HOUSE REPUBLCANS CONTINUE USING CIRCULAR LOGIC TO DENY REMOTE ACCESS TO THE LEGISLATURE

CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE – Today, as COVID cases and hospitalizations remain at near record-high levels in New Hampshire, the NH House are meeting in-person in a conference room at the DoubleTree hotel in Manchester. Rep. Lucy Weber (D-Walpole) released the following statement:

“The New Hampshire House consists of 400 members who live in every geographic area of the state. As the Covid pandemic rages on, there is simply no justification to forbid remote participation in House sessions as the Republican House majority has continuously voted to do this term. Permitting remote access would allow legislators to continue representing their constituents without risk of carrying a deadly virus back to their families and communities.

Video technology is inexpensive, has already been used with great success at the committee level in New Hampshire, and has been ruled permissible by the NH Supreme Court. It is absolutely shameful that Republicans continue to reject a simple rule change that would allow people to make responsible decisions.”

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