Catching Up with Annie
Protecting our democratic institutions
Washington, D.C., November 9, 2018
Safeguarding our Elections
Like so many Americans, I am deeply concerned by the firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and what this means for the future of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 elections. President Trump’s pick for acting Attorney General, Matthew Whitaker, has indicated in past statements that he does not support Mueller’s probe, and therefore he must immediately recuse himself from overseeing it. It’s critical that the new Attorney General understand the importance of this investigation, so we can get to the bottom of what happened in 2016 and help safeguard future elections and our democratic process. This is not a partisan issue, and Democrats and Republicans must come together and push for legislation that will protect this investigation and the institutions we hold dear.
Reducing Gun Violence
I was devastated by the shooting at the Borderline Bar in California late Wednesday night. I extend my deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the 12 people killed in this senseless attack, among them a sheriff’s deputy, and I thank the first responders for bravely stepping in to help protect others from harm. It’s imperative that Congress take action and pass commonsense gun safety legislation that will keep our communities safe and work to increase access to mental health treatment and resources for people who are struggling.
Birth Control is a Fundamental Right
The Trump administration’s ruling this week that lets some employers deny insurance coverage of birth control is unacceptable. Birth control is basic healthcare and a fundamental right for women and their families and making it harder to access is a threat to women’s health and economic security. I will continue to stand against these partisan attacks on women’s rights and fight for contraceptive coverage.
Here to Serve You
As your Representative, my most important job is supporting Granite Staters when they need help with federal agencies. I was contacted by George Sackley of Windham, who had an issue of concern regarding his Social Security benefits. My staff worked with the Social Security Administration and helped resolve George’s concern. If my office may be of assistance with a problem you are experiencing, please reach out to my staff at 603-226-1002 so we can learn how we may help.
Making Your Voice Heard
I encourage you to make your voice heard on the issues that are important to you. If you have a question, comment or concern, please don’t hesitate to reach out to any of my offices--I love hearing from you! Thank you as always for the wonderful contributions you make to our great state, and I hope you have a great weekend!