Republican Executive Councilors Reject $22.4 Million in Federal Funds to Combat COVID-19
Contact Name: Marina Altschiller
Phone: (603) 271-3207
NASHUA – Today, in a 3-2 vote, the Executive Council rejected $22.4 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to fund the Immunization Program under the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2021 and create 12 new positions for immunization purposes.
Deputy Senate Democratic Leader Cindy Rosenwald (D-Nashua) issued the following statement in response:
“There was no reason to reject this federal funding beyond political showmanship. Particularly following yesterday’s reckless anti-vaccination rally hosted by Speaker Packard, it is clearer than ever that New Hampshire Republicans are not interested in protecting Granite Staters, only in protecting dangerous right-wing extremism.”