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Maggie Hassan on Environment

 

 


Bipartisan support for making animal cruelty a federal crime

Members of Congress are cheering President Trump's signing of the Prevent Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act, which specifies that animal cruelty will be a federal crime.

"Callous cruelty towards animals is abhorrent, and it's time for the punishment to reflect the seriousness of the crime," U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., said of the action. "I'm glad to see this bipartisan legislation signed into law so that those who needlessly harm animals are held accountable."

"This new law is vital not only to help prevent the horrific crime of animal torture, but also because such cruelty against animals can often be a precursor to violent crimes against humans," U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., added. "I'm grateful to my colleagues from both parties, and the president, for coming together to support this landmark measure."

Source: Nashua Telegraph on 2020 Veepstakes , Nov 28, 2019

Restore $1M to Land & Community Heritage Investment Program

As we strengthen and protect our communities and grow our economy, we must always preserve what has made New Hampshire such a special place to live, work and raise a family: our beautiful natural resources.

The Land and Community Heritage Investment Program has been so important for protecting our natural, historical and cultural resources, a responsibility that has not been met in recent years. That's why this budget restores $1 million for LCHIP in the first year of the biennium, and fully restores the program in the second.

This budget also begins restoring funding for our local communities. In fiscal year 2015, this budget provides $3 million to help pay for delayed and deferred water treatment projects for communities, and increases meals and rooms distributions to communities by $5 million.

Source: 2013 State of the State N.H. Budget Address , Feb 14, 2013

Keep restrictive rules for predator control in Alaska.

Hassan voted NAY Disapprove Subsistence Hunting Rule on ANWR

Library of Congress Summary: This joint resolution nullifies the rule finalized by the Department of the Interior on Aug. 5, 2016, relating to non-subsistence takings of wildlife and public participation and closure procedures on National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska.

Case for voting YES by House Republican Policy Committee: The Fish and Wildlife Service rule--which lays claim to more than 20% of Alaska--violates ANILCA (Alaska National Interest Land Conservation Act) and the Alaska Statehood Compact. Not only does [the existing 2016 rule] undermine Alaska's ability to manage fish and wildlife upon refuge lands, it fundamentally destroys a cooperative relationship between Alaska and the federal government.

Case for voting NO by the Sierra Club (April 6, 2017):

Legislative outcome: Passed Senate, 52-47-1, March 21; passed House, 225-193-12, Feb. 16; signed by Pres. Trump April 3.
Source: Congressional vote 18-HJR69 on Feb 16, 2017

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