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House Republicans Continue Partisan Showmanship, Block Coronavirus Response Legislation

Contact Name: Sara Persechino

Phone: (603) 271-3479

Email: Sara.Persechino@leg.state.nh.us

CONCORD - Today, House Republicans continued to obstruct legislative efforts to provide relief and recovery to Granite Staters impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, voting on party lines to sustain Governor Sununu’s record breaking number of vetoes.

After the House Session, Senate President Donna Soucy (D-Concord) issued the following statement:

“From the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, it was clear that we would need to work together as a Legislature in order to quickly adapt and pass legislation to support New Hampshire in its time of need. In the Senate, we compromised, we debated, and we found a way to work across the aisle, understanding that the needs of the state were greater than any political agenda. House Republicans instead saw this time of mass uncertainty as an opportunity to push their agenda, and then halt all progress when things did not go their way. Their extremely disappointing behavior continued today as they voted to sustain Governor Sununu’s vetoes of a state employee death benefit, state agency requests to ensure continuity of government, and even their own pieces of prime sponsored legislation. New Hampshire voters deserved more than political stunts from their elected officials.”

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