Matt Laslo http://nhpr.org en Shaheen And Ayotte Fight Online Sales Tax http://nhpr.org/post/shaheen-and-ayotte-fight-online-sales-tax <p>New Hampshire’s U.S. senators don’t often see eye to eye, but this week they’re teaming up trying to defeat a bill that would force businesses to collect online sales tax for the first time. Wed, 24 Apr 2013 21:31:51 +0000 Matt Laslo 26243 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Congressional Delegation Reacts To Gun Control Measures http://nhpr.org/post/nh-congressional-delegation-reacts-gun-control-measures <p>In the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting there’s been an increase in calls for gun control on Capitol Hill. Thu, 14 Feb 2013 15:27:49 +0000 Matt Laslo 21971 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Delegates Say Ryan's Plan To Overhaul Medicare Is An Asset http://nhpr.org/post/nh-delegates-say-ryans-plan-overhaul-medicare-asset <p>New Hampshire delegates at the <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/archives/archive.php?thingId=160081650" target="_blank">Republican National Convention</a> in Florida say Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan's plan to overhaul Medicare is an asset.<br><br>If there was ever any question whether Congressman <a href="/post/ryans-speech-revives-spirit-jack-kemp-war-over-reaganomics">Paul Ryan</a> is beloved by the Republican base, doubts were put to rest last evening.<br> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 15:41:51 +0000 Matt Laslo 11923 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Delegates Say Ryan's Plan To Overhaul Medicare Is An Asset Shaheen Calls For Extension To Violence Against Women Act http://nhpr.org/post/shaheen-calls-extension-violence-against-women-act <p>New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen and other Democrats are trying to Increase pressure on the House to pass an extension to the Violence Against Women Act before they head out of town in August. Thu, 19 Jul 2012 21:48:00 +0000 Matt Laslo 9130 at http://nhpr.org Judd Gregg Pushes To Keep Politics Out of Debt Talks http://nhpr.org/post/judd-gregg-pushes-keep-politics-out-debt-talks <p>Former New Hampshire Senator Judd Gregg was back in Washington Tuesday. The Republican is trying to pressure political leaders to put aside their differences and address the nation&rsquo;s debt problem. Wed, 18 Jul 2012 14:39:31 +0000 Matt Laslo 9007 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Congressional Delegation Reacts To Supreme Court Decision http://nhpr.org/post/nh-congressional-delegation-reacts-supreme-court-decision <p>The Supreme Court&rsquo;s decision on the health care law threw many lawmakers in Washington for a loop. Fri, 29 Jun 2012 14:45:41 +0000 Matt Laslo 7861 at http://nhpr.org Guinta Touts GOP Budget http://nhpr.org/post/guinta-touts-gop-budget <p>Second District Congressman Frank Guinta is helping champion House Republican&rsquo;s new budget blueprint that Democrats say is dangerous for the nation&rsquo;s poor and vulnerable.&nbsp;<br /> Both sides agree the new G-O-P budget paints a stark ideological contrast ahead of November&rsquo;s elections. Inside Budget Chairman Paul Ryan&rsquo;s new spending blueprint are cuts to Pell Grants, Medicaid, food stamps and an overhaul of welfare. The legislation also continues the G-O-P push to turn Medicare into what amounts to a voucher program, which is unpopular with many voters.</p> Tue, 20 Mar 2012 21:43:32 +0000 Matt Laslo 2639 at http://nhpr.org New Hampshire Senators Split On Blunt Amendment http://nhpr.org/post/new-hampshire-senators-split-blunt-amendment <p>Thursday New Hampshire&rsquo;s senators voted along party lines as the Senate rejected an amendment to unwind a controversial new contraceptive rule from the Obama Administration.&nbsp;</p><p>Instead of requiring religious institutions to provide birth control in their health care plans, the White House pivoted and is now forcing insurance companies to provide contraception free of charge. Missouri Senator Roy Blunt&rsquo;s amendment would have allowed employers to decide their own coverage based upon their religious&nbsp;beliefs. Republican Senator Kelly Ayotte supported the amendment.</p> Thu, 01 Mar 2012 21:31:08 +0000 Matt Laslo 2234 at http://nhpr.org NH Delegation Votes For Payroll Tax Extension http://nhpr.org/post/nh-delegation-votes-payroll-tax-extension <p><font and="" around="" average="" bass="" bill="" but="" can="" charlie="" comes="" congress="" congressman="" cut="" district="" dollars="" evening.="" face="Arial" for="" from="" fund.="" important="" in="" intended="" into="" it="" last="" late="" like="" many="" members="" money="" move="" night="" of="" one="" onto="" other="" p="" paid="" pass="" payroll="" pockets="" pressing="" publicly="" puts="" released="" republican="" republicans="" s="" says="" second="" security="" size="3" so="" social="" studied="" t="" tax="" that="" the="" thousand="" to="" trust="" until="" was="" worker Fri, 17 Feb 2012 21:46:55 +0000 Matt Laslo 1967 at http://nhpr.org New Hampshire Congressional Delegation Reflects on Year http://nhpr.org/post/new-hampshire-congressional-delegation-reflects-year <p>Congress&nbsp;broke&nbsp;a&nbsp;record this&nbsp;year, but hitting the lowest approval rating of all time isn&rsquo;t what the&nbsp;region&rsquo;s lawmakers had hoped to accomplish.<br /><br /> Correspondent Matt Laslo talked with the New Hampshire congressional delegation and has a look back at this year&rsquo;s wild ride&nbsp;in&nbsp;Washington.</p> Thu, 29 Dec 2011 20:41:31 +0000 Matt Laslo 1151 at http://nhpr.org New Hampshire Congressional Delegation Reflects on Year NH Senators Split Vote Over Consumer Bureau Nominee http://nhpr.org/post/nh-senators-split-vote-over-consumer-bureau-nominee <p>New Hampshire&rsquo;s senators split their votes over the president&rsquo;s nominee to head the nation&rsquo;s new bureau to protect consumers from financial fraud.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 08 Dec 2011 23:58:01 +0000 Matt Laslo 819 at http://nhpr.org NH Delegation Pressuring Supercommittee http://nhpr.org/post/nh-delegation-pressuring-supercommittee <p>New Hampshire lawmakers are trying to pressure the so-called &ldquo;supercommittee&rdquo; to exceed its goal of cutting $1.2 trillion&nbsp; from the debt, but the special panel remains grid locked as it nears its end date.&nbsp; If the supercommittee fails to reach a bipartisan solution by next Wednesday, deep spending cuts are supposed to fall on nearly the entire federal budget.</p><p>Some lawmakers want to scrap that agreement to protect the Pentagon&rsquo;s budget and other favorite spending items.</p> Wed, 16 Nov 2011 22:02:23 +0000 Matt Laslo 481 at http://nhpr.org New Hampshire Senators Back Clean Air Rule http://nhpr.org/post/new-hampshire-senators-back-clean-air-rule <p>&nbsp;New Hampshire&rsquo;s U-S senators helped defeat a measure to unwind new regulations to clean up air in the Granite State.</p><p>The Environmental Protection Agency is trying to prevent unhealthy smog and soot from coal fired power plants in 27 states from spreading to other states. The EPA&rsquo;s cross-border pollution rule would force those states to drastically cut their emissions.</p><p>But tea party backed Kentucky freshman Rand Paul forced the Senate to vote on unwinding those new rules to protect his coal rich home state.</p> Thu, 10 Nov 2011 22:31:32 +0000 Matt Laslo 389 at http://nhpr.org Senators Call For Electric Grid Investigation http://nhpr.org/post/senators-call-electric-grid-investigation <div class="transcript"><p>With power still out from last weekend&rsquo;s snow storm, New Hampshire&rsquo;s senators are pressuring federal regulators for answers.</p></div><div class="transcript"><p>New Hampshire&rsquo;s senators are asking the federal agencies that oversee electrical grids to identify why the power keeps going out.</p><p>More than three hundred thousand people in New Hampshire were left in the dark and cold after the storm Republican Senator Kelly Ayotte says that&rsquo;s unacceptable.</p> Fri, 04 Nov 2011 20:40:32 +0000 Matt Laslo 251 at http://nhpr.org Congressman Bass: All Options On Table To Reduce Deficit http://nhpr.org/post/congressman-bass-all-options-table-reduce-deficit <div class="transcript"><p>The congressional &ldquo;super committee&rdquo; is only tasked with cutting one point two trillion dollars from the federal debt. But Second District Republican Congressman Charlie Bass is asking the panel to cut even deeper, even if it taxes are thrown into the mix.</p> Wed, 02 Nov 2011 21:10:00 +0000 Matt Laslo 232 at http://nhpr.org