Washington, D.C. -- Today, Paul Hodes stood with New Hampshire families to protect the jobs of over 700 Granite State teachers as well as those of firefighters, health care professionals, and police officers. The Education, Jobs, and Medicaid Assistance Act will protect New Hampshire's balanced budget by providing critical funds that will prevent devastating layoffs of New Hampshire's teachers, first responders, and health care providers.
"New Hampshire's teachers, police officers, and firefighters play a critical role in our local communities," said Hodes. "I'm fighting to prevent massive layoffs of Granite State teachers and police officers which would send shockwaves through our still shaky economy. Washington must do more to create good-paying middle class jobs here in the Granite State, but today's vote to protect hundreds of jobs right here in New Hampshire is a critical first step."
The Education, Jobs, and Medicaid Assistance Act will invest nearly $100 million in New Hampshire in order to protect critical jobs in our communities, including saving the jobs of 700 New Hampshire teachers. The bill will provide $41 million in education funding as well as $54 million in Medicaid funding for New Hampshire. The bill will now travel to the President's desk for his signature.