Last week, the Obama Administration announced its decision to delay key provisions of Obamacare for a year, including one of the lynchpins of the law, the controversial 'Employer Mandate.' This decision came on the heels of Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire's first TV ad, "What to Cut," focusing on Senator Jeanne Shaheen's deciding vote to pass Obamacare. More specifically, the ad discussed the effects of the 'Employer Mandate.' This mandate could force many small businesses to cut their employees' hours from 40 to 29, and create even harder times for many Granite State families.
Today, the House of Representatives will consider HR3, the Northern Route Approval Act. HR 3 would approve the Keystone XL Pipeline by deeming the State Department's first environmental review as satisfying all requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act.
Yesterday, Rep. Shea-Porter introduced an unrelated amendment to HR 3 to clarify that nothing in HR 3 approves or authorizes any proposed pipeline activity between Portland, Maine and Montreal, Canada. Congresswoman Anne Kuster joined Shea-Porter by cosponsoring her amendment. Shea-Porter's amendment along with other amendments to HR 3 was referred to the House Rules Committee to ensure they fulfilled House protocol.
Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire released the following statement in support of Senator Kelly Ayotte’s strong stance against S. 743, the Market Fairness Act, more appropriately known as the “Internet Sales Tax.” A vote on the legislation is expected later today.
Senator Ayotte’s stance can be viewed here: http://www.ayotte.senate.gov/?p=press_release&id=918