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Tuesday
Jan132015

GUINTA HONORS NEW HAMPSHIRE ARMY NATIONAL GUARD UNIT AS THEY PREPARE FOR DEPLOYMENT 

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WASHINGTON. D.C. – Congressman Frank Guinta attended a ceremony yesterday to honor and give thanks to the 3rd Battalion, 197th Field Artillery Regiment of the New Hampshire Army National Guard as they prepare to deploy to the Central Command Area of Responsibility in support of Operation Spartan Shield. 

“I am honored to have been given the opportunity to personally thank each and every one of the 370-plus Granite Staters whom are preparing to be the first Army National Guard unit to support this artillery mission.  The men and women of the 3rd Battalion, 197th Field Artillery Regiment truly carry forward the National Guard’s mantra, ‘Always Ready, Always there.’  These troops are the very best our nation has to offer – and, our nation and the Granite State are forever indebted to them.” 

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Congressman Guinta attended yesterday’s ceremony at Southern New Hampshire University and was joined by Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH.)  To view more photos from the event, please click here

Saturday
Jan102015

US Rep Frank Guinta (NH CD-1) - STATEMENT ON HOUSE PASSAGE OF KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE 

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WASHINGTON. D.C. – Congressman Frank Guinta released the following statement applauding the bipartisan passage of H.R. 3 – the Keystone XL Act – in the House of Representatives today:

 

“The House of Representatives acted in true bipartisan fashion this week passing three pieces of legislation reflecting what the people of our nation have sent us to Washington to do – create more jobs and strengthen our middle class and economy.  An overwhelming majority of Americans support this project because it creates over 40,000 jobs and curbs our reliance on unstable foreign oil sources by moving up to 830,000 barrels of oil per day. There are absolutely no more excuses for the Obama Administration to continue to stall this bipartisan and bicameral project.”

 

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.