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Wednesday
Jun152011

US Rep. Frank Guinta to host Job Fairs in Derry on Mon. 6/20 & in Rochester on Mon. 6/27

These job fairs will bring together Granite Staters who are looking for work and job creators who are looking for employees.”

 

(WASHINGTON – June 14, 2011)   U.S. Representative Frank Guinta (R, NH-01) is hosting job fairs in Derry and Rochester in the next two weeks.  They are part of Guinta’s ongoing “Getting Granite Staters Back to Work” jobs initiative.

The first job fair will be held on Monday, June 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Marion Gerrish Community Center, 39 West Broadway, in Derry.  The second will be held on Monday, June 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Brady Sullivan Technical Park (ground floor), 35 Industrial Way in Rochester.

The fairs are free to both job seekers and job creators.  

“Helping people who are unemployed, or who are underemployed, find a good job is of the utmost importance to me,” Guinta said.  “These job fairs will bring together Granite Staters who are looking for work and job creators who are looking for employees.” 

Both job fairs will follow the same schedule:

10 00 a.m. – Greeting.  Welcoming remarks from Congressman Guinta.

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 pm.  Networking and Career Social.  Business owners, prospective employees, sales people and others can meet, mingle and discuss opportunities over light snacks.

2:00 p.m. – Conclusion.  Immediately after the event, Congressman Guinta will sit down with several job seekers and ask them about their experience looking for work.  He will later do the same with job creators.  Guinta will then take the information and stories they share with him and apply it to his legislative duties in Washington.

“The government shouldn’t create jobs; they must come from job creators in the private sector.  The best way to return our country to prosperity is to listen to job creators and job seekers and make sure they get the assistance they want, instead of what Washington thinks they need.  My “Getting Granite Staters Back to Work” jobs initiative is focused on delivering that, and it’s the approach I’m taking to lower unemployment and to help small businesses grow and expand.”

Friday
Jun102011

NH GOP - An Evening at the Ballpark 

Please join us for an Evening at Fisher Cats Stadium this Saturday, June 11 with special guest, Congressman Frank Guinta.  The Fisher Cats will be playing the Richmond Flying Squirrels.  A tailgate in the "Dinner Den" begins at 6:00p.m. with the game following at 7:00p.m..  Tickets are $100 per couple or $150 for a family of four.  To RSVP or for more information, please contact Stephanie Salvagno by email here or by phone at (603) 836-5620.  We hope you'll be able to join us.

Wednesday
Jun082011

US Rep. Frank Guinta launches ongoing "District Discussions" to stay connected to constituents

Representative Frank Guinta is adding a new tool for keeping in touch with the people he represents.  He is holding District Discussions around the First Congressional District.  They are one-hour meetings where the Congressman is available to talk one-on-one with any constituent about any topic.  The first was held in Auburn on Monday afternoon.  The next is scheduled for this Thursday morning in Hampton, with a special focus on senior-related issues.

The District Discussions are yet another way to supplement his ongoing efforts to stay connected to Granite Staters.  Representative Guinta is actively engaged in traditional Town Hall meetings, a weekly e-mail newsletter, tele-Town Hall meetings via conference phone calls, open office hours with his staffers, a bi-monthly newspaper column, an active presence on Facebook and other social media outlets, and frequent public appearances.

“The best way to effectively serve people in Washington is to stay in constant contact with them,” Guinta said.  “District Discussions are yet another opportunity for me to listen to Granite Staters’ thoughts, concerns, ideas and questions, and for me to explain what I am doing in Washington.”

 

WHO:       Rep. Frank Guinta (R, NH-01)      

WHAT:     District Discussions meeting with seniors

WHEN:     Thursday, June 9,   11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.       

WHERE: Partridge House

                   777 Lafayette Road, Hampton, NH

Wednesday
Jun082011

US Rep. Frank Guinta introduces bill encouraging 3-D tech in road & highway design & construction

“3D technology works.  So let’s put it to work for all Americans.”

(WASHINGTON – June 6, 2011)    We depend on computer technology in our lives every day, from making online banking transaction to ordering DVD’s online.  Why not use it to improve design and construction of the roads and highways we rely on, too?  U.S. Representative Frank Guinta (R, NH-01) thinks it’s an idea whose time has come.

Guinta introduced H.R. 2089, “to encourage the use of advanced technologies with respect to transportation projects that receive Federal funding...”  Simply put, the bipartisan-backed bill encourages the use of three-dimensional computer technology (3D) in the design and construction of federally-funded road and highway projects.

An average highway construction project can take years from planning to finish, and can sometimes result in hundreds of millions of cost overruns. Using 3D technology can produce a significant saving of time and money.  [Sources: Federal Highway Administration, November 2008; National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Commission report, December 2007.]  

“In case after case across the country, 3D technology cuts construction costs, shortens construction time and improves roadway quality.  In a time when federal revenue is very limited, we must stretch every tax dollar and get the most from it.  This technology does that.  It’s good for the taxpayer, good for the engineering and construction crews that design and build our highways, and good for the people who travel on them.  It’s a win-win for everyone.  We’ve seen that 3D technology works,” Guinta added.  “So let’s put it to work for all Americans.”

Original co-sponsors of the bill include Representatives Russ Carnahan (D, MO-3), Steve Cohen (D, TN-09), Thomas Petri (R, WI-6), Heath  Shuler (D, NC-11) and Albio Sires (D, NJ-13).

The legislation has been referred to the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, on which Guinta serves.

Saturday
Jun042011

US Rep. Frank Guinta statement on May's 9.1% unemployment rate

I regret that the unemployment rate reversed course and rose last month.  I also regret that the White House and Senate leadership refuse to reverse course as well, and steer us away from ongoing economic failure.

(Washington – June 3, 2011)    Rep. Frank Guinta (NH-01) released the following statement on the Labor Department’s announcement that May’s unemployment rate rose to 9.1 percent:

“Today’s unemployment numbers reveal what people in New Hampshire already know: our economy remains far from healthy.  As part of my ongoing “Getting Granite Staters Back to Work” initiative, nearly 60 percent of small business owners who were surveyed said they have no plans to hire employees this year or beyond.  Job creators repeatedly tell me they get too much government over-regulation and too much taxation, but not enough fiscal leadership from Washington.  That’s robbing them of the confidence they need to grow and hire new employees.

“We’re now in the third year of a failed economic policy – and yet the White House and Senate Democratic leaders refuse to change.  They cling to the “borrow and spend” strategy that has produced nothing but deeper debt and deficits.  We in the House have passed a responsible budget, we said a resounding “no” to a clean bill that would have raised the debt ceiling, and we are taking other steps to put our nation’s fiscal house in order.  But the White House and Senate leadership keep opposing us at every turn.  These actions are needed to give small business owners the predictability and stability they need to expand and grow their workforce.

“I regret that the unemployment rate reversed course and rose last month.  I also regret that the White House and Senate leadership refuse to reverse course as well, and steer us away from ongoing economic failure.”