Welcome to the Web Site of the
New Hampshire House Republican Alliance
Who We Are and Our Goal
The New Hampshire House Republican Alliance (HRA) is a group of Republican
members of the House of Representatives with a very simple and straight-forward goal.
We want all bills passing the New Hampshire Legislature to be consistent with
the New Hampshire and US Constitutions, to embody the traditional Republican
in the NH State Party Platform,
and to be fiscally responsible to the people of our great state.
Our Guiding Principles
The HRA has been in existence for approximately 15 years as a solid and focused
organization that effectively instills its guiding principles into the New Hampshire
legislative process. It operates with the following guiding principles:
- Promote Partisanship: The constitutional republican process upon which this state
and country were founded will fail without choices, freedom of expression and
open debate. Squelching debate by promoting non-partisanship or bipartisanship
on otherwise contentious issues flies in the face of American democracy and
effective governance. Insisting that only one view be allowed a public voice is
- Deny Government Competition in the Private Sector: It is not the function of
government to duplicate or replace the private sector. Government should
encourage competition, not be the competition. We seek to deny government such
a role by, among measures, shrinking government, taxes, and spending.
- Support Local and Individual Control of Education: The HRA seeks to return
academics and accountability to public education. As in many other areas, we
should encourage and praise the fine performance of private schools from
kindergarten on up. Government should not seek to replace them. Publicly funded
schools should be held accountable for their results.
- Pursue Common Sense Social Policies: We seek to neither dictate nor diminish
traditional moral values. We promote personal responsibility, strong families,
unharrassed by government, and the reaffirmation of a morality that understands
basic rights and wrongs.
- Respect our Constitutions: The Legislature in New Hampshire should be the final
arbiter of the constitutionality of laws and those laws should respect individual
rights and a limited government as embodied in the original language and intent
of the drafters of our state and federal constitutions. We are not in favor of
passing feel-good legislation and leaving it to the courts to determine the legality.
What We Do
- Pink Sheets and Score Cards:
Through a process of open discussion among House Republicans, including
regularly scheduled Tuesday morning meetings, the HRA evaluates and publishes
voting recommendations on each item of legislation that will come before the
House for an individual vote, and these recommendations are made available to
legislative members before each session day (the Pink Sheet). If a bill or any
proposal is inconsistent with our goal and guiding principles, its passage is
opposed by the HRA; those promoting the goal and principles are promoted. We
support and promote these recommendations and our HRA colleagues during
committee hearings and legislative debates. We use these recommendations to
determine the extent to which members of the NH House support the
Constitutions, the NH Republican platform and fiscal responsibility and
periodically publish the results as the HRA Scorecard.
- Legislative Summit:
Each year the HRA holds a legislative summit for its members in order to
establish a theme for the upcoming session and identify legislative initiatives
which the HRA thereafter will promote to achieve that theme and the HRA's
- Press Releases: We bring current legislative issues to the public's attention.
Current Leadership (2013-2014)
Co-chairs: Rep. Pam Tucker (Greenland), Rep. Carol McGuire (Epsom), Rep. Al Baldasaro (Londonderry)
- Treasurer: Rep. Romeo Danais (Northwood)