Press Releases

RELEASE: House Democratic Leader Reacts to Governor Sununu’s Budget Address

CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE – House Democratic Leader Steve Shurtleff released the following statement after Governor Chris Sununu delivered his Budget Address: “Our state is currently in a great financial position, with a large surplus and historically-high…

RELEASE: House Democratic Leader Stephen Shurtleff Calls Upon Republican Colleagues to Speak Out

CONCORD, NH – House Democratic Leader Stephen Shurtleff released the following statement this morning regarding this weekend’s travel ban instituted by President Donald Trump. “As a first-generation son of an immigrant, I am appalled by this…

RELEASE: Democratic Leader Proposes Amendments to House Rules

CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE – Today, House Democratic Leader Steve Shurtleff proposed two amendments to House Rules during the House session.  The amendments, which sought to address two separate issues that have arisen in the first few…

RELEASE: Repeal of Hands-Free Law Would Jeopardize Public Safety

CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE – The House Transportation Committee today held a public hearing on HB 214, repealing prohibitions on electronic device usage while driving.  This bill would completely repeal the 2014 “hands-free” law regarding cellular phone use…

RELEASE: Democratic Legislation Would Bring Back New Hampshire’s Minimum Wage

CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE – Today, Representative Doug Ley (D-Jaffrey) introduced legislation, HB 115, to bring back the minimum wage in New Hampshire.  The minimum wage in New Hampshire has been determined by federal law since 2011, when…

House Democrats Sponsor Legislation to Provide Full Funding for Public Kindergarten and Repeal Education Voucher Law

CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE – Today, the House Education Committee held public hearings on HB 155, relative to funding for kindergarten programs, and HB 129, repealing the education tax credit.  Representative Mary Stuart Gile, a former Chair…

House Democratic Leader Comments on Vindictive Actions by Speaker Jasper

CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE – Last night, House Democratic leadership was informed that Speaker Shawn Jasper has chosen to assign the Democratic members who spoke in favor of retaining the Children and Family Law Committee during the…

House Democratic Leader’s Statement on the Inauguration of Chris Sununu as Governor

CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE – Today, House Democratic Leader Steve Shurtleff (D-Penacook) released the following statement after Chris Sununu was sworn in for his first term as Governor. “I congratulate Governor Sununu for his success in the…

House Democrats Vote to Retain the Children and Family Law Committee

CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE – Today, the House of Representatives voted 196-172 to retain the Children and Family Law Committee, which addresses the rights, obligations and application of criminal laws to minors, divorce, child custody and…

New Hampshire House Democrats Elect Representative Steve Shurtleff to Lead Democratic Caucus

CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE – In a caucus meeting today, New Hampshire House Democrats elected Representative Steve Shurtleff (D-Penacook) to lead the House Democratic Caucus for a second term.  Representative Shurtleff will be the Democratic candidate…