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SENATOR AYOTTE: “SAME OLD POLICIES” WON’T GET ECONOMY MOVING
Previews Presidential Address at Capitol Hill Press Conference
WASHINGTON, DC – At a press conference today on Capitol Hill, U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) joined several Senate Republican leaders to preview the President’s address tonight to a joint session of Congress. Saying that the “old policies of the past” won’t work, Senator Ayotte called instead for regulatory relief and tax reform to jumpstart the economy and get America working again.
AYOTTE: “We’ve lost 1.7 million jobs since the stimulus, and the same old policies are not going to get our economy moving again. What will get our economy moving are pro-growth policies like a regulatory moratorium, and permanent tax reform to create a competitive tax climate for this country.”
AYOTTE: “These are the things that we need and not the same old policies of the past. That is what I’m hoping to hear tonight in the President’s speech, we stand ready to work together to get people back to work.”
News from Congressman Charlie Bass:
Congressman Bass working for New Hampshire
In the 11 months that Congressman Charlie Bass has been back in Congress, he has made a strong commitment to fighting for New Hampshire’s priorities and working toward solutions that will reduce the crushing debts and deficits that threaten our nation’s economic growth and the opportunities available to future generations.
He recently cosponsored and supported legislation that would enact a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution, which will get our nation back on a path to fiscal solvency and force Washington to live within its means every year. Recognizing that there are other opportunities to save taxpayer money, Bass introduced legislation to encourage the use of generic drugs in the Medicaid program, which would save the program millions of dollars every year without costing the government any money to implement.
While there are some signs of economic recovery being made, Bass believes Congress’ job is not yet done in helping the private sector create jobs. He recently voted for legislation to reduce the regulatory burden on small businesses, which are New Hampshire’s and the nation’s biggest job creators.
Bass has also worked tirelessly to ensure that New Hampshire veterans receive the care and benefits they have earned and deserve by supporting the creation of a full-service VA hospital in the state, or allowing veterans to receive comparable care at existing hospitals, and introducing legislation to preserve the dignity of military funerals.
Bass had the opportunity to visit troops and thank them for their service and sacrifice during a recent trip to Afghanistan last month. During his trip, Bass found the morale of the troops to be strong, despite the significant problems they face in working with the weak Afghan government. He also met several servicemen from New Hampshire and brought them a taste of home – pure New Hampshire maple syrup.Find out more here.
News from Congressman Frank Guinta:
For Representative Frank Guinta, six words sum up his focus: Getting Granite Staters Back to Work. During his nearly ten months in office, Congressman Guinta has worked hard to help both New Hampshire job creators and unemployed constituents who need good, middle class jobs.
He has hosted three job fairs, including one for military veterans, Armed Services members and their families, the day before Veterans Day. He has visited dozens of businesses all over the First Congressional District and frequently talks with small business owners to ensure their needs are being addressed on Capitol Hill.
Representative Guinta actively supports legislation that will get government out of the way and give job creators the stability necessary for expanding and hiring new workers. He serves on the House Budget Committee, and helped craft the first budget to pass the House in two years. Congressman Guinta has consistently voted to cut federal spending and slow government growth. He demonstrated that commitment by voting twice to cut the House’s administrative budget by a total of 11.4%. He has also stood firmly for a Balanced Budget Amendment that will finally force Congress to live within its means, and has worked to lower the debt and deficit by cutting spending.
As America continues slogging through the worst economy in decades, Congressman Guinta remains committed to fighting for Granite State taxpayers and doing everything he can to return good, middle class jobs to New Hampshire.