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Congressional Tipoffs Involving New Hampshire Newsletter for Sunday October 13, 2019 ( 19 items )  

Hassan, Colleagues Call for Immediate Action After Secretary DeVos' Mismanagement of Loan Forgiveness Program
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 -- Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: * * * - Recent Report Found That the Administration Rejected 99 Percent of Temporary Expanded Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Applicants and Used Only 4 Percent of Appropriated Funds * * * Today, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined her colleagues in sending a letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos demanding that the Department of Education immediately rectify the serious flaws in its m  more

Hassan-Backed Legislation Honoring Christa McAuliffe Signed Into Law
WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 -- Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Mike Enzi (R-WY) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statements after the Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin Act, bipartisan legislation that would create a commemorative coin to honor Christa McAuliffe, the Concord teacher who died aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger in 1986, was signed into law. The bill further reaffirms American commitment to Scien  more

In Concord, Kuster Discusses Decline of Bird Populations in North America
CONCORD, New Hampshire, Oct. 9 -- Rep. Ann Kuster, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: Yesterday, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) held a roundtable discussion at the Audubon McLane Center to hear from local and regional experts about the causes of the widespread decline in North American bird populations and the impact this is having in New Hampshire. Kuster was joined by representatives from New Hampshire Audubon, US Fish and Wildlife and the National Wildlife Federation, an  more

Rep. Kuster Discusses Counterfeit Microchip Production at Colt Recycling
HUDSON, New Hampshire, Oct. 10 -- Rep. Ann Kuster, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) toured Colt Refining and Recycling's electronics facility and met with leadership to hear more about the facility's work. They also discussed Colt's concerns about counterfeit microchip production in China due to unregulated export of electronic waste. Counterfeit chips are pervasive in our defense supply chains and threaten the reliability of critical milita  more

Rep. Kuster Hosts Federal Funding Workshop in Keene
KEENE, New Hampshire, Oct. 10 -- Rep. Ann Kuster, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: Yesterday, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) held a federal funding workshop at the Hannah Grimes Center to introduce Keene area organizations, communities and businesses to federal, state and local funding opportunities to support economic development throughout the region. Joining the discussion were the Northern Border Regional Commission, U.S. Department of Economic & Rural Development, En  more

Rep. Kuster Visits Speare Memorial Hospital to Discuss Efforts to Improve Health Care Delivery
PLYMOUTH, New Hampshire, Oct. 7 -- Rep. Ann Kuster, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) visited Speare Memorial Hospital to tour the facility and hear from hospital leadership and community partners about the hospital's work and strengthening rural healthcare. This visit is part of Kuster's hospital and health care listening tour, which she launched in February. Kuster has advocated for bolstering rural healthcare and facilities througho  more

Rep. Kuster: NH Delegation Announces More Than $1.2 Million in Federal Grant Funding in Support of Granite State Firefighters
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 -- Rep. Ann Kuster, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: Today, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $1,216,972.31 in federal funding in support of Granite State firefighters around the state. Through the agency's Assistance to Firefighters   more

Rep. Upton Issues Statement on Signing of Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin Act
WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 -- Rep. Fred Upton, R-Michigan, issued the following statement after President Trump signed the Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin Act (S. 239), sponsored by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire: Upton introduced the House-version of the bill in January as H.R. 500 with more than 300 cosponsors. The Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin Act of 2019 will mint a $1 silver coin - at no cost to the U.S. taxpayer - in honor of Christa McAuliffe, the teacher and astronaut who per  more

Reps. Kuster, Pappas Issue Statement on Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin Act
WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 -- Reps. Ann Kuster, D-New Hampshire, and Chris Pappas, D-New Hampshire, issued the following statements after the Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin Act was signed into law by President Trump: The legislation, which Kuster and Pappas introduced with Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) earlier this year, will create a commemorative coin to honor Christa McAuliffe and reaffirm Congress' commitment to invest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education. The Christa  more

Sen. Hassan Visits Afghanistan, Pakistan and India
NEW DELHI, India, Oct. 11 -- Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: * * * - On Congressional Delegation Trip, Senator Met with Key Government and Military Leaders in Afghanistan and Pakistan to Discuss Counterterrorism Efforts, Drug Trafficking, and Regional Stability; Senator Now Visiting India Before Returning to the U.S. * * * U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) this week discussed counterterrorism efforts, drug trafficking, and regional stability with gover  more

Sen. Hassan, Colleagues Call on Juul to End Unfair Forced Arbitration Agreements That Restrict Americans' Access to Justice
WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 -- Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and other Senators are calling on Juul to remove forced arbitration and other anti-consumer provisions from its terms and conditions for online sales. Forced arbitration clauses restrict Americans' access to justice by stripping consumers and workers of their right to go to court. Instead, consumers and workers are forced into an unfair  more

Sen. Hassan: N.H. Delegation Announces More Than $1.2 Million in Federal Grant Funding in Support of Granite State Firefighters
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 -- Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: Today, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $1,216,972.31 in federal funding in support of Granite State firefighters around the state. Through the agency's Assistance to Firefighte  more

Sen. Shaheen Issues Statement on President Trump's Decision to Pull Back U.S. Forces in Northeastern Syria
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 -- Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire, issued the following statement: * * * - Last year, Shaheen traveled to Turkey to meet with President Erdogan, and Northeastern Syria where she visited ISIS detention facilities and met with local Arab politicians and SDF members - Shaheen has long worked with the families of victims murdered by ISIS to bring killers to justice * * * U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of both the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed S  more

Sen. Shaheen Issues Statement on Turkish Incursion Into Northeastern Syria
WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 -- Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire, issued the following statement: * * * - Shaheen has long worked with the families of victims murdered by ISIS to bring killers to justice - Last year, Shaheen traveled to Turkey to meet with President Erdogan, and Northeastern Syria where she visited ISIS detention facilities and met with local Arab politicians and SDF members * * * U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of both the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed S  more

Sen. Shaheen PFAS Health Impact Study Moves Forward
WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 -- Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: * * * - Shaheen Established the PFAS Health Impact Study (https://www.shaheen.senate.gov/news/press/president-signs-shaheen-legislation-establishing-first-ever-nationwide-pfc-water-contamination-study-) in the Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Defense Bill** - Shaheen Fought for Pease (https://www.shaheen.senate.gov/news/press/shaheen-announces-that-pease-will-be-featured-in-national-pfas-study) to Serve as  more

Sen. Shaheen: N.H. Delegation Announces More Than $1.2 Million in Federal Grant Funding in Support of Granite State Firefighters
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 -- Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: Today, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $1,216,972.31 in federal funding in support of Granite State firefighters around the state. Through the agency's Assistance to Firefight  more

Sens. Shaheen and Markey Lead Letter Calling Out Trump Administration for Attack on Lighting Standards That Save Consumers Money, Combat Climate Change
WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 -- Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: * * * - Eliminating 2020 standards would cost $14 billion every year, more than $100 per household annually * * * U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA) today called out the Trump administration for its attack on lighting efficiency standards, which will result in consumers paying billions of dollars more for energy and the emission of millions of additional tons of carbon  more

Shaheen, Bipartisan Group of Senators Spearhead Bill to Bring More Alcohol and Drug Counselors to
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 -- Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: * * * - Senators' Bipartisan Bill will Increase Access to Treatment by Allowing Licensed Addiction Counselors (LACs) to be Reimbursed by Medicare * * * U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Jon Tester (D-MT), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Dan Sullivan (R-AK) recently introduced legislation to provide better access to treatment for substance use disorders by recognizing licensed addiction counselors (LAC  more

Shaheen-Enzi Legislation Honoring Christa McAuliffe Signed Into Law
WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 -- Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Mike Enzi (R-WY) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statements after the Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin Act, bipartisan legislation that would create a commemorative coin to honor Christa McAuliffe, the Concord teacher who died aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger in 1986, was signed into law. The bill further reaffirms American commitment to Scie  more