Fiscal Committee Accepts Federal Funds for State Immunization Efforts
Contact Name: Marina Altschiller
Phone: (603) 271-3207
CONCORD – Today, the Joint Legislative Fiscal Committee voted to accept a proposal from the Department of Health and Human Services to use $4.7 million in American Rescue Plan funds to bolster the state’s vaccination efforts.
After the vote, Senator Cindy Rosenwald (D-Nashua) issued the following statement:
“I was proud to cast my vote in favor of accepting these funds. I am extremely disappointed however that this commonsense proposal was previously met with such a vicious backlash that we now need to expend ARPA funds rather than CDC funding. What does it say when we are the only state in the nation to reject the CDC funding? It says that the Republican party has lost control of their membership and that the only way to get things done is to assuage the fears of those rooted so far in conspiracy theory they would willingly return millions of our tax dollars to the federal government with no reason beyond a Facebook post and a gut feeling.”