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Frank Guinta Says He Wants To Make Cuts To Social Security, Repeal ACA And Block Student Loan Refinancing Legislation

Former Congressman Frank Guinta affirmed that he still plans to cut seniors’ benefits in an interview with the Concord Monitor last week, saying that “Republicans are going to want” to adopt a benefit-cutting measure, Chained CPI, in the next Congress.

“New Hampshire seniors beware: Frank Guinta has a plan to cut your earned benefits,” said Shea-Porter spokeswoman Marjorie Connolly. “Instead of ending tax breaks for Big Oil and huge corporations, Guinta would balance the budget on the backs of our seniors. His extreme Tea Party platform would not only punish seniors, but also the hardworking Granite Staters who pay into this system with the expectation that their earned benefits will be there when they need them.”

Disturbing facts about Guinta’s benefit-cutting proposal to adopt Chained CPI:

  • Guinta’s proposal would hit beneficiaries harder as they age.
  •  Since women live longer than men and the cuts accelerate over time, women would be hit especially hard.
  •  Under Guinta’s proposal, a senior who retires at 65 would lose almost $14,000 by age 85, and $28,000 by age 95.
  •  By the time retirees reach 85, their benefits would be cut by an average of $1,147 per year.
  • A 92-year-old would lose an entire month’s income from his or her annual benefits.
  •  Guinta’s proposal would cut almost 14 weeks’ worth of food from a 75-year-old’s budget, and almost 24 weeks of food from an 85-year-old’s budget.
  •  Even Guinta’s hyper-conservative pal Grover Norquist opposes the proposal, saying that it’s “a very large tax hike over time.”

Unlike Guinta, Carol Shea-Porter opposes the benefit-cutting chained CPI proposal, and successfully fought to eliminate it from President Obama’s budget proposal.

But wait there is more!

In the interview with the Concord Monitor Guinta stated  “he’d oppose any measure to eliminate student loan debt and saddle taxpayers with that cost instead.”  The current proposal by Senator Warren and co-sponsored by Sen. Shaheen would allow students to refinance their federal student loans.  This does not shift the burden to the taxpayers, it stops the government from collecting over $60 billion in profits off the backs of our college students.

Guinta is still denying climate change science that has the support of 97% of the scientific community. “I’m not sure the science is accurate or complete on this issue.”  As a politician who has received major funding from the Big Oil and the Koch Brothers he would know better than 97% of the scientific community.

Guinta also wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act. “Guinta said he would vote to repeal it, but he does support the provisions that protect people with pre-existing conditions and that allow people to stay on their parents’ health plans until age 26.” Of course he wants to keep the part that has unmatched support by both sides.  Even though Frank Guinta wants to repeal part of the law, and keep part of the law, the Republicans in the House have not submitted any legislation to do that. They continue to waste our taxpayer dollars voting for a repeal that will never get passed the Senate or the President who signed the bill.

The ACA is working. It is saving the government money, including the $600 million in savings from Medicare alone.  The NH Department of Insurance just announced that over 20,000 people have signed up for healthcare who did not previously have any coverage.  So again the ACA is not perfect but it is working. We need to make it better not destroy it completely.  If Congressman Guinta wants to repeal it so bad, he should be the one to tell the 20,000+ people who got healthcare for the first time, that he is taking that away from them to ensure that millionaires and billionaires continue to pay less in taxes than average Americans.

NH CD01: A Clear Choice For Granite Staters

Carol Shea Porter - Frank GuintaThis election, voters in New Hampshire’s in the First Congressional District once again have a choice between two candidates that we know very well: Carol Shea-Porter and Frank Guinta.

The two candidates have faced each other in the same race for the last three election cycles.

Carol is a true fighter for the middle class: pushing for stronger labor laws, a higher minimum wage, and access to healthcare for all Americans.

Frank is a self proclaimed “Tea Partier” who opposes any increase in the minimum wage, wants to “reduce government regulations” that help protect our environment, and would take away a woman’s right to choose.

Carol has the endorsement of workers organizations like the NH AFL-CIO, the State Employees Association, The American Federation of Teachers -NH, and the National Education Association of New Hampshire. Carol has also been endorsed by Planned Parenthood for her opposition to the attacks on women’s rights, the Human Rights Campaign for protecting the rights of the LBGT community, and the Sierra Club for her work protecting the environment.

On the other hand, Frank has been endorsed by the Koch brothers funded Americans For Prosperity and the Association of Builders and Contractors. Frank and the ABC held up construction of the Manchester Jobs Corps building because they were opposed to a federal agreement that would have protected construction workers and ensured that they were paid a fair wage.

Carol has voted time and time against proposed cuts to Social Security and Medicare – programs that Americans have paid in to, their entire working lives. Vote after vote, Carol has defended the promises of retirement security that Americans have relied on since 1935. Protecting Social Security is one of the cornerstones of Carol’s service in Congress, and that’s why she has been endorsed by the New Hampshire Alliance For Retired Americans.

Frank, on the other hand, supports Paul Ryan’s plan to make cuts to Social Security and Medicare.

Carol has defended the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard from threats to close it. She was also very vocal in her opposition to last October’s 16-day government shutdown.

There is no doubt that Frank would have voted with the extremists in Congress to shut our government down. And Frank has already promised he would join the faction that keeps forcing the House to waste resources voting on Obamacare (at least 60 times so far).

Once again, Granite Staters in the First District have a very clear choice between candidates.

  • If you want a fighter for the middle class who opposes corporate PAC money, vote for Carol Shea-Porter.
  • If you want someone in Washington who will vote for his corporate funders and against the middle class, then Frank Guinta fits the bill.

Myself, I will be voting to re-elect Congresswoman Shea-Porter.

Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter’s Speech From The Jackson Jefferson Celebration 2014

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Carol Shea-Porter addresses the crowd at the Jackson Jefferson Celebration

If this election is about fairness, and I believe it is, NH and America should practice self-defense and vote for Democrats.  It’s the Democratic Party that actually sees the middle class and is working to move the middle class in NH and America forward.  The Dems have a plan to jumpstart the middle class.  We are working to create jobs and make it in America, and we want to raise the minimum wage. We know that when women succeed, America succeeds, so we have a women’s economic agenda- Paycheck Fairness Act, the Healthy Families Act, which assures men and women have sick leave, and increases access to affordable childcare.

If this election is about education, and I believe it is, Americans should practice self-defense and vote for Democrats.  Democrats believe that education is the key to prosperity.  Therefore we passed legislation to take the middle men out of government school loans, increased Pell Grant money, and reduced the interest rates for loans when we were in the house. No, Republicans are event blocking the Bank on Students Emergency Loans Refinancing Act.

If this election is about Social Security and Medicare, and I believe it is, then Americans should practice self-defense and vote for Democrats.  Democrats know that seniors helped build and defend this country and that they earned their benefits and we should not cut benefits or voucherize Medicare while keeping subsidies for big oil and gas and the wealthiest.

If this election is about the  need for campaign finance reform, and I believe it is, then Americans should practice self defense and vote for Democrats.  Democrats have legislation demanding full disclosure by donors and have other bills to clean up the undue influence of these shadowy groups that have pounced since Citizens United.

If this election is about the need for research and development, and I believe it is, then Americans need to practice self-defense and vote for Democrats.  Republicans slashed funding for the National Institute of Health and the Center for Disease Control, quite clearly a bad move.  They took money from vital research, it’s the research which gives Americans great hope and victories over disease.

If this election is about climate change, and I believe it is, then American need to practice self-defense and vote for Democrats.  Democrats believe in science.  We believe we can invest in renewable energy and change direction.

If this election is about our future, and I believe it is, then Americans need to practice self-defense and vote for Democrats.  Democrats believe that we are strongest when we stand together and work together to solve our problems.

Democrats believe in the American Dream. We believe in wealth creation.  That’s in our DNA.  It’s a good thing.  It keeps people working, builds communities, allows us to invest.  Democrats also believe in what has made our great country succeed.

Our country can and must remain a land of opportunity and fairness, where when you work hard and play by the rules, you can raise your family, send your kids to college, save for retirement, and have a little left over for pizza on Friday night.

As Guinta Denies Climate Change, SIERRA CLUB Endorses Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter

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Nation’s Largest Grassroots Conservation Organization Praises Shea-Porter’s Consistent Record of Protecting the Environment and Public Health 

Porstmouth, NH – Today, the New Hampshire Chapter of the Sierra Club announced its endorsement of Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter in the election for 1st New Hampshire Congressional District.

“Carol Shea-Porter has been a champion for the people of New Hampshire and the natural beauty we all love,” said Jim Allendinger. Strafford resident and Chapter Political Committee Co-Chair. “She has worked tirelessly to invest in renewable energy that would create jobs right here in New Hampshire while continuing the fight to ensure that our public lands and national treasures are safe from dangerous drilling practices. We are proud to endorse her in her bid for re-election.”

Representative Carol Shea-Porter’s role on the House Natural Resources Committee stands in sharp relief with the stances taken by her opponent Frank Guinta. Congresswoman Shea-Porter has voted for strong reforms in land conservation, stewardship of federal natural resources, the creation of clean energy jobs, and voted to protect national public treasures from dangerous gas and oil exploitation. Guinta has stated he’s for drastically cutting funds from environmental programs, voted to reduce funding to protect America’s endangered species and refuses to accept the science behind climate disruption.

In a Republican Primary debate Frank Guinta was asked if he believed in man made climate change, to which he responded flat out “no” (video here and below).

Frank Guinta relies on significant financial support from the oil-billionaire Koch brothers, who insist that Republican candidates deny the truth about climate change in order to advance their Big Oil agenda. But before he converted to singing the Koch brothers’ tune, he signed two climate change agreements during his time as Mayor of Manchester.

“The choice in this election couldn’t be clearer,” said Michael Brune, Executive Director of the Sierra Club. “Granite Staters have the opportunity to re-elect a visionary environmental leader in Rep. Carol Shea-Porter. As a co-sponsor of the bill which made our cars more fuel efficient, she’s saved consumers money while taking a big step to cut back on climate disruption causing carbon pollution. Her work protecting public lands from destructive drilling process while working to create more than 2 million new acres of wilderness and parks only serves to reinforce that John Muir’s legacy of environmental stewardship lives on today in the halls of Congress.”

“I am honored to once again earn the Sierra Club’s endorsement,” said Congresswoman Shea-Porter. “As a member of the House Natural Resources Committee, I’ve been proud to  work to protect our land, air, and water, and to vote for a clean energy future.”

The Sierra Club Political Committee’s coordinated program, Victory Corps, has deployed Sierra Club staff and volunteers to 13 House and Senate races around the country. Victory Corps has targeted critical environmental and conservation champions fighting for re-election or working to represent their district in congress; including critical battleground fights like the New Hampshire 1st.

Guinta Unable to Defend Extreme Tea Party Record at North Conway Debate

While Shea-Porter Highlights Successful Work for Middle Class,
Guinta Launches Partisan Attacks

NORTH CONWAY—Unable to defend his destructive “yes” votes for slash-and-burn sequestration cuts, the extreme Ryan Republican Budget, and the even-more-radical Tea Party budget, Frank Guinta launched partisan attacks at yesterday morning’s North Conway debate.

“Frank Guinta’s desperation came across loud and clear in North Conway this morning. This debate was more about what Guinta refused to admit about his own record than what he did say,” said Shea-Porter spokeswoman Marjorie Connolly.

Guinta refused to engage with the issues. He ducked the subject of campaign finance reform, the day after his FEC filing proved he’s accepting large amounts of Koch Brothers money. He doubled down on his support for giving tax breaks to the wealthy and refused to address his votes for sequestration cuts and extreme budgets that slashed funding for the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control, infrastructure, education, job training, first responders, border security, and other programs.

Instead of offering his own proposals, Guinta launched attacks and tried to reassign blame. In contrast, Shea-Porter offered detailed solutions that build on her record of fighting on behalf of New Hampshire’s middle class families.

“Carol talked about her successful bipartisan work to achieve results in Congress, and asked voters to judge the candidates on their voting record and what they’ve accomplished for the people of New Hampshire. By that criteria, there’s one clear choice in this election—Carol,” said Connolly.

Guinta Voted For Budget That Was Too Extreme For The Majority Of The GOP

Guinta 2010 - 2 (Image by Jason Meserve)

Guinta 2010 – 2 (Image by Jason Meserve)

Shea-Porter Campaign Highlights Most Extreme Republican Study Committee Budget Provisions

MANCHESTER—Today, the Carol Shea-Porter campaign released a list of the most extreme provisions that Frank Guinta supported when he voted for the Republican Study Committee Budgets, known as Paul Ryan’s Republican budget “on steroids.” [RSC FY 2012 Vote, RSC FY 2013 Vote]

“Frank Guinta showed his true colors when he voted for an extreme Tea Party budget that even the majority of his fellow Republicans couldn’t stomach,” said Shea-Porter spokeswoman Marjorie Connolly. “Frank Guinta’s Republican budgets on steroids would decimate investments in the middle class in order to slash Social Security, voucherize Medicare, end investments in our communities, and hand out huge tax breaks to big corporations and billionaires. Guinta’s radical right-wing beliefs would have put New Hampshire’s jobs and our seniors’ retirement security in jeopardy.”

Here are the most extreme provisions of Guinta’s Republican Study Committee Budgets:

Voucherize Medicare Even Faster

Guinta’s Tea Party budgets would have implemented a Medicare voucher program even sooner than the Ryan Republican budget, and would raise the eligibility age for Medicare for those who were born after 1952 [The Hill, 4/8/11].

Raise the Social Security Age While Slashing Benefits

The 2012 Tea Party budget would have raised the Social Security eligibility age to 70 by 2045, resulting in a 20% cut in benefits for seniors [Ways and Means Committee Democrats, 4/13/11].

Expand Corporate Welfare

The Tea Party budgets would have cut both the corporate and top tax rate by nearly 30%. Guinta’s tax plan would even make it easier for American corporations to move jobs overseas and avoid paying U.S. taxes [Bipartisan Policy Center, 4/4/12] [Center for American Progress, 7/16/12].

Deregulate the Big Banks

Proving that Guinta sides with big banks at the expense of middle-class American consumers, his 2013 Tea Party budget would eliminate the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the watchdog responsible for cracking down on abusive banking practices and predatory lenders [FY2013 RSC Budget].

Decimate Education Funding

The 2013 RSC budget would have cut $104 billion from Pell Grants and $47 billion from student loan programs [Bipartisan Policy Center, 4/4/12].

End Local Community Investments

The 2013 RSC budget would eliminate the Economic Development Administration, which works for small businesses and local communities in New Hampshire.

If the EDA were eliminated, the City of Rochester would not have gotten a $1.9 million grant that Carol Shea-Porter secured to fund the “construction of water and sewer infrastructure to … serve as a catalyst for expansion of existing businesses, new business development, and opportunities for job creation to replace almost 500 jobs lost due to the recent closure of several manufacturing companies.” [EDA.gov; FY2013 RSC Budget Blueprint]

The NH Alliance For Retired Americans Endorse Carol Shea-Porter For Congress

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Today at an event in Portsmouth, Alliance for Retired Americans members proudly endorsed Carol Shea-Porter for re-election to the U.S. Congress from New Hampshire’s 1st District.

The event featured New Hampshire members of the Alliance as well as a performance by Senior Votes Count!’s Jon “Bowzer” Bauman of the musical group Sha Na Na. New Hampshire House Speaker Terie Norelli and State Senator Martha Fuller Clark also spoke.

“Carol Shea-Porter is really a champion for seniors. She can be trusted to lead with our interests. Her views on keeping health care affordable and retirement secure are among the reasons that we stand behind Carol Shea-Porter and her candidacy for U.S. Congress,” said Lucy Edwards, President of the New Hampshire Alliance for Retired Americans.

Carol Shea-Porter’s strong positions on fighting Social Security and Medicare privatization and strengthening Social Security and Medicare confirm her commitment to improving the quality of life for older Americans. She understands that selling off our Medicare to the big insurance companies or turning our Social Security over to Wall Street would benefit few and harm many, including New Hampshire seniors.

State Senator Martha Fuller Clark applauded Carol’s opposition to proposals like chained CPI that would cut benefits for seniors.

Noting that Medicaid pays for 40% of nursing home care, New Hampshire House Speaker Terie Norelli said, “We need to send Carol back to Washington, because Carol’s vote for the ACA actually set the stage so that the Governor and the House and the Senate here in New Hampshire could reach a bipartisan solution.”

The Alliance for Retired Americans represents over 4.3 million retirees and community activists, including more than 13,000 members in New Hampshire.

Below are the full remarks of NH Alliance for Retired Americans President Lucy Edwards:

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NH ARA President Lucy Edwards

I first met Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter when she had just decided to run for Congress.   I remember how amazed I was that a middle class woman much like me might be my Congresswoman, and thinking that if there were more people like me and my family and my friends and neighbors in Congress things might go better for us.  She has not disappointed me, despite the challenges of our current Congress!  Those two years when she was out of office made it so clear to so many of us that there really is a difference!

As a volunteer for my town’s planning board, I have been learning about the demographic changes going on in New Hampshire.  In 2013 we were the 3rd oldest state in the country, and we are getting older. As we plan for the future of our small town, we have to ask ourselves, how are we going to deal with this aging population?

One thing I am very sure of is that we will need Social Security and Medicare to be flourishing programs, so that we all can retire with dignity and security. Social Security brought $4.1 billion in income into our New Hampshire economy in 2013.  Medicare allows retirees to manage their healthcare without bankrupting themselves or their children.  Cuts to either of these programs will hurt seniors, but cuts will also hurt our economy.  Social Security dollars typically are spent locally, not saved.  The money that might have been spent on healthcare if we didn’t have Medicare can go to the local supermarket, auto repair, or hardware store.

If Medicare and Social Security are cut, where will the customers with money to spend come from to replace the buying power of the 1 in 5 New Hampshire residents who receive these earned benefits?  How will our local businesses make ends meet?  I’m not hearing anything about the demand side of “supply and demand” from those who think cutting our earned benefits would be a good idea.
I might add that my household has saved several thousand dollars over the past 4 years since the Congresswoman’s fix to Medicare D’s donut hole has started working.  We are very, very grateful for that, believe me!

I know that Congresswoman Shea-Porter understands this, she saw her parents depend on these senior safety net programs. She works very hard, and very thoughtfully, for the people of our state, and our country.  The New Hampshire Alliance for Retired Americans enthusiastically joins our national Alliance in endorsing Carol Shea-Porter for another term representing New Hampshire’s First District in the United States House of Representatives.
It’s very important that all New Hampshire’s seniors do their homework, mark their ballots from the bottom up, and vote in self-defense on November 4th!

Frank Guinta’s New Ad A Desperate Attempt to Fool Granite State Women Voters

Frank Guinta (Image by Mark Nassal)

Frank Guinta (Image by Mark Nassal)

Deceptive Ad at Odds with Guinta’s Anti-Woman Agenda

Manchester, NH —Frank Guinta’s new ad distorts his disastrous record on women’s health and economic priorities in an attempt to reverse his poor polling performance among New Hampshire women.

“Frank Guinta’s new ad is a desperate attempt to reverse his miserable polling numbers with women and cover up his record in Congress of voting against women’s health priorities, women’s safety against domestic violence, and a woman’s right to choose, even in cases of rape or when the mother’s life is in danger,” said New Hampshire Democratic Party Communications Director Julie McClain. “Guinta’s sudden claim to care about fair pay and childcare is laughable in the face of his anti-woman, Tea Party voting record, and New Hampshire women and families will not be fooled.”

In the ad, Guinta claims—without citation—to support fair pay and childcare. In fact, Guinta skipped the 112th Congress’s single vote on fair pay and never supported a single policy or bill to address the wage gap. In addition, he voted for the destructive sequester cuts that took away childcare options for New Hampshire families and closed Newmarket’s Head Start program.


In 2012, Guinta Skipped Vote on Fair Pay (H.Res. 667)
“ … to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide more effective remedies to victims of discrimination in the payment of wages on the basis of sex, and for other purposes.” (roll call 5/31/12, amendment to H.Res. 667)

Sequestration Cuts Guinta Voted for Caused Closure of Newmarket Head Start Program
“The closing of Newmarket’s nearly 20-year-old Head Start Program in June — caused by the federal sequestration — has forced the parents of more than a dozen children to either drive to a nearby community for the program or to just stay home.” (roll call on S. 365, Foster’s 7/13/13)

Shea-Porter Statement on FairPoint Communications and Union Negotiations

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Manchester, NH – Today, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement regarding the ongoing contract dispute between FairPoint Communications and two unions representing its workers, the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW).

“I am disappointed that talks have stalled between FairPoint Communications and the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), who represent the workers. There can be no resolution of differences if all parties are not at the table, hammering out an agreement. FairPoint and the union members who work at FairPoint are all important to our economy in New Hampshire and New England. For that reason, I believe it is essential that all parties return to the table and work together to reach a fair agreement.”

Rep Shea-Porter Named a 2014 Defender of Children

First Focus Campaign for Children: Shea-Porter “Delivered for Kids”

MANCHESTER—Once again, Carol Shea-Porter’s leadership on children’s issues in Congress has earned national recognition. Today, nonpartisan advocacy group First Focus Campaign for Children named Shea-Porter a 2014 Defender of Children.

“Lots of politicians talk about kids’ issues, but few back it up,” said Bruce Lesley, president of the Campaign for Children. “Congresswoman Shea-Porter delivered for kids.”

Shea-Porter said, “I appreciate this recognition from First Focus.  New Hampshire’s children are our future, and I am proud to be their advocate. Too often, kids’ health, education, and well-being have been neglected by the 112th and 113th Congresses, when they should be our nation’s top priority.”

Shea-Porter is the founder and co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional Allergy and Asthma Caucus, and has led initiatives to improve education, awareness, and treatment for asthma, which is the most common chronic childhood disease. Other recent Shea-Porter accomplishments on behalf of children included her success in fixing a Medicaid glitch that temporarily affected several New Hampshire kids and families this February, and her vote to restore funding for early childhood education programs like Head Start in the bipartisan budget compromise that reversed some of the reckless 2011 sequester’s budget cuts.

In selecting Champions, the First Focus Campaign for Children noted leaders who introduced, co-sponsored, and voted for legislation to meet children’s needs. In addition, the organization considered Members who demonstrated extraordinary initiative by spearheading activities such as sponsoring hearings or garnering the support of their colleagues to improve the health and well-being of children.

The advocacy organization recognized as “Champions for Children” 50 Members of Congress for their extraordinary efforts to protect and improve the future of America’s next generation. An additional 50 Members were recognized as “Defenders of Children” for their support of policies that advance the well-being of children. The 2014 Champions and Defenders are:

2014 Champions for Children


Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)

Sen. Mark Begich (D-AK)

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH)

Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA)

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME)

Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL)

Sen. Al Franken (D-MN)

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)

Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA)

Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI)

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)

Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA)

Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH)

Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI)

Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV)

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR)


Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA)

Rep. Kathy Castor (D-FL)

Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA)

Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI)

Rep. Danny Davis (D-IL)

Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)

Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX)

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN)

Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH)

Rep. Chris Gibson (R-NY)

Rep. Gene Green (D-TX)

Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ)

Rep. Richard Hanna (R-NY)

Rep. Rubén Hinojosa (D-TX)

Rep. Mike Honda (D-CA)

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)

Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI)

Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA)

Rep. John Lewis (D-GA)

Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA)

Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA)

Rep. George Miller (D-CA)

Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI)

Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX)

Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI)

Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO)

Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY)

Rep. Dave Reichert (R-WA)

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL)

Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA)

Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA)

Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL)

2014 Defenders of Children


Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS)

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA)

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT)

Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA)

Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA)

Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT)

Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ)

Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR)

Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD

Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT)

Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV)

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY)

Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)


Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA)

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)

Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR)

Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI)

Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA)

Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-CA)

Del. Donna Christensen (D-VI)

Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY)

Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC)

Rep. John Conyers (D-MI)

Rep. Susan Davis (D-CA)

Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA)

Rep. Ted Deutsch (D-FL)

Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD)

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY)

Rep. Peter King (R-NY)

Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI)

Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ)

Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM)

Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN)

Rep. Grace Napolitano (D-CA)

Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ)

Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL)

Rep. José Serrano (D-NY)

Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH)

Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY)

Rep. Steve Stivers (R-OH)

Rep. Pat Tiberi (R-OH)

Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY)

Rep. David Valadao (R-CA)

Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)

Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA)

Rep. Don Young (R-AK)

This is the Campaign for Children’s fourth annual class of Champions for Children. For more information about past honorees, visit www.ffcampaignforchildren.org.

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