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Portrait of Charles F. BassWelcome to the web site of New Hampshire's Second Congressional District. I hope that you will find the content and links of this site useful and informative, and that it will serve as your first stop on the Internet for information and links on New Hampshire and Washington.


Veterans' Data Theft Alert


More Affordable Prescription Drugs in New Hampshire

The Bass Prescription Drug Help Desk provides New Hampshire residents with important information and assistance in lowering their monthly medication costs.


Helping America Recover from Hurricane Katrina

 

Congressman Bass has established this page on the Hurricane Katrina disaster. It contains news of actions taken by Congress, provides help to those who want to donate to victims, and collects consumer reports of price gouging by gasoline retailers.


Bass Reintroduces Clean Air Bill

Congressman Bass has introduced legislation to improve New Hampshire's and our nation’s air quality. The Clean Air Planning Act (CAPA) is a bipartisan, bicameral bill to set caps on harmful emissions from power plants.


Bass Seeks Input on Medicare Drug Benefit Difficulties

 

As many of you know, the Medicare prescription drug benefit program got underway on January 1. In the first few weeks since the program's inception, many beneficiaries have experienced very specific difficulties. If you have encountered any problems, I encourage you to fill out my Online Medicare Problems form so that I may use your experience and information to adequately address any inconsistencies in this new program.


Financial Aid for Students

The Bass Student Help Site is dedicated to helping New Hampshire’s and other students find information on federal, state, and private sources of financial aid.


Wartime Services and Information

The Bass Military Help Desk provides New Hampshire residents with important information regarding the War on Terror.


Enforcement of the Do-Not-Call Law

The FCC has issued a consumer advisory, for citizens who have put their names on the National Do-Not-Call Registry and are called by telemarketers. To add your number to the registry, visit the Do Not Call Registery.


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Latest Additions:

BASS APPLAUDS BIPARTISAN PASSAGE OF SPENDING REFORM BILL Washington, D.C. – Congressman Charles Bass (R- NH02) strongly supported H. Res. 1000, a bill to require more accountability and transparency in federal spending. The bill passed the House by a bipartisan vote of 245 to 171.

BRADLEY AND BASS APPLAUD RELEASE OF NEARLY $3 MILLION IN ADDITIONAL LIHEAP FUNDS FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE (Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Reps. Jeb Bradley and Charles Bass (R-NH) today announced that New Hampshire is slated to receive $2.98 million in funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) by the end of the week. The funds are included in the LIHEAP surplus account, which was set to expire at the end of this fiscal year. The Bush Administration will release the surplus funds tomorrow. .

BASS HELPS ANNOUNCE VITAL NEW AUTO SAFETY STANDARDS Washington, D.C. - Congressman Charles Bass (R-NH02) joined by automobile safety advocate and New Hampshire State Representative Packy Campbell announced new voluntary standards for automobile Brake Shift Interlock (BSI) to prevent unnecessary tragedies.

BASS APPLAUDS SENATE PASSAGE OF STEM CELL RESEARCH BILL
Washington, D.C. - Congressman Charles Bass (R-NH02) applauded Senate passage of H.R. 810, the Stem Cell Research Act . This bill, which passed the House in May of 2005, passed the Senate today by a vote of 63 to 37.

CHARLIE LEADS OPPOSITION TO AMENDMENT RESTRICTING NORTHERN BORDER TRAVEL
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Charles F. Bass’ (R-NH02) was successful today in defeating an amendment offered to the Science, State, Justice, Commerce, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act that would have prohibited U.S. citizens from using any document other than a passport to show citizenship when re-entering the U.S. This provision would hamper the free flow of trade and low-risk travelers across the border and would undermine a stipulation in the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative allowing for the development of other, secure documents that could be used in place of a passport when re-entering the US.

BASS LEGISLATION TO INCREASE FUEL SUPPLIES PASSES HOUSE
Washington, D.C. - Congressman Charles Bass (R-NH02) is pleased to announce today applauded House passage of H.R. 5254,that the Refinery Permit Process Schedule Act. (H.R. 5254) has passed the U.S. House of Representatives. This bill, which Bass-authored legislation would initiated, will create a federally coordinated scheduling process for the siting, permitting, and approval of application for the construction of a gasoline or biofuel or petroleum refinery. The House passed the Refinery Permit Process Schedule Act by a vote of 238 to 179.

NEW HAMPSHIRE CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION URGES IMMEDIATE FEDERAL RESPONSE TO REGIONAL FLOODING
WASHINGTON– U.S. Senators Judd Gregg and John Sununu (R-NH), and Representatives Charlie Bass and Jeb Bradley (R-NH) today wrote to President Bush and FEMA Acting Director R. David Paulison requesting prompt approval of the State’s request for a preliminary damage assessment and to support the state’s anticipated request for Major Disaster Declaration due to heavy rainfall and flooding throughout the state.

BASS AMENDMENT PASSES AS PART OF THE SAFE PORT ACT
Washington, D.C. - U.S. Representative Charles Bass today applauded House passage of his amendment to the Security and Accountability for Every (SAFE) Port Act. The amendment would allow states and local governments to be reimbursed for performing federal anti-terrorism duties at our ports under the new port security grant program.

 

BASS URGES OFFSHORE RENEWABLE ENERGY
Washington, D.C. - Congressman Charles Bass (R-NH02) today notified the House Leadership and House negotiators on the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act (H.R. 889) that he opposes the addition of language to the legislation that would effectively halt progress on the proposed Cape Wind offshore wind farm that would produce up to 420 megawatts of clean, renewable energy.

BASS AND BRADLEY INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO PROTECT WILD RIVER, SANDWICH RANGE AREAS OF WHITE MOUNTAINS
(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Reps. Charles Bass and Jeb Bradley (R-NH) today introduced legislation that will designate areas of New Hampshire’s White Mountain National Forest (WMNF) as “wilderness.” Bass’ legislation will create a new wilderness area of approximately 23,700 acres in size in the Wild River Valley. Bradley’s legislation will expand the existing wilderness area in the Sandwich Range by 10,800 acres. Both wilderness areas were proposed in the WMNF plan and require Congressional action in order to be established.

REPS. BASS AND ALLEN WELCOME NEW FEC INTERNET RULE, DECISION BY HOUSE LEADERSHIP TO LET IT TAKE EFFECT
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Tom Allen (D-ME) and Charles Bass (R-NH) today applauded the decision by the House Leadership to delay consideration of H.R. 1606, the Online Freedom of Speech Act, so that new rules governing Internet political communication adopted on Monday by the Federal Election Commission (FEC) may take effect and provided the proper level of Congressional oversight.

BASS APPLAUDES PRESIDENT BUSH FOR SUPPORTING WOOD-TO-ENERGY INITIATIVES IN THE STATE OF THE UNION
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Charles Bass (R-NH02) enthusiastically endorsed and applauded the commitment by President Bush to fund wood energy research as a critical component of our national Advanced Energy Initiative.

BASS APPOINTED TO SPEAKER’S ETHICS TASK FORCE
Washington, D.C. - U.S. Representative Charles Bass (R-NH02) announced today that he has been appointed by Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL) to a task force to review and suggest reforms of the House's ethics and lobbying practices.

Capitol Link Vol. 7 No. 23 - September 22, 2006

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