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Congressional Tipoffs Involving New Hampshire Newsletter for Sunday September 15, 2019 ( 19 items )  

At 9/11 Hearing in New York City, Sen. Hassan Discusses Threats to Homeland Security With Former DHS Secretaries
NEW YORK, Sept. 9 -- Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: * * * - Senator's Questioning Focuses on Protecting Houses of Worship from Terrorist Threats, Strengthening Cybersecurity for State and Local Governments * * * Ahead of the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan joined bipartisan members of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee for a field hearing at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in N  more

Chairman Takano, Congressman Pappas Announce Hearing in Response to Arkansas, West Virginia VA Issues
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 -- Rep. Mark Takano, D-California, chairman of the House Veterans' Affairs Committee, issued the following news release: Today, House Committee on Veterans' Affairs Chairman Mark Takano (D-California) and Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations Chair Chris Pappas (D-New Hampshire) announced a subcommittee hearing this fall to address credentialing, privileging, and reporting after troubling allegations of incidents at VA facilities in Arkansas and West Virginia. "The sh  more

Hassan Joins Senate Dems to Call on Majority Leader McConnell to Act After House Judiciary Passes Gun Safety Bill to Ban High-Capacity Magazines
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 -- Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: Senator Hassan joined U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and the Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), along with 23 other of their colleagues in calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to act on their Keep Americans Safe Act (S.447), which would prohibit the transfer, importation, or possession of magazines able to hold more than ten rounds of ammunition. Companion legis  more

Rep. Kuster Issues Statement on 18th Anniversary of 9/11 Terrorist Attacks
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 -- Rep. Ann Kuster, D-New Hampshire, issued the following statement on the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks: "Eighteen years ago today, our country was shocked and saddened by the despicable acts that took place at the World Trade Center, at the Pentagon, and in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. "We will never forget the nearly 3,000 innocent lives lost and the brave men and women who saved so many in our greatest time of need. "Today we also reflect  more

Rep. Kuster Responds to Trump Administration's Plan to Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 -- Rep. Ann Kuster, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: * * * - Announces Support for Bipartisan Legislation to Address Youth E-Cigarette Epidemic * * * Today, following growing reports of deaths from vaping-related lung disease, Rep. Annie Kuster (D-NH) announced her support for the Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act of 2019, which was introduced by House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone (D-NJ). This bipartisan legislation aims   more

Rep. Kuster Testifies Before House VA Committee to Advocate for Legislation to Help Veterans Heal, Increase Access to Care for Military Sexual Assault Survivors
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 -- Rep. Ann Kuster, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (D-NH) testified before the House Veterans Affairs Committee at the committee's Members' Day Hearing to advocate for legislation to help veterans with invisible wounds heal and increase support for survivors of military sexual assault. Rep. Kuster highlighted the PAWS Act of 2019, legislation she has cosponsored that would increase opportunities for veterans to receive service   more

Rep. Pappas Issues Statement on 18th Anniversary of Sept. 11 Terror Attacks
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 -- Rep. Chris Pappas, D-New Hampshire, issued the following statement on the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks: "18 years ago, a group of individuals sought to not only to kill thousands of Americans but destroy our spirt as a nation. "Although September 11, 2001 will forever remain one of the darkest days in our nation's history, America persevered to model unity, freedom, and hope for the world. "Today we honor the memory of the more than 3,000 vic  more

Rep. Pappas Recognizes Indonesian Community Connect President Raychel
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 -- Rep. Chris Pappas, D-New Hampshire, issued the following speech, which was published in the Congressional Record on Sept. 6, recognizing Raude Raychel, president of the Indonesian Community Connect: I rise today to recognize Raude Raychel for her tireless work on behalf of the Indonesian community in New Hampshire. Raude serves as President of the Indonesian Community Connect (ICC), a non-profit organization based in Somersworth, NH. ICC hosts community events for the I  more

Sen. Hassan Takes to Senate Floor to Urge Congress to Provide More Resources to Combat Devastating Opioid Epidemic
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 -- Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: As the Senate Appropriations Committee considers funding bills for the next fiscal year, Senator Maggie Hassan took to the Senate floor today to urge Congress to provide more resources to combat the devastating opioid epidemic. The Senator specifically called on the Appropriations Committee to fully fund the State Opioid Response grant program, which has provided more than $50 million to New Hampshir  more

Sen. Shaheen Calls on FDA to Stop Drug Manufacturer From Abusing System Amid Opioid Epidemic
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 -- Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) sent a letter to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Acting Commissioner Dr. Norman Sharpless, requesting that the FDA prevent the manufacturer of buprenorphine from abusing the FDA's "Orphan Drug Designation" process to secure an additional seven years of market exclusivity. The new monthly injection version of buprenorphine - known as Sublocade - is used to   more

Sen. Shaheen Calls on NOAA IG to Investigate Statements That Reprimanded Weather Experts for Contradicting Trump's Dorian Tweets
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 -- Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee - which funds the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) - sent a letter last night to U.S. Department of Commerce Inspector General Peggy Gustafson requesting that she investigate whether NOAA's statement on September 6, 2019, that reprimanded Nati  more

Sen. Shaheen Issues Statement on 18th Anniversary of September 11th Terrorist Attacks
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 -- Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire, issued the following statement ahead of the 18th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks: "The senseless terror attacks on September 11, 2001 shook our nation to its core and took the lives of nearly 3,000 innocent men, women and children, including 10 Granite Staters. "In the midst of one of the most challenging moments in our nation's history, first responders ran toward danger to save others. We will never forget the sacr  more

Shaheen Responds to Trump Admin's Steps Toward Banning Flavored E-Cigarettes
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 -- Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: * * * - Calls on Health Agencies to Prioritize Action Investigating Deaths Related to the Devices - Shaheen and Hassan send letter with group of Senators led by Senators Jeff Merkley & Richard Blumenthal to health agencies about the public health crisis * * * U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the Trump administration's announcement that it would mov  more

Shaheen Secures NH Priorities to Boost Investments in NBRC, Fund Dredging of Rye Harbor in Committee-Approved Funding Legislation
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 -- Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: * * * - Shaheen Secures Funding to Prioritize Maintenance Dredging of Rye Harbor & Saves Northern Border Regional Commission from Elimination, Boosts Federal Investments for the Program - Biggest Pay Increase for Service Members in Nearly a Decade & Pay Raise for Civilian Workers at PNSY * * * Today, the Senate Appropriations Committee passed funding legislation for fiscal year (FY) 2020 that fu  more

Shaheen Testifies Before Senate Energy Subcommittee in Support of Portman-Shaheen Energy Efficiency Legislation
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 -- Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) testified before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy in support of the bipartisan energy efficiency legislation she has introduced with Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (ESIC), which will improve energy efficiency in three key sectors - buildings, industrial, and the federal governme  more

Shaheen, Bipartisan Group of Senators Urge Armed Services Leaders to Include the USS Frank E. Evans Act in Annual Defense Bill
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 -- Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, sent a letter to Senate and House Armed Services Committee leaders urging them to include the USS Frank E. Evans Act in this year's National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The bill would require the names of sailors lost aboard the USS Frank E. Evans--which sank 50 years ago this year--to be added to the V  more

Shaheen, Hassan and Pappas Announce More Than 200K in Federal Grant Funding for Strawbery Banke Museum
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 -- Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, along with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced that the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded $218,220 in federal funding to the Strawbery Bank Museum. IMLS is an independent federal agency that provides federal support for American libr  more

Shaheen, Hassan and Pappas Announce More Than 200K in Federal Grant Funding for Strawbery Banke Museum
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 -- 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 Appropriations Committee, along with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced that the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded $218,220 in federal funding to the Strawbery Bank Museum. IMLS is an independent federal agency that provides federal support for American lib  more

Shaheen, Udall, Collins File Bipartisan Resolution to Prevent Funding for Troops, National Security From Being Diverted to Border Wall
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 -- Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: * * * - New resolution follows Administration diverting $3.6 billion in Congressionally-appropriated military construction funds * * * U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Tom Udall (D-NM) and Susan Collins (R-ME) announced today that they have filed a bipartisan resolution to force a vote to terminate President Trump's declaration to divert military funds to his border wall and uphold the separa  more