Legislative and public policy leaders as well as families and supporters turned out today in Concord to voice their opposition to a bill that would repeal a brand new program in New Hampshire that creates scholarships for low and moderate income families.
House leadership Monday held a press conference to release a resolution calling on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to rescind the rule mandating contraception coverage. The resolution will have a public hearing in the House on Thursday, February 16 at 8:15am.
Joining Speaker O’Brien and Majority Leader DJ Bettencourt were Bishop Peter Libasci & Congressman Charlie Bass. Congressman Frank Guinta could not attend but sent a staff member to deliver remarks on his behalf.
Majority Leader D.J. Bettencourt (R-Salem) gave the following remarks:
“I’m pleased to support this important resolution that is needed to push back against yet another misguided element of Obamacare.
As with so much of Obamacare, it is free citizens, churches and companies that are being coerced into a particular course of action when they were previously free to chose, and in this circumstance it is the Federal Government that is doing the imposing. It is incredibly disappointing to see the Obama Administration is distracted from focusing on our fragile economy and is instead involving itself in social issues which the Federal Government has no business.