NH News
5:27 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

In Nashua, Biden Praises Job Training And Medicaid Expansion

The Vice President didn’t waste much time doling out praise and thanks, first for Governor Maggie Hassan and N.H.’s hard-won deal to expand Medicaid.

"Thank you for the health care expansion you just passed. Its going to change the lives of an awful lot of people."

Credit Josh Rogers / NHPR

Biden then moved on to N.H.’s job training program, which matches prospective workers with companies and uses unemployment dollars to reimburse most of a  trainees salary for up to 6 months. 600 people have been through NH’s program since 2010. Biden, who hasn’t ruled out a 2016 presidential run said its success, and that alone, warranted a special trip.

"And Governor the reason while were here, notwithstanding what others may think is because you run the best outfit in the country. No, I really mean it."

Republicans leapt on Biden’s visit, which also included private democratic fundraising,  because Senator Jeanne Shaheen and Representatives Carol Shea-Porter and Annie Kuster  didn’t join the Vice President in  Nashua.  All remained in Washington, where Congress is in session.