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Frank Guinta's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)


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Frank Guinta has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2016 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests from Vote Smart and voters like you.

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Issue Positions

For Presidential and Congressional candidates who refuse to provide voters with their positions, Vote Smart has researched their public records to determine their likely responses. These issue positions are from 2016.

  • "I believe in the sanctity of life and will work to make sure all children have the ability to grow up surrounded by their parents’ loving attention." (
  • Rated 100% by National Right to Life Committee (
  • "I am often asked back home if I consider myself pro-life and, if so, why. My answer to them is simple: I will never forget hearing my daughter's heartbeat for the first time. That heartbeat had a name, and its name was Colby." (
  • Voted in favor of H.R.7 "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2015" (
  • "The Congresswoman has consistently worked against the interests of middle class New Hampshire families. A financial transaction tax of the nature she proposes would put the dream many families have of providing a college education for their children out of reach. It would affect anyone trying to save a little extra for retirement. It would hurt anyone trying to save to put a down payment on their home. In short, a financial transaction tax would put the American dream out of reach for millions of middle class families. Granite Staters deserve a representative who puts your interests first, not their ideology." (
  • Signed a pledge stating, "As a candidate for public office in New Hampshire, I pledge to you that, if elected to serve the people, I will work tirelessly to: 1. Cut Taxes and Fees and Oppose any Tax Increase" (
  • "The number of heroin-related deaths in New Hampshire's biggest city is trending higher than last year's total figure. To help police departments and hospitals manage the crisis, Rep. Guinta (NH-01) has introduced or voted for legislation to increase federal, state and local cooperation among governments, as well as to increase access to life-saving overdose medication, such as Narcan, and funding to drug courts, which divert drug abusers from the criminal justice system into treatment programs." (
  • "It means Washington needs to spend more time repealing red tape, reducing spending and reforming the tax code." (
  • "The FAST Act removes uncertainty from highway construction projects, stalling month to month due to federal funding lapses, and increases funding to New Hampshire roads, bridges and more by almost $78 million over previous figures. Finally, our state can commence work on our dilapidated infrastructure." (
  • "The President's $4 trillion budget is not a serious blueprint to deal with our long range fiscal concerns, and does nothing to rejuvenate our stagnant economy. Instead of placing trust in you, this budget demands a $2 trillion tax hike bringing more of your hard-earned money into Washington so they can decide how to spend it for you. You deserve better than a budget that never balances, offers no solutions to address the drivers of our debt and contains no plan for tax reform that would spur our economy. We need to reverse Washington's "spend and tax mentality," balance our budget and promote job creation and higher wages for Granite Staters." (
  • "It is critical to our long term economic health that we rein in spending and balance our budget. We will begin to see our debt reduced only when we stop spending money we do not have." (
  • Cosponsored and voted in favor of H.R.1105 "Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015" (
  • "My goal will always be to lower your taxes and rein in government spending." (
  • "I have consistently fought for a simpler, fairer, and more competitive tax system. To make our code more efficient, we must lower and consolidate tax rates (both corporate and individual) while closing special-interest loopholes. This will broaden the base so we can get our economy moving in the right direction." (
  • "To make our code more efficient, we must lower and consolidate tax rates (both corporate and individual) while closing special-interest loopholes." (
  • "Educators in New Hampshire know better than politicians in Washington the best ways to foster an engaging curriculum. I will continue to push for policies that put our children first, not DC bureaucrats." (
  • "The federal government's role in education should be limited. Over 90% of funding for education comes from local towns and the state, we should be the ones who determine our children's curriculum." (
  • "An overwhelming majority of Americans support this project because it creates over 40,000 jobs and curbs our reliance on unstable foreign oil sources by moving up to 830,000 barrels of oil per day." (
  • Voted in favor of S.1 "A Bill to Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline" (
  • "I support an all of the above energy approach that includes responsibly exploring and utilizing our own natural resources and supporting renewable energy sources." (
  • Voted in favor of S.J.Res.23 "A Joint Resolution Providing for Congressional Disapproval Under Chapter 8 of Title 5, United States Code, of a Rule Submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency Relating to "Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New, Modified, and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units" (
  • "Today, Congressman Frank Guinta and 170 House Republicans petitioned the Supreme Court to 'vacate in its entirety' the Obama Administration's sweeping new regulations of the country's energy sector -- regulations the Court halted this month in an unprecedented move to check executive power." (
  • "People choose to own firearms for a variety of reasons and I do not believe the U.S. Congress should be further restricting the ability of a law abiding citizen to own a firearm." (
  • Rated 93% by National Rifle Association (
  • Voted in favor of H.R.822 "Requiring State Reciprocity for Carrying Concealed Firearms" (
  • "Today, the House took action to replace the Affordable Care Act -- a law that has reduced the number of full-time workers by 2.5 million, increased premiums by more than $4000, and reduced small business wages by $22.6 billion annually. Granite Staters deserve better. You deserve a patient-centered approach that puts you and your family first, protects those with preexisting conditions, and allows children to stay under their parents' coverage until the age of 26. Likewise, our small businesses deserve the ability to pool together resources to increase their buying power, while allowing individuals to purchase insurance across state lines and restoring the more than $700 billion in Medicare cuts to our seniors." (
  • Voted in favor of H.R.3762 "Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015" (
  • "While I support streamlining the immigration process to make it more efficient, I will not support any amnesty provision, as this would only reward criminal behavior and encourages additional illegal immigration in the future." (
  • "Many times, President Obama said that he has no authority to unilaterally change our country's immigration laws, over which Congress has sole authority. Twenty six states agree -- and successfully sued in federal court to stop the President's expansion of state and federal benefits to illegal immigrants." (
  • Rated 0% by Human Rights Campaign – Positions (
  • New Hampshire Public Radio "While he does not support 'boots on the ground' against the Islamic States of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Guinta says the militant group cannot be allowed to grow." (
  • Rated 0% by Alliance for Retired Americans (
  • "I do not support any proposal that reduces benefits for those at or near retirement. A promise made is a promise kept." (

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