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Wednesday
Jan192011

Rep. Frank Guinta named to important House subcommittee looking into TARP & govt. bailouts

(Washington –  January 18, 2011)   Representative Frank Guinta (R, NH-01) has been named Vice Chairman of the House Subcommittee on TARP, Financial Services and Bailouts of Public and Private Programs.  It will look into financial and monetary policy, banking, housing and insurance regulation, as well as financial crises, rescues and tax policy. The subcommittee is part of the larger House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, chaired by Representative Darrell Issa (R, CA-49).

“Congressman Guinta’s experience as a mayor and his commitment to accountability in government convinced me he was the right candidate to serve as vice chair for this subcommittee,” said Issa. “In this position, he will play a leading role in sorting out still unanswered questions about the financial meltdown and federal programs that are failing to achieve measurable goals to help the economy while wasting taxpayer dollars.”

Guinta said he is eager to begin his new assignment.  “Granite Staters have told me they are unhappy with the billions of dollars spent on bailouts.  They want to know where all that money went, what it produced, and cases where it was wasted.  When waste is identified, they want it stopped immediately. My goal is to do everything I can to keep the money paid by hardworking taxpayers from being needlessly squandered.  I was sent to Washington to help get our nation’s financial house in order, and I look forward to working on this important subcommittee to do just that.”

Guinta also serves on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

Wednesday
Jan192011

DNC - Tell Rep. Guinta to vote down repeal 

Emails like the one below are sending now to millions of concerned citizens and Democratic activists nationwide in advance of tomorrow’s vote.

Michael Czin

Northeast Regional Press Secretary

Democratic National Committee

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Friend --

Tomorrow, House Republicans led by John Boehner will vote on the repeal of health reform -- moving to end the law that keeps insurance companies in check.

From denying coverage to children with pre-existing conditions, to pursuing profits with no accountability, to raising rates arbitrarily on families and businesses and canceling coverage when people get sick -- insurers could return to promoting their own financial health at the expense of those seeking care.

And with repeal estimated to add $230 billion to the deficit over the next 10 years, the Republicans' first agenda item delays our economic recovery and does nothing to create jobs.

Repealing the Affordable Care Act is bad for our health, our economy, and our country. According to our records, you live in New Hampshire's 1st Congressional District. Your member of Congress, Rep. Frank Guinta, needs to know where you stand.

Call Rep. Guinta now at (202) 225-5456.

Tell the person on the phone that you're a constituent, that New Hampshire does not support repeal, and that you're counting on them to protect the Affordable Care Act, regardless of party affiliation.

Then click here to let us know how it went.

According to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, repealing the Affordable Care Act will add hundreds of billions to the deficit, increase costs for those who are covered, and result in 32 million fewer people receiving coverage. Health reform continues to provide greater freedom and control in our health care choices -- it's no surprise most Americans oppose repeal.

Chances are the Affordable Care Act is already benefiting you or someone you know.

Reform is at work for you:

    -- If you're a senior who fell into the "donut hole" of prescription drug coverage and needed help covering that cost;
    -- If you're a young adult who can benefit from staying on your parents' insurance until age 26;
    -- If you've ever worried about your insurer dropping your coverage unexpectedly if you or someone on your policy gets sick or injured;
    -- If you're a small-business owner trying to compete with large employers while providing insurance to your employees; or
    -- If you're a taxpayer worried about the national deficit.

The very first item on the Republicans' agenda involves reducing this important legislation to an abstract, partisan fight.

Instead of working to find solutions to build on our recovery and make the United States more competitive, Republicans in Congress would rather appease their right-wing base and insurance-industry allies by re-litigating the last two years -- and returning control of our health care system to insurance companies.

They need to know we're paying attention: We will not stand by and allow Republicans to undo our progress.

Call Rep. Guinta now at (202) 225-5456. Say you're counting on the new Congress to do the right thing by their constituents -- and that's not repealing health reform.

Then please let us know what you heard:

http://my.barackobama.com/RepealCalls

Thanks for your help,

Yohannes

Yohannes Abraham
Political Director
Organizing for America

Wednesday
Jan192011

OFA, Reps. DiPentima and Rosenwald to Call on Reps. Guinta and Bass to Oppose Republican Health Care

Supporters of Reform Hold Press Conference Call to Highlight Newly Enacted Provisions of Health Reform

CONCORD – As Republicans in Congress ready to vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Organizing for America (OFA)- New Hampshire will hold a press conference call in support of the Affordable Care Act on Wednesday, January 19th at 1:15 PM.  On the call, OFA-NH State Director Tim Arsenault, Representatives DiPentima and Rosenwald will discuss how Granite Staters are benefiting from provisions of the Affordable Care Act. Participants will call on newly elected Representatives Guinta and Bass to defend the historic health care legislation and vote against repeal.

Representative DiPentima is a member of the Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Committee is a retired nurse and noted health care policy expert. Representative Rosenwald is the former Chair of the Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Committee and sits on the National Conference of State Legislators’ Health Committee.

On January 1, new provisions of the Affordable Care Act went into effect that will help consumers receive the highest quality health care for their money. The new provisions will increase patients’ freedom to receive care and consult with their doctor and rein in the fraud and abuse of insurance companies. As the Affordable Care Act continues to be implemented and Americans feel the positive benefits, OFA supporters will stand up and fight Republican attempts to repeal this historic legislation.  

WHAT:

New Hampshire Press Conference Call in Support of the Affordable Care Act

WHO:

OFA-NH State Director Tim Arsenault

Representative  Rich DiPentima

Representative   Cindy Rosenwald

WHEN:

Wednesday, January 19th at 1:15 PM

CALL IN NUMBER:

Contact nhinsider@myway.com for details

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Organizing for America (OFA) is a grassroots project of the Democratic National Committee. OFA's network of volunteers and staff is actively working in all 50 states to promote the President's agenda for improving the country. Since 2009, OFA supporters have played a key role in helping strengthen America's middle class by creating jobs, passing health insurance reform, building a clean energy economy, improving education, and reining in the excesses of Wall Street.

Wednesday
Jan122011

Rep. Frank Guinta tours Walter Reed Army Medical Center, talks with NH soldier

GUINTA STATEMENT ABOUT HIS VISIT TO

WALTER REED ARMY MEDICAL CENTER

(Washington – January 11, 2011)    Rep. Frank Guinta (NH-01) participated in a tour of Walter Reed Army Medical Center this afternoon.   Approximately 20 freshmen House members were taken through the Center’s facilities.  They had the opportunity to meet with wounded military personnel.  Rep. Guinta talked with PFC Cory Tibbetts, age 20, of North Conway, New Hampshire.

Guinta released the following statement: 

“We must never forget our brave servicemen and women who are still being wounded in Afghanistan and Iraq.  They answered when America called, and now we need to be there for them.  I am going to do everything I can to make sure they get the quality care and attention they so deeply deserve.  It is the least a grateful nation can do to show its appreciation to them.”         

Monday
Jan102011

US Rep. Guinta - Statement About Attack on Congresswoman Giffords

(Washington – January 9, 2011)    Rep. Frank Guinta (NH-01) released the following statement on Saturday’s shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords:

“Our nation is united today in praying for the full recovery of Representative Giffords and the others injured in this terrible attack.  Our hearts go out to the families of those who died so needlessly Saturday morning.  At this moment there are no Republicans, there are no Democrats; only Americans united in grieving those who were lost and asking God’s healing blessing for those who were wounded.

“Although I did not meet Congresswoman Giffords during our first week serving together in the 112th Congress, her office is located two floors below mine and I share the same sense of outrage and sorrow all House Members feel over the attempt on her life."

“It is important to remember that Saturday’s attack was a crime.  I am confident the person who caused this senseless tragedy will eventually receive the fullest punishment our justice system allows.”