastern Slopes Regional Airport for Expansion Update 


MANCHESTER, N.H. – Today, Congressman Frank Guinta visited the Eastern Slopes Regional Airport (ESRA) in Fryeburg, ME to meet with the Board of Directors to discuss their action plan for infrastructure development and airport expansion. Airports are a vital part of New Hampshire’s transportation infrastructure and promote local economic development and job creation.


ESRA is the only aviation access point for North Conway and the Mt. Washington Valley area. During his visit, Congressman Guinta met with a member of the airports Board of Directors, Carl Thibodeau, to discuss its existing infrastructure as well as participate in a detailed walkthrough of the airports future expansion plans.


The Eastern Slopes and Mt Washington Valley area is one of the state’s most popular tourist areas, but remains one of the least accessible for air travel with no New Hampshire regional airport inside a 50 mile radius.  Tourism is our state’s second largest industry, creating thousands of jobs and countless economic opportunities for small businesses, it is imperative that these areas be accessible. The expansion and improvement of the Eastern Slopes Airport is vital to strengthening our state’s tourism industry and I look forward to continuing to work with local and federal stakeholders to see this project through to a successful completion.”


Congressman Guinta hosted a roundtable with airport authorities in April and as a result ESAA board members were able to apply for a grant, issued by the Northern Border Regional Commission, that would fund the improvements needed to help maintain the airports role as a leader of the region’s transportation infrastructure.


Congressman Guinta and Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) sent letters to the Northern Border Regional Commission in support of the funding. Both the Conway and Fryeburg municipalities have unanimously voted in support of investing in the airport and the MaineDOT has agreed to contribute a matching share. 






US Rep. Frank Guinta (R-NH CD1)Meets with NH Council on Developmental Disabilities 



Manchester, NH – This morning, Congressman Guinta (NH-01) met with members of the New Hampshire Council on Developmental Disabilities in his Manchester office to discuss initiatives to eliminate obstacles and promote opportunities for people living with disabilities.


The New Hampshire Council on Developmental Disabilities carries out its mission through education, advocacy, and the funding of innovative projects that make significant differences in people’s lives.


“Due to the work of the New Hampshire Council on Developmental Disabilities and the countless disability advocates across the nation, we are able to help individuals living with challenges to live more independently and participate more actively in our communities. Earlier this year, I held a bipartisan mental health care summit with stakeholders from across the state to identify areas where the federal government can be of assistance to patients and patient advocates alike.  I am in the process of writing a mental health care bill to address many of the challenges faced by those with a mental illness.  I look forward to continuing to work with great organizations like the New Hampshire Council on Developmental Disabilities to increase accessibility and equality for all.”


One of the Council on Developmental Disabilities priorities is the Steve Gleason Act of 2015, which gives Medicare patients greater access to equipment needed to live fuller lives in our communities. Earlier this summer, Congressman Guinta proudly voted in favor of this bill, which has since been signed into law. The Steve Gleason Act ensures that individuals with disabilities will now have access to critical devices, such as speech- generators, or eye tracking technology through Medicare.


Congressman Guinta continues to support and encourage efforts to help assist those living with disabilities in the Granite State and throughout the country.


To learn more about the New Hampshire Council on Developmental Disabilities please visit their website at





US Rep Frank Guinta (R - NH01) Visits Families in Transition’s Resource Center and Shelter in Manchester 


Manchester, NH – On Tuesday August, 18, 2015, Congressman Guinta (NH-01) visited Families in Transition’s newest housing development facility on Lake Avenue in Manchester, NH.  The Family Place Resource Center and Shelter will provide transitional housing to homeless families across New Hampshire and also includes such critical services as a healthcare clinic, preschool, and will help facilitate employment opportunities to assist families in achieving financial independence.


"Dating back to my time as Mayor, I have been a forceful advocate for eliminating homelessness.  This is a multi-pronged approach, combating substance abuse, ensuring access to affordable housing, and promoting independence and well-being.  I will continue to do all that I can to combat homelessness across the Granite State, and I applaud Families in Transitions on the development of the Family Place Resource Center and Shelter and their efforts to address homelessness and the many other needs that accompany it.”


Congressman Guinta has helped lead efforts to address the current challenges of homelessness throughout the Granite State by supporting H.R.251, the “Home for Heroes Act of 2015.”  H.R. 251 establishes a special assistant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to ensure fair treatment and access to HUD’s housing and homeless assistance programs.


If you or your family is at risk of becoming homeless, please call Families in Transition at (603) 641-9441 or e-mail or contact the office of Congressman Frank Guinta at (603) 641-9536. For more information on how you can support Families in Transition please click here.





US Rep Guinta - Bipartisan bill to protect fishermen passes House  


WASHINGTON. D.C. – This week, the House of Representatives passed the bipartisan H.R. 774 – the Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing Enforcement Act of 2015 to enhance the enforcement authority of the U.S. Coast Guard and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to regulate illegal fishing and protect Granite State fishermen from unfair and illegal competition.


In 2012, Congressman Guinta was the lead Republican sponsor of a similar measure, H.R. 4100 - the Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing Enforcement Act of 2011 - with lead sponsor Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo of Guam.  

 “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.  Unfortunately, there are individuals knowingly and willingly breaking our nation’s fishing laws.  I have worked on the issue of IUU fishing for a number of years now, and this bipartisan bill is a great first step to ensuring Granite State fishermen are not subject to unfair and illegal competitive disadvantages.”

The bill also increases capacity for inspection, identification, and monitoring of illegal foreign vessels, amends several international agreements to incorporate civil and criminal penalties, and broadens data sharing authority with foreign governments in order to identify and penalize nations that do not comply with fisheries management regulations.


Congressman Guinta was the lead republican sponsor of a similar bill in the 112th Congress. 


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


US Rep Guinta statement on passage of REINS Act 


WASHINGTON. D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 427, the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act, to rein in Washington’s out-of-control regulatory machine by requiring a congressional vote before any regulation or rule costing more than $100 million goes into effect.  


“Right now, American job creators and households are being buried under an avalanche of federal regulations – costing small businesses over a trillion dollars per year and countless hours to ensure its compliance with these rules and regulations.  Small businesses are the backbone of New Hampshire’s economy; and, Congress must do everything in its power to eliminate hurdles preventing business growth, new jobs and competition. 


The REINS Act prevents the Obama Administration from issuing further harmful and expensive regulations by requiring Congressional approval in a fast, efficient and accountable manner.”


According to a 2014 report from the Competitive Enterprise Institute, businesses pay around $1.86 trillion each year.  The National Association of Manufacturers estimates that compliance with federal regulation costs manufacturers with fewer than 50 employees $34,671 a year. 


The REINS Act guarantees that no major regulation over $100 million becomes effective until Congress approves it.  Furthermore, it guarantees a fast up or down vote within 70 legislative days.


To read H.R. 427, please click here.



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