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Saturday
Jun042011

US Rep. Frank Guinta statement on resolution to withdraw U.S. troops from Libya 

(Washington –  June 3, 2011)    Rep. Frank Guinta (NH-01) released the following statement on House Con.Res. 51, directing the President to remove United States Armed Forces from Libya:

“Two months after military action began in Libya, President Obama has failed to explain to the American people what, if any, national interests are at stake there.  He has failed to consult with Congress about this constitutionally sketchy mission.  Too many unsettling questions remain unanswered.  Withdrawing U.S. troops from this operation is the right step, and that’s why I voted for this bill.”

Friday
Jun032011

US Rep. Frank Guinta statement on the passing of Gov. Walter Peterson 

(Washington – June 2, 2011)    Rep. Frank Guinta (NH-01) released the following statement on the passing of former Governor Walter Peterson:

“Governor Peterson’s life was spent in service to the state he loved.  From his military service in the Pacific during World War II to his days in the State House, he always found ways to serve his fellow Granite Staters.  As Governor, he was deeply involved forty years ago with many of the same fiscal issues we’re dealing with today.  For example, he helped reorganize state government to make it operate more effectively and at less cost to taxpayers.  Even after leaving the Governor’s Mansion, Walter Peterson’s tradition of service continued; he spent the next 20 years as president of Franklin Pierce College.

“I join my fellow Granite Staters in mourning the loss of this son of New Hampshire, and in celebrating the many accomplishments he achieved during his long, productive life.”

Thursday
Jun022011

NRCC Welcomes Frank Guinta to Patriot Program

Program Will Aid Guinta in Developing Winning Re-election Campaign

Washington— National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Pete Sessions (R-TX) and Deputy Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR), the co-chairs of the Patriot Program, today announced that Congressman Frank Guinta (R-NH) is included in the first round of Patriot Program Members for the 2012 election cycle.  The program is a rigorous, goal-oriented initiative that enables Members to stay on offense as they build winning re-election campaigns.

“The Patriot program is about staying on offense by building strong and winning campaigns against Democrats and their agenda that bankrupts our nation,” said Chairman Sessions. “Frank Guinta has demonstrated the leadership and ability to wage an aggressive campaign based on rigorous goals and proven strategies for victory.  I’m very proud of Frank Guinta and these Patriot Members who are leading the fight for victory in 2012.”

Established in 2009, the Patriot Program empowers incumbent Members to build strong campaigns through measured benchmarks and accountability, including for fundraising, communications and grassroots organization. Patriot Program Members can define strengths, address challenges early and build iron-clad campaigns for re-election.

“Every Member prepared for victory next election will strengthen a House Republican Majority that is committed to the American people’s priorities of cutting spending, reducing debt and creating jobs,” said Deputy Chairman Walden. “An iron-clad campaign spells defeat for Democrats vying to return Nancy Pelosi as Speaker, and I applaud Frank Guinta for taking on the challenge of controlling the competitiveness of his race through the strength of his own campaign.”  

In 2010, 40 Members successfully completed the Patriot Program, enabling the NRCC to focus 98.5 percent of Independent Expenditure resources on defeating Democrats to win the majority in the House of Representatives.

Thursday
Jun022011

US Rep. Frank Guinta attends White House meeting with President Obama & House Republicans 

“We all agree on the seriousness of the issues we’re facing.  But right now, only House Republicans are offering solutions to them.

(WASHINGTON – June 1, 2011)   U.S. Representative Frank Guinta (R, NH-01) was among the dozens of House Republicans who met with President Barack Obama in the East Room of the White House for more than an hour this morning. 

“It’s always good when both sides talk with each other,” Guinta said afterward.  “On the positive side, the President did say we have a debt and deficit problem, and that it must be solved.  That’s progress when you look at the budget proposal he submitted to Congress in February, which would continue the debt and deficit for the next decade.  He also said he recognized that important entitlement programs, such as Medicare, are in trouble and need reforming.  So I was glad to hear him at least acknowledge that.

“Unfortunately, President Obama offered nothing new.  From protecting Medicare for future generations to reining in spending and tackling the bloated budget, he disagreed with our solutions without offering anything new of his own.  It was just more of the same old, same old. 

“We all agree on the seriousness of the issues we’re facing.  But right now, only House Republicans are offering solutions to them.  House Republicans will continue fighting to restore stability and responsibility to our nation’s spending and budgeting process.  But we can’t do it alone.  We are still waiting for the Senate and White House to join us.”

Wednesday
Jun012011

US Rep. Frank Guinta helps to defeat "clean" Debt Ceiling increase bill 

I said “No!” to giving the government another ride on the carte blanche money merry-go-round.” 

(WASHINGTON – May 31, 2011)    U.S. Representative Frank Guinta (R, NH-01) voted Tuesday evening against H.R. 1954, a clean bill authorizing an additional $2.4 trillion increase in the federal government debt ceiling.  (A “clean” bill does not contain any amendments, conditions or restrictions, such as a reduction in federal spending.)  The measure was defeated in a lopsided bipartisan vote.

President Obama and Democrats in Congress had requested a straightforward up-or-down vote on raising the amount of money that Washington can borrow.  The federal government reached the current $14.3 trillion limit a few weeks ago. They had sought authorization for the Treasury Department to borrow more money, without requiring spending cuts or budgetary reforms.

Guinta said his vote against increasing the debt ceiling is an important step in restoring fiscal responsibility to the nation’s finances.  “Today Congress faced a choice.  The President sought this vote on a clean bill, and he got it.  We could have stuck with the same old policies he has pushed for two years: borrow and spend, then borrow and spend even more.  But that isn’t what Granite Staters want.  So I voted to go in a different direction.  The people sent me to Washington to bring spending under control, not to create deeper debt and deeper deficits.  That’s why I said “No!” to giving the government another ride on the carte blanche money merry-go-round.”

“Unfettered borrowing and spending have led to financial instability, and that is hindering the economic recovery,” Guinta continued.  “Job creators are reluctant to expand when there is no sign of self-restraint coming from Washington.  We must put our nation’s financial house in order and give job creators the confidence they need to expand and hire new employees.  Voting against this measure is an important step toward giving them that confidence.”

The Obama Administration has said the Treasury Department can continue paying the government’s bills for another two months.  When asked about the possibility of a similar bill coming for a vote later this summer, Guinta said, “I will only consider raising the debt ceiling in another bill later on if --and only if-- it contains significant cuts in federal spending and meaningful budgetary reforms.  Otherwise, I will vote ‘no’ again. ”