NH House Leadership Statement on HB 474 (Right to Work) concurrence vote

CONCORD – House Speaker William O’Brien (R-Mont Vernon) and Majority Leader D.J. Bettencourt (R-Salem) today offered the following statement regarding the House’s vote (225-140) to concur with the Senate version of HB 474, Right to Work legislation for New Hampshire.

 “Right to Work is the single greatest opportunity to create jobs in New Hampshire that the legislature will pass this year.  This means more manufacturing jobs, more service jobs and more companies coming to the Granite State to grow.  If Governor Lynch is committed to growing our economy and creating jobs, he will sign this legislation at the first opportunity,” said O’Brien.

 “The legislation is about protecting the New Hampshire Advantage and making New Hampshire the most competitive state in the Northeast.  With Right to Work, we will be taking one more step ahead of our neighbors and giving businesses one more reason to come here.  I certainly hope that the Governor considers the economic growth this bill will bring and signs this into law, making job creation a higher priority than special interests,” remarked Bettencourt.