Today is a Reminder of Congresswoman Shea-Porter's Broken Promises

Today’s vote on the Federal Reserve Transparency Act reminds Granite Staters of Rep. Shea-Porter turning her back on NH to follow former Speaker Nancy Pelosi and party leadership.

Today’s vote in the House of Representatives on H.R. 459, the Federal Reserve Transparency Act reminds Granite Staters of Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter turning her back on New Hampshire to follow former Speaker Nancy Pelosi and party leadership. 

In June of 2009, Congresswoman Shea-Porter surprised many Granite Staters when she cosponsored the 111th Congress’ version of H.R. 459, H.R. 1207 - the Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2009 (http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d111:HR01207:@@@P). 

Then, on June 30, 2010, virtually the same legislation was offered as a motion to recommit the full Federal Reserve audit to theWall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2009. Despite her cosponsoring the original legislation a year prior, Congresswoman Shea-Porter bowed to partisan pressure from Speaker Pelosi and voted “nay” helping to defeat it (http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2010/roll412.xml). Congressman Paul Hodes (D, NH-02) in fact joined with over a score of moderate Democrats and voted “yea” on the motion. 

More information about the vote in 2010 can be found here: (http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=63c_1278503164). 

Guinta spokesman Derek Dufresne released the following statement: 

“The record of broken promises from Congresswoman Shea-Porter is endless. Today’s vote on the same legislation she flip-flopped on last Congress reminds Granite Staters that the Congresswoman’s partisan allegiance to Nancy Pelosi supersedes her promises to those she was elected to represent. 

“New Hampshire deserves a representative who brings Granite State common sense to Capitol Hill; not a Congresswoman who says one thing to get elected and does another when pressured by party leaders.”

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T Rex July 26, 2012 at 03:33 PM
Carol may have forgotten. The voters remember.
Mike Egan July 26, 2012 at 04:00 PM
and How can we forget how Carol Shea (Hyphen ) Porter voted on the Obamacare Bill against all input from her NH constituents and then came back to her state and had to try and defend her vote after the fact....New Hampshire needs a representative that listens to their electorate not one that bows to their Party's Agendas ...we have a true representative in Cong. Frank Guinta
Anyone but Obama July 26, 2012 at 06:23 PM
Carol Shea Porter - the Pelosi of New Hampshire ......a has been.....tossed out by the voters......trying to make a comeback........destined for failure.......will be soundly rejected once again in November. Go away Carol - your former constituents do not want you.
essay July 27, 2012 at 01:44 PM
Did Guinta ever give a legitimate accounting for the $355,000 that he loaned to his campaign in 2009 and 2010? He filed an amended financial disclosure form, claiming that an "inadvertant oversight" contributed to his "forgetting" about a personal bank account that had between "$250,001 and $500,000", where the $355k came from. Are we to believe that, before he turned 30, Guinta earned this money working for Travelers Insurance? Or perhaps it was for his work as Jeb Bradley's senior policy advisor? Yet he had to take out student loans to help pay for his law degree at Franklin Pierce Law Center? Something's fishy. The non-profit organization Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington named Guinta one of the most corrupt members of the 112th Congress. He does not represent the good, honest, and hard-working citizens of New Hampshire. Read this for more information on this scandal: http://www.citizensforethics.org/mostcorrupt/entry/frank-guinta
Lee July 27, 2012 at 07:15 PM
Laughable considering his elevation to the rank of the top ten most corrupt political representatives (ref:CREW) in the country. It's unbelievable that he is on the House Oversight Committee considering his rejection of personal accountability. A look at where his support comes from is the best indication of where Frank's loyalties lie.
susanthe July 28, 2012 at 01:29 PM
Frank Guinta voted with Boehner 95% of the time, and abstained 3% of the time. Can one of you men explain to me how, exactly, this is different from what you're ranting about? Then maybe you can explain how Frank's magic bank account and his status as the #1 franking abuser in the House is acceptable to you.
Susan Mayer July 29, 2012 at 04:29 AM
This press release shows complete ignorance of the legislative process, deliberate deceptiveness, and carelessness--to be expected from Congressman Guinta. The Republican Federal Reserve audit was offered as a motion to recommit the Conference Report of the Wall St Reform (the final bill the House and Senate had agreed on). Had that motion passed, it would have killed the whole bill, as there would not have been time to pass it again in the House and Senate. So of course no one could vote for that motion who wanted Wall St Reform to pass, as most did. Also, the Wall Street Reform bill that Shea-Porter voted for and that was enacted into law did include a Federal Reserve audit by the GAO. According to the GAO report: "The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act directed GAO to conduct a one-time audit of the emergency loan programs and other assistance authorized by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Federal Reserve Board) during the recent financial crisis. This report examines the emergency actions taken by the Federal Reserve Board from December 1, 2007, through July 21, 2010" (http://www.gao.gov/assets/330/321506.pdf).


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