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ICYMI - Union Leader Reports NH Federal Delegation Secured $1.3 million for N.H. Veterans Home

In Case You Missed It, a new report from the Union Leader details how New Hampshire’s Federal Delegation secured $1.3 million for temporary staffing and protective gear at the New Hampshire Veterans Home, in addition to funding to support child care, substance-use disorder treatment and mental health treatment.

This funding is particularly necessary after Governor Sununu failed to investigate what caused the COVID outbreak at the Veterans Home that led to the deaths of 36 veterans, and resulted in 93 residents -- 37 percent of the 250 residents at the facility -- and 102 staff contracting the virus.

Key Points:

  • “‘We must ensure that this major loss of life is never repeated, and that is why I am glad that the New Hampshire Veterans Home is receiving more than a million dollars from the American Rescue Plan to help strengthen their services,’ Sen. Maggie Hassan said in a statement.”

  • “Last week, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen touted the funding available for state and local governments during a Friday event in Manchester, and in Nashua she spoke about the funding for child care.”

  • “During a virtual roundtable on mental health, Rep. Annie Kuster noted the $10.7 million heading to New Hampshire for substance-use and mental health treatment. She also talked about the way other provisions in the law, such as child care funding and expanded tax credits for health insurance, can support people seeking mental health treatment.”

  • Congressman Pappas also released a statement celebrating that the delegation secured this funding that will help keep patients, families, and staff safe.

  • “The stimulus package is still very popular nationwide. Almost two-thirds of respondents to a Washington Post-ABC News poll last month still approved of it.”

Granite Status: N.H. delegation still selling the $1.9 trillion stimulus package

By Josie Albertson-Grove, New Hampshire Union Leader

THE $1.9 TRILLION STIMULUS bill became law more than two months ago.

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On Wednesday, $1.3 million for temporary staffing and protective gear at the New Hampshire Veterans Home was the highlight. Of about 130 residents, 92 were infected with coronavirus and 37 died between November and January.

“We must ensure that this major loss of life is never repeated, and that is why I am glad that the New Hampshire Veterans Home is receiving more than a million dollars from the American Rescue Plan to help strengthen their services,” Sen. Maggie Hassan said in a statement.

Last week, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen touted the funding available for state and local governments during a Friday event in Manchester, and in Nashua she spoke about the funding for child care.

During a virtual roundtable on mental health, Rep. Annie Kuster noted the $10.7 million heading to New Hampshire for substance-use and mental health treatment. She also talked about the way other provisions in the law, such as child care funding and expanded tax credits for health insurance, can support people seeking mental health treatment.

The stimulus package is still very popular nationwide. Almost two-thirds of respondents to a Washington Post-ABC News poll last month still approved of it.

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