Press Releases

Commerce Democrats Support Exceptions for Animal Cruelty

Concord, NH- Member of House Commerce Committee Rep. Paul Terry (R-Alton) released the following statement after the committee amended and passed SB202, prohibiting the sale of cosmetic products tested on animals, on a party-line vote of 10-9. “SB202 was presented to the committee as a bill that would only prohibit the sale of cosmetic products that …

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NH House Affirms Support for FITN

Concord, NH- Rep. Keith Ammon (R-New Boston) released the following statement after the NH House passed a resolution affirming our support for the First in the Nation primary. “Today the House passed a resolution to affirm our support for the First in the Nation primary.”  “Last Thursday the Republican National Committee voted unanimously to make no …

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House Republicans Pass Bill to Address Voter Identification

Concord, NH- Members of the House Election Law Committee released the following joint statement after the passage of SB418, relative to verification of voter affidavits, on a vote of 180-154. House Election Law Chair Barbara Griffin (R-Goffstown) “SB418 continues to allow anyone who comes to the polling location on Election Day to cast a ballot. …

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Representative Ross Berry Praises Committee Vote on SB418

Concord, NH – Representative Ross Berry (R-Manchester) released the following statement after the House Election Law committee recommended Ought to Pass with Amendment on SB418: “The House Election Law Committee’s amendment limits the scope of SB418 to those registering to vote on election day at the polls with no ID. Currently, any person can walk …

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House Republicans Pass Property Tax Relief

Concord, NH- Rep. Daryl Abbas (R-Salem) released the following statement after the New Hampshire House passed HB1598, legalizing the possession and use of cannabis, on a vote of 169-156. “After the operation and start-up costs are repaid to the state under this bill, 50 percent of the remaining revenue is earmarked to offset the Statewide …

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House Democrats Fight to Give Undocumented Individuals the Ability to Vote

CONCORD, NH – Representative Gregory Hill (R- Northfield) released the following statement after House Republicans defeated HB1666, relative to the application process for drivers’ licenses and the privacy of motor vehicle records. “The sheer number of issues with this legislation is startling. As written, it would have turned us into a sanctuary state and hampered …

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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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