Senate Transportation Committee Passes Bipartisan Legislation in Remote Hearing

Contact Name: Sara Persechino Phone: (603) 271-3479 Email: CONCORD, NH— Today, the Senate Transportation Committee conducted their first remote public hearing. The hearing, chaired by Senator David Watters (D-Dover) consisted of a bipartisan omnibus naming amendment, co-sponsored by Senator Watters and Senator Regina Birdsell (R-Hampstead). The amendment unanimously passed through committee. After the hearing, Senate President Donna Soucy (D-Manchester) issued the following statement: “Today was a victory for all Granite Staters. Through bipartisan efforts, the Senate Transportation Committee took the first steps in moving forward with legislation that had bee

Senate President Celebrates Three Decades of Senator Fuller Clark’s Service

Contact Name: Sara Persechino Phone: (603) 271-3479 Email: CONCORD, NH—Today, Senate President Donna Soucy responded to the announcement from Senator Martha Fuller Clark (D-Portsmouth) that she will not seek reelection: “Senator Martha Fuller Clark’s dedication and hard work over nearly thirty years in the state Legislature have made Senate District 21 and the entire state of New Hampshire a better place for all of us to live, work, and play. Martha and I were first elected to the NH House in 1990. We entered the House together in 1991 as first year lawmakers and served on the Municipal and County Government Committee. Since then it has been my honor and priv

Senate President and House Speaker on CARES Act Spending

Contact Name: Sara Persechino, Michael O’Brien Phone: (603) 271-3479, (603) 271-0515 Email:, CONCORD - Today, after receiving a spending proposal from the GOFERR Legislative Advisory Board earlier this week, Governor Sununu announced $595 million in new allocations for a variety of sectors across New Hampshire. Funds are being made available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. These initiatives follow recommendations made by legislative leadership earlier this week. After the announcement, Senate President Donna Soucy (D-Manchester) and House Speaker Steve Shurtleff (D-Penacook) released the fol

New Hampshire House and Senate Announce Plans for Early June Sessions

Contact Name: Sara Persechino, Michael O’Brien Phone: (603) 271-3479, (603) 271-0515 Email:, CONCORD, NH—Today the New Hampshire House of Representatives and Senate announced they will be returning for legislative sessions in the beginning of June. Committee and Commission meetings will continue remotely for the time being. In order to ensure the safety of members, staff, and the public, the Senate will meet in Representatives Hall and the House will meet at the Whittemore Center at the University of New Hampshire in Durham. After the announcement, Speaker of the House Stephen Shurtleff and Senate President Donna Soucy released th

NH Senate President Thanks Senator Hennessey for Her Service

Contact Name: Sara Persechino Phone: (603) 271-3479 Email: CONCORD, NH - Today, Senate President Donna Soucy responded to news that Senator Martha Hennessey (D-Hanover) will not seek reelection: “Senate District 5 and the entire state of New Hampshire are better off because of Martha Hennessey’s hard work over the last six years. Martha’s passion for her community and for the people of this state was always evident, whether in her role as Judiciary Committee Chair, her advocacy for efforts to address period poverty and provide access to infertility treatment, her persistent fight to protect reproductive rights, and her current work to ensure the Upper Valley h

NH Senators Applaud Creation of Frontline Worker Fund

Contact Name: Sara Persechino Phone: (603) 271-3479 Email: CONCORD, NH - Today, the state of New Hampshire announced the creation of a frontline worker fund for fire fighters, law enforcement, first responders, and corrections workers. After the announcement, Senate Majority Leader Dan Feltes, Senate Commerce Chair Kevin Cavanaugh, and Senate Commerce Vice Chair Jon Morgan released the following statements: “Senate Democrats have been pushing for a comprehensive frontline worker fund for months. It’s good to see the governor adopt our idea and move one step closer to putting our proposal into practice. This is an important step to recognize the sacrifice these

Senate Democrats Praise Use of Federal Funds to Support NH Cities and Towns

Contact Name: Sara Persechino Phone: (603) 271-3479 Email: Concord, NH - Today, New Hampshire announced that a portion of the $1.25 billion in federal CARES Act funds will be used to support cities and towns. After the announcement, Senate Election Law and Municipal Affairs Committee Chair Melanie Levesque (D-Brookline) and Vice Chair Tom Sherman (D-Rye) released the following statements: “In a time of crisis, New Hampshire communities have stepped up to support one another and ensure that we continue to function under extraordinary circumstances. I’m pleased to see New Hampshire is finally moving forward with the calls of House and Senate leadership to use fe

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