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U.S. Congressional Tipoffs Involving New Hampshire Newsletter for Sunday September 01, 2019 ( 15 items )  

Hassan Highlights Impact of Wayfair Decision During Senate Hearing on Impact of Online Sales Tax Collection Requirement on NH Small Businesses
WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 -- Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: Today, Senator Maggie Hassan highlighed the impact of the backwards Supreme Court Wayfair decision on small businesses during a field hearing on the internet sales tax collection requirement in Concord. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, hosted the event. The recent Supreme Court ruling in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. determi  more

In Peterborough, Kuster Discusses Efforts to Improve Health Care Delivery
PETERBOROUGH, New Hampshire, Aug. 28 -- Rep. Ann Kuster, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: Yesterday, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) toured Monadnock Community Hospital and met with hospital leadership to discuss efforts to improve health care delivery for local residents. The visit was part of Kuster's health care listening tour, which she launched in February. As a member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Kuster has been highlighting the perspectives of pe  more

Pappas, Sarbanes Highlight Efforts to Fight Big Pharma and Lower Prescription Drug Prices
EXETER, New Hampshire, Aug. 23 -- Rep. Chris Pappas, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: Today Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) and Congressman John Sarbanes (MD-03) held a roundtable discussion with President of End Citizens United Action Fund Tiffany Muller and local stakeholders to discuss the skyrocketing costs of prescription drugs and how critical it is to remove the influence of big money from politics. Congressman Sarbanes authored, and Congressman Pappas co-sponsored,   more

Rep. Kuster Issues Statement on Johnson & Johnson Fueling Oklahoma's Opioid Crisis
CONCORD, New Hampshire, Aug. 26 -- Rep. Ann Kuster, D-New Hampshire, founding co-chair of the Bipartisan Opioid Task Force, issued the following statement after a judge found Johnson & Johnson responsible for fueling Oklahoma's opioid crisis: "Today, a court ruled that a major drug maker is responsible for fueling the opioid crisis in Oklahoma. "This ruling is a positive sign for the many states - including New Hampshire - that are also working to hold drug manufacturers accountable for their  more

Rep. Kuster: NH Delegation Announces Over $1 Million to Support Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence
WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 -- Rep. Ann Kuster, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: * * * - $450,000 received from Transitional House Grant Assistance Program - $383,741 received from the Office on Violence Against Women - Additional $250,000 received from Norther Border Regional Commission * * * U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) today announced over $1 million to support survivors of domes  more

Rep. Rose to Veterans' Affairs: Fix Your Website
WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 -- Rep. Max Rose, D-New York, issued the following news release: * * * - Rose Leads Call for Veterans' Affairs to Update Websites to Include Required Content and Links * * * Following a review of the Department of Veterans' Affairs (VA) websites which found they fail to include mandatory content and links, Congressman Max Rose led an effort with fellow members of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Congressmen Gil Cisneros of California and Chris Pappas of New Hamp  more

Rep. Shaheen: Delegation Announces Over $1 Million to Support Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence
WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 -- Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: * * * - $450,000 received from Transitional House Grant Assistance Program - $383,741 received from the Office on Violence Against Women - Additional $250,000 received from Norther Border Regional Commission * * * U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) today announced over $1 million to support survivors of d  more

Reps. Pappas, Trahan Tour Communities Along the Merrimack River to Highlight Critical Need for Federal Investments
MANCHESTER, New Hampshire, Aug. 22 -- Rep. Chris Pappas, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: Yesterday, Representatives Chris Pappas (NH-01) and Lori Trahan (MA-03) led a dual city tour along the Merrimack River to highlight the need for federal support in updating the river's wastewater infrastructure. Along with Acting Administrator for EPA Region 1 Deborah Szaro, and other state and local officials, the Representatives toured the Manchester Wastewater Treatment Facility and w  more

Sen. Hassan Issues Statement on Johnson & Johnson Fueling Opioid Epidemic
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 -- Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, issued the following statement after an Oklahoma judge ruled against Johnson and Johnson for its role in the opioid epidemic: "This is a historic case - the first time a court has ruled that an opioid manufacturer is legally responsible for its role in misleading patients and providers and fueling the opioid epidemic. "While we can never truly find a dollar amount that is commensurate with the loss of life and enormous pain caused by  more

Sen. Hassan Speaks With Providers, Moms in Recovery About Opioid Addiction Treatment at Dartmouth-Hitchcock
LEBANON, New Hampshire, Aug. 27 -- Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: * * * - The Senator Also Visited Claremont MakerSpace to Highlight Importance of Fostering Innovation and Supporting Small Businesses * * * Senator Maggie Hassan yesterday spoke with providers at Dartmouth-Hitchcock about efforts to expand access to medication-assisted treatment, and also met with participants in Moms in Recovery, a program for pregnant or parenting women who are grappl  more

Sen. Hassan: NH Delegation Announces Over $1 Million to Support Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence
WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 -- Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) today announced over $1 million to support survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Turning Points Network in Claremont will receive a $450,000 award through the Transitional House Grant Assistance Program, which is administered by the Department of Justice (DOJ), to support  more

Sen. Shaheen Announces Pilot PFAS Study at Pease to Move Forward
WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 -- Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: * * * - Shaheen Fought for Pease to Serve as a Model Site for Nationwide PFAS Health Impact Study - Shaheen Successfully Established the First-Ever PFAS Water Contamination Study in 2018 Defense Bill * * * U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced today that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved a pilot study at Pease International Tradeport to examine the health implications   more

Sen. Shaheen Hosts U.S. Senate Hearing in Concord on Impact of Online Sales Tax Collection Requirement on NH Small Businesses
WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 -- Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, hosted a field hearing on the internet sales tax collection requirement in Concord where she heard from Granite State small businesses about the impact of the new onerous requirement. The recent Supreme Court ruling in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. determined that states with a  more

Sen. Shaheen Issues Statement on Judge Ruling on Johnson & Johnson Oklahoma Opioid Case
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 -- Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire, issued the following statement in response to a judge's ruling in Oklahoma requiring Johnson & Johnson to pay the state $572 million for the opioid drug company's actions that have exacerbated the opioid epidemic: "Manufacturers of prescription opioids played a significant role in creating and prolonging this health crisis in New Hampshire and across the nation. "With more than 2,000 overdose deaths in the past five years in New Ham  more

Shaheen & NASA Administrator Bridenstine Visit UNH Space Science Center and NH Manufacturer Mikrolar
WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 -- Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations (CJS) Subcommittee which funds the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), joined NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine in visits to the University of New Hampshire's (UNH) Space Science Center and Mikrolar, a contractor for the space agency. The events come on  more