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RELEASE: NH Dem. House & Senate leaders call on Sununu admin., Republican legislature, to protect Granite Staters from Trump ACA sabotage

Concord, N.H. – Last night, President Trump continued to sabotage the Affordable Care Act by ending cost-sharing reductions that help New Hampshire families afford and remain on their insurance plans. The Congressional Budget office estimates this action will result in a 20% increase in premiums next year alone, kick one million Americans off of their […]

RELEASE: Senate Democratic Leader’s Statement on NH Superior Court Ruling on SB 3

CONCORD – Senate Democratic Leader Jeff Woodburn (D-Whitefield) released the following statement after a judge issued a rejection of harsh penalties mandated by Senate Bill 3, legislation that creates the potential for widespread voter suppression in New Hampshire: “Today’s ruling is a rebuke of the Republican effort to intimidate and disenfranchise New Hampshire voters and a win for voting rights. The […]

RELEASE: Senate Democratic Leader’s Statement on Voter Checklist Data

CONCORD – Senate Democrat Leader Jeff Woodburn (D-Whitefield) issued the following statement in response to House Speaker Jasper’s release of 2016 Voter Checklist data: “Using cherry-picked data in order to support a false claim is dangerous and irresponsible. Today’s release of information by Speaker Jasper’s office fans the flames of misinformation in order to further […]

RELEASE: Senate Democrats Welcome Senator Kevin Cavanaugh

CONCORD – Today, the New Hampshire Senate welcomed the newest member of the Democratic delegation when Senator Kevin Cavanaugh (D-Manchester) was sworn into office by Governor Sununu and the Executive Council. Senate Democratic Leader Jeff Woodburn (D-Whitefield) offered the following comments at the ceremony’s conclusion: “Senator Cavanaugh has dedicated his life to fighting for working […]

RELEASE: Senate Democratic Leader’s Statement on Anthem and Harvard Pilgrim Confirming They Will Continue to Offer Health Care Plans on NH Exchange in 2018

CONCORD – Earlier today, Anthem and Harvard Pilgrim confirmed that they will offer plans on the New Hampshire health insurance marketplace in 2018. Senate Democratic Leader Jeff Woodburn (D-Whitefield) released the following statement after the announcement: “Today’s announcement is great news for ensuring competition in New Hampshire’s health care market in 2018, especially given the […]

RELEASE: Senate Democratic Leader’s Statement on President Trump’s Characterization of NH as a “Drug-Infested Den”

Sen. Woodburn Calls on Governor Sununu and Republican Leaders to Condemn President’s Remarks CONCORD – In a Washington Post article published today, it was reported that President Trump referred to New Hampshire as a “drug-infested den” in a phone call with the president of Mexico. In response to the report, Senate Democratic Leader Jeff Woodburn of Whitefield […]

RELEASE: Sen. Fuller Clark Statement on Governor Sununu and Republicans Failure to Protect NH Healthcare

CONCORD – Today, the Joint Health Care Reform Oversight Committee moved forward with a proposal from the NH Insurance Department to create a reinsurance program, but failed to authorize any way to pay for it. After the vote, Sen. Martha Fuller Clark (D-Portsmouth), member of the Joint Health Care Reform Oversight Committee, released the following […]

RELEASE: New Hampshire Continues Effort to Combat Opioid and Mental Health Crises

CONCORD – Two significant efforts to combat New Hampshire’s opioid and mental health crises were signed into law on Monday, July 10 (SB 157) and on June 29 (SB 158).  SB 157 and SB 158, sponsored by Senator Dan Feltes (D-Concord), further New Hampshire’s efforts on mental health and addiction equity, otherwise known as “parity” […]

RELEASE: Legislation to increase access to renewable energy sources becomes law in New Hampshire

CONCORD- Senator Dan Feltes (D-Concord) released the following statement after SB 129, legislation to expand clean energy and require a portion of the renewable energy fund to benefit low to moderate income residential customers, became law: “SB 129 goes a long way toward making New Hampshire’s energy market fairer for consumers. Right now, lower to […]

RELEASE: Senate Democrats Statement against New Hampshire’s Voter Suppression Law

CONCORD – Today, Governor Sununu signed Senate Bill 3, legislation that creates the potential for voter suppression in New Hampshire, despite widespread public opposition and without a public signing ceremony. Senate Democratic Leader Jeff Woodburn (D-Whitefield) issued the following statement after passage: “It’s a sad day when the Governor of  New Hampshire, a state with […]