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Citizens Report: Your Weekly E-Newsletter 

Shame on the New Hampshire State Senate for supporting Obamacare's Medicaid expansion

We regret to inform you that on Thursday, the New Hampshire State Senate passed SB 413, Obamacare's Medicaid expansion. It was affirmed with a vote of 18 - 5 (with one senator abstaining). It now awaits action in the New Hampshire House.

 

Like you, we are incredibly disappointed in the New Hampshire State Senate. From longer wait times at the emergency room, to higher costs that could lead our state on a path towards a sales or income tax, SB 413 finally brings the tentacles of a failing Obamacare directly into the Granite State. From the outset, we knew it was going to be a difficult road to stop this bill from passing the state senate. However, that did not deter us and it does not discourage us from continuing this fight in the New Hampshire House - the cost of not standing up against such a terrible bill is just too great. 

 

To those state senators who supported Obamacare's Medicaid expansion this week, shame on you for endorsing a program that will have such a negative impact on so many New Hampshire families. The Granite State deserves better.

Below are the names of those 18 State Senators who voted for SB 413. You can find their contact information by clicking HERE.    

 

 

 
 
Your help keeps us in the fight!

Win or lose, battles like those we have waged against Obamacare's Medicaid expansion take time, effort, and resources. From manning our Manchester office to running radio and television advertisements, your generosity is what keeps our organization going and allows us to fight for the conservative values you believe in.   

 

If you support what we fight for every day, please consider helping us financially. Your donation of $100, $500, 1,000, or more will go a long way towards ensuring we have the resources necessary to keep up our efforts.

 

Please click HERE to visit our donation page - and as always, we thank you for your contribution. 

 

 
 
A 'Thank You' to those State Senators who voted 'no' on SB 413

While we are very disappointed in those State Senators who voted "yes" on SB 413, Obamacare's Medicaid expansion, we want to thank the five who listened to their constituents and voted "no" on this terrible bill. 
Please take a moment to call each of these individuals and thank them for voting against SB 413 on Thursday. We truly appreciate their courage and willingness to fight for conservative values.

You will find their contact information below:

State Senator Andy Sanborn: 603-271-2111 (andy.sanborn@leg.state.nh.us)

State Senator Russell Prescott:603-271-2609 (represcott@represcott.com)

State Senator Sharon Carson: 603- 271-1403 (sharon.carson@leg.state.nh.us)

State Senator Sam Cataldo: 603-271-4063 (cascac@worldpath.net)

State Senator John Reagan: 603-271-4063 (john.reagan111@gmail.com)

 

 
 
Some news from Capitol Hill

Although much of our focus this week was on events in Concord, there were still some interesting developments down in Washington D.C.

On Wednesday, Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) continued to try and distance themselves from their disastrous support for a failing Obamacare with what WMUR-TV has dubbed two "significant votes."  The two congresswomen voted to delay the 'individual mandate' portion for another year. Rather than political votes to delay and avoid ramifications for voting for Obamacare, we continue to call on Rep. Shea-Porter and Rep. Kuster to finally listen to a vast majority of their constituents and actually vote to repeal Obamacare in its entirety.

 

Another major vote worth noting happened in the 'upper chamber' with Senator Jeanne Shaheen voting to support President Obama's controversial nominee for U.S. Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights.

 

Debo Adgebile represented Mumia Abu-Jamal - who was convicted of murdering a Philadelphia cop in 1982. In 2011, during which time Adgebile aided his appeal efforts, a death sentence was dropped to life without parole.

 

The fact that President Obama nominated him for a high-level position drew a firestorm of criticism that turned it into a major national issue. Both the Fraternal Order of Police and National Association of Police Officials fiercely opposed his nomination; going as far as to say Adgebile "made his name defending one of the most notorious and unrepentant cop killers around."

 

Seven Democrats defected to join Republicans in halting his nomination, voting 52-47 against. Senator Shaheen, however, wasn't one of them. She voted with the minority to confirm him.

You can read more about this in the NHJournal.com by clicking here.
 
 
 
A Facebook milestone!
Thanks to Granite Staters like you, we reached a milestone on Facebook this week by connecting with over 2,000 followers!

If you aren't already following us on Facebook yet, you can click HERE to do so. If you already are following our page, you can help grow our following by inviting your friends and family to "Like" us, too!

You can also follow us on Twitter at @4StrongNH
 
 
Laugh of the week    
 
Some humor for your Friday. Have a great weekend, Granite Staters!  
 

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