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Thursday
Feb122015

US Rep Guinta introduces bill to protect middle class workers from 40% tax increase on health benefits 

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WASHINGTON. D.C. – Today, Congressman Guinta introduced H.R. 879 - Ax the Tax on Middle Class Americans’ Health Plans Act - to repeal a harmful provision of the President’s healthcare law, known as a ‘Cadillac tax,’ which will inflict a 40% tax on middle class Americans’ health plans.  The Cadillac tax will officially go into effect in 2018; however, employers, labor unions, and municipalities are anticipating this massive tax by looking at increasing deductibles, reducing benefits and shifting costs to consumers and property tax payers alike. 

 

“I’ve heard from countless municipalities back home who are absolutely terrified of this unavoidable and impending tax hike.  Even worse, the non-partisan think tank American Health Policy Institute found that over 12 million middle-class American workers would see an average increase of $1,050 in higher payroll and income taxes per year.  My legislation will protect workers from facing this devastating tax increase, employers from reducing workers’ benefits and municipal taxpayers who – if enacted – would experience skyrocketing property taxes.  The repeal of this onerous tax has received widespread support from republicans, democrats, national unions and more.”

 

The Ax the Tax on Middle Class Americans’ Health Plans Act is the first piece of stand-alone legislation to repeal the Cadillac Tax in the House of Representatives.

 

To read the text of Ax the Tax on Middle Class Americans’ Health Plans Act, please click here.

 

Thursday
Feb052015

US Rep Guinta applauds Senate passage of Clay Hunt SAV Act 

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WASHINGTON. D.C. – On January 12, Congressman Frank Guinta voted in support of the Clay Hunt SAV Act, a bipartisan bill to improve mental health care and suicide prevention resources for American servicemembers.  Following the Senate’s passage of this legislation on February 3, Congressman Frank Guinta released the following statement: 

 

“Far too often, our veterans return home with wounds in mind and body.  In New Hampshire, we have one of the highest veteran populations per capita in the nation -  we know all too well how difficult a veteran’s transition into civilian life upon returning from overseas can be.  I was honored to support this legislation and with the Senate’s bipartisan passage of the Clay Hunt SAV Act, we as a Congress have taken an essential step towards ensuring our service members have the very best care and resources to assist them.  We must continue to find these common sense, bipartisan solutions.  Our nation’s heroes deserve nothing less.” 

 

The bill now awaits the President’s signature to become law.

 

To read the text of the Clay Hunt SAV Act, please click here.

Thursday
Feb052015

NHDP - Frank Guinta Votes to Repeal Health Coverage from Over 70,000 Granite Staters 

Concord, N.H. – Instead of focusing on the priorities that will help support New Hampshire’s businesses, middle class families and economy, Frank Guinta voted yesterday to repeal health coverage from over 70,000 Granite Staters.   
 
The vote marked the 56th(!) time that House Republicans have voted to repeal and undermine the Affordable Care Act.
 
“It’s shameful but telling that Frank Guinta and House Republicans’ number one priority is not supporting our businesses, middle class families and economy, but rather trying to repeal health coverage from more than 70,000 Granite Staters,” said New Hampshire Democratic Party Press Secretary Aaron Jacobs. “Repealing the Affordable Care Act would not only take away the health and economic security that comes from quality health coverage, but it would also increase the deficit and reverse our progress to slow the growth of health care costs.”
 
“The people of New Hampshire deserve elected representatives in Washington who will work together to move our economy forward, not play political games with Granite Staters’ health and economic well-being,” added Jacobs

Wednesday
Feb042015

US Rep GUINTA STATEMENT ON REPLACING THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT 

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WASHINGTON. D.C. – Congressman Frank Guinta released the following statement following the House passage of H.R. 596:

 

            “Today, the House took action to replace the Affordable Care Act – a law that has reduced the number of full-time workers by 2.5 million, increased premiums by more than $4000, and reduced small business wages by $22.6 billion annually.  Granite Staters deserve better. 

 

You deserve a patient-centered approach that puts you and your family first, protects those with preexisting conditions, and allows children to stay under their parents’ coverage until the age of 26.  Likewise, our small businesses deserve the ability to pool together resources to increase their buying power, while allowing individuals to purchase insurance across state lines and restoring the more than $700 billion in Medicare cuts to our seniors.”

Tuesday
Feb032015

NH US Rep Guinta Statement on President Obama's Budget 

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WASHINGTON. D.C. – Congressman Frank Guinta released the following statement following President Obama’s budget for FY2016:

 

“The President’s $4 trillion budget is not a serious blueprint to deal with our long range fiscal concerns, and does nothing to rejuvenate our stagnant economy.  Instead of placing trust in you, this budget demands a $2 trillion tax hike bringing more of your hard-earned money into Washington so they can decide how to spend it for you.  You deserve better than a budget that never balances, offers no solutions to address the drivers of our debt and contains no plan for tax reform that would spur our economy.  We need to reverse Washington’s “spend and tax mentality,” balance our budget and promote job creation and higher wages for Granite Staters.”