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New Hampshire delegation praises Planned Parenthood grant

Jan. 21, 2022 11:44 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The federal government is sending $500,000 to Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, which has struggled with the loss of state funding in New Hampshire. The state's all-Democratic congressional delegation said Friday the Title X Dire Need Grant will help...

New Hampshire getting $1.6M to help Seacoast operations

Jan. 20, 2022 08:21 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is getting more than $1.6 million from the new federal infrastructure package through the Army Corps of Engineers to improve supply and dredging operations at the Seacoast, the state's congressional delegation said. The money is going to the...

Morse, Smith to seek GOP nomination to challenge Hassan

Jan. 11, 2022 10:26 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Two more Republicans announced plans this week to run for U.S. Senate and a chance to unseat Democrat Maggie Hassan. State Senate President Chuck Morse plans to file campaign finance paperwork this week, followed by a formal announcement later this month,...

Signed defense bill includes ending 'pink tax' on uniforms

Jan. 02, 2022 10:02 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The newly signed National Defense Authorization Act includes several provisions proposed by New Hampshire Sen. Maggie Hassan, including the elimination of the “pink tax” on women’s uniforms in the military. President Joe Biden signed the bill on Monday,...

NH gets $4.7M to support people impacted by substance misuse

Dec. 24, 2021 03:01 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is getting more than $4.7 million to help support people impacted by substance use disorders. New Hampshire was among the top 10 states in the nation for drug overdose-related deaths in 2019. The grant integrates two programs: the...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Dec. 17, 2021 14:07 PM EST

Boston Herald. December 14, 2021. Editorial: Why aren’t all New England’s senators unified to end the filibuster for voting rights? Seven senators are failing to send a clear message about their commitment to procedural reform that would help protect Americans’...

FDA pick Califf parries questions at confirmation hearing

Dec. 14, 2021 15:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Food and Drug Administration parried questions on crises ranging from the COVID-19 pandemic to the opioid epidemic, during a Senate hearing Tuesday that seemed to bode well for his confirmation. After the hearing was over,...

Medicare urged to flex its power and slash back premium hike

Dec. 13, 2021 14:33 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of a Senate panel that oversees Medicare says the Biden administration should use its legal authority to cut back a hefty premium increase soon hitting millions of enrollees, as a growing number of Democratic lawmakers call for action amid worries over rising inflation....

Sen. Cory Booker headlines party fundraiser in New Hampshire

Dec. 12, 2021 15:49 PM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker praised the president for his handling of the pandemic and accused Republicans of spreading misinformation while headlining a Democratic Party fundraiser in New Hampshire Saturday. Booker spoke to several hundred Democratic...

Transplant bill would protect patients with disabilities

Dec. 05, 2021 10:54 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire has helped introduce a bill that would prevent discrimination against patients with disabilities who are in need of an organ transplant. The bill is named after Charlotte Woodward, of Virginia, an advocate...