Press Releases

House Passes Legislation Returning Money to Taxpayers

HB436 Would Pay Down New Hampshire’s Debt Concord, NH – House Majority Leader Jason Osborne (R-Auburn) released the following statement after the House passed an amended version of HB436, making an appropriation to the New Hampshire retirement system to pay down the unfunded accrued liability on a voice vote. “The budget we passed last year, …

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House Passes Bill Protecting Minors from Premature Gender Reassignment Surgery

HB619 Passes With Bipartisan Support Concord, NH – House Health, Human Services & Elderly Affairs Vice-Chairman Erica Layon (R-Derry) released the following statement after the House voted OTP/A on HB619, to require a person to attain the age of majority for genital gender reassignment surgery on a bipartisan vote of 199-175. “I am pleased that …

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House Protects Bipartisan Medicaid Expansion Compromise

Democrats Renege on Deal Concord, NH – House Majority Floor Leader Joe Sweeney (R-Salem) released the following statement after the House upheld the good-faith negotiation on Medicaid Expansion in the historic bipartisan budget compromise by a vote of 191-183 on SB263. “By not electing a decisive majority for either party in 2022, Granite Staters’ sent …

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Democrats Refuse to Accept Bipartisan Medicaid Expansion Compromise

Concord, NH- House Majority Floor Leader Joe Sweeney (R-Salem) released the following statement after Finance Committee Democrats voted in lock step to renege on the bipartisan Medicaid Expansion compromise reached 5 months ago in the state budget. “The bill voted on in the Finance Committee yesterday is identical to the language in the state budget …

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House Majority Leader Comments on EFA Lawsuit Dismissal

Concord, NH- House Majority Leader Jason Osborne (R-Auburn) released the following statement in response to the Superior Court ruling on the constitutionality of Education Freedom Accounts:  “The Superior Court’s decision to dismiss the frivolous lawsuit against the wildly successful Education Freedom Account program reinforces parents’ rights and that families should make the education choices that best fits …

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New Hampshire Will Not Bow to Democrat Gun-Grabbing

Concord, NH- House Majority Leader Jason Osborne (R-Auburn) released the following statement in response to President Biden’s announcement of the formation of an Office of Gun Violence and Prevention. “President Biden’s administration has made it clear from day one that they are hostile to gun owners, and Democrats at the federal and state level will …

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House Majority Leader Comments on NH Board of Education Vote

Concord, NH- House Majority Leader Jason Osborne (R-Auburn) released the following statement after the Board of Education voted 5-0 to approve the PragerU financial literacy course. “Democrats will stop at nothing to ensure we strip families of every educational option available to them outside of the standard public school. The same people who want children …

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House Majority Leader Statement on Veto of HB142

CONCORD, NH – House Majority Leader Jason Osborne (R-Auburn) released the following statement after Governor Sununu vetoed HB142, relative to the operation of the Burgess Biopower plant. “While it is unfortunate that a long term solution could not be found to address the financial difficulties of the Burgess Biopower plant, today’s veto by Governor Sununu …

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HB281 is a Win for Granite Staters

CONCORD, NH – House Majority Leader Jason Osborne (R-Auburn) released the following statement after Governor Chris Sununu signed HB281 into law. “I thank Governor Sununu for signing this critical legislation into law. In spite of Washington Democrats and their bureaucratic allies fighting to put American energy production in shackles, New Hampshire will continue to pass …

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Leading House Republican Reacts to Unprecedented Border Breach in New Hampshire

Deputy Majority Leader Fred Doucette (R-Salem) released the following statement after WMUR’s recent report of undocumented migrants illegally crossing into New Hampshire from Canada. “For those of you who believe New Hampshire is immune to the border crisis in the south, I invite you to take a look at this recent report from WMUR. No …

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House Passes Bipartisan Energy Compromise

CONCORD, NH – House Science, Technology & Energy Committee Chairman Michael Vose (R-Epping) released the following statement after the House voted to adopt the Committee of Conference report on HB281. “This legislation is a resounding win for New Hampshire ratepayers and advocates for minimizing the size and influence of the administrative state. It removes unnecessary …

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House Majority Leader Responds to Democrat Fear Mongering

Concord, NH- House Majority Leader Jason Osborne (R-Auburn) released the following statement after House and Senate Democrats held a press conference to, once again, falsely lead Granite Staters to believe they cannot receive an abortion in New Hampshire.  “Today Democrats in the House and the Senate once again made the argument that we must ‘codify Roe …

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Criminal Justice Committee Chairman Praises Passage of Legislation Protecting Healthcare Workers

CONCORD, NH – House Criminal Justice Committee Chairman Terry Roy (R-Deerfield) released the following statement after the House passed SB58, relative to arrests without a warrant while in the care of a medical professional on the premises of a residential care or health care facility, on a voice vote. “I am proud that we took steps …

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House Democrats Vote to Make New Hampshire the “No Fun” State

CONCORD, NH – Representative Ted Gorski (R-Bedford) released the following statement after the House passed SB256, establishing a safety program for off-highway recreational vehicles by a vote of 186-179. “This is the type of legislation one would expect to see in nanny states like Massachusetts or New York, but never here in the Granite State. This …

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House Takes Promising First Step on Expanding Childcare in New Hampshire

CONCORD, NH – Special Committee on Childcare Chairman Ross Berry (R-Manchester) released the following statement after the House passed SB94, relative to residential child care licensing of child care institutions and agencies by a vote of 329-34.”Today was the first small step towards expanding safe, affordable, and accessible childcare in the state of New Hampshire. The …

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