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Saturday
Dec032011

U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta announces 2011 U.S. Service Academy nominees

(Washington – December 2, 2011)   U.S. Representative Frank Guinta has announced the names of the students from New Hampshire’s First Congressional District who received his nomination for appointments to the U.S. Service Academies.

“I have the distinct honor of nominating young Granite Staters to the U.S. Service Academies,” Guinta said.  “That is where many future American leaders develop the skills that will help guide us into the 21st Century.  I’m delighted these students are interested in serving our country.  I’m proud to be a part of this important process and wish these outstanding young men and women the very best in their coming studies and in the years ahead.”         

Guinta’s nomination doesn’t guarantee admission to a service academy. The nominees compete for a space in the class of 2016. The individual service academies will make the final decisions.

The following is a list of nominees, their hometowns and high schools:

 

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY

Forrest M. Albiston, Bedford                         Bedford High School

Paige Balcom, Londonderry                           Apple Tree Academy

Zachary Hill, Rollinsford                                Somersworth High School

John Keisling, East Hampstead                      Pinkerton Academy

Dillon L.J. Lanctot, Somersworth                  USAF Prep School, CO

Allen Olmsted, Barnstead                              Prospect Mountain High School

Duncan Richards, Moultonborough               Moultonborough Academy

 

U.S. MILITARY ACADEMY  (West Point)

John J. Banarhall, Auburn                               Marion Military Institute, AL

Zebulon Coombs, Effingham                         Norwich University, VT

Jared Hornsby, Bedford                                 Bedford High School

Henry MacGibbon, Goffstown                      Goffstown Area High School

Luke Morrier, Plaistow                                   Timberlane High School

John Scippa, Exeter                                        Exeter High School

Darien Vaughan, Madison                              Kennett High School

Brady Shawn White, Dover                           Leavenworth High School, KS

 

U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY

Madeline Borek, Durham                               Colby College, ME

Thomas Duvall, Durham                                 Peddie School, NJ

Blaire Ann Fenniman, Dover                          St. Thomas Aquinas High School

Dana K. Goss, Moultonborough                     Moultonborough Academy

Abigail K. Guerra, Durham                            Holderness High School

Joseph N. Lane, Durham                                Oyster River High School

Daniel Martens, Merrimack                            Suny Maritime, NY

Dominic J. Mutter, Dover                               St. Thomas Aquinas High School

Jacob Ray, Strafford                                       Coe-Brown Northwood Academy

Robert A. Vachon, Laconia                            Laconia High School

 

U.S. MERCHANT MARINE ACADEMY

Christopher Glass, Epping                              Trinity High School

Michael Leonard, Merrimack                          Trinity High School

Timothy Peterson, Merrimack                         New Mexico Military Institute, NM

 

Information on applications for a 2012 nomination to the U.S. Service Academies is available at www.Guinta.House.Gov in the “Serving You” section.

Friday
Dec022011

U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta Votes to Terminate Use of Taxpayer Dollars for Presidential Campaigns

(Washington – December 1, 2011)    Representative Frank Guinta (R, NH-01) joined with the majority this afternoon in voting for H.R. 3463, The Terminate Public Financing of Presidential Campaigns and the Election Assistance Commission Act.  It was approved in a vote of 235 to190 and now goes to the U.S. Senate for consideration. 

Rep. Guinta released the following statement:

“Despite spending over one billion dollars since 1976, taxpayer financing of presidential campaigns has failed to improve the public’s trust in government or increase the competitiveness of elections. Just as I’ve voted twice to cut my own office’s budget by a total of 11.4%, I’m looking everywhere for areas where we can do away with waste and duplication.  Eliminating taxpayer financing of presidential campaigns will save taxpayers nearly half a billion dollars in the next five years and return millions to the public treasury for deficit reduction immediately.  Likewise, sunsetting the Election Assistance Commission would save taxpayers $33 million over the same period and finally get rid of an agency that exemplifies wasteful bureaucratic inefficiency. Washington must stop wasting taxpayer dollars.”

BackgroundH.R. 3463 would terminate the Presidential Election Campaign Fund

  • ·         Taxpayer financing of presidential campaigns has spent approximately $1.5 billion dollars since 1976.
  • ·         Members of the public have rejected the system by choosing not to participate. The percentage of taxpayers participating dropped from 28.7% in 1980 to 7.3% in 2010 – even though participation does not affect tax liability.
  • ·         Candidates now routinely opt-out of the system altogether. In 2008, then-Senator Obama declined public financing and in the 2012 primary campaign, no candidate has requested primary certification. 
  • ·         According to a CBO estimate, the elimination of this program will save American taxpayers $447 million over the next five years and return nearly $214.5 million to the public treasury for deficit reduction immediately.

 

H.R. 3463 would terminate the Election Assistance Commission (EAC)

  • ·         Since 2005, the year Congress originally intended to sunset the EAC, the agency has more than doubled in size while its programs continue to decline.
  • ·         The National Associations of Secretaries of State – the direct beneficiaries of the agency’s dwindling services – has passed two resolutions calling for the EAC’s dissolution.
  • ·         While its work diminishes, the EAC spends over 50% of its budget on administrative costs.  EAC’s budget request for 2012 devoted 51.7% of its budget to management and overhead costs, leaving the agency to use $5,406,718 to manage programs totaling $3,486,601.
  • ·         Dissolving the agency would save taxpayers $33 million over five years.

 

Wednesday
Nov232011

NRCC - ICYMI: Concord Monitor: The president talks a good game, but where are the jobs?

NOTE: ...the president's back - still doing little more than talking. In Washington, he's done nothing to successfully induce job creation and promote economic growth, and New Hampshire has had enough of his empty promises...

President Obama could learn a lesson or two from New Hampshire Republicans...

In Washington, Congressmen Frank Guinta and Charlie Bass have joined House Republicans in passing 22 bills that would directly spur job creation - bills to curb over-bearing regulations, ramp up energy production, support small businesses, keep taxes low and ease government mandates.

President Obama likes to talk about how Republicans won't work with him. But here's what he won't tell you: Each of those 22 bills received bipartisan support in the House. Meanwhile, the president's own "jobs bill" received bipartisan opposition in the Senate.

 

The president talks a good game, but where are the jobs?

By Wayne MacDonald

Concord Monitor

Op-Ed

November 22, 2011

http://www.concordmonitor.com/article/293950/the-president-talks-good-game-but-where-are-the-jobs?CSAuthResp=1321966824%3Ahg2grdnou18o7uflnq6mdcv6q5%3ACSUserId%7CCSGroupId%3Aapproved%3AF37DF0C1EACF5B816D95E899D6BCFE2E&CSUserId=94&CSGroupId=1

President Obama arrives in New Hampshire today to do what he does best: talk jobs. It's hardly the first time. Back in February 2010, he declared to a Nashua audience: "Jobs has to be our number one focus."

With national unemployment still at 9 percent, the president must have lost focus.

Twenty months later, the president's back - still doing little more than talking. In Washington, he's done nothing to successfully induce job creation and promote economic growth, and New Hampshire has had enough of his empty promises. In a recent Bloomberg poll, 53 percent of New Hampshire voters disapprove of the job he's doing.

Here in the Granite State, voters are upset with the direction of our country - and disappointed in the president's utter inability to turn things around.

What is especially troubling, though, is that the president hasn't just failed to spur economic growth, he's stood firmly in its way. His policies have done more to impede job creation than to promote it.

Through massive regulations, threats of tax hikes, and the reckless accumulation of debt, he's burdened job creators in a time when we should be freeing businesses to hire American workers.

And just one month after that February 2010 declaration that jobs were his "number one focus," the president erected the biggest roadblock to job creation in the last three years: Obamacare.

Not only has Obamacare failed to cut health care costs as promised, it has added to our national debt and plagued New Hampshire's small businesses with expensive mandates, making hiring especially difficult.

In such an inhospitable economic environment, small and large business alike are sitting on what available capital they have, worried about the job-killing policies Washington Democrats will craft next. That money should be spent hiring unemployed New Hampshire workers.

President Obama could learn a lesson or two from New Hampshire Republicans.

Just this year, our Republican Legislature passed more than 40 bills that eliminate the excessive regulations holding back New Hampshire's small businesses, and we helped claw back the outrageous spending habits of past Legislatures.

Showing a commitment to one of the founding principles of our nation, we voted to repeal "card check" because people deserve a secret ballot and leaders who aren't afraid to stand up for workers' rights.

Unlike the president, our Republican Legislature has honored and restored the New Hampshire tradition of small, efficient government by eliminating wasteful and duplicative programs, resulting in an 11 percent reduction in our budget.

In Washington, Congressmen Frank Guinta and Charlie Bass have joined House Republicans in passing 22 bills that would directly spur job creation - bills to curb over-bearing regulations, ramp up energy production, support small businesses, keep taxes low and ease government mandates.

President Obama likes to talk about how Republicans won't work with him. But here's what he won't tell you: Each of those 22 bills received bipartisan support in the House. Meanwhile, the president's own "jobs bill" received bipartisan opposition in the Senate.

So, why doesn't the Senate take up those 22 bills? Senate Democrats simply say no. President Obama says no. If there's no stimulus spending, they're hardly interested. And besides, if the president worked with Republicans, he'd find it much harder to run against them.

He has to run against them because the truth is he has no record to run on. Consider his latest accomplishment: pushing the national debt over $15 trillion. That certainly doesn't make for a good bumper sticker.

With debt like that, New Hampshire literally cannot afford another four years of President Obama. In 2008, voters took him at his word when he promised to cut the deficit. Three years later, he's created three record budget deficits exceeding $1 trillion each.

Back in 2010, President Obama told us, "I didn't run just to keep my poll numbers as high as possible for the next election. I ran to solve problems for the next generation."

As we head to Election Day 2012, though, it's undeniably clear: He's created more problems for the next generation than he's solved. So by his own standard, he doesn't deserve re-election.

In 2008, New Hampshire elected a president that was good at talking about jobs. In 2012, we'll elect one that actually knows how to create them.

(Wayne MacDonald is the chairman of the state Republican Party.)

Wednesday
Nov232011

U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta statement on President Obama's speech In Manchester

(Washington – November 22, 2011)    Rep. Frank Guinta (NH-01) released the following statement:

“I’m glad President Obama recognizes the need for good, middle-class jobs.  He and I agree on that.  But he neglected to mention a key fact:  the House of Representatives is actively working to help job creators hire new employees.  We have passed more than 20 job-creating bills in recent months and sent them to the Senate, where Mr. Obama’s allies have neglected all of them.  The country doesn’t need another version of the costly and unsuccessful stimulus plan.  We need to let businesses do what they do best: create, innovative and expand.  That’s what the 20-plus bills passed by the House will do.  You’re right, Mr. President, we do need more jobs; but you’re wrong, sir, in wanting to throw more borrowed money at the problem and hope that solves it.  Join with the House in restoring the good jobs Americans want.  Tell the Senate’s leadership to pass the many jobs bills that are waiting for their attention.  Let’s work together and get more people back to work.”

 

Monday
Nov212011

U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta & former EPA chief to tour FlexEnergy facility in Portsmouth

U.S. Representative Frank Guinta (R, NH-01) will tour FlexEnergy’s microturbine manufacturing facility in Portsmouth on Tuesday, November 29th as part of his ongoing “Getting Granite Staters Back to Work” jobs initiative.  He will be accompanied by former EPA Administrator Dr. Stephen Johnson and Joe Perry, CEO of FlexEnergy Inc.