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U.S. Congressional Tipoffs Involving New Hampshire Newsletter for Sunday January 12, 2020 ( 17 items )  

Bipartisan Bill to Help Rural Students and Communities Succeed Introduced by Sens. Collins, Hassan
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 -- Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: In a bipartisan effort to help rural communities thrive, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) introduced The Success for Rural Students and Communities Act of 2020. Their bipartisan bill would help rural students reach their higher education goals and connect them with employment opportunities in their hometowns. "Investing in the educational aspirations of rural students not on  more

House Passes PFAS Action Act of 2019, Containing Key Rep. Pappas Amendment
WASHINGTON, Jan. 11 -- Rep. Chris Pappas, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: The U.S. House of Representatives passed the PFAS Action Act of 2019, a comprehensive piece of legislation that seeks to limit the impacts of PFAS contamination on our communities and our environment. Although these chemicals have been linked to cancer, immune disorders, thyroid problems, and other chronic health conditions, there have been few federal protections in place to protect public health. Th  more

Justice Requires to Report National Data on Suicide Deaths as Result of Shaheen Provision Signed into Law
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 -- Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire, issued the following memo: A record number of U.S. law enforcement officers died by suicide last year, according to Blue H.E.L.P. a Massachusetts-based nonprofit that works to reduce mental health stigmas for police. Blue H.E.L.P. reported that 228 current or former officers died by suicide in 2019 - more than all other line-of-duty deaths combined, and a dramatic increase over the number of deaths by suicide reported in 2018. As USA   more

Rep. Kuster Issues Statement on PFAS Action Act
WASHINGTON, Jan. 11 -- Rep. Ann Kuster, D-New Hampshire, issued the following statement: * * * - Kuster provision would reduce output of PFAS chemicals * * * Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) voted in favor of the PFAS Action Act of 2019. The legislation, of which Kuster is a cosponsor, would require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to publish a maximum contaminant level goal for PFAS and establish national drinking water safeguards for PFAS chemicals. The legislation includes Kuster's Pro  more

Rep. Kuster Issues Statement on Vote to Pass Lower Drug Costs Now Act
CONCORD, New Hampshire, Jan. 8 -- Rep. Ann Kuster, D-New Hampshire, issued the following statement: * * * - Kuster discusses inclusion of $10 billion in H.R. 3, the Lower Drug Costs Now Act, to fight substance misuse and the opioid crisis * * * Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) joined Granite State Progress for a discussion on H.R. 3, the Lower Drug Costs Now Act - historic legislation passed by the House in December that would lower the price of prescription drugs for all Americans by empowering M  more

Rep. Kuster Issues Statement Regarding Iranian Attack on U.S. Forces
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 -- Rep. Ann Kuster, D-New Hampshire, issued the following statement regarding the Iranian attack on U.S. forces stationed in Iraq and the briefing administration officials provided to Congress: "The events over the past 24 hours have been deeply troubling. I strongly condemn Iran's ballistic missile attack targeting U.S. forces in Iraq last night, and I am relieved that no American or allied forces were harmed. Now is the time to pause and take a step back to engage diplomac  more

Rep. Pappas Issues Statement on House Resolution Regarding Use of Military Force in Iran
WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 -- Rep. Chris Pappas, D-New Hampshire, issued the following statement after voting in favor of (H.Con.Res. 83) regarding President Trump's use of military force in Iran: "I am thankful no Americans were killed or wounded in Tuesday's missile attacks by Iran, and I strongly condemn their aggression against the United States. We must continue to do everything in our power to protect American lives and prevent any further escalation. Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution ma  more

Sen. Hassan Announces Support for US-Mexico-Canada Agreement
WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 -- Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: * * * - At Senate Finance Committee Markup Tomorrow, Senator Will Vote to Advance the Agreement * * * Citing improved labor and enforcement standards, as well as feedback from New Hampshire businesses and workers, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan said that she will support the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement when the Senate Finance Committee, on which she serves, considers the trade agreement tomorrow. "Inter  more

Sen. Hassan Cosponsors Renewable Energy Extension Act to Help Promote Use of Renewable Energy
WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 -- Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) cosponsored the Renewable Energy Extension Act to promote the use of renewable energy, reduce carbon emissions, spur solar innovation, and invest in thousands of jobs. The Renewable Energy Extension Act would extend clean energy tax incentives and ensure continued deployment, growth, and innovation of these technologies. The legislation was introduced by Senator Catherine   more

Sen. Hassan Issues Statement on Iranian Ballistic Missile Attacks in Iraq
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 -- Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, issued the following statement after address from President Trump regarding the Iranian ballistic missile attacks in Iraq: "I join all Americans in denouncing Iran's ballistic missile attacks targeting U.S. troops stationed in Iraq, and am relieved that no Americans were harmed. I'm encouraged that President Trump spoke of reducing military tensions, however, it remains a very dangerous and volatile situation, and it is critical that th  more

Sen. Hassan Issues Statement on Major Bipartisan PFAS Bill
WASHINGTON, Jan. 11 -- Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, issued the following statement Jan. 10: The U.S. House of Representatives passed major bipartisan legislation to address PFAS contamination in New Hampshire and across the country. In response, Senator Hassan issued the following statement: "PFAS contamination has been linked to devastating health consequences, and there is much more that the federal government can and should be doing to protect Americans from PFAS exposure. The impo  more

Sen. Hassan Visits Contoocook Creamery, Discusses Impact of USMCA on Dairy Farmers
CONTOOCOOK, New Hampshire, Jan. 11 -- Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release Jan. 10: Senator Maggie Hassan discussed how the bipartisan U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement will help support dairy farmers in New Hampshire during a visit to Contoocook Creamery. Earlier this week, Senator Hassan voted in the Senate Finance Committee to advance the USMCA, which was the next major step forward in the trade agreement going into effect. "One of the reasons I support this agr  more

Sen. Hassan Votes to Advance USMCA at Senate Finance Committee Markup
WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 -- Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: * * * - New England Council, Business & Industry Association of NH Applaud Senator Hassan's Support for the Trade Deal - To watch the Senator's remarks during the Senate Finance Committee markup, click here (https://youtu.be/-7aCe4n0ZYE). * * * Citing the benefits to New Hampshire businesses, workers, and consumers, as well as improved labor and enforcement standards, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-  more

Sen. Shaheen Holds Roundtable Discussion in Manchester on Implementation of New Flexibility to Treat Meth and Cocaine Use
MANCHESTER, New Hampshire, Jan. 11 -- Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: In Manchester, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) hosted a roundtable discussion at the Farnum Center on the implementation of her provision signed into law in December that will provide flexibility for treatment providers to use opioid response grant dollars to help patients suffering from meth and cocaine dependency, in addition to opioid use disorders. Previously, federal law only a  more

Sen. Shaheen Issues Statement in Support of U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement
WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 -- Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire, issued the following statement announcing that she plans to vote in favor of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement: "International trade has long spurred New Hampshire's economy, creating good paying jobs and opportunities for small businesses," said Shaheen. "In reviewing the details of the USMCA and during meetings with New Hampshire business owners, labor leaders and community members, I weighed heavily whether this agreement was in t  more

Sen. Shaheen Issues Statement on Iran Attacks on Bases Housing U.S. Personnel in Iraq
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 -- Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire, issued the following statement after Iran launched ballistic missile attacks on Iraqi military installations housing U.S troops: "Tonight my thoughts are with our military men and women in uniform in Iraq and throughout the Middle East," said Shaheen. "I continue to urge the Trump administration to take all necessary steps to ensure the safety and security of our service members and diplomats in the region. "I strongly condemn the u  more

Sen. Shaheen Issues Statement on PFAS Action Act
WASHINGTON, Jan. 11 -- Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire, issued the following statement: U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the PFAS Action Act - a bipartisan package to combat per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination and clean up polluted sites. The legislation would require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to declare per-fluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) - two o  more