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The RLCNH Report: Be Sure to Sign the Anti-Groping Petition!

February 27, 2011: Your weekly access to happenings in legislative committees. Is this email not displaying correctly?View it in your browser.   The RLCNH Report  | subscribe to this list    ACTION ALERT!  Stop TSA Sexual Assault! Victims of sexual predators and women who have had mastectomies may be the loudest group to complain about the TSA …

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Two Congressmen And A Free Throw

The US House just finished it’s work on HR1, cleaning up after democrats who in 2010 abrogated yet another constitutional obligation when they refused to write the budget they wanted.

Obama and Jobs

President Obama says he is focusing on jobs.  Is that good or bad?  In 2009 and 2010 he said he would “focus like a laser” on jobs.  Yet we suffer from the longest high unemployment since the great depression with no end in sight.   

The Economic Power Of New Hampshire

I’m a strong supporter of Vermont’s sovereign right to hold the line on taxes, and for them to try because of New Hampshire–well, it doesn’t get much better than that. It is as if we are projecting economic power throughout the region.

Press Release: Congress Frank Guinta on the Continuing Resolution

For Immediate ReleaseContact:  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 …

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House Bill 29: What we have here, is failure to communicate

Upon reading the House Journal Majority report on this Bill, I am reminded of Strother Martin’s line in Cool Hand Luke, “What we have here…is failure to communicate…” House Bill 29, was deemed “Inexpedient to Legislate” this past week for reasons that can be best characterized as, “Bizarre.” The bill was an adjustment to the …

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Drug testing for food stamp recipients – a quick observation

HB 484 is titled "Food Stamp Program Eligibility; Random Drug Testing Required".  Kevin Landrigan (Telegraph) did a write up of the pros / cons view; of course, Conservatives have the tack that recipients should not be doing drugs and that with testing, one can see the old Reagan mantra at work: Trust but verify. The …

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Guest post: “Our Elastic Constitution in Crisis and the GOP”

Guest post by ‘Grok friend, Matt Kittredge Our Elastic Constitution in Crisis and the GOP In 1803, after much thought, Jefferson signed a treaty with France, purchasing the Louisiana Territory without express Constitutional Authority. When he sent the treaty to the Senate, it was ratified. He later wrote, "[a] strict observance of the written law …

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