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Congressional Tipoffs Involving New Hampshire Newsletter for Sunday January 19, 2020 ( 31 items )  

Ahead of 10 Year Anniversary of Citizens United Decision, Shaheen Discusses Impact of Ruling on American Democracy
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 -- Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: Yesterday, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) hosted a press call with Representative John Sarbanes (D-MD) and public advocacy groups to discuss the continuing harm to the political landscape caused by the 10-year-old Citizens United v. FEC ruling. During the press call, the participants also discussed potential reforms, including a proposed Constitutional Amendment intr  more

Bring Our Heroes Home Act Introduced by Reps. Pappas, Fulcher
WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 -- Rep. Chris Pappas, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: * * * - Bipartisan, bicameral legislation would provide for an expedited and coordinated process of collecting, declassifying, and making public records of Prisoners of War (POW) and Missing in Action (MIA) service members. - The bill is a companion to S. 2794, the Bring Our Heroes Home Act, introduced by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Mike Crapo (R-ID) in November * * * Congressman Chris   more

Clean Water Safeguards Introduced by Reps. Pappas and Dingell
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 -- Rep. Chris Pappas, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: Representatives Chris Pappas (D-NH) and Debbie Dingell (D-MI) led more than 75 of their colleagues in introducing a resolution calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to maintain and strengthen Clean Water Act protections following the Administration's relentless attack on the landmark law. The Trump administration has made efforts to redefine the scope of waters protected under the Clean Water  more

NH Delegation Announces More Than $735K to Support NH Youth Suicide Prevention Efforts
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 -- 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, announced with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) the award of $735,844 in federal funding to the National Alliance on Mental Illness New Hampshire (NAMI NH) that will bolster the organization's youth suicide prevention efforts throughout New Hampshir  more

Rep. Kuster Advocates for Solutions to Address the Opioid Epidemic
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 -- Rep. Ann Kuster, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: Yesterday, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02), founder and co-chair of the Bipartisan Opioid Task Force, joined her colleagues on the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations for a hearing to examine state efforts to curb the opioid epidemic. During the hearing, Kuster addressed opportunities for future federal support at the state level and her work to reduce recidivism and end the cycle   more

Rep. Kuster Issues Statement on House Passage of Bipartisan Legislation to Expand Access to Dental Care for Veterans
WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 -- Rep. Ann Kuster, D-New Hampshire, issued the following statement on Jan. 13: Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) released the following statement on House passage of H.J. Res 80, a bipartisan measure that would allow the Veterans Affairs Administration (VA) to conduct a dental health access pilot and broaden the ability of veterans to get the dental care they need. The resolution was proposed as part of the VA Mission Act of 2018, which Kuster co-sponsored and was signed into law   more

Rep. Kuster: NH Delegation Announces More Than $735K to Support NH Youth Suicide Prevention Efforts
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 -- Rep. Ann Kuster, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: U.S. 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) the award of $735,844 in federal funding to the National Alliance on Mental Illness New Hampshire (NAMI NH) that will bolster the organization's youth suicide prevention efforts throughout New Hampshire. T  more

Rep. Pappas: NH Delegation Announces More Than $735K to Support NH Youth Suicide Prevention Efforts
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 -- Rep. Chris Pappas, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: U.S. 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) the award of $735,844 in federal funding to the National Alliance on Mental Illness New Hampshire (NAMI NH) that will bolster the organization's youth suicide prevention efforts throughout New Hampshire.  more

Sen. Crapo: Bill to Bring Home Missing Servicemembers Introduced in House, Gains Veterans Organizations' Support
WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 -- Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, issued the following news release: A companion bill to S. 2794, the Bring Our Heroes Home Act (BOHHA), introduced by U.S. Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-New Hampshire), was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Representatives Chris Pappas (D-New Hampshire) and Russ Fulcher (R-Idaho). Crapo and Shaheen also announced that S. 2794 has received endorsements by three Veterans Service Organizations, including Veteran  more

Sen. Graham, Ranking Member Feinstein Issue Statement on Passage of Bipartisan Bill to Keep Dangerous Drugs Off Streets
WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 -- Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, issued the following news release: Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-California) made this statement following the Senate's passage of their legislation, the Temporary Reauthorization and Study of the Emergency Scheduling of Fentanyl Analogues Act. The measure is also cosponsored by Senators Dick Durbin (D-Illinois), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Maggie Hassan (D-N  more

Sen. Hassan Applauds Passage of U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement
WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 -- Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release on Jan. 16: Senator Maggie Hassan voted to send bipartisan legislation implementing the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) to the President for his signature. As a member of the Senate Finance Committee, Senator Hassan helped to advance the bill, citing feedback from New Hampshire businesses and workers, as well as improved labor and enforcement standards. The deal is also supported by key New Hampsh  more

Sen. Hassan Issues Statement on Impeachment Trial
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 -- Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, issued the following statement on the House vote to send articles of impeachment to the Senate: "In this somber moment for our country, I will approach this grave responsibility with the thoughtfulness and thoroughness that the people of New Hampshire expect and that the Constitution demands. When the trial begi  more

Sen. Hassan Leads Bipartisan Colleagues in Introducing Bill to Establish Cybersecurity Coordinator in Every State
WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 -- Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), John Cornyn (R-TX), Rob Portman (R-OH), and Gary Peters (D-MI) introduced a bipartisan bill to require the Department of Homeland Security to establish a Cybersecurity State Coordinator program. Each state would have its own federally funded Cybersecurity Coordinator, who would be responsible for helping to prevent and respond to cybersecurity threats by working wit  more

Sen. Hassan Nominates 53 New Hampshire Students for United States Service Academies
WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 -- Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: Senator Maggie Hassan announced that she has nominated 53 New Hampshire students to attend United States Service Academies - the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Military Academy, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. "These young people exemplify the Granite State spirit of service to community and to country," said Senator Hassan. "I am proud to nominate these impressive students an  more

Sen. Hassan Votes to Confirm FEMA Administrator
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 -- Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan, the top Democrat on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management, voted to confirm Peter Gaynor as the next Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). "When disaster hits, people across the United States must be able to count on FEMA to respond in a timely and effective way," said S  more

Sen. Hassan: NH Delegation Announces More Than $735K to Support NH Youth Suicide Prevention Efforts
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 -- 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, announced with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) the award of $735,844 in federal funding to the National Alliance on Mental Illness New Hampshire (NAMI NH) that will bolster the organization's youth suicide prevention efforts throughout New Hampshire  more

Sen. Shaheen Bill Introduced by Shaheen, Crapo to Bring Home Missing Servicemembers Introduced in House, Gains Veterans Organizations' Support
WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 -- Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: A companion bill to S. 2794, the Bring Our Heroes Home Act (BOHHA), introduced by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) Mike Crapo (R-ID), was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Representatives Chris Pappas (D-NH) and Russ Fulcher (R-ID). Shaheen and Crapo also announced that S. 2794 has received endorsements by three Veterans Service Organizations, including Veterans of Foreign Wars (V  more

Sen. Shaheen Issues Floor Statement on 20th Anniversary of New Hampshire First Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration
WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 -- Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire, issued the following floor statement, which was published in the Congressional Record on Jan. 15, on the 20th Anniversary of New Hampshire's first Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration: I rise in observance of the 20th anniversary of New Hampshire's first Martin Luther King Jr. Day. After legislation was enacted the previous summer, Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the year 2000 was the culmination of a years-long struggle to add Dr. Ki  more

Sen. Shaheen Issues Statement on House Vote to Send Impeachment Articles to Senate
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 -- Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire, issued the following statement on the impending impeachment trial in the Senate of President Trump: "Our founders believed, as I believe, that nobody is above the law in this country. That is why they laid out a process for impeachment in the Constitution," said Shaheen. "The charges against the President are very serious and warrant a fair trial - that is what the American people expect. As a juror in this trial, I will soon take an   more

Sen. Shaheen Issues Statement on NH National Guard & Air Force Agreement
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 -- Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire, issued the following statement: U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement on the agreement reached between the New Hampshire National Guard 157th Air Refueling Wing and the U.S. Air Force to study the health impacts of chemical exposure service members and veterans may have experienced during their service at Pease Air National Guard base: "Our service   more

Sen. Shaheen Issues Statement on Passage of U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement
WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 -- Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire, issued the following statement on passage 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. "This trade deal makes improvements to NAFTA that will help empower Granite State businesses while protecting American workers and safeguarding our environment. I was very pleased that this agreement was substantia  more

Sen. Shaheen Issues Statement on President Trump Plan on Military Funding to Pay for Border Wall
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 -- Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire, issued the following statement: U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations and Armed Services Committees, issued the following statement in response to media reports that the President plans to once again divert military dollars appropriated by Congress to fund his border wall, which he promised Mexico would pay for. "If these reports are true, President Trump is once again planning to raid fundi  more

Sen. Shaheen Nominates Granite State Students for United States Service Academies
WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 -- Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced her nominations for 31 New Hampshire students for acceptance to the United States Service Academies. The nominees will next be considered by the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Naval Academy and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point for appointment to the Class of 2024. "Each year, I am impressed by the patriotism shown by ex  more

Sen. Shaheen Receives Assurances From Army Nominee on Rye and Portsmouth Harbors, Leads Delegation Letter to Administration
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 -- Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release on Jan. 16: Yesterday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led a letter with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney and Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works R. D. James, requesting that two critical water infrastructure projects - the Rye Harbor Mainten  more

Sen. Shaheen, Blunt Introduce Bipartisan Access to Breast Cancer Diagnosis Act
WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 -- Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Roy Blunt (R-MO) announced bipartisan legislation, the Access to Breast Cancer Diagnosis Act, to make breast cancer diagnostic tests more accessible and affordable. Companion legislation was introduced in the House by Representatives Debbie Dingell (MI-12), Peter King (NY-02), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23), Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), Colin Allred (TX-32), an  more

Senate Passes Bipartisan Hassan, Romney Bill to Confront Rise of China
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 -- Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: The U.S. Senate yesterday passed the Indo-Pacific Cooperation Act of 2019, a bipartisan bill that Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Todd Young (R-IN), and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) introduced that would require the U.S. to partner with allies in the Indo-Pacific region, Europe, and elsewhere to develop a unified approach to address the rise of China. "As the United States works t  more

Senate Passes Bipartisan Legislation Cosponsored by Senator Hassan to Help Law Enforcement Tackle the Opioid Epidemic
WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 -- Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: The Senate passed bipartisan legislation cosponsored by Senator Maggie Hassan to help ensure that law enforcement has the tools it needs to curb the opioid epidemic and better target fentanyl and similar synthetic drugs, which have contributed to the devastating substance misuse epidemic in New Hampshire and across the country. While existing laws prohibit the sale, consumption, and manufacturing of   more

Senator Hassan Cosponsors Bipartisan Bill to Support Maternity Care in Rural Areas
WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 -- Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan has cosponsored bipartisan legislation, led by Senators Tina Smith (D-MN) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), aimed at helping to ensure that new and expecting moms living in rural communities get the care that they need. The legislation would take significant steps forward to improve health care outcomes for moms and their babies, including by expanding prenatal and postpartum teleh  more

Sens. Graham, Feinstein Issue Statement on Temporary Reauthorization & Study of the Emergency Scheduling of Fentanyl Analogues Act
WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 -- Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, and Dianne Feinstein, D-California, chairman and ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued the following statements after Senate passage of the Temporary Reauthorization and Study of the Emergency Scheduling of Fentanyl Analogues Act: The measure is also cosponsored by Senators Dick Durbin (D-Illinois), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Maggie Hassan (D-New Hampshire), John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Bob Menendez (D-New Jersey). "I  more

Sens. Hassan, Shaheen Criticize Flawed E-Cigarette Policy, Call for Action From New FDA Commissioner
WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 -- Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, and Jeanne Shaheen joined their colleagues in sending a letter to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn criticizing the FDA's decision to break the Trump Administration's promise to remove non-tobacco flavored e-cigarette products from the market by moving forward with a pol  more

Sens. Shaheen, Hassan Criticize Flawed E-Cigarette Policy, Call for Action From New FDA Commissioner
WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 -- Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: * * * - Senators: "FDA's recently announced compliance policy fails to prioritize children, families, and the public health ahead of industry objections" * * * U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined their colleagues in sending a letter to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn criticizing the FDA's decision to break the Trump Administration's   more