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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 […]

RELEASE: Senate Democratic Leader’s Comments on Passage of Senate Bill 191

CONCORD – After final passage of SB 191, Senate Democratic Leader Jeff Woodburn released the following comments: “Senate Democrats have been leading advocates for Kindergarten, and for fully funding full-day Kindergarten, for many years — we know this issue well and we know what this means for our communities. Passing full funding for full-day Kindergarten […]

RELEASE: Republicans Force Haphazard Fetal Homicide Bill through Legislature

CONCORD –Senator Donna Soucy (D-Manchester), Deputy Democratic Leader in the Senate, released the following comments after Senate Republicans forced passage of SB 66, legislation that establishes a fetal homicide law in New Hampshire, using last minute, improper Senate procedure: “This Republican bill has been plagued with issues from the outset. If as much effort was […]

RELEASE: Senate Republican Budget a Bad Deal for New Hampshire

CONCORD – Today, after House and Senate Republicans signed off on their budget proposal, Senate Democratic Leader Jeff Woodburn (D-Whitefield) released the following comments: “Today, Democrats stood united with working families and their priorities by voting against the Republican budget,” said Senator Jeff Woodburn (D-Whitefield). “Even though we approached our Republican colleagues many times in the spirit […]

RELEASE: House Republicans Take a Walk on Clean Drinking Water

CONCORD – After months of hard work, House Republicans walked away from HB 463, allowing the entire bill to die.  Among other things, the language of the legislation calls for the commissioner of the Department of Health and Human Services to adopt a Maximum Contaminant Limit (MCL) for perfluorooctanesulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) in […]

RELEASE: Senate Democratic Leader’s Statement on Republican Kindergarten Shell Game

CONCORD – Today, House and Senate Republicans agreed to fund tie the future of full-day kindergarten funding to Keno rather than fully fund full-day kindergarten across the state. After the vote, Senate Democratic Leader Jeff Woodburn released the following comments: “Senate Democrats have been leading on Kindergarten for years, and we are glad Governor Sununu […]