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Congressional Tipoffs Involving New Hampshire Newsletter for Sunday October 27, 2019 ( 19 items )  

Gov. Sununu, Sen. Hassan Issue Bipartisan Letter to President Trump Regarding Supportive Housing
CONCORD, New Hampshire, Oct. 24 -- Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: Earlier this week, Governor Chris Sununu and United States Senator Maggie Hassan sent a letter to President Trump urging the Administration to expand access to supportive housing. Governor Sununu and Senator Hassan are seeking to clarify federal guidance related to how funds can be used to build inclusive, accessible, affordable housing for individuals who experience disabilities across t  more

Hassan-Supported POW/MIA Flag Act Passes House, Heads to President's Desk for Signature
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 -- Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: The U.S. House yesterday passed bipartisan legislation cosponsored by Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) to honor Prisoners of War and service members Missing in Action by requiring that the POW/MIA flag be displayed alongside the American flag at certain federal buildings and memorials. The bill, which was passed unanimously in the Senate in May, now heads to the President's desk for signature. The House v  more

House Passes Representative Pappas's Bipartisan National POW/MIA Flag Act
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 -- Rep. Chris Pappas, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: * * * - Legislation to display POW/MIA Flag alongside U.S. flag moves to President Trump's desk * * * Today, the House passed Congressman Chris Pappas's (NH-01) bipartisan legislation to require the POW/MIA Flag be displayed alongside the American flag at certain federal buildings and memorials to honor all POW/MIAs and the more than 81,000 service members who are unaccounted for from conflicts sinc  more

In Hearing, Rep. Kuster Holds Trump Administration Official Accountable for Efforts to Sabotage Access to Health Care
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 -- Rep. Ann Kuster, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) joined her colleagues on the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations to question Seema Verma, the Administrator at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), about the Trump Administration's continuing efforts to sabotage our health care system. Specifically, Kuster focused on the Administration's efforts to undermine the Affordable Care Ac  more

Portman, Schatz, Ernst, Heinrich, Gardner, Peters, Rounds, Hassan Praise Senate Passage of Bipartisan Bill to Address Rising Threat of Deepfakes
WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 -- Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH), Brian Schatz (D-HI), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Gary Peters (D-MI), Mike Rounds (R-SD), and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) applauded the Senate passage of the Deepfake Report Act to direct the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to conduct an annual study of deepfakes and other types of similar content. Deepfakes are hyper-realistic  more

Rep. Hassan Receives New Englander Award From New England Council, Granite Stater Award From New Hampshire College & University Council
BOSTON, Massachusetts, Oct. 22 -- Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: Senator Maggie Hassan yesterday received the New Englander of the Year award during the New England Council's reception at the World Trade Center in Boston. The award honors residents of New England for their contributions to their field of work, and their leadership in improving New England's quality of life and economy. The award is presented by the New England Council, a nonpartisan alli  more

Rep. Kuster Applauds Legislation to Keep Dangerous Drivers Off the Road and Prevent Tragedies
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 -- Rep. Ann Kuster, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: This past week, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) joined her colleagues to support the State and Federal Electronic Data Records to Improve Vehicle-operator Eligibility Reporting Systems (SAFE DRIVERS) Act of 2019, which was introduced by Congressman Seth Moulton (MA-06) earlier this month. The bill would allow states to acquire stronger state traffic safety information systems and promote communication between   more

Rep. Kuster Helps to Advance Legislation to Lower Prescription Drug Prices, Bill Now Headed to House Floor
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 -- Rep. Ann Kuster, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: * * * - Kuster's bill, the Maximizing Drug Coverage for Low-Income Seniors Act, was included in the legislation * * * Last night, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02), a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, helped to advance H.R. 3, the Lower Drug Costs Now Act of 2019, in the Committee's 10 hour-long markup of the legislation. The Maximizing Drug Coverage for Low-Income Seniors Act, legislation   more

Reps. Takano, Pappas Issue Statement on Investigation Into VA's Office of Accountability, Whistleblower Protection
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 -- Rep. Mark Takano, D-California, chairman of the House Veterans' Affairs Committee, issued the following joint statement with Rep. Rep. Chris Pappas, D-New Hampshire, chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation, after the Inspector General released their report on their investigation into Veterans Affairs's Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection entitled "Failures Implementing Aspects Of The VA Accountability And Whistleblower Protection Act O  more

Sen. Hassan Addresses Recovery Housing, Support for Women Struggling With Substance Misuse During Senate Finance Committee Hearing
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 -- Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: * * * - Hearing Marks One-Year Anniversary of Bipartisan SUPPORT Act, a Bill Hassan Helped Develop to Combat Opioid Epidemic * * * On the one-year anniversary of the signing of the bipartisan SUPPORT Act that Senator Maggie Hassan helped develop, the Senator participated in a Finance Committee hearing today on combating the substance misuse crisis. In particular, the Senator focused on the need to   more

Sen. Hassan Discusses State and Local Cybersecurity With Senior FEMA Official
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 -- Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: * * * - As a Member of the Homeland Security Committee, Senator Hassan Is Focused on Bolstering Cybersecurity at All Levels of Government * * * Senator Maggie Hassan sat down with Chad Gorman, the Acting Assistant Administrator for National Preparedness for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), yesterday to discuss how to best protect all levels of government from cyberattacks, including rans  more

Sen. Hassan Issues Statement on President Trump Plan to Lift Turkey Sanctions
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 -- Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, issued the following statement after President Trump announced his intentions to lift sanctions on Turkey following its attack on Kurds in Syria: "After abandoning our Kurdish allies by withdrawing troops from Syria, it's appalling that President Trump has announced his plans to lift what are already limited sanctions on Turkey--enacted after Turkey unilaterally launched a military offensive that killed scores of Kurdish soldiers and c  more

Sen. Shaheen Calls on HHS Secretary to Distribute Unused Funding Provided by Congress for Youth Substance Use Prevention
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 -- Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: * * * - Earlier today, Shaheen called on Senate Appropriations Committee leadership to provide flexibility for funding used to treat substance use disorders * * * U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, called on Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alexander Azar to release unused funds that have been identified from previous   more

Sen. Shaheen Calls on Senate Appropriations Leadership to Provide Flexibility for Funding Used to Treat Substance Use Disorders
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 -- Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: * * * - Shaheen also asks Committee to preserve the funding she was instrumental in securing that led to NH receiving a more than a ten-fold increase in opioid treatment funding * * * U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, called on Committee leadership to provide new flexibility so states can use State Opioid Response (SOR) grant dollars to add  more

Sens. Lankford, Enzi, Peters, Hassan Applaud Senate Passage of GREAT Act
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 -- Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: Senators James Lankford (R-OK), Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management; Mike Enzi, (R-WY), Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee; Gary Peters (D-MI), Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee; and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Ranking Member of the Homeland Security and Governmental A  more

Shaheen Files Amendment to Defund Trump Administration Lawsuit That Seeks to Strike Down ACA, Pre-Existing Condition Protections
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 -- Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: * * * - Shaheen Amendment Comes in Anticipation of Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals' Ruling to Uphold or Reverse a U.S. District Court Ruling that Would End Coverage for Pre-Existing Conditions - Shaheen Led a Resolution in the Senate to Save Pre-Existing Condition Protections & Health Care for Millions from Trump Admin's Effort to Gut ACA * * * U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) filed an amendment  more

Shaheen, McSally Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Service Members, Veterans With Eating Disorder Recovery
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 -- Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Martha McSally (R-AZ), both members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, introduced bipartisan legislation to expand eating disorder treatment access for U.S. service members, veterans and their dependents. Studies have found that 16 percent of female veterans have or have had an eating disorder and 20 percent of female adolescent dependents of a ser  more

Van Hollen, Senators Request Expedited Visa for General Mazloum
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-Maryland), Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee), Jeanne Shaheen (D-New Hampshire), and Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut) today sent the following letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo requesting that he assist with the issuance of a U.S. visa for General Mazloum, leader of the Syrian Democratic Forces, to visit the United States to discu  more

With Funding for Community Health Centers About to Run Dry, Hassan, Shaheen Cosponsor Bipartisan Legislation to Fund These Critical Centers
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 -- Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: * * * - The Senators Also Joined a Bipartisan Group of Their Colleagues in Sending Letter to Senate Leadership to Immediately Pass This Legislation * * * Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen joined a bipartisan group of their colleagues in cosponsoring legislation to extend critical funding for the Community Health Centers Fund, which will otherwise run out of money on November 21st. The Senat  more