Speaker’s vote delay considered request by several members who were out of town on business

CONCORD, N.H.―The Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire fully supports House Speaker William O’Brien’s decision to put off the Right to Work veto override vote to account for several members who were tending to job obligations and still wanted their votes counted.

“The Right to Work bill is a party platform vote that should have no problems passing the House, but several Republicans reported scheduling problems and couldn’t attend today,” said Andrew Hemingway, chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire. “The House speaker has the Right to Work bill at his disposal and can bring it up for a vote at any time. It is completely within the speaker’s discretion to wait until the members who plan to support the Republican Party agenda to promote jobs and economic opportunity are able to come and vote to override the governor's anti-jobs veto.”

The Right to Work bill, which would restore the rights of individuals to decide whether to associate with a third-party organization when shopping for a job, would create a magnet for businesses that will further advance the New Hampshire Advantage. The closest states with a similar Right to Work law are Iowa and Virginia, according to the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation Inc.

The Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire and its members have been following the Right to Work bill and consider it a high priority for job creation and protection of New Hampshire’s working families. The caucus will continue to support any effort by the speaker to pass this much-needed bill that the voters of New Hampshire supported when they sent Republicans to stimulate job creation in November.


About The Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire

RLCNH, a state chapter of the national Republican Liberty Caucus, was launched in December 2004 to promote and advance traditional Republican Party values, such as low taxes and spending, limited government, individual liberty, personal responsibility, free enterprise and loyalty to the U.S. and N.H. constitutions.