(Washington, D.C.) – “Today, Congress is facing an unprecedented debt crisis, and few – if any – members in either chamber have shown more leadership on this issue than Charlie Bass,” said former U.S. Rep. Tom Davis (R-VA), President and CEO of Main Street. “Charlie Bass has been one of the most important voices pushing for a return to fiscal sanity in Washington.”
“As the former President of the Republican Main Street Partnership, Charlie understands the need to build bipartisan consensus to tackle the serious challenge faced by this current debt crisis, and on a wide range of issues important to American families, taxpayers Charlie’s leadership on this, and other issues critical to average Americans,” continued Davis.
“Main Street is lucky to count Charlie Bass among our members and the people of New Hampshire are fortunate to have him as their voice in Washington,” concluded Davis.
Representative Charlie Bass (R-NH)
Charles F. Bass was elected to represent New Hampshire’s Second Congressional District in November 2010.
Bass has a long record of public service in New Hampshire. He previously represented the Second Congressional District from 1995 to 2007 and championed a number of initiatives important to the people of New Hampshire, including expanding broadband access to rural communities, preserving New Hampshire’s scenic environment, and promoting clean, alternative energies that will lessen our dependence on foreign sources of oil. In the 112th Congress, Bass was appointed to serve on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, allowing him to effectively represent the needs of the Granite State.
Prior to being re-elected to Congress in 2010, Bass served on the Board of Managers at New England Wood Pellet in Jaffrey, one of the leading producers of clean-burning wood pellets, and was a senior advisor to Laidlaw Energy Group, a company that initiated the project to convert the former Fraser Pulp and Paper site in Berlin to a clean, wood-chip burning energy plant.
Early in his public service career, Bass served in the New Hampshire Legislature as a State Senator for two terms, and before that, as a State Representative. After graduating from Dartmouth College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1974, Bass worked for former Maine Reps. William Cohen and David Emery.
BASS POLICY PRIORITIES
Noting that out-of-control federal spending, huge debts, and unsustainable deficits threaten our nation’s economic growth, Bass continues to work with his colleagues to reform the way Washington spends taxpayers’ hard-earned dollars. He has sponsored legislation to create a select Committee in the House whose sole function would be to find ways to eliminate waste, duplication, and inefficiency in the federal government. Bass also supports streamlining the budget process to allow for biennial budgeting and a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.
Bass believes that a diverse and sustainable energy portfolio is vital to ensuring our nation’s energy security and lessening our dependence on foreign sources of oil, in addition to helping the private sector create jobs and grow our economy. He continues to support legislative initiatives to expand research into new, alternative energies as well as energy efficiency programs. He is also fighting to protect New Hampshire’s and our nation’s environmental treasures by supporting conservation easement tax deductions, providing sufficient funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, and expanding recreational opportunities in our national forests.
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The Republican Main Street Partnership (RMSP) is dedicated to promoting and building a pragmatic, thoughtful, fiscally conservative, and inclusive “Governing Majority,” where political debate is encouraged to promote solutions to improve the lives of all Americans. Embracing the full spectrum of center-right ideologies and values in order to build coalitions, RMSP is the largest organization of elected leaders who are in the mold of Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, and Ronald Reagan. For more information on RMSP, visit our website at www.republicanmainstreet.org.