U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta will hold his first town hall since his return to Congress on Saturday in Hampton.
Guinta says that at the afternoon open meeting he will unveil a new initiative to “save billions in taxpayer dollars by identifying and ending frivolous and duplicative government programs and projects.”
Guinta is calling the program “Operation TAXPAYER” – “Operation To AX Persistent Abuse of Your Earned Revenue.”
“The initiative will highlight billions of dollars of waste over time,” said Guinta spokesman Danielle Adams. “The first piece of legislation is a fundamental change in the way Washington votes on duplicative and wasteful legislation.” Details are expected later this week.
The town hall is scheduled for 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Community Room of the Hampton Police Department, 100 Brown Ave., in Hampton. The event is open to the public and media.
In the 2014 campaign, Guinta and supporters accused then-incumbent Rep. Carol Shea-Porter of failing to hold traditional town halls that were open to the public. Shea-Porter disagreed with the assertion.
Guinta has said he held 29 town halls and many other open forums in his last term in 2011 and 2012.
In a statement today, Guinta said, “No state better understands the importance of these town halls than the Granite State. As your representative to Washington, I look forward to listening to your concerns, receiving your feedback and collaborating with you to create common-sense solutions to address the issues preventing job and economic growth in the Granite State.
“During my first town hall, I’ll also unveil my new initiative to save billions in wasted taxpayer dollars currently spent on creating duplicative and frivolous government programs. I look forward to seeing you Saturday.”