A Strong National Defense
Senator Hassan’s highest priority is keeping New Hampshire and America safe, secure, and free.
In the face of the vast number of national security threats facing our country, the Senator is focused on protecting the homeland and ensuring that America remains the No. 1 military force in the world, while also remaining the greatest force for good.
The Senator is working to ensure that we use every tool at our disposal to destroy ISIS and protect America from all those who wish to do us harm. That means ensuring that our armed forces have the resources, equipment, and support they need to complete vital missions around the world.
It also means maintaining America’s global leadership. Senator Hassan believes we must ensure that America continues to take the lead in confronting rogue regimes and any nation who seeks to break international norms or undermine American interests. And we must hold nations who support terrorism accountable and prevent nuclear weapons from falling into the wrong hands.
As a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Senator Hassan works to ensure that the Department of Homeland Security has the resources, management, and capabilities in place to keep us safe from terrorist threats, cyber criminals, drug trafficking organizations, and natural disasters.
The Senator has also long been a champion for the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, which is integral to both our national security and New Hampshire’s economic vitality.
February 15, 2019
Senator Hassan Statement on Reports that President Trump Will Take Funding from Drug Interdiction Efforts, Military Construction Projects to Build Wall
WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement today on President Trump’s reported plans to take $2.5 billion from the Pentagon’s drug interdiction program and $3.6 billion from the Pentagon’s military construction budget as part of his national emergency declaration to build a wall at the southern border:Read More
February 14, 2019
Senator Hassan Joins Colleagues in Urging President Trump to Hold China Accountable as the End of Negotiations Approach
WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan joined colleagues yesterday in urging President Trump to ensure that any trade agreement with China adequately addresses China’s predatory intellectual property practices and establishes a monitoring and enforcement mechanism to hold China accountable. The United States Trade Representative found that despite at least eight previous commitments to stop requiring U.S. companies to transfer technology in exchange for access to the Chinese market, China continues to coerce American firms. Senator Hassan is a member of the Senate Finance Committee, which sets trade policy.Read More
February 13, 2019
Bipartisan Hassan-Portman Bill Bolstering “Cyber Hunt and Incident Response Teams” Passes Homeland Security Committee
WASHINGTON - The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee today passed the bipartisan Hassan-Portman Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cyber Hunt and Incident Response Teams Act. The bill, introduced by Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) would bolster cybersecurity by requiring DHS to make permanent the “cyber hunt” and “cyber incident response” teams that work to help prevent cyberattacks on federal agencies and the private sector, and help mitigate the impact of such attacks when they occur.Read More
February 07, 2019
WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and John Hoeven (R-ND) today reintroduced bipartisan legislation to develop and retain highly-skilled cybersecurity professionals in the federal workforce. Agencies across the federal government face growing cyber threats, but struggle to hire and retain qualified cybersecurity employees. Senators Ron Johnson (R-WI), Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Peters and Hoeven as original cosponsors.Read More
February 07, 2019
Hassan, Rubio Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen Counterterrorism Coordination Efforts at Department of Homeland Security
WASHINGTON - Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) today reintroduced bipartisan legislation to strengthen counterterrorism coordination efforts at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The bipartisan legislation will authorize the Counterterrorism Advisory Board (CTAB), which brings together intelligence, operational, and policy-making elements from across DHS to devise joint strategies to deter and disrupt potential terrorist attacks.Read More
February 01, 2019
Hassan, Portman Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Bolster “Cyber Hunt and Incident Response Teams” to Strengthen Cybersecurity, Protect the Homeland
WASHINGTON - Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH), both members of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC), reintroduced their bipartisan Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cyber Hunt and Incident Response Teams Act today to help bolster cybersecurity by requiring DHS to make permanent the “cyber hunt” and “cyber incident response” teams that work to help prevent cyberattacks on federal agencies and the private sector, and help mitigate the impact of such attacks when they occur. Cyber response teams play a vital role in helping federal agencies, critical infrastructure, and key private sector partners address cyber challenges and disrupt threats from cyber criminals, cyber terrorists, and hostile countries.Read More
January 04, 2019
Hassan-Portman Bipartisan Bill to Bolster Cyber Defenses at Department of Homeland Security Signed into Law
WASHINGTON - The President has signed into law bipartisan legislation introduced by Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) that will help strengthen cyber defenses at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).Read More