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NH House Republicn Alliance - NH takes another step to protecting unborn children 

House Republican Majority Caucus (HRMC) comments passage of SB40
The House Republican Majority Caucus released a statement today on the passage of SB40. As amended, this is a bill that would allow justice to be served in the death of an unborn child.  The passage of SB40 as amended brings the bill in line with the house bill  passed earlier this year.  The language updates New Hampshire laws to that of 38 other states who have passed similar bills to protect unborn children.
"Bills such as this one have been on the books for years in other states across the nation beginning the early 1970's in California.  Our laws are long outdated in protecting unborn children and this bill brings us into the 21st century for protecting all of our citizens." stated Rep. Leon Rideout- Lancaster.  " The faulty claims from the left have zero foundation in truth.  Keeping our laws antiquated and violating the 14th amendment of equal protection for all people is unacceptable.
With all the new technology we have developed during the past 30 years to understand the life cycle of a preborn child, it's about time we started protecting them and providing justice for the families of New Hampshire's most innocent victims." 

NHDP - Rand Paul Doesn’t Want New Hampshire To “Live Free”… Thank Goodness He’s Gone 

MANCHESTER – New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley released the following statement on Rand Paul’s visit to New Hampshire yesterday:

"When Washington Republicans swing through New Hampshire, they really like to hone in on our beloved state motto: Live Free or Die. Rand Paul did that yesterday and tried to fool Granite Staters into thinking he’s 'different' from other Republicans because he’ll 'fight for your right to be left alone' and live free. That’s about as ridiculous and hypocritical as it gets. If Rand Paul really believed in our right to 'live free,' he wouldn’t oppose a woman’s right to preventive health care coverage or to make her own health care decisions. He wouldn’t oppose an LGBT couple’s right to get married or, frankly, have rights at all. And he sure wouldn’t make it harder for people to carry out their right to vote. We hear from a lot of typical Republicans in New Hampshire and Rand Paul is one of them. Just like the rest of them, he’s not going to fight for our right to 'live free or die' – it’s time for him to drop the act."

Granite Staters Blast Rand Paul's Failed Record and Policies In Advance of His Visit 

NEW HAMPSHIRE – Today, in advance of Rand Paul’s first trip to New Hampshire as a candidate for President of the United States, New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley, former New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Kathy Sullivan, and Jake Wagner, former New Hampshire College Republican Chair who has become a member of the Democratic Party after realizing that Republicans like Rand Paul have failed to present solutions for his generation, held a press conference call to discuss the damaging impact a Rand Paul presidency would have on LGBT Granite Staters, young people, women and middle class families across the state. No matter how desperate Rand Paul is to appeal to Granite Staters, it will be impossible for him to hide from his extreme, outdated views during his inaugural stop today, or at any point during the campaign.  

Here’s what they said:

Chairman Ray Buckley: We know that Rand Paul isn’t any different than the rest of the GOP 2016ers – pushing policies that will weaken the middle class and our basic rights just like the rest of them. Rand Paul isn’t going to unleash the American dream – he’s an American nightmare.  Instead of supporting the middle class, he’s siding with America’s richest individuals. His proposal to institute a “flat tax” doesn’t flatten, or level the playing field – it could actually raise taxes on working Americans and would slash taxes for the wealthy. New Hampshire’s middle class families need a candidate who will help them thrive, not leave them in the dust.


Kathy Sullivan: Rand Paul says he is a different kind of Republican, that he believes in liberty and limited government. He is not being honest. The fact is, Rand Paul, like every other Republican candidate, believes that government should come between a doctor and a patient when it comes to women’s health issues. For Rand Paul, liberty for women stops at the door to the doctor’s office. He even thinks it is okay for an employer to tell a woman that she can’t have insurance coverage for birth control – so much for freedom and liberty. He would go so far as to defund Planned Parenthood, a position that we have rejected here in New Hampshire. This is the same, unoriginal, anti-personal privacy Republican Party rhetoric when it comes to women’s health. New Hampshire women know Rand Paul is not telling the truth when he says he is a “new kind of Republican” – he’s the same old type of Republican who would turn back the clock on women’s rights. It’s time for Rand Paul to stop pretending to be something he is not.


Jake Wagner: I used to be a big fan of Rand Paul for a time--I even have the Facebook profile picture to prove it. He seemed like he was something different from your run of the mill republican. But then, as I went along, I started to hear his positions on things like gay rights, and perhaps even worse, student loans, and I realized he was one and the same as the rest of them. Now, when I realized that what passed for "new and interesting" in the GOP was actually just more of the same stuff I couldn't stand about the party I was part of, I made a decision to cut ties with the Republican party and instead, I proudly now support Democrats in New Hampshire and across the country. Raul Paul tries to confuse millennials every single day by claiming he understands us and what we want from our president. He even started selling Beats headphones and Macbook skins on his website yesterday. But it’s going to take more than a few pairs of headphone covers to convince New Hampshire millennials that he’s the guy for the job. With his extreme policies, more young people aren’t going to Stand with Rand – they’re going to run in the opposite direction.


DNC - Wasserman Schultz responds to Rand Paul 

DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz today issued the following in response to Senator Rand Paul’s challenge that she answer some questions on women’s health.


“Here’s an answer.  I support letting women and their doctors make this decision without government getting involved. Period. End of story.  Now your turn, Senator Paul.  We know you want to allow government officials like yourself to make this decision for women — but do you stand by your opposition to any exceptions, even when it comes to rape, incest, or life of the mother?  Or do we just have different definitions of ‘personal liberty’?  And I’d appreciate it if you could respond without ’shushing’ me.”


NHDP - GOP Sen Supports Lynch’s AG Nomination, Kelly Ayotte Continues to Play Politics with Trafficking Victims

As Another GOP Senator Supports Loretta Lynch’s AG Nomination, Kelly Ayotte Continues to Play Politics with Trafficking Victims, Nation's Top Law Enforcement Officer
Concord Monitor, Boston Globe Editorials Also Slam Efforts to Hold AG's Nomination Hostage
Concord, N.H. – As another GOP Senator, Mark Kirk, pledged his support for Loretta Lynch’s nomination as Attorney General, Kelly Ayotte still refuses to say whether she will support Lynch, as Ayotte continues to play politics with trafficking victims and the nation’s top law enforcement officer. 
Mitch McConnell has made clear that he will block a vote on Lynch’s nomination until the Senate passes an anti-trafficking bill, which is currently being held up because Republicans, including Ayotte, refuse to remove measures restricting women’s access to health care.
“In the last two months alone, Kelly Ayotte has held homeland security funding hostage, signed a reckless letter to the leaders of Iran undermining U.S. foreign policy, and played politics with human trafficking victims and our nation’s top law enforcement officer,” said New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley. “As Kelly Ayotte repeatedly puts partisan politics before our national security and public safety, it’s clear that Ayotte’s national political ambitions are coming at a steep price for the people of New Hampshire.”
Mark Kirk, who said Lynch would be a “valuable partner” for keeping communities safe as Attorney General, became the fifth Republican Senator, including Maine’s Susan Collins, to call for the GOP Senate to put politics aside and confirm Lynch.
GOP Senator Lindsey Graham also said, "This, to me, is a sign of the dysfunction of this place… She's qualified.”
The Concord Monitor editorial board wrote, “The delay of Loretta Lynch’s confirmation as U.S. attorney general is yet another disappointment from the GOP-controlled Senate. … Lynch was nominated in November. She was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee on a bipartisan vote last month, with senators of both parties praising her experience. The delay between her nomination and confirmation is now as long as any attorney general since Edwin Meese was nominated by President Ronald Reagan exactly 30 years ago. That’s an unconscionable delay, especially when it comes to our nation’s top law enforcement officer.”
Boston Globe editorial added, “the stalled anti-human-trafficking bill provides yet another sorry example of congressional dysfunction. But the fact that it’s also holding up the confirmation of the next attorney general of the United States is unacceptable.” … the refusal to vote on the Lynch nomination is inexcusable. With a two-week recess scheduled to begin on Saturday, the Senate should vote for Lynch’s confirmation immediately, rather than holding her hostage to the trafficking bill.”
Buckley concluded, “Ayotte needs to put her Vice Presidential ambitions aside, listen to the calls from members of her own party, and stop playing political games with our national security and public safety."