Press Releases

House Republicans React to Governor’s Gun Confiscation Tour

CONCORD – House Speaker Pro Tempore Gene Chandler (R-Bartlett), Deputy House Speaker Pamela Tucker (R-Greenland) and Rep. Jennifer Coffey (R-Andover) today released the following reaction to the Governor’s tour across the state lobbying against a self defense bill (SB 88). House Speaker Pro Tempore Gene Chandler (R-Bartlett) “I am of the strong belief that law abiding …

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House Majority Whip Responds to Democrats’ Protest of Mileage Cuts

House Majority Whip Peter Silva (r-Nashua) today called upon House Democrats to, “Stand with Republican lawmakers who are willing to share the pain with the taxpayers of New Hampshire,” by  agreeing to cut  back on mileage reimbursements during the month of August. “It is ironic that the self styled ‘party of the people’ is not willing …

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House Leaders Comment on Governor’s Veto of Bill to Kill Cap-and-Trade, Cut Electricity Rates

CONCORD – House Speaker William O’Brien and House Science, Technology and Energy Chairman James Garrity today offered the following statements is response to Governor Lynch’s veto of Senate Bill 154, to repeal the state’s cap-and-trade program, known as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). House Speaker William O’Brien “Cap-and-trade is failed policy both here in …

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Governor Declines to Sign Pro-Business Legislation

(Joint News Release) CONCORD – SB 125 passed into law Saturday without the Governor’s signature. The bill, which provides a $50 thousand safe harbor for  businesses and shifts the burden of proof for accessing taxes on compensation from the business owner to the Department of Revenue Administration, passed the Senate unanimously and the House 340 …

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House and Senate pass budget with veto proof majorities

Joint news release (Concord) House and Senate leadership issued the following statements regarding today’s passage of HB 1 and HB 2: Statement from Speaker of the House William L. O’Brien, R-Mont Vernon: “Promises made, promises kept. The New Hampshire House and Senate have delivered on the commitment we made last year to live within our …

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House Leadership Statements on Veto of HB 133

The following statements were issued by House Leadership following the announcement that Governor Lynch has vetoed HB 133. “With this veto, the Governor is sending exactly the wrong message to employers that New Hampshire is going to make it harder to create jobs.  Last November, the voters sent a clear message that they wanted more jobs, …

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Prime Sponsor of Bill to Lower Dropout Age Challenges Governor to Debate

CONCORD – State Representative Jim Parison (R-New Ipswich) today issued a challenge to Governor John Lynch to debate the issue regarding who decides when students can withdraw from school.  Parison is the prime sponsor of HB 429, legislation gives parents the final say when students may withdraw at age 16 instead of the superintendent. After …

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Chandler Receives International Legislator of the Year Award

CONCORD, NH —At a recent meeting the NH chapter of Safari Club International (NHSCI) honored state Rep. Gene Chandler (R-Bartlett), with the 2011 NH Legislator of the Year award. The award recognizes a legislator who has made significant legislative accomplishments on behalf of sportsmen and sportswomen. “We are pleased to recognize Rep. Gene Chandler of …

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Speaker O’Brien Announces Additional Committee Leadership Posts

House Republican Office Press Release Contact: Jim Rivers December 10, 2010 271-6277 With the appointment of four committee vice chairmen today, Speaker William O’Brien has nearly completed his entire leadership team for the coming session.  Rep. Lynne Blankenbeker of Concord will be the vice-chairman of the Committee on State-Federal Relations and Veterans’ Affairs.  Rep. Clifford …

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House Committee Leadership Positions Announced

The Speaker of the New Hampshire House, William O’Brien, today released the names of most of those who will fill leadership positions on the various standing committees. He also announced changes being made in the committee structure, which includes the elimination of the Local & Regulated Revenues committee, separating two committees into divisions, and creating two new committees to handle constitutional review and petitions for redress of grievances.

Rep. Mead Resigns from NH House to assume House Chief of Staff position

House  Republican Office Press Release Contact: Jim Rivers December 2, 2010 271-6277 William O’ Brien Speaker of the House For Immediate Release: As Speaker of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, I am pleased to announce Representative Bob Mead ( R- Mont Vernon) has agreed to join my team as Chief of Staff. Bob has …

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Speaker Nominee O’Brien Announces Deputy Speaker, Speaker Pro Tempore

House  Republican Office Press Release Contact: Bob Mead November 23, 2010 603-673-3203/533-4734 Speaker Nominee O’Brien Announces Deputy Speaker, Speaker Pro Tempore   Republican Speaker Nominee, Rep. Bill O’Brien (Mont Vernon) today announced that he was appointing Rep. Pamela Tucker (Greenland) as his Deputy Speaker and Rep. Gene Chandler (Bartlett) as his Speaker Pro Tempore in …

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