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Congressional Tipoffs Involving New Hampshire Newsletter for Sunday November 17, 2019 ( 32 items )  

Collins, King Back Bill to Support and Expand Regional Greenhouse Gas Reduction Programs
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 -- Sen. Susan M. Collins, R-Maine, issued the following news release: * * * - Bipartisan legislation also cosponsored by senators from six east coast states currently participating in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) * * * U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Senator Angus King (I-Maine) today joined a number of their colleagues in introducing bipartisan legislation to support and expand programs such as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a c  more

House Passes Two of Pappas's Bipartisan Bills to Strengthen Veterans' Health Care
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 -- Rep. Chris Pappas, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: * * * - As Chair of Oversight and Investigations for House Veterans' Affairs Committee, Pappas continues to deliver on fight to reform VA * * * Last night the House passed two pieces of bipartisan legislation introduced by Congressman Chris Pappas (D-NH), who serves as the Chair of Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee for the House Veterans' Affairs Committee, to improve the quality of care our  more

Kuster Leads Bipartisan Letter Requesting Increased Funding for Veterans Housing Program
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 -- Rep. Ann Kuster, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) sent a letter to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees, signed by a bipartisan group of 82 Members of Congress, asking the committees to maintain the House-passed levels of support for Housing and Urban Development-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) and Tribal-VASH program in fiscal year 2020. The funding levels the House passed provide $47,000,000 fo  more

Kuster Votes to Increase Access to VA Care for Women Veterans
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 -- Rep. Ann Kuster, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) voted in favor of H.R. 3224, the Deborah Sampson Act, which would increase access to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical care for women veterans. The resolution, which passed the House last night, requires the VA secretary to ensure that gender specific services are continuously available at every VA medical center and community based outpatient clinic. "Women veterans   more

Members of Northern New England Congressional Delegations Call on Customs & Border Patrol to Disclose Criteria, Effectiveness of Highway Checkpoints
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 -- Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: Yesterday, Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) sent a letter to the Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) with Representatives Chris Pappas (D-NH1), Ann McLane Kuster (D-NH2), Peter Welch (D-VT At-Large) and Chellie Pingree (D-ME1), calling on the agency to provide information on the use of temporary highway checkpoints in northern New England  more

Members of Northern New England Congressional Delegations Call on Customs & Border Patrol to Disclose Criteria, Effectiveness of Highway Checkpoints
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 -- Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) sent a letter to the Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) with Representatives Chris Pappas (D-NH1), Ann McLane Kuster (D-NH2), Peter Welch (D-VT At-Large) and Chellie Pingree (D-ME1), calling on the agency to provide information on the use of temporary highway checkpoints in northern New England over the   more

Murphy, Blumenthal Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support and Expand Regional Greenhouse Gas Reduction Programs
HARTFORD, Connecticut, Nov. 14 -- Sen. Christopher Murphy, D-Connecticut, issued the following news release: * * * - Bipartisan Legislation is Cosponsored by Senators From Six States Currently Participating in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) * * * U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) joined Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and a number of their colleagues in introducing bipartisan legislation to support and expand programs such as the Regional Green  more

NH Delegation Announce Nearly $800K in Federal Funding to NH DOJ to Combat Human Trafficking
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 -- Rep. Ann Kuster, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, the lead Democrat on the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, announced with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded $780,038 in federal funding to the New Hampshire Department of Justice (NHDOJ) in support of efforts to c  more

On Senate Floor, Shaheen Urges Support for Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Rights of Sexual Assault Survivors Nationwide
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 -- Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor with Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) in support of the Survivors' Bill of Rights in the States Act, their bipartisan legislation that would encourage states to ensure that federal rights for survivors of sexual assault - which were codified by Shaheen's Survivors' Bill of Rights Act - are also recognized and protected at the state level. You  more

Pappas, Young Lead Bipartisan Letter to Protect States From Loss of $7.6 Billion in Highway Funding
WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 -- Rep. Chris Pappas, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: * * * - If Congressional action is not taken immediately, the FAST Act will rescind critical infrastructure aid from states * * * Congressmen Chris Pappas (D-NH) and Don Young (R-AK), who both serve on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, led 107 of their colleagues in a letter calling on Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Leader Kevin McCarthy to address the upcoming rescission of $7.6 bill  more

Rep. Kuster Issues Statement on Veterans Day
CONCORD, New Hampshire, Nov. 10 -- Rep. Ann Kuster, D-New Hampshire, issued the following statement on Veterans Day: "On Veterans Day, we join together to thank veterans, active duty servicemembers, and military families for their incredible bravery, sacrifice and devotion to our nation. "This is deeply personal for me. I witnessed my father and father-in-law struggle with the invisible wounds of war after serving in World War II, and I know how critical it is to support veterans and assist th  more

Reps. Pappas, Lee, Sen. Murray Introduce Bill Blocking Trump Administration's Rule Permitting Discrimination in Health Care
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 -- Rep. Chris Pappas, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: Today, the Put Patients First Act was introduced by Representatives Chris Pappas (D-NH), Barbara Lee (D-CA), and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), following the Southern District of New York's decision to block the Trump Administration's attempt to allow health care providers to refuse lifesaving care on a religious or "conscience" basis. This legislation will affirm that court's decision and further safegu  more

Sen. Hassan Questions Nominee for FEMA Administrator
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 -- Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: * * * - In Opening Remarks, Senator Hassan Highlights Need for FEMA to Address Climate Change, Cyberattacks * * * Senator Maggie Hassan, the top Democrat on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management, questioned Peter Gaynor on his nomination to be Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Mr. Gaynor curr  more

Sen. Hassan Raises Concerns Over Impact of U.S.-China Trade Policies on New Hampshire With Chair of Federal Reserve
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 -- Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: * * * - Senator at Joint Economic Committee Hearing: Businesses in New Hampshire Have Been Targeted by China's Unfair Trade Practices and Harmed by Trade Uncertainty * * * At a Joint Economic Committee hearing yesterday, Senator Maggie Hassan questioned Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell about the Federal Reserve's proper role in responding to unfair Chinese trade practices and the Administration'  more

Sen. Hassan, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support and Expand Regional Greenhouse Gas Reduction Programs
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 -- Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: * * * - Bipartisan Legislation is Cosponsored by Senators From Six States Currently Participating in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) * * * Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today led a number of her colleagues in introducing bipartisan legislation to support and expand programs such as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a collaborative effort across the states of Connecticut, D  more

Sen. Hassan: Bipartisan Resolution to Honor Women Veterans Passes Senate Unanimously
WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 -- Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: * * * - Resolution Championed by Warren, Murkowski, McSally, Tester, Harris, Sullivan, Gillibrand and Hassan Urges Postal Service to Issue a Commemorative Stamp Series Honoring Women Veterans of the Armed Forces * * * United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Martha McSally (R-Ariz.), SASC member and 26-year v  more

Sen. Hassan: NH Delegation Announce Nearly $800K in Federal Funding to NH DOJ to Combat Human Trafficking
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 -- Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, the lead Democrat on the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, announced with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded $780,038 in federal funding to the New Hampshire Department of Justice (NHDOJ) in support of efforts t  more

Sen. Shaheen Introduces Bipartisan, Bicameral Survivors' Bill of Rights in States Act to Protect Survivors' Rights Nationwide
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 -- Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: * * * - Legislation Builds on the Shaheen-Authored Survivors' Bill of Rights Act that was Signed into Law in 2016 - Shaheen has Lead Efforts in Congress to Support Survivors of Domestic & Sexual Violence * * * U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation with Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) and Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R-ND)  more

Sen. Shaheen Issues Statement on Federal Employee Retirement Savings in Chinese Companies Working Against U.S. Values, Interests
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 -- Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire, issued the following statement after the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board voted to invest federal employee retirement savings in emerging markets that includes Chinese companies working against U.S. values and interests: "There's no excuse for this decision. "This should have been an easy call to reverse course, yet the Board has decided to double down on this dangerous proposal. "It's reckless to prop up companies that th  more

Sen. Shaheen Issues Statement on Turkish President Erdogan's Visit to White House
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 -- Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire, member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services committees, issued the following statement ahead of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to the White House following an invitation from President Trump: "It's inexcusable that this visit is going forward, despite the egregious behavior of President Erdogan and his government," said Shaheen. "This is not the time or place to be extending hospitality and exchanging nic  more

Sen. Shaheen, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support and Expand Regional Greenhouse Gas Reduction Programs
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 -- Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: * * * - Bipartisan Legislation is Cosponsored by Senators From Six States Currently Participating in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) * * * Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today introduced with a number of her colleagues bipartisan legislation to support and expand programs such as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a collaborative effort across the states of Connecticut, De  more

Sen. Shaheen: NH Delegation Announce Nearly $800K in Federal Funding to NH DOJ to Combat Human Trafficking
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 -- Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, the lead Democrat on the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, announced with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded $780,038 in federal funding to the New Hampshire Department of Justice (NHDOJ) in support of efforts   more

Senate Homeland Security Committee Sets Hearing on Nomination of Gaynor to Be FEMA Administrator
WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 -- The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee issued the following hearing information: Nomination of the Honorable Peter T. Gaynor to be Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security at 342 Senate Dirksen Building at 9:30 a.m. on Nov. 14: Member Statements * Senator Margaret Wood Hassan, D-New Hampshire Witnesses: * Peter T. Gaynor, to be Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Department o  more

Senate Passes Bipartisan Bill Cosponsored by Sen. Hassan to Save Taxpayer Dollars, Help FEMA Improve Its Ability to Efficiently, Effectively Respond to Natural Disasters
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 -- Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: Senator Maggie Hassan, ranking member on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee's Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management Subcommittee, applauded Senate passage of the bipartisan Federal Advance Contracts Enhancement Act, which Senator Hassan cosponsored to help save taxpayer dollars and improve the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) ability to efficiently and e  more

Senate Passes Peters, Johnson, Hassan Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Government Systems From Counterintelligence Threats
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 -- Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: The U.S. Senate unanimously approved bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI) and Ron Johnson (R-WI), Ranking Member and Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee to address cybersecurity while purchasing information technology equipment for the government. U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) also cosponsored the legislation. The Supply Chai  more

Sens. Collins, King Back Bill to Support and Expand Regional Greenhouse Gas Reduction Programs
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 -- Sen. Angus S. King Jr., I-Maine, issued the following news release: * * * - Bipartisan legislation also cosponsored by senators from six east coast states currently participating in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) * * * Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Senator Angus King (I-Maine) today joined a number of their colleagues in introducing bipartisan legislation to support and expand programs such as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RG  more

Sens. Hassan, Capito Introduce Bipartisan Bills to Spur Investment in Rural Broadband
WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 -- Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: * * * - The Two Bills Would Create a Tax Credit for States and Localities to Direct Toward Rural Broadband Projects, and Support Public-Private and Municipally Directed Rural Broadband Bonds * * * Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) introduced two bipartisan bills to help states, cities, and towns spur investment in rural broadband projects. The bills complement ongoing ef  more

Sens. Shaheen, Hassan Introduce Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization Legislation
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 -- Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: Today, Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and all 47 Democratic Senators in introducing the Senate companion to the House-passed Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act. The legislation - which would reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) through 2024 - includes important updates and reforms to the existing law to ensure women a  more

Sens. Shaheen, Murray, Merkley Continue Pressing Trump Administration Over Decision to Withhold Funding for Humanitarian Crises, Women's Health
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 -- Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: * * * - Senators press Trump administration over decision to put ideology over the lives of women and children worldwide and continue withholding bipartisan funding from the UN Population Fund - Letter comes as UN Population Fund celebrates 50th anniversary, kicks off major conference in Nairobi * * * Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Commi  more

Shaheen, Hassan and Pappas Announce $1.9 Million in Federal Funding to Advance Solar Technologies
WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 -- Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) the award of $1.9 million in federal grant money to advance new solar technologies. The grants were awarded through the Department of Energy's (DOE) Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Solar Energy Technologies Office,   more

Shaheen, Hassan, Pappas Announce $1.9 Million in Federal Funding to Advance Solar Technologies
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 -- Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) the award of $1.9 million in federal grant money to advance new solar technologies. The grants were awarded through the Department of Energy's (DOE) Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Solar Energy Technologies Office, w  more

Shaheen-Gardner Bill to Address Health Concerns Regarding Firefighters' Exposure to PFAS Through Protective Gear Clears Key Committee Hurdle
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 -- Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: * * * - Shaheen has Spearheaded Efforts in Congress to Remediate, Research & Respond to PFAS Exposure * * * Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Cory Gardner's (R-CO) bipartisan bill, the Guaranteeing Equipment Safety for Firefighters Act, unanimously passed the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. The bipartisan legislation would take important steps to examine  more