Press Releases

House Republicans Stand for Veterans’ Tax Credits

CONCORD, NH – Representative Terry Roy (R-Candia) released the following statement following the House of Representatives passage of HB 1667, relative to the standard and optional veterans’ tax credits and the all veterans’ tax credit on a vote of 205-127. “As Americans, it is critical that we honor the service of our brave men and …

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House Republicans Defend Taxpayers From Unsustainable Spending

CONCORD, NH – Representative Diane Pauer (R- Brookline) released the following statement after the House passed HB1194, relative to the procedure for overriding a local tax cap and HB1393, relative to the adoption of school district budget caps. “These bills would give local governments and taxpayers more control over unsustainable local budget increases. The actions …

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House Republicans Focus on Protecting Unemployment Benefits

CONCORD, NH – Representative Len Turcotte (R-Barrington) released the following statement after the House passed HB1337, relative to the duration of unemployment benefits. “HB1337 would make modest reforms to New Hampshire Unemployment Insurance that will protect benefits for future Granite Staters that need a hand up. This legislation would tie the maximum duration of benefits …

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House Approves Repeal of the Granite State Paid Family Leave Plan

CONCORD, NH – Representative Len Turcotte (R- Barrington) released the following statement after the House passed HB1165, repealing the Granite State paid family leave plan by a vote of 172-164: “Last year, Republicans in Concord came together and passed a true conservative budget that included historic tax cuts, a $100 million reduction in property taxes, …

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House Majority Leader Releases Statement to Passage of HB 1673 in a Bipartisan Effort

Concord, NH: House Majority Leader Jason Osborne (R-Auburn) released the following statement following the passage of HB 1673, relative to women’s health privacy and repealing the fetal protection health act with amendment 0688h, on a bipartisan vote:  “Tonight’s vote on HB 1673 was a demonstration of a rare bipartisanship agreement following a passionate discussion concerning …

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House Deputy Majority Leader Responds to Passage of HB1673

Concord, NH- House Deputy Majority Leader Fred Doucette (R-Salem) released the following statement after the House passed HB 1673, relative to women’s health privacy and repealing the fetal health protection act with amendment 0688h.  “Last year the New Hampshire House passed a law that would bring us in line with many red and blue states …

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House Passes Access to Curriculum Materials

Concord, NH- House Deputy Majority Leader Laurie Sanborn (R-Bedford) released the following statement after the House passed HB1434-FN, relative to the availability of school curriculum materials, on a vote of 185-152. “I applaud the House for passing legislation to provide for the availability of curriculum materials to a parent, legal guardian, or resident of a …

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Rep. Niki Kelsey Comments on Passage of Opt-In Survey

Concord, NH- Rep. Niki Kelsey (R-Bedford) released the following statement after the NH House passed HB1639, relative to the youth risk behavior survey in schools, on a vote of 183-164. “The Youth Risk Behavior Survey is a survey that is vitally important and one that generally receives good feedback in our communities. However, every other …

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House Republicans Fight Government Vaccine Mandates

CONCORD, NH – House Health, Human Services & Elderly Affairs committee Vice-Chair Erica Layon (R-Derry) released the following statement after the House passed HB1455, relative to state enforcement of federal vaccination mandates and HB1495, prohibiting the state from requiring businesses to require vaccine or documentation related to vaccination or immunity status. “The passage of these …

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House Republicans Continue Making Progress on Occupational Licensing

CONCORD, NH – House Majority Leader Jason Osborne (R-Auburn) released the following statement after the House passed House Bill 1044, legislation that would allow facilities that exclusively take direct payments from patients to be licensed by the state.  “House Republicans have made a commitment to giving New Hampshire residents more choices in where they receive health care.  With the advances in …

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House Republicans Promote Free Markets

Concord, NH- Rep. Jim Kofalt (R-Wilton) released the following statement after the House overturned the committee report and passed HB1044, relative to policies required for health facilities and special health care service licenses. “This bill is about one thing: the free markets. This bill would make a small but meaningful change in the statute governing …

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House Republicans Continue Making Progress on Occupational Licensing

CONCORD, NH – House Executive Departments & Administration committee Vice-Chair Jennifer Rhodes (R-Winchester) released the following statement after the House passed several bills reforming occupational licensing in New Hampshire.  “House Republicans continue to lead the way on knocking down barriers for Granite Staters looking for work. The number of occupations that require a license has …

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House Majority Holds Off Democrat Assault on Education Freedom Accounts

Concord, NH- NH House Speaker Sherman Packard (R-Londonderry) and House Majority Leader Jason Osborne (R-Auburn) released the following joint statement in response to the NH House holding the line on the Democrats’ assault on the popular Education Freedom Account program. Speaker Sherman Packard: “Education Freedom Accounts changed the game and put children ahead of systems, …

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Rep. Ross Berry Responds to Passage of Bail Reform

Concord, NH- Rep. Ross Berry (R-Manchester) released the following statement after the New Hampshire House voted 199-134 to pass HB1476, relative to persons arrested while out on bail. “I am thrilled that the House passed this very necessary bail reform bill today. Everyone agrees that something needs to be done to tighten current bail reform …

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