NHGOP ASKS SHAHEEN TO DENOUNCE OBAMA'S 501(c)(4)
Concord – The New Hampshire Republican Party sent the following letter to Senator Jeanne Shaheen asking her to denounce Organizing for Action (OFA), a political organization led by President Obama. According to its Website, OFA “will operate as a ‘social welfare’ organization within the meaning of section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code.” The group has a chapter based in New Hampshire that is helping Senator Shaheen’s reelection campaign and...
NHGOP STATEMENT ON HOUSE CASINO SUPER COMMITTEE ITL VOTE
Concord – New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn released the following statement today on the House casino super committee voting to recommend that the full House kill SB 152:
"Governor Hassan’s fiscally irresponsible house of cards is beginning to collapse. Today’s vote is a major setback for her proposal to include $80 million in speculative gambling revenues to cover the massive spending increase in her state budget. Her proposal is so...
NHGOP DEMANDS SHAHEEN EXPLAIN LETTER CALLING FOR MORE IRS INVESTIGATIONS
Concord – The New Hampshire Republican State Committee demanded that Senator Jeanne Shaheen explain her 2012 letter to the IRS commissioner calling for increased investigations of social welfare organizations (full letter here). The IRS is engulfed in a major scandal after reports surfaced that the agency was inappropriately targeting conservative social welfare organizations that opposed President Obama’s big government agenda.
“Senator Shaheen’s 2012 letter to...
NHGOP BLASTS HASSAN ADMINISTRATION'S NEW HOSPITALITY INCOME TAX
Concord – New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn today blasted Governor Maggie Hassan for trying to impose a new tax on New Hampshire’s hospitality industry. The Union Leader reported today that the Hassan Administration is trying to reinterpret existing tax rules to force New Hampshire restaurants and food establishments to pay a new income tax on tips collected by food servers. Since Hassan became governor, the New Hampshire Department of...
FIRST ANNUAL LIBERTY DINNER FEATURING SEN. RAND PAUL SELLS OUT
Concord – New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn announced that the party’s first annual Liberty Dinner has sold out. The event, which features US Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, will take place on May 20th at the Grappone Center in Concord.
“I am extremely pleased with the tremendous response we received for our first Annual Liberty Dinner. Ticket sales have exceeded our expectations because Republicans are...
SHEA-PORTER VOTES TO PROTECT HER OWN SALARY - AGAIN
Breaks With Kuster To Oppose Bipartisan Amendment Barring Members of Congress From Getting Paid If They Fail To Address Debt Limit
Concord – Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter today voted against bipartisan legislation that blocks members of Congress from getting paid if they fail to address the federal debt limit (Roll Call, 5/9/13). The measure overwhelmingly passed with the support of liberals including Representatives Ed Markey (D-MA), Charlie Rangel (D-NY) and...
NH EDITORIAL PAGES PAN SHEA-PORTER'S FAILED LEADERSHIP ON FINANCIAL ISSUES
Concord – Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter is under fire this week from New Hampshire editorial pages because of her failed leadership on critical financial issues affecting her constituents. The Union Leader, Portsmouth Herald and Foster’s Daily Democrat, criticized Shea-Porter for failing to oppose crushing new EPA regulations and for her unwillingness to speak out against the Internet sales tax.
“Congresswoman Shea-Porter has refused to speak out against the...
NHGOP CALLS ON DEMS TO DENOUNCE OUTRAGEOUS ATTEMPT BY OFA-NH TO POLITICIZE BOSTON MARATHON ATTACKS
Concord – New Hampshire Republican Party Executive Director Matthew Slater today called on Democrats to denounce the outrageous attempt by President Obama’s Organizing for Action (OFA) to politicize the Boston Marathon attacks. Fox News (5/1/13) reported last night that OFA-NH used disgusting and inappropriate signs at a recent gun protest organized by the group in front of Senator Kelly Ayotte’s office. One of the signs, which was splattered in “fake...
NHGOP STATEMENT ON SENATE DEMOCRATS' TAX RESOLUTION STUNT
Concord – New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn released the following statement today on the Senate Democrats’ Internet sales tax resolution:
“The resolution that Senate Democrats sought to introduce was a laughable attempt to distract from President Obama’s enthusiastic support for the Internet sales tax and their long history of inaction on this issue. Republicans in the state Senate have already protected New Hampshire small business owners...
NHGOP STATEMENT ON BALANCED REPUBLICAN BUDGET
Concord – New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn released the following statement today on the balanced Republican state budget:
“Today’s announcement of the state's April revenues confirms that the Republican's 2012-13 budget will balance and may even produce a surplus. Reasonable Republican revenue estimates and responsible spending plans have proven reliable through 22 months of a 24-month budget cycle. Due to the hard...
NHGOP CALLS ON NORELLI TO STOP PAYING DUES TO NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF STATE LEGISLATURES
NCSL Actively Campaigning For Internet Sales Tax Legislation That Would Damage NH Advantage
Concord – New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn sent the following letter to Speaker Terie Norelli today asking her to stop paying taxpayer funded dues to the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). The NCSL is lobbying for the passage of the Internet sales tax bill that will hurt New Hampshire small businesses. Speaker Norelli also serves as president...
NYT: SHAHEEN "GETTING NERVOUS" ABOUT PAYING A POLITICAL PRICE FOR OBAMACARE
Concord – The New York Times (4/26/13) today reports that Democrats in both houses of Congress are “getting nervous that they could pay a political price” for the implementation of Obama Care. The Times specifically mentioned concerns raised by New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen in a closed-door meeting on Thursday with White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough.
“We are hearing from a lot of small businesses in New Hampshire that do...
KUSTER AND SHEA-PORTER UNDERWATER IN NEW UNH POLL
Concord – A new poll released last night by the University of New Hampshire shows a steady decline in Congresswoman Annie Kuster and Congresswoman Shea-Porter popularity. According to the survey, both Shea-Porter and Kuster have a dismal -1% favorability rating.
“Representatives Shea-Porter and Kuster are losing support because Granite Staters are fed up with their votes for higher taxes, reckless spending and more debt,” said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer...
NHGOP CALLS ON DEM REP PATTEN TO EXPLAIN STALKING ORDER OF PROTECTION FILED AGAINST HIM
Concord – New Hampshire Republican Party Executive Director Matthew Slater calls on Democrat State Representative and Concord City Councilor Dick Patten to explain the stalking temporary order of protection filed against him by a 20-year old Concord resident (Concord Monitor, 4/23):
“The stalking order of protection filed against Democrat Representative Patten is extremely troubling and raises very serious questions that he must address...
SHAHEEN MISSES VOTE ON DISASTROUS SALES TAX BILL
Jeanne MIA On Vote Protecting NH From Online Sales Tax
Concord – New Hampshire Republican Party Chairman Jennifer Horn released the following statement today on Senator Shaheen missing an important vote yesterday on the federal sales tax bill (Roll Call Here).
“It is unacceptable for Senator Shaheen to miss a vote on legislation that will hurt consumers and burden businesses with onerous new regulations. Shaheen’s failure to stand up for New Hampshire by voting...
NHGOP CALLS ON NH DEMS TO DENOUNCE OBAMA'S INTERNET SALES TAX BILL
Also Blasts Speaker Norelli For Leading Organization That Supports It
Concord – New Hampshire Republican Party Chairman Jennifer Horn called on New Hampshire Democrats to reject President Obama’s endorsement of a disastrous internet sales tax bill (AP, 4/22). The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) has also endorsed the legislation. New Hampshire House Speaker Terie Norelli serves as the president of the NCSL.
“The internet sales tax bill...
NHGOP APPLAUDS SENATE VOTE TO REJECT REPEAL OF EDUCATION TAX CREDIT
"Senate Republicans should be commended for fighting to uphold the important education tax credit that helps parents find the best possible educational opportunities for their children, regardless of family income. This tax credit levels the playing field and offers even our poorest students the opportunity to benefit from the learning environment that is best for them."
"Governor Hassan has repeatedly fought to repeal this popular tax credit and restrict school choice....
NHGOP CALLS ON HASSAN TO WITHDRAW NOMINATION OF TEAMSTER LOBBYIST
Concord – New Hampshire Republican Party Chairman Jennifer Horn today called on Governor Maggie Hassan to withdraw the nomination of Teamster lobbyist and political coordinator Dennis Caza to the state Racing and Charitable Gaming Commission. The Union Leader today reported on conflicts of interest that could be generated by his confirmation.
"In order to uphold public trust in the Racing and Charitable Gaming Commission, Governor Hassan needs to...
NHGOP STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT OBAMA'S DISASTROUS BUDGET
Concord – New Hampshire Republican Party Chairman Jennifer Horn released the following statement today on President Obama’s budget:
“President Obama’s budget is a fiscal disaster that is radically out of step with the traditional New Hampshire principles of limited government, lower taxes and less spending. The Obama budget raises taxes on working families, adds more debt to pay for the president’s bloated spending proposals and never balances. It also fails...
NHGOP STATEMENT ON SENATE HEALTH, EDUCATION AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE VOTE AGAINST REPEALING SCHOOL CHOICE
Concord – New Hampshire Republican Party Chairman Jennifer Horn released the following statement on the State Senate Health, Education and Human Services Committee vote against repealing school choice:
"Senate Republicans were right to recognize that education choice is about parents being able to find the best possible educational opportunities for their children, regardless of family income. Today’s vote will help to protect a law that has leveled the playing field,...