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U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta wagers a Taste of New Hampshire vs. a Bite of the Big Apple in Super Bowl bet

Rep. Frank Guinta makes friendly Super Bowl wager with New York colleague

(Washington – January 31, 2012)    Call it “A Taste of New Hampshire vs. A Bite of the Big Apple,” and who winds up eating depends on the result of Sunday’s Super Bowl.  U.S. Representative Frank Guinta (R, NH-01) has a friendly wager riding on the outcome with fellow House freshman Rep. Nan Hayworth (R, NY-19).

Hayworth is putting up a menu of cold cuts, baked ziti and New York cheesecake in support of the New York Giants.

Guinta is backing his hopes for a New England Patriots victory with a feast for 12 people called “A Taste of New Hampshire.”  It includes:

  • ·         Lobster from Brown’s Lobster Pound in Seabrook, NH;
  • ·         New Hampshire maple syrup from Smith Farm Stand in Gilford, NH;
  • ·         Poutine from Chez Vachon in Manchester

(Poutine is a French Canadian specialty consisting of french fries topped with curd cheese covered with spicy chicken gravy.)

“This meal represents a slice of New Hampshire cuisine,” Guinta said.  “Just as the Patriots represent the best in football, the Taste of New Hampshire represents goodies that Granite Staters have enjoyed for years.  I’m proud to showcase the best of our state’s foods with my bet.  But I’m sure that when the Patriots whittle the Giants down to size Sunday evening, the lobster, syrup and poutine won’t be going anywhere.  And speaking as someone with a fondness for ziti, I’ll be rooting doubly hard for the Patriots to win!”

Two weeks ago, Guinta’s office scored a delicious meal in another Capitol Hill wager when the Patriots defeated the Baltimore Ravens to win the AFC Championship.  Rep. Andy Harris, (R, MD-1) personally delivered one dozen Maryland crab cakes to Guinta’s office after the Ravens lost 23-20.


US Rep Rep. Guinta Collects on friendly football wager - the Crab Cakes have been delivered



Rep. Andy Harris (R, MD-01) delivering crab cakes to Rep. Frank Guinta (R, NH-01)after the Patriots’ win on Sunday

(Washington, DC – January 25, 2012)    Representative Frank Guinta (R, NH-01) collected on a bet Tuesday from a congressional colleague. Representative Andy Harris (R, MD-01) personally delivered twelve Maryland crab cakes to Guinta’s Washington, DC office.


The two House GOP freshmen entered into a friendly wager last week prior to the AFC Championship between the New England Patriots and the Baltimore Ravens.  Rep. Guinta put up one dozen clam chowders from Brown’s Lobster Pound against the dozen crab cakes.


Thanks to a missed field goal in the game’s final seconds, the Patriots clenched the title with a 23-20 victory, guaranteeing the crab cakes were going to Granite Staters.


“The score was neck and neck for most of Sunday’s game,” Guinta said, “and it was hard to tell whether crab cakes would be going north or clam chowder would be going south.  It was a classic duel between two tough teams.  Congressman Harris is a true Maryland gentleman.  I just wish the rest of Washington was as good about paying back debts as he has been.”


Rumor has it another friendly wager is already in the works for Super Bowl XLVI between the Patriots and the New York Giants.


US Rep Guinta Praises Committee Approval of Three Major Budget Reform Bills 

(Washington, DC – January 25, 2012)    Representative Frank Guinta (R, NH-01) issued the following statement following passage of H.R. 3582, the Pro-Growth Budgeting Act, H.R. 3578, the Baseline Reform Act, and H.R. 3581 the Budget and Accounting Transparency Act out of the House Budget Committee yesterday, January 24, 2012.  Rep. Guinta is a member of the House Budget Committee.

“There couldn’t be a clearer picture of Washington’s dysfunction than the way it budgets.  Yesterday marked the 1,000th day since the Democratic-controlled Senate passed the most basic fiscal blueprint for our nation, a federal budget.  So it was fitting we passed meaningful legislation in the House Budget Committee that would fundamentally change the way Washington does business on this unfortunate anniversary.  The status quo is unacceptable, and all three of these bills will go a long way in fixing a broken process.”

Summary of the bills:

-          H.R. 3582, the Pro–Growth Budgeting Act

o   This bill would require that for major legislation, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) must prepare an analysis of the effect that legislation could have on the U.S. economy.  This analysis must include an estimate of the changes in economic output, employment, capital stock, and tax revenues resulting for the enactment of the proposal.


-          H.R. 3578, the Baseline Reform Act

o   This bill would tighten the rules the government currently follows when crafting a budget by removing the assumption that discretionary spending automatically increases with inflation on a yearly basis.  With the current inflation assumption, budgetary baselines —against which new budget legislation is considered— build in automatic spending increases every year.

-          H.R. 3581 the Budget and Accounting Transparency Act

o   This bill increases transparency in federal budgeting by reforming the way certain costs are calculated and requiring that certain costs incurred by the Federal government are included in the budget.




U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta statement on State of the Union Address 

(Washington, DC – January 24, 2012)    Representative Frank Guinta (R, NH-01) issued the following statement after tonight’s State of the Union Address:

“I was disappointed in tonight’s speech.  Instead of bringing Americans together, President Obama chose to be divisive and pitted one group of people against another.  That’s not what a leader does; a leader unites people and inspires them to work toward a common goal.  Rather than abandoning the policies that are hindering our economy, he promised more of the same.  Tonight’s address was a missed opportunity.”


U.S. Rep Frank Guinta's statement on Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords' resignation

(Washington, DC – January 22, 2012)    Representative Frank Guinta (R, NH-01) issued the following statement:

“Like all Americans, I am amazed by Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ remarkable recovery.  She truly is an inspiration for all of us.  While my colleagues and I wish her all the best as she focuses on her continued recovery, we are grateful for her service to our country and will keep her and in our thoughts and prayers.  I hope she will continue making progress in her remarkable journey back to full health.”