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Hassan issues July 4 statement

U.S. Sen Maggie Hassan issued the following statement in observance of the July 4 holiday. "This Independence Day will certainly look and feel different than in years past. However, even as we all continue to socially distance and follow public health guidelines, I encourage everyone to take ...

Shaheen, Moran to Secretary Ross: Comply with inspector general

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Jerry Moran (R-KS), the vice chair and chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee for Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies, sent a letter today to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross after the Department of Commerce (DOC) ...

Hassan cosponsors bipartisan legislation to improve veteran caregiver program

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-NH) cosponsored legislation introduced by Senators Gary Peters (D-MI) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) to improve the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) caregiver program. According to reports, caregivers and veterans have been arbitrarily discharged or ...

Kuster legislation to expand passenger rail passes House

The House passed H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, to improve America’s infrastructure. The final legislation included critical provisions from Rep. Annie Kuster’s (NH-02) bipartisan Invest in American Railroads Act, which will make it easier for New Hampshire to fund the Capitol Corridor ...

Hassan urges additional support to renters

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan urged the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to help assist renters following the lifting of New Hampshire’s eviction moratorium today. The Senator’s outreach follows conversations with affordable housing leaders in New Hampshire ...

Arthur Brennan endorses Andru Volinsky

CONCORD – Andru Volinsky received the endorsement of retired New Hampshire Superior Court Judge Arthur Brennan. Brennan, who resides in Weare, NH, served on the New Hampshire Superior Court from 1992 to 2007. "I've known Andru Volinsky for over 25 years, during which I've been privileged to ...

New Hampshire is No. 2 state for child well-being

CONCORD – New national data shows that New Hampshire ranks second in the United States for overall child well-being. The number two ranking, released as part of the Annie E. Casey Foundation's 2020 KIDS COUNT® Data Book, is a welcomed recognition, but it reveals a drop from first in 2019, ...

Kuster unveils Opportunity and Justice for All agenda

CONCORD – U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) unveiled her “Opportunity and Justice for All” Agenda, which highlights legislation that she is supporting to address institutional racism and help create a more just society for all Americans. The agenda was drafted following the Congresswoman’s ...

Senate concurs on SB 311

CONCORD - Today, the New Hampshire Senate concurred with a House of Representatives amendment on SB 311, Senator Martha Hennessey’s (D-Hanover) bill to provide for an annulment of a criminal record without payment of a fee in certain cases and specifies a waiting period for the annulment of ...