WASHINGTON – The Senate voted to approve the bipartisan Farm Bill this afternoon, which include a provision cosponsored by Senator Hassan to reauthorize the Northern Border Regional Commission for five years and make other reforms to expand the reach of the program to Cheshire and Belknap counties.
The Northern Border Regional Commission has invested millions of dollars to help spur economic and community development in northern New Hampshire, including helping increase access to substance misuse services. Earlier this year, Senator Hassan joined the rest of the Congressional Delegation in announcing federal grants from the NBRC to fund development projects throughout the State.
“The Northern Border Regional Commission provides essential support to boost economic and community development, and has played a vital role in encouraging job creation,” Senator Hassan said. “I am pleased that the bipartisan farm bill includes this provision I supported to reauthorize the Northern Border Regional Commission for five years and to expand the reach of the program to Cheshire and Belknap counties. This program is critical to the strength of our communities, and I’ll continuing working to ensure that this legislation is signed into law without delay.”
Senator Hassan has long supported the Northern Border Regional Commission, and was a vocal opponent of President Trump’s budget proposal to eliminate the Commission.