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Frank Guinta's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: U.S. House (NH) - District 1, Republican
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 1
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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. Frank Guinta is still welcome to submit the test at any time.

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Issue Positions

In response to the increasing unwillingness of candidates to answer issue questions, Project Vote Smart has researched Presidential and Congressional candidates' public records to determine candidates' likely responses on certain key issues. These issue positions, from the year 2016, are provided below as a courtesy to voters.

Pro-life Inferred Answer Abortion: Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Frank Guinta. Issue Position: Supporting Alternatives to Abortion. 18 October 2011. "As a father, I understand the value and dignity of every child - born and unborn. It is for this reason that I recognize the importance of defending the sanctity of human life." Frank Guinta opposes tax dollars being used to fund abortions because he firmly believes that all human life is sacred and begins at conception. Therefore, as your next member of Congress, he will stand up and fight to eliminate all federal money used to terminate life through abortion. Frank acknowledges that New Hampshire law severely compromises parental rights and child safety when it comes to abortion. He asks, "Why is it that a minor is prohibited from ear piercing, or artificial tanning without a parent's approval, but can have an abortion without parental consent?" Frank believes that women who find themselves in a crisis pregnancy choose abortion because they feel they have no other choice. This is why Frank supports the work of pregnancy care centers that offer alternatives and support to women in crisis pregnancies." http://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/42946/frank-guinta/ (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Guinta. H Amdt 95. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Use of Federal Funds For Planned Parenthood. Frank Guinta voted Yea on 02/18/2011. http://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/42946/frank-guinta/ (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Guinta. HR 3. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Taxpayer Funding of Abortion. Frank Guinta voted Yea on 05/04/2011. http://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/42946/frank-guinta/ (votesmart.org)
  • “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.” http://teamguinta.com/family-values (teamguinta.com)
No Inferred Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "To make our code more efficient, we must lower and consolidate tax rates (both corporate and individual) while closing special-interest loopholes." http://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/42946/frank-guinta/ (votesmart.org)
  • “Frank Guinta. Signed Americans for Tax Reform: The Taxpayer Protection Pledge. 20 September 2012. "I pledge to the taxpayers of the state of New Hampshire and to the American people that I will: ONE, oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rate for individuals and business; and TWO, oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates." http://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/42946/frank-guinta/ (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Crime: Do you support mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug offenders? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
No Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Frank Guinta. Issue Position: Taxes and Spending. 1 January 2011. "Congressman Guinta firmly believes that we have a spending problem, not a revenue problem." http://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/42946/frank-guinta/ (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Guinta. Frank's Statement on Stimulus. 15 July 2010. "From the very beginning, I have opposed the stimulus plan because I don't believe that our government's role is to create jobs. Rather I believe that government needs to lift hindrances to private business like over regulation and high taxes. Only the private sector creates jobs; the government just needs to get out of the way." http://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/42946/frank-guinta/ (votesmart.org)
  • “It means Washington needs to spend more time repealing red tape, reducing spending and reforming the tax code.” http://teamguinta.com/getting-granite-staters-back-work (teamguinta.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support lowering taxes as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "My goal will always be to lower your taxes and rein in government spending." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/528804/issue-position-lowering-taxes-and-cutting-spending/?search=taxes#.VYRF33UViko (votesmart.org)
  • “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.” http://teamguinta.com/tax-code (teamguinta.com)
  • “To make our code more efficient, we must lower and consolidate tax rates (both corporate and individual) while closing special-interest loopholes.” http://teamguinta.com/tax-code (teamguinta.com)
No Inferred Answer Education: Do you generally support requiring states to adopt federal education standards? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Frank Guinta. Guinta Statement on Passage of the "Empowering Parents Through Quality Charter Schools Act". 13 September 2011. "We must reduce the federal government's role in education and encourage parental involvement to help our children succeed." http://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/42946/frank-guinta/ (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Guinta. Issue Position: Education. 1 January 2011. "In order to accomplish these goals, he recognizes that we need to reduce the federal government's role in education and encourage parental involvement to help our children succeed." http://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/42946/frank-guinta/ (votesmart.org)
  • “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.“ http://teamguinta.com/education (teamguinta.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Energy: Do you support building the Keystone XL pipeline? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • “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.” http://votesmart.org/public-statement/950286/guinta-statement-on-bipartisan-passage-of-keystone-xl-bill/?search=xl#.VYsOUHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • I strongly support an "all of the above" approach for increasing domestic energy production, which would lower gas prices, reduce our nation's dependence on hostile foreign countries and create American middle-class jobs. That means everything from safe development of oil (offshore and onshore), natural gas, clean coal and other fossil fuels to alternative energy sources such as wind, solar, hydropower, nuclear, geothermal, and biomass.Whether it is supporting initiatives such as the Keystone XL Pipeline or a bipartisan plan to expand renewable hydropower production, I am committed to exploring all options available. Be assured that I'll continue fighting for relief at the pump that will help you keep more of your hard-earned money from disappearing into your gas tank." http://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/42946/frank-guinta/ (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of S.1 “A Bill to Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline” http://votesmart.org/candidate/key-votes/42946/frank-guinta#.VYRNWXUViko (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Energy: Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, thermal)? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
No Inferred Answer Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Stop costly new regulations that would increase unemployment, raise consumer prices, and weaken the nation's global competitiveness with virtually no impact on global temperatures." http://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/42946/frank-guinta/ (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Guinta. HR 910. 112th Congress. Energy Tax Prevention Act. Frank Guinta voted Yea on 04/07/2011. http://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/42946/frank-guinta/ (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Guns: Do you generally support gun-control legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Rated 93% by Gun Owners of America http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/42946/frank-guinta#.VYRbjXUViko (votesmart.org)
  • “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.” http://votesmart.org/public-statement/671425/issue-position-second-amendment#.VYRh13UViko (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Frank Guinta. HR 2. 112th Congress. Repealing the Health Care Bill. Frank Guinta voted Yea on 01/19/2011. http://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/42946/frank-guinta/ (votesmart.org)
  • "Health care plays a critical role in the daily lives of all Americans. Today, medical decisions lie more in the hands of bureaucrats or insurance companies rather than doctors and patients. That's why I have led the charge to repeal or defund the Administration's Healthcare Reform Law passed last Congress.We must keep fighting for affordable and accessible health care for every American, and put doctors and patients back in control of their personal health care decisions. By restoring the power of patient choice, we can return our health care system to one that is responsive, innovative and provides the highest quality of care." http://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/42946/frank-guinta/ (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Immigration: Do you support requiring immigrants who are unlawfully present to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Frank Guinta. Frankly Speaking: Illegal Immigration “ Making Washington Enforce the Law. 14 September 2011. "Let me repeat what I have said many times before: I do not favor, and I will never support, any attempt to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants." http://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/42946/frank-guinta/ (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Guinta. Issue Position: Illegal Immigration. 1 January 2011. "Congressman Guinta is working to stem the flow of illegal immigration and will not support an amnesty of illegal aliens currently in the United States. Any amnesty would only reward criminal behavior and would encourage additional illegal immigration in the future." http://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/42946/frank-guinta/ (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Rated 0% in 2011-2012 by Human Rights Campaign – Positions http://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/42946/frank-guinta/ (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Guinta. Video: Microinterview: Frank Guinta. 6 June 2010. "I believe in traditional marriage, I support DOMA 100%. as a member of Congress I will continue to suport and advocate for traditional marriage, and I will strongly support DOMA." http://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/42946/frank-guinta/ (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer National Security: Do you support increased American intervention in Iraq and Syria beyond air support? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • “You either stand with terrorists or you stand with freedom and protecting Americans.” http://votesmart.org/public-statement/928760/concord-monitor-house-hopefuls-explore-privacy-protection-balance#.VYsVZHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Social Security: Do you support allowing individuals to divert a portion of their Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • “Frank Guinta. Video: Frank Guinta on Social Security. 23 October 2010. "Government's the problem here, ladies and gentlemen. When social security was created you didn't have the wealth of private sector solutions for life time savings that you do now have today. We have to honor the obligations that have been made to those who are reliant on the federal government, older generation. But future generations should see different private sector solutions and have personal responsibility start to lead the way." http://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/42946/frank-guinta/ (votesmart.org)

Key

Candidate Answer

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Inferred Answer

Inferred Position: Candidate refused to address this issue directly, but Project Vote Smart inferred this issue position based on the candidate's public statements, voting record, and evaluations from special interest groups.

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