Kelly Ayotte http://nhpr.org en From The Archives: Meetinghouse Readings http://nhpr.org/post/archives-meetinghouse-readings <p>Archivists are all about anniversaries…we put a man on the moon 45 years ago this week, <a href="http://nhpr.org/post/sky-guys-supermoons-mars-rover-and-apollo-launch-anniversary" target="_blank">The Exchange marked that anniversary</a> with help from the Sky Guys the other day. This week is also the 10<sup>th</sup> anniversary of Killington, VT officials meeting with NH Gov. Craig Benson about plans for secession and perhaps throwing in with the Granite State (<a href="http://nhpr.org/post/archives-town-meeting-killington-secedes">more about that here)</a>. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:36:17 +0000 Andrew Parrella 52106 at http://nhpr.org From The Archives: Meetinghouse Readings Statewide Mental Health First Aid Training Program Kicks Off http://nhpr.org/post/statewide-mental-health-first-aid-training-program-kicks <p></p><p>Senator Kelly Ayotte and Representative Ann McLane Kuster were in Manchester on Monday to help kick off New Hampshire’s new mental health first aid program.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Once this week’s training is complete, the 30 participants will be certified as mental health first aid instructors.</span></p><p>Suellen Griffin is Executive Director of West Center Behavioral Health in Lebanon.</p><p></p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 16:38:51 +0000 Michael Brindley 51447 at http://nhpr.org Statewide Mental Health First Aid Training Program Kicks Off N.H. Senators React To V.A. Secretary Shinseki's Resignation http://nhpr.org/post/nh-senators-react-va-secretary-shinsekis-resignation <p>New Hampshire’s Senators say Veterans Affairs Secretary Erik Shinseki’s decision to step down was the right one.</p><p>Senator Kelly Ayotte says that more needs to be done to address the waitlist problems in VA medical centers but Shinseki’s resignation is a positive first step.</p><p><em>“We need to make sure that those who have committed the falsifying of records and misleading people should be fully pursued and prosecuted.”</em></p> Fri, 30 May 2014 20:53:07 +0000 Ryan Lessard 49463 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Congressional Delegation: Shinseki Should Resign Over VA Scandal http://nhpr.org/post/nh-congressional-delegation-shinseki-should-resign-over-va-scandal <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">New Hampshire's entire Congressional delegation now agrees that Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki should resign.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte called on Shinseki to resign a week ago, while the three Democrats — Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, Rep. Annie Kuster and Rep. Carol Shea-Porter — did so on Wednesday.</p> Thu, 29 May 2014 13:00:23 +0000 Associated Press 49365 at http://nhpr.org Sen. Ayotte Backs Scott Brown, Despite Differences On Gun Rights http://nhpr.org/post/sen-ayotte-backs-scott-brown-despite-differences-gun-rights <p>On Tuesday, U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte threw her support behind fellow Republican Scott Brown, who is running for the state’s other Senate seat.</p><p>Brown also picked up endorsements from former Republican governors Steve Merrill and Craig Benson.</p><p></p><p>Standing before a large crowd of Brown’s supporters in Nashua, Ayotte described the former Massachusetts Senator as a proven leader who will get things done for New Hampshire.</p><p>“And I am very proud to stand here today and endorse Scott Brown. Working together, I can assure you we’ll put New Hampshire first,” she said.</p> Tue, 27 May 2014 02:09:19 +0000 Michael Brindley 49203 at http://nhpr.org Sen. Ayotte Backs Scott Brown, Despite Differences On Gun Rights Air Force Secretary Tours Pease In Preparation For New Refueling Tanker http://nhpr.org/post/air-force-secretary-tours-pease-preparation-new-refueling-tanker <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">U.S. Senators Kelly </span>Ayotte<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Jeanne </span>Shaheen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Congresswoman Annie </span>Kuster<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> hosted Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James at Pease Air National Guard Base in Portsmouth this morning.</span></p><p> Fri, 02 May 2014 15:10:03 +0000 Michael Brindley 47787 at http://nhpr.org Sen. Ayotte To Host Discussion On Heroin Use In N.H. http://nhpr.org/post/sen-ayotte-host-discussion-heroin-use-nh <p></p><p>Senator Kelly Ayotte will host a roundtable discussion later this month that focuses on heroin use in New Hampshire.</p><p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 21:11:56 +0000 Michael Brindley 46094 at http://nhpr.org Sen. Ayotte To Host Discussion On Heroin Use In N.H. Bus Tour Stop In N.H. Pushes Sen. Ayotte To Support Minimum Wage Hike http://nhpr.org/post/bus-tour-stop-nh-pushes-sen-ayotte-support-minimum-wage-hike <p></p><p>A multi-state bus tour echoing President Barack Obama’s push to raise the national minimum wage stopped in the Granite State this morning.</p><p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 16:41:53 +0000 Michael Brindley 45593 at http://nhpr.org Bus Tour Stop In N.H. Pushes Sen. Ayotte To Support Minimum Wage Hike Sen. Ayotte Calls For Harsher Sanctions Against Russia http://nhpr.org/post/sen-ayotte-calls-harsher-sanctions-against-russia <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Hampshire&nbsp;Republican Senator Kelly&nbsp;</span>Ayotte<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;is calling for tougher&nbsp;action against Russia&nbsp;for annexing Crimea. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 45481 at http://nhpr.org Sen. Ayotte Calls For Harsher Sanctions Against Russia Shaheen, Ayotte Back Bill To End Motorcycle Checkpoint Grants http://nhpr.org/post/shaheen-ayotte-back-bill-end-motorcycle-checkpoint-grants <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Senators from New Hampshire, Wisconsin and West Virginia have introduced legislation to end federal funding for motorcycle-only checkpoints.</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 21:49:30 +0000 Associated Press 44595 at http://nhpr.org Manchester Airport Officials Oppose Move To Cut Tower's Overnight Hours http://nhpr.org/post/manchester-airport-officials-oppose-move-cut-towers-overnight-hours <p></p><p>Officials at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport are pushing back against a recommendation that the control tower be closed from midnight to 6 in the morning.</p><p></p><p>The proposal comes out of an internal review done every few years by the regional FAA Control Tower Manager based in Manchester.</p><p>It’s now up to the FAA whether to follow through.</p><p>Airport spokesman Tom Malafonte says the recommendation is still in the early stages, but airport officials with the airport have already reached out to the FAA to make clear their opposition.</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 17:04:10 +0000 Michael Brindley 44248 at http://nhpr.org Manchester Airport Officials Oppose Move To Cut Tower's Overnight Hours On Ukraine, Ayotte Calls For "Clear" American Message To Putin http://nhpr.org/post/ukraine-ayotte-calls-clear-american-message-putin <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With Ukraine still torn between pro-European and pro-Russian factions, New Hampshire Republican Senator Kelly </span>Ayotte<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is calling on the Obama Administration to take a strong stand against Russia. </span></p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 44011 at http://nhpr.org On Ukraine, Ayotte Calls For "Clear" American Message To Putin Sen. Ayotte Weighs In On Immigration Impasse http://nhpr.org/post/sen-ayotte-weighs-immigration-impasse <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Hampshire Republican Senator Kelly </span>Ayotte<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is weighing-in on immigration reform.&nbsp; This after House Speaker John Boehner said <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/07/us/politics/boehner-doubts-immigration-overhaul-will-pass-this-year.html?hpw&amp;rref=politics&amp;_r=0" target="_blank">he didn’t think he could pass a bill this year</a>. &nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 43270 at http://nhpr.org Sen. Ayotte Weighs In On Immigration Impasse N.H. Getting Nearly $3.4M In Low Income Heating Assistance http://nhpr.org/post/nh-getting-nearly-34m-low-income-heating-assistance <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">New Hampshire is getting nearly $3.4 million in federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Funds.</p><p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 15:03:44 +0000 Associated Press 42775 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Reacts To President Obama's State Of The Union Address http://nhpr.org/post/nh-reacts-president-obamas-state-union-address <p>Here is a roundup of reactions to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech from the New Hampshire Congressional delegation and political organizations.</p><p>Sen. Kelly Ayotte:</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 15:32:23 +0000 Michael Brindley 42631 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Reacts To President Obama's State Of The Union Address