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Friday
Aug072015

NHGOP BLASTS SHAHEEN SUPPORT FOR OBAMA IRAN DEAL, CALLS ON HASSAN TO DENOUNCE IT 

Concord - The New Hampshire Republican State Committee today blasted Senator Jeanne Shaheen's decision to support President Obama's disastrous deal with Iran and called on likely-Senate candidate Maggie Hassan to denounce it. 

"Once again, Senator Jeanne Shaheen has decided to blindly support President Obama's disastrous foreign policy agenda that has diminished American's standing on the global stage and threatened our national security. President Obama's reckless deal will not only undermine our strong alliance with Israel, it will allow the Iranian regime to develop a nuclear weapon in the future," said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. "As a likely candidate for the United States Senate, Governor Maggie Hassan has a responsibility to speak out against the Obama Administration's reckless Iran agenda. Granite Staters have a right to know if likely Senate candidate Hassan is willing to march in lock step with President Obama as he pushes irresponsible foreign policies that will make our world a more dangerous place to live."

 

Last month, Governor Hassan weighed in on the Iran deal and offered a "non-committal" response according to WMUR-TV.

In March, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed Congress and vigorously denounced President Obama's proposed deal with Iran. The Prime Minister has called the agreement "historic mistake for the world."

 

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Thursday
Aug062015

NHGOP APPLAUDS SUNUNU, WHEELER AND KENNEY FOR OPPOSING PLANNED PARENTHOOD CONTRACT 

Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn issued the following statement today applauding Executive Councilors Chris Sununu, David Wheeler and Joe Kenney for standing up for taxpayers by voting against a state contract with Planned Parenthood:

 

"The appalling videos showing Planned Parenthood executives discussing the sale of human body parts have raised serious and legitimate concerns. Instead of calling for an investigation of Planned Parenthood's potentially criminal activity, Governor Hassan has turned a blind eye to this controversy and tried to give more taxpayer dollars to this scandal-plagued organization.

 

"This isn't a matter of being pro-choice or pro-life. It's about ensuring that public dollars are not being given to a company that may be engaged in criminal activity. We applaud Councilors Sununu, Wheeler and Kenney for standing up for taxpayers by refusing to fund Planned Parenthood and calling for an official investigation of its practices. It's time for Governor Hassan to put politics aside and work with the Commissioner of Health and Human Services and the Executive Council to identify alternative health care providers to cover the services that were included in this contract."

 

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Wednesday
Aug052015

NHGOP STATEMENT ON HASSAN REFUSING TO INVESTIGATE PLANNED PARENTHOOD 

Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn released the following statement today on Governor Maggie Hassan refusing to call for an investigation Planned Parenthood's activities in New Hampshire:

 

"Anybody who has watched the horrific videos of Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of human body parts knows that there is ample evidence to warrant an investigation of the organization's potentially criminal activities. As a result, the governors of Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Indiana, Georgia and Kansas have responded appropriately by calling for reviews of Planned Parenthood's operations in their states. Planned Parenthood has been a major political donor to Governor Hassan's political campaigns, and it's clear that her unwillingness to call for an investigation in New Hampshire is an attempt to cover up potential wrongdoing committed by one of her biggest financial supporters. Her outrageous behavior is another indication that Governor Hassan is focused on standing up for her political cronies instead of protecting taxpayers and serving the best interests of all Granite Staters."

 

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Wednesday
Aug052015

NHDP - GOP Legislature’s Political Posturing On Budget Blocking Critical Highway Safety Project 

Concord, N.H. – Despite their political grandstanding on the issue, it’s Republican legislators like Jeanie Forrester, Chuck Morse and Neal Kurk who are causing unnecessary budget uncertainty for state agencies.
 
The AP reported Republicans on the Fiscal Committee, “rejected, for example, a request from the Department of Transportation for $674,000 to purchase new equipment in bulk. It also tabled a DOT request for $3.1 million to fulfill existing contracts for several road and bridge projects, including repaving several miles of the turnpike system near Nashua and Concord and replacing guardrails along Route 16. The turnpike resurfacing was scheduled to be completed by September and DOT has already chosen a contractor. Deputy Commissioner Patrick McKenna said he's now working to reschedule parts of the project.”
 
“In February, Republicans on the Fiscal Committee delayed millions of dollars in federal funds for critical priorities like hiring a drug task force investigator and promoting mental health, and now Republicans’ political posturing is blocking funds for highway safety,” said New Hampshire Democratic Party Press Secretary Aaron Jacobs. “Republicans like Jeanie Forrester, Chuck Morse and Neal Kurk need to stop playing political games that cause unnecessary budget uncertainty and finally work across party lines under the Governor’s leadership to pass a responsible budget that meets the needs of New Hampshire.”

 
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Tuesday
Jul282015

NH GOP - NASHUA AND SALEM LAW ENFORCEMENT: HASSAN DRUG CZAR MIA 

Manchester, Concord, Nashua, Salem Police Haven't Heard From Hassan Drug Czar

 

Concord - The Union Leader today reported that Governor Maggie Hassan's embattled Drug Czar John Wozmak has failed to contact top law enforcement officials in Nashua and Salem during his six months on the job. Police Chiefs in Manchester and Concord have previously come forward to say that they have not heard from the drug czar and that their concerns about New Hampshire's heroin epidemic have fallen on "deaf ears" in Concord.

 

"After six months on the job, there is no excuse for the failure of Governor Hassan's drug czar to contact top law enforcement officials in Manchester, Nashua, Concord and Salem", said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. "Clearly, the state's response to New Hampshire's heroin epidemic has been mishandled, and Governor Hassan's drug czar has failed to coordinate with local law enforcement officials. It is long past due for Governor Hassan to put politics aside and take ownership of the issue instead of outsourcing her responsibilities to an incompetent bureaucrat."

 

Hassan's office also lost track of a $12 million federal grant to combat substance abuse. Governor Hassan also vetoed a budget that included a 75% increase in state funding to address the heroin epidemic. 

 

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