Press Release: Congress Frank Guinta on the Continuing Resolution

by Skip

For Immediate Release
Contact:  J. Mark Powell
(202) 226-8530

GUINTA STATEMENT ON A SHORT-TERM CONTINUING RESOLUTION

“I won’t vote for a stopgap spending bill that doesn’t contain meaningful cuts in federal spending.”

(Washington – February 28, 2011)    Rep. Frank Guinta (NH-01) released the following statement on a short-term Continuing Resolution.

Background:    On February 19th, the House passed a Continuing Resolution to fund the government through the end of the fiscal year on September 30th.  It contained cuts in current spending totaling $61 billion.  Congressman Guinta voted for it.  That bill is now in the Senate, where its chances for passage are unfavorable.  Funding for government operations expire on Friday, March 4th.

Statement:    “There is talk on Capitol Hill about a short-term Continuing Resolution to keep the government operating for two weeks.  Let me say right now:  I won’t vote for a stopgap spending bill that doesn’t include meaningful cuts in federal spending.

“Let’s remember how we got in this mess.  House Democrats abdicated their responsibility last year by refusing to even write a federal budget for this fiscal year.  President Obama also surrendered fiscal leadership by submitting a budget proposal for the next fiscal year that only pays lip service to reining in spending, and which actually would increase spending by $8.7 trillion over the next decade.

“Republicans in the House acted responsibly and honored the people’s wishes by approving $61 billion in immediate spending cuts.  I don’t want a government shutdown, and my Republican colleagues don’t want that to happen, either.  But I cannot surrender the commitment I made to Granite Staters to bring spending under control, and to do it pronto.  The ball is in the Senate’s court, and I urge them to also heed the desire of the people they serve.  

“We can easily avoid depriving our citizens of the government services they rely on by passing a spending bill that shows we’re serious about stopping the government’s spending spree.  Doing anything less is an insult to the people who sent us here.

For more information, contact J. Mark Powell at (202) 226-8530 or jmark.powell@mail.house.gov.

Upon receiving this presser, I called his office in DC to make sure of the intent: He does not wish to see a government shutdown, but he did campaigned on promising to make Government smaller and to cut the out of control spending that his predecessor, Carol Shea-Porter, was in favor of.  If the Senate Democrats reject the spending cuts that the House has put in, he will vote against the Continuing Resolution.

The ball is in the Senate Democrats’ court – will they man up and stop the run off the financial cliff, or are they going to try to play chicken?

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  • Vincent Farruggio

    Mr.Guinta, spending cuts are a must which means more jobs lost as we all know. We have no choice but, I would like to see at least one politician admit the source of all our problems has come from free trade. Everyone knows it yet no one will address it. Losing manufacturing to China means loss of jobs. Loss of jobs means foreclosure’s. Loss of jobs means loss in state revenue. Loss in jobs means jeopardizing our financial institutions. Loss in jobs means government bail outs. President Bush changed the lending rules making it harder to refinance a home such as I. If I were able to at the current rate I would save 400 dollars a month that could go back into the economy. A friend of mine just lost his job to India for 1/6th of what he was making. We can’t compete! I bought a shovel at the local hardware store that cost me $28.99 because I couldn’t bring myself to buy the one for $11.99 which came from China. We can’t compete! President Clinton did exactly what I didn’t want him to do like many others, going against his campaign promise not to sign that free trade agreement. We are all paying the price for it. Please, Please, Please someone needs to address this. Budget cuts, higher taxes with no jobs is destroying us and it’s not going to stop. I’m not just asking, I’m pleading and begging someone to do something about it.
    back in the early 70’s Japan was forced to sell their cars at market rate because the American car companies couldn’t compete. Why didn’t this play into the free trade agreement? When are our politicians going to watch our backs? You all want us to foot the bill for all your decisions. We can’t do it if you take all our jobs away! On behalf of all my relitives and friends who say the same thing we want congress to WAKE UP!
    Thank you

  • Vincent Farruggio

    Mr.Guinta, spending cuts are a must which means more jobs lost as we all know. We have no choice but, I would like to see at least one politician admit the source of all our problems has come from free trade. Everyone knows it yet no one will address it. Losing manufacturing to China means loss of jobs. Loss of jobs means foreclosure’s. Loss of jobs means loss in state revenue. Loss in jobs means jeopardizing our financial institutions. Loss in jobs means government bail outs. President Bush changed the lending rules making it harder to refinance a home such as I. If I were able to at the current rate I would save 400 dollars a month that could go back into the economy. A friend of mine just lost his job to India for 1/6th of what he was making. We can’t compete! I bought a shovel at the local hardware store that cost me $28.99 because I couldn’t bring myself to buy the one for $11.99 which came from China. We can’t compete! President Clinton did exactly what I didn’t want him to do like many others, going against his campaign promise not to sign that free trade agreement. We are all paying the price for it. Please, Please, Please someone needs to address this. Budget cuts, higher taxes with no jobs is destroying us and it’s not going to stop. I’m not just asking, I’m pleading and begging someone to do something about it.
    back in the early 70’s Japan was forced to sell their cars at market rate because the American car companies couldn’t compete. Why didn’t this play into the free trade agreement? When are our politicians going to watch our backs? You all want us to foot the bill for all your decisions. We can’t do it if you take all our jobs away! On behalf of all my relitives and friends who say the same thing we want congress to WAKE UP!
    Thank you

  • paul

    Mr. Guinta,
    If I recall correctly, you ran on a conservative platform that promised to work toward repealing Obamacare. While I know you voted to repeal it in the vote earlier this year, I think we all know that it would not pass in the senate(meaning, that it was a symbolic vote). While I did not vote for you in the primary, I did in the regular election because your predecessor had done enough damage. Because the the senate did not pass the repeal of Obamacare, the next best move is to defund it. I know that congress woman Bachmann and congress man King sent out a petition to republicans encouraging them to vote “NO” on the continuing resolution because it did not contain any language from the republican leadership about putting a stop to the use of the ” $105 billion slush fund” that Pelosi, Reid, and Obama secretly slipped into legislation, that funded the implementation of Obamacare, that the congress did not know about. Your vote for the continuing resolution allowed for the continued implimentation of Obamacare. Only 25% of the freshman class of republicans who promised to defund the health bill voted against it. You should be ashamed of yourself. Did this weak leadership get to you already congressman? What did they promise you a leadership role in 2 years? This approach is weak! You don’t go into a negotiation by giving up your hand in the first moments of the fight. By saying you don’t want to shut down the government, leadership gave all the power to the democrats. If even you stuck the republican pledge from six months ago, the shut down would have been on Obama’s shoulders. We need leadership that explains the problem to the public, not one that rips conservative voters in the Lib. media. We are the ones who brought power to the leadership. We are the ones who are constitutional and fiscal conservatives. We gave Mr. Boehner his power and now he is cutting us down. You would do well to remember that we the conservative voters can also take it away. We are overspending by $4 billion a day. $61 billion in cuts is less than 2% of Obama’s budget. $6 billion is a spit in the face of the voting public. Both of these cuts are insignificant. I’m afraid that this one vote has put me in the “not a big fan of guinta corner”. And, if I might suggest, sir, calcium pills are less than $5 at walmart. They might help stiffen up your spine.

  • Dave Ross

    My issue with Congressman Guinta voting FOR the Continuing Resolution is that it CONTINUED to fund Planned Parenthood.

    Legalizing Mortal Sin is one thing, but forcing all God’s children to participate by funding it is another…

    I thought Frank felt the same way, and so did a lot of like-minded people who made his election possible…

    I hope he repents.

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