AS THE NEW Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra renews the nationwide public health emergency declaration around opioid abuse this week, Rep. Annie Kuster is asking Becerra to broaden the emergency declaration.
ALTHOUGH THE pandemic can feel like it is winding down as vaccination rates tick ever-higher, Sen. Maggie Hassan asked a nursing home industry leader to look back to the darkest days of the COVID-19 pandemic and imagine how nursing homes would make themselves stronger in the future.
ALL FOUR MEMBERS of New Hampshire’s delegation voted for the latest stimulus bill. Sens. Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen voted for the bill with the Senate on Saturday, and sent the revised bill back to the House, where Reps. Annie Kuster and Chris Pappas voted for it on Wednesday.
THE TWO PREVIOUS COVID-19 relief bills passed in 2020 with the votes of all four members of New Hampshire’s congressional delegation voting to send stimulus checks to every American making less than $100,000, with checks tapering off for people who made more than $75,000 in 2019.
NATIONAL REPUBLICAN and conservative groups looking to pick off a few Democratic votes and knock the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill off track are setting their sights on three members of New Hampshire’s delegation.
SHOULD WORKERS who lost hours because of the pandemic, but are still employed, be eligible for unemployment payments? Sen. Maggie Hassan said yes in a letter asking acting Labor Secretary Al Stewart to change a Labor Department rule and make those workers eligible for some benefits.
SENS. Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen are getting behind a bill that aims to strengthen unions and includes a provision that could provide a back door for unions to work with employers to charge fees to workers who are not union members.
NEW HAMPSHIRE’S REPRESENTATIVES both voted to impeach President Donald Trump for a second time Wednesday, and the state’s U.S. Senators said they were in favor of removing Trump from office, less than a week before the end of his term.
FOUR-FIGURE CHECKS for all Americans were a punchline last year when Democratic presidential candidate and universal basic income booster Andrew Yang celebrated New Year’s Eve 2019 with stops at breweries around New Hampshire, campaigning on a $1,000-per-month “universal basic income” proposal.
THE COMMANDANT of the New Hampshire Veterans Home has said it is not clear how COVID-19 got into the Tilton facility. When the first cases were detected a month ago, residents tested positive before staff.
AFTER A BIPARTISAN group of U.S. Senate leaders, including New Hampshire’s Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan, unveiled a proposal for a $908 billion stimulus bill, local business owners and Laconia’s mayor said they saw a glimmer of hope.
PROJECTED WINNER Joe Biden named his picks for a handful of senior White House positions earlier this week. Among them was New Hampshire native Dana Remus as White House Counsel, advising Biden on the law.
THE COLORADANS WHO asked that state’s Attorney General and Secretary of State to investigate the Messner Foundation — which was started by Senate candidate Corky Messner’s former law firm — have withdrawn their complaint after being threatened with a lawsuit.
The Biden campaign has rolled out a list of 300 New Hampshire health care workers who backed the former vice president. One of them is Peggy Gilmour of Hollis, a former state senator who has worked in end-of-life care in southern New Hampshire as a visiting nurse, and as president and CEO of…
While the first COVID relief bill, the CARES Act, was passed after a few tense days in March, a second round of stimulus legislation has been sputtering along for months. Two bills passed in the Democratically-controlled House have been ignored by Republican Senate leaders, and a Republican-…
Republican Senate nominee Corky Messner went into the primary with the money advantage, the backing of Republican elites including the sitting president, and the Republican Party’s vaunted store of voter data.
The last time I cruised along Route 2 in Western Massachusetts, I was a minor strapped in the back seat of my parents' car, and the road was just asphalt under our tires. When we met again a few weeks ago, we had both advanced to the next level. I was now behind the driver's wheel, and the M…
The active ingredient in psychedelic mushrooms may be more effective at treating depression than a leading antidepressant, a study has found, potentially opening up new avenues of treatment for troops who suffer from the debilitating condition.