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U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta (R, NH -01) not endorsing in NH Presidential Primary

U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta Reserves Support for

GOP Presidential Nominee

Chooses to be “Ambassador for the New Hampshire Primary”;

 says Granite Staters have strong options


(Manchester, NH – January 8, 2012)   Less than 48 hours before polls open in the First in the Nation presidential primary of the 2012 campaign, U.S. Representative Frank Guinta released the following statement:

 “We have a strong field of solid candidates in Tuesday’s Republican presidential primary.  I have talked with all of them personally over the past six months and have followed their campaigns closely.  Each has unique qualifications, experience and visions for America’s future.  They also each share this: all of our candidates would be an improvement over the current administration.

“Every political official chooses his or her level of involvement and participation in the primary process.  Rather than work on behalf of one candidate or campaign, I have chosen to be an ambassador on behalf of the New Hampshire primary tradition itself.  Starting a year ago, I was actively involved in helping maintain its first in the nation status, and have urged all candidates to spend as much time as possible getting to know Granite State voters.

“I make this pledge today: whoever emerges as the Republican presidential nominee, I will be at their side this fall doing everything I can to help the GOP reclaim the White House in November.”  


U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta to present important reading award in Manchester on January 3rd

Rep. Guinta to present award to woman who improved her reading skills in order to read books to her young daughter, in Manchester on Tuesday 1/3

Shannon Moody’s story is truly inspiring.  Several years ago, she had very low adult level reading skills and wanted to read books to her young daughter.  After working with a tutor from Learn to Read Manchester, her reading ability dramatically improved – and she recently read her 700th book to her daughter (with most of those books coming from the Manchester Public Library, too).   Congressman Guinta will present the STAR Award (Student Achievement in Reading) to Shannon.  It’s given to one student per year who has shown exceptional dedication, commitment and persistence in reaching their literacy goal.   Her tutor will also be recognized.


WHO:                 U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta

WHAT:               Award Presentation for  

                             Learn To Read Manchester

WHEN:               5:00 p.m.    Tuesday, January 3, 2012

WHERE:            Manchester Public Library, Winchell Room

405 Pine Street   Manchester, NH   03104


U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta to visit Somersworth senior center on January 4, 2012 

U.S. Representative Frank Guinta will visit Somersworth Filion Senior Center on Wednesday, January 4, 2012.  He will talk with residents and answer their questions about Medicare, Social Security and other issues.


WHO:                  U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta

WHAT:                Somersworth Filion Senior Center

WHEN:                11:00 a.m.   Wednesday, January 4, 2012

WHERE:             75 Washington Street      Somersworth, NH  


U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta votes to send payroll tax cut proposal to Conference Committee

(Washington – December 20, 2011)   U.S. Representative Frank Guinta voted today in favor of a motion instructing a House-Senate Conference Committee to consider two proposals for extending the payroll tax cut.  The motion passed in a vote of 229 to 193.

Without a Congressional extension, the cuts will expire on December 31.  The payroll tax would automatically revert to its higher level on January 1, 2012, resulting in less take-home pay for many Granite State workers.   

Rep. Guinta released the following statement after the vote:

“On December 13th, I joined with the bipartisan majority in the House and voted to extend the payroll tax cut for a full year.  It was fully paid for and maintains Social Security funding.  A year extension is necessary because I know from my experience as a mayor that you simply can’t do responsible budgeting or financial planning on a short-term basis.  Yet last weekend, the Senate sent us a bill that would extend the cut for a mere 60 days, forcing Congress to deal with this issue again in February.   That deprives businesses and the federal government alike of long-term predictability, and would keep hardworking Granite Staters guessing whether their paychecks will shrink because of a tax hike.  This is no way to govern, and it’s no way to treat families that are struggling in this weak economy.

“Leader Reid, there’s still time to do the right thing: bring the Senate back into session and work with us to reach a compromise.  Countless hardworking Granite State families deserve no less.”


U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta votes against costly appropriations bill



(Washington – December 16, 2011)   U.S. Representative Frank Guinta voted against the Appropriations Conference Report on Friday.  It funds the federal government through the remainder of the 2012 fiscal year.  The bill was approved by the House of Representatives in a 296 to 121 vote.

Representative Guinta released the following statement:

“Americans simply can’t afford the high price-tag that accompanies this bill. While there are several provisions in it that I strongly support  -and have voted for the in the past-  the overall spending level was just too high.  Granite Staters want a return to fiscal responsibility, and this bill failed to do that.  In addition, it was especially frustrating we had to vote on yet another temporary measure to keep the government funded because Harry Reid and the Senate’s Democratic leaders refused to join with the House and pass a budget.  They insist on clinging to their decades-old addiction to large-scale spending.  Granite Staters have had enough of that, which is why I voted against this bill.”