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Frank Guinta's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: Elected to U.S. House (NH) - District 1, Republican
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Frank Guinta has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2014 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 2014, 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

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  • "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." (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. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Guinta. HR 3. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Taxpayer Funding of Abortion. Frank Guinta voted Yea on 05/04/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • 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." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Guinta. Interview with New Hampshire CD-1 Candidate Frank Guinta. 29 January 2010. "DS: Ok, we'll take a little bit of a shift. I was looking on your website and I couldn't find anything on your views on abortion. Are you pro-life or pro-choice? FG: I'm pro-life." (race42012.com)
  • Frank Guinta. Interview with Raymond Area Tea Party. 18 October 2011. "15. What do you think is our most pressing family/social issue? (i.e. defense of marriage act, abortion etc.) What will you do to address it? I am most certainly pro-life and pro-family. I believe the most pressing social issue is the funding of abortions with taxpayer dollars through ObamaCare. I would address this by supporting and strengthening the Hyde Amendment and by repealing ObamaCare." (raymondareateaparty.weebly.com)
  • "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." (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. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Guinta. HR 3. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Taxpayer Funding of Abortion. Frank Guinta voted Yea on 05/04/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • 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." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Guinta. Interview with New Hampshire CD-1 Candidate Frank Guinta. 29 January 2010. "DS: Ok, we'll take a little bit of a shift. I was looking on your website and I couldn't find anything on your views on abortion. Are you pro-life or pro-choice? FG: I'm pro-life." (race42012.com)
  • Frank Guinta. Interview with Raymond Area Tea Party. 18 October 2011. "15. What do you think is our most pressing family/social issue? (i.e. defense of marriage act, abortion etc.) What will you do to address it? I am most certainly pro-life and pro-family. I believe the most pressing social issue is the funding of abortions with taxpayer dollars through ObamaCare. I would address this by supporting and strengthening the Hyde Amendment and by repealing ObamaCare." (raymondareateaparty.weebly.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

  • Frank Guinta. Signed Contract For America. 20 September 2012. "The Contract from America We, the undersigned, call upon those seeking to represent us in public office to sign the Contract from America and by doing so commit to support each of its agenda items, work to bring each agenda item to a vote during the first year, and pledge to advocate on behalf of individual liberty, limited government, and economic freedom. Individual Liberty Our moral, political, and economic liberties are inherent, not granted by our government. It is essential to the practice of these liberties that we be free from restriction over our peaceful political expression and free from excessive control over our economic choices. Limited Government The purpose of our government is to exercise only those limited powers that have been relinquished to it by the people, chief among these being the protection of our liberties by administering justice and ensuring our safety from threats arising inside or outside our country's sovereign borders. When our government ventures beyond these functions and attempts to increase its power over the marketplace and the economic decisions of individuals, our liberties are diminished and the probability of corruption, internal strife, economic depression, and poverty increases. Economic Freedom The most powerful, proven instrument of material and social progress is the free market. The market economy, driven by the accumulated expressions of individual economic choices, is the only economic system that preserves and enhances individual liberty. Any other economic system, regardless of its intended pragmatic benefits, undermines our fundamental rights as free people. 1. Protect the Constitution Require each bill to identify the specific provision of the Constitution that gives Congress the power to do what the bill does. 2. Reject Cap & Trade 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. 3. Demand a Balanced Budget Begin the Constitutional amendment process to require a balanced budget with a two-thirds majority needed for any tax hike. 4. Enact Fundamental Tax Reform Adopt a simple and fair single-rate tax system by scrapping the internal revenue code and replacing it with one that is no longer than 4,543 words--the length of the original Constitution. 5. Restore Fiscal Responsibility & Constitutionally Limited Government in Washington Create a Blue Ribbon taskforce that engages in a complete audit of federal agencies and programs, assessing their Constitutionality, and identifying duplication, waste, ineffectiveness, and agencies and programs better left for the states or local authorities, or ripe for wholesale reform or elimination due to our efforts to restore limited government consistent with the US Constitution's meaning. 6. End Runaway Government Spending Impose a statutory cap limiting the annual growth in total federal spending to the sum of the inflation rate plus the percentage of population growth. 7. Defund, Repeal, & Replace Government-run Health Care Defund, repeal and replace the recently passed government-run health care with a system that actually makes health care and insurance more affordable by enabling a competitive, open, and transparent free-market health care and health insurance system that isn't restricted by state boundaries. 8. Pass an "All-of-the-Above" Energy Policy Authorize the exploration of proven energy reserves to reduce our dependence on foreign energy sources from unstable countries and reduce regulatory barriers to all other forms of energy creation, lowering prices and creating competition and jobs. 9. Stop the Pork Place a moratorium on all earmarks until the budget is balanced, and then require a 2/3 majority to pass any earmark. 10. Stop the Tax Hikes Permanently repeal all tax hikes, including those to the income, capital gains, and death taxes, currently scheduled to begin in 2011." (www.contractfromamerica.org)
  • Frank Guinta. Signed Contract For America. 20 September 2012. "The Contract from America We, the undersigned, call upon those seeking to represent us in public office to sign the Contract from America and by doing so commit to support each of its agenda items, work to bring each agenda item to a vote during the first year, and pledge to advocate on behalf of individual liberty, limited government, and economic freedom. Individual Liberty Our moral, political, and economic liberties are inherent, not granted by our government. It is essential to the practice of these liberties that we be free from restriction over our peaceful political expression and free from excessive control over our economic choices. Limited Government The purpose of our government is to exercise only those limited powers that have been relinquished to it by the people, chief among these being the protection of our liberties by administering justice and ensuring our safety from threats arising inside or outside our country's sovereign borders. When our government ventures beyond these functions and attempts to increase its power over the marketplace and the economic decisions of individuals, our liberties are diminished and the probability of corruption, internal strife, economic depression, and poverty increases. Economic Freedom The most powerful, proven instrument of material and social progress is the free market. The market economy, driven by the accumulated expressions of individual economic choices, is the only economic system that preserves and enhances individual liberty. Any other economic system, regardless of its intended pragmatic benefits, undermines our fundamental rights as free people. 1. Protect the Constitution Require each bill to identify the specific provision of the Constitution that gives Congress the power to do what the bill does. 2. Reject Cap & Trade 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. 3. Demand a Balanced Budget Begin the Constitutional amendment process to require a balanced budget with a two-thirds majority needed for any tax hike. 4. Enact Fundamental Tax Reform Adopt a simple and fair single-rate tax system by scrapping the internal revenue code and replacing it with one that is no longer than 4,543 words--the length of the original Constitution. 5. Restore Fiscal Responsibility & Constitutionally Limited Government in Washington Create a Blue Ribbon taskforce that engages in a complete audit of federal agencies and programs, assessing their Constitutionality, and identifying duplication, waste, ineffectiveness, and agencies and programs better left for the states or local authorities, or ripe for wholesale reform or elimination due to our efforts to restore limited government consistent with the US Constitution's meaning. 6. End Runaway Government Spending Impose a statutory cap limiting the annual growth in total federal spending to the sum of the inflation rate plus the percentage of population growth. 7. Defund, Repeal, & Replace Government-run Health Care Defund, repeal and replace the recently passed government-run health care with a system that actually makes health care and insurance more affordable by enabling a competitive, open, and transparent free-market health care and health insurance system that isn't restricted by state boundaries. 8. Pass an "All-of-the-Above" Energy Policy Authorize the exploration of proven energy reserves to reduce our dependence on foreign energy sources from unstable countries and reduce regulatory barriers to all other forms of energy creation, lowering prices and creating competition and jobs. 9. Stop the Pork Place a moratorium on all earmarks until the budget is balanced, and then require a 2/3 majority to pass any earmark. 10. Stop the Tax Hikes Permanently repeal all tax hikes, including those to the income, capital gains, and death taxes, currently scheduled to begin in 2011." (www.contractfromamerica.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." (s3.amazonaws.com)
  • "To make our code more efficient, we must lower and consolidate tax rates (both corporate and individual) while closing special-interest loopholes." (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." (s3.amazonaws.com)
No Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

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  • 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." (guinta2010.blogspot.com)
  • Frank Guinta. Issue Position: Taxes and Spending. 1 January 2011. "Congressman Guinta firmly believes that we have a spending problem, not a revenue problem." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Guinta. Guinta Statement on August Unemployment Rate. 2 September 2011. "Washington must get out of the way and remove the fiscal roadblocks that are keeping job creators from hiring new employees." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Guinta. Statement on 9.2% June Unemployment. 8 June 2011. "[The 9.2% June Unemployment Rate] is further evidence that the "stimulus" driven spending spree of recent years produced little but deeper debt. The 18,000 new jobs created last month are nowhere close to the number needed to grow our workforce. With no clear plan in sight for turning things around, Granite Staters are left asking: "Where are the jobs?" They won't return until Congress finally makes major cuts in spending, eases burdensome federal regulations and begins whittling down the federal debt." (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." (guinta2010.blogspot.com)
  • "...I strongly oppose [a third round of monetary stimulus] because of long-term inflation and the devaluation of the dollar." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Guinta. Issue Position: Taxes and Spending. 1 January 2011. "Congressman Guinta firmly believes that we have a spending problem, not a revenue problem." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Guinta. Guinta Statement on August Unemployment Rate. 2 September 2011. "Washington must get out of the way and remove the fiscal roadblocks that are keeping job creators from hiring new employees." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Guinta. Statement on 9.2% June Unemployment. 8 June 2011. "[The 9.2% June Unemployment Rate] is further evidence that the "stimulus" driven spending spree of recent years produced little but deeper debt. The 18,000 new jobs created last month are nowhere close to the number needed to grow our workforce. With no clear plan in sight for turning things around, Granite Staters are left asking: "Where are the jobs?" They won't return until Congress finally makes major cuts in spending, eases burdensome federal regulations and begins whittling down the federal debt." (votesmart.org)
  • "...I strongly oppose [a third round of monetary stimulus] because of long-term inflation and the devaluation of the dollar." (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Education: Do you support requiring states to implement education reforms in order to be eligible for competitive federal grants? View Citations

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  • "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." (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." (votesmart.org)
  • 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." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Guinta. Merrimack Patch: Op/Ed: Helping Our Schools Get a Passing Grade. "Our educators are hampered by Washington on two fronts. First, the federal government collects tax revenue, and then returns a portion of it to New Hampshire with all sorts of strings and conditions attached to it. Second, educators must navigate through a mountain of regulations and edicts issued by bureaucrats in Washington. Just think what our local education systems could do if parents and educators got the chance to decide for themselves how to spend the money that's currently shipped to Washington, and determine what works best for educating children without towing the line dictated by the U.S. Department of Education. Our schools don't need "new and improved" rules and regulations; they need freedom and flexibility." (merrimack.patch.com)
  • "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." (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." (votesmart.org)
  • 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." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Guinta. Merrimack Patch: Op/Ed: Helping Our Schools Get a Passing Grade. "Our educators are hampered by Washington on two fronts. First, the federal government collects tax revenue, and then returns a portion of it to New Hampshire with all sorts of strings and conditions attached to it. Second, educators must navigate through a mountain of regulations and edicts issued by bureaucrats in Washington. Just think what our local education systems could do if parents and educators got the chance to decide for themselves how to spend the money that's currently shipped to Washington, and determine what works best for educating children without towing the line dictated by the U.S. Department of Education. Our schools don't need "new and improved" rules and regulations; they need freedom and flexibility." (merrimack.patch.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Energy: Do you support building the Keystone XL pipeline? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • 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." (votesmart.org)
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." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Guinta. HR 910. 112th Congress. Energy Tax Prevention Act. Frank Guinta voted Yea on 04/07/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • "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." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Guinta. HR 910. 112th Congress. Energy Tax Prevention Act. Frank Guinta voted Yea on 04/07/2011. (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Guns: Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "I believe the Constitution of the United States is clear on the matter of a citizen's right to bear arms. It explicitly states the "right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." 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.[...]Be assured that I am against new gun control legislation because we need to protect our Second Amendment rights from both intended and unintended consequences. [...] Legislative Action: Cosponsor of H.R 822 Latest Title: National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011 [...]" (votesmart.org)
  • National Rifle Association. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. National Rifle Association endorsed Frank Guinta in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Guinta. Guinta Praises Supreme Court Decision Upholding 2nd Amendment: Right to Personal Protection Extended to States and Cities. 28 June 2010. "Today our Supreme Court ruled in favor of the right of citizens to protect their persons and properties and against attempts by certain states and cities to subvert the Second Amendment to the US Constitution. As a strict constructionist of the Constitution, I welcome this decision which weakens the abilities of local governments like the City of Chicago to take firearms away from law abiding citizens." (guinta2010.blogspot.com)
  • Frank Guinta.Issue Position: Second Amendment. 18 October 2011. "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...Please be assured that I am against new gun control legislation because we need to protect our Second Amendment rights from both intended and unintended consequences." (guinta.house.gov)
  • Endorsed by the National Rifle Association in 2014
  • "I believe the Constitution of the United States is clear on the matter of a citizen's right to bear arms. It explicitly states the "right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." 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.[...]Be assured that I am against new gun control legislation because we need to protect our Second Amendment rights from both intended and unintended consequences. [...] Legislative Action: Cosponsor of H.R 822 Latest Title: National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011 [...]" (votesmart.org)
  • National Rifle Association. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. National Rifle Association endorsed Frank Guinta in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Guinta. Guinta Praises Supreme Court Decision Upholding 2nd Amendment: Right to Personal Protection Extended to States and Cities. 28 June 2010. "Today our Supreme Court ruled in favor of the right of citizens to protect their persons and properties and against attempts by certain states and cities to subvert the Second Amendment to the US Constitution. As a strict constructionist of the Constitution, I welcome this decision which weakens the abilities of local governments like the City of Chicago to take firearms away from law abiding citizens." (guinta2010.blogspot.com)
  • Frank Guinta.Issue Position: Second Amendment. 18 October 2011. "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...Please be assured that I am against new gun control legislation because we need to protect our Second Amendment rights from both intended and unintended consequences." (guinta.house.gov)
  • Endorsed by the National Rifle Association in 2014
Yes Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Health care needs reform -- not a government takeover."Frank Guinta opposes the government-run health care scheme that requires government to write a blank check it can't cover and threatens the quality of our care. Health Care does need reform, but reform does not mean takeover. Nor does it mean writing checks with no money in the bank. To improve our health care coverage for our citizens and reduce costs, we need to allow small businesses to pool employees together in larger groups. This would reduce administrative expenses, increase bargaining power and lower costs. Also, we must allow consumers to cross state lines to purchase health insurance and any real health reform plan must include comprehensive tort reform." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Guinta. HR 2. 112th Congress. Repealing the Health Care Bill. Frank Guinta voted Yea on 01/19/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • "Health care needs reform -- not a government takeover."Frank Guinta opposes the government-run health care scheme that requires government to write a blank check it can't cover and threatens the quality of our care. Health Care does need reform, but reform does not mean takeover. Nor does it mean writing checks with no money in the bank. To improve our health care coverage for our citizens and reduce costs, we need to allow small businesses to pool employees together in larger groups. This would reduce administrative expenses, increase bargaining power and lower costs. Also, we must allow consumers to cross state lines to purchase health insurance and any real health reform plan must include comprehensive tort reform." (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." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Guinta. HR 2. 112th Congress. Repealing the Health Care Bill. Frank Guinta voted Yea on 01/19/2011. (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." (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Immigration: Do you support requiring illegal immigrants to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Beth Lamontage Hall. Union Leader: Guinta “ All This Spending Has to Stop. 18 October 2011. "On immigration policy Guinta said America must first secure the borders, then concentrate on deporting illegal immigrants. Amnesty is not an option, he said. Guinta would also take a hard line on illegal immigrants with American-born children. "If the parents go, the kids are going to have to go with their parents," he said. "The responsibility of a parent at that point is to keep their family intact. If you're breaking the law and you are deported, you bring your family back to your home country." (www.teamguinta.com)
  • 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." (votesmart.org)
  • 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." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Guinta. Issues. 21 September 2012. "Local law enforcement should be encouraged to report suspected illegal immigrants to the appropriate federal authorities for immediate deportation and local governments that refuse to follow federal immigration laws should forfeit any federal funding for services or projects." (guinta.house.gov)
  • Frank Guinta. Guinta Calls President's Decision to Sue Arizona Wrong. 8 July 2010. "The decision by the Justice Department to sue the State of Arizona in an effort to stop the State from protecting its citizens is quite simply an action not in the best interest of the American people and the people of Arizona. Unlike the US Congress which has failed to enforce existing immigration laws and has allowed the border to remain an open gateway to illegal immigration and the drug trade, the State Of Arizona has taken appropriate action and given its law enforcement agencies the powers to crackdown on illegal immigrants. It is disingenuous of the federal government to fail to enforce its own laws and then to try to prevent a state from remedying an existing problem. Instead of wasting the time, energy and budget of the Justice Department on this law suit, why doesn't the Administration instead concentrate on fixing the problem of illegal immigration and securing our borders?" (www.teamguinta.com)
  • "To be clear, I 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." (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." (votesmart.org)
  • 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." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Guinta. Issues. 21 September 2012. "Local law enforcement should be encouraged to report suspected illegal immigrants to the appropriate federal authorities for immediate deportation and local governments that refuse to follow federal immigration laws should forfeit any federal funding for services or projects." (guinta.house.gov)
  • Beth Lamontage Hall. Union Leader: Guinta “ All This Spending Has to Stop. 18 October 2011. "On immigration policy Guinta said America must first secure the borders, then concentrate on deporting illegal immigrants. Amnesty is not an option, he said. Guinta would also take a hard line on illegal immigrants with American-born children. "If the parents go, the kids are going to have to go with their parents," he said. "The responsibility of a parent at that point is to keep their family intact. If you're breaking the law and you are deported, you bring your family back to your home country." (www.teamguinta.com)
  • Frank Guinta. Guinta Calls President's Decision to Sue Arizona Wrong. 8 July 2010. "The decision by the Justice Department to sue the State of Arizona in an effort to stop the State from protecting its citizens is quite simply an action not in the best interest of the American people and the people of Arizona. Unlike the US Congress which has failed to enforce existing immigration laws and has allowed the border to remain an open gateway to illegal immigration and the drug trade, the State Of Arizona has taken appropriate action and given its law enforcement agencies the powers to crackdown on illegal immigrants. It is disingenuous of the federal government to fail to enforce its own laws and then to try to prevent a state from remedying an existing problem. Instead of wasting the time, energy and budget of the Justice Department on this law suit, why doesn't the Administration instead concentrate on fixing the problem of illegal immigration and securing our borders?" (www.teamguinta.com)
  • "To be clear, I 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." (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage? View Citations

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  • his last VE: 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." (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." (youtu.be)
  • Rated 0% in 2011-2012 by Human Rights Campaign - Positions
  • Rated 0% in 2011-2012 by Human Rights Campaign - Positions
  • his last VE: 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." (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." (youtu.be)
Yes Inferred Answer National Security: Do you support targeting suspected terrorists outside of official theaters of conflict? View Citations

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  • "I join with Granite Staters in extending sympathy to the families of those who lost loved ones today, and in honoring the ultimate sacrifice they made while serving their country overseas. This unjustified attack is a stark reminder that freedom's foes remain ready to strike. They must never be permitted to prevail. On this day after the anniversary of the September 11th terror attacks, let us renew our commitment to defending our precious liberty." (votesmart.org)
  • "I join with Granite Staters in extending sympathy to the families of those who lost loved ones today, and in honoring the ultimate sacrifice they made while serving their country overseas. This unjustified attack is a stark reminder that freedom's foes remain ready to strike. They must never be permitted to prevail. On this day after the anniversary of the September 11th terror attacks, let us renew our commitment to defending our precious liberty." (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Social Security: Do you support allowing individuals to divert a portion of their Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts? View Citations

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  • "I do not support any proposal that reduces benefits for those at or near retirement. A promise made is a promise kept.Many of our nation's seniors depend on Social Security and Medicare. This is their lifeline after years of hard work. They paid into it with the understanding they would be taken care of when the time came. To pull the rug out from under them after years of hard work would be morally wrong" (votesmart.org)
  • "I do not support any proposal that reduces benefits for those at or near retirement. A promise made is a promise kept.Many of our nation's seniors depend on Social Security and Medicare. This is their lifeline after years of hard work. They paid into it with the understanding they would be taken care of when the time came. To pull the rug out from under them after years of hard work would be morally wrong" (votesmart.org)
  • 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." (www.youtube.com)
  • 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." (www.youtube.com)

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