A Strong National Defense
“Nothing is more important than keeping America safe, secure, and free. My top priority is protecting the homeland and ensuring that the United States Military remains both the strongest fighting force in the world, and also the greatest force for good.” – Senator Hassan
Senator Hassan is working across party lines to ensure that America’s service members have the support that they need to carry out their vital missions, to combat both foreign and domestic terrorist threats, and to confront any nation that may seek to break international norms or undermine American interests, including Russia, Iran, North Korea, and China.
As a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Senator Hassan has worked on bipartisan legislation to eliminate the ability of foreign terrorist organizations like ISIS and Al-Qaeda, or their followers, to attack the homeland by cracking down on terrorist financing and penalizing any country that supports, funds, or provides a safe haven to terrorists.
Senator Hassan also successfully worked to pass the bipartisan DHS Data Framework Act – which is now law – to help ensure that analysts at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) can more efficiently identify terrorist threats.
Due to the increasing number of cyber threats to government agencies and critical infrastructure, Senator Hassan introduced the bipartisan Hack DHS Act, which the President signed into law, to strengthen cyber defenses at DHS. The bipartisan Hack DHS Act utilizes ethical hackers to help identify unique and undiscovered vulnerabilities within DHS’s networks that bad actors could exploit.
Additionally, Senator Hassan worked to include critical priorities for New Hampshire and the entire country in the National Defense Authorization Act, including securing a pay raise for all U.S. military personnel and directing crucial funding for projects at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and the New Hampshire National Guard, which are integral to America’s security.
Senator Hassan is also working to pursue a range of bipartisan solutions to address the security and humanitarian challenges at the southern border. Senator Hassan has visited both the northern and southern borders to hear firsthand from agents on the ground about what resources and support they need.
Senator Hassan will continue fighting to ensure that all of America’s national security professionals – from the intelligence community to the military – have the resources and support that they need to strengthen national security and keep all Granite Staters and Americans safe, secure, and free.
March 25, 2021
Shaheen, Hassan, Colleagues Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Increase Domestic Supply Chain for PPE and Other Items Critical to National Security
( Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led the bipartisan reintroduction of her legislation with Senators Mike Rounds (R-SD), Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Jerry Moran (R-KS) to require the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to increase the amount of personal protective equipment (PPE) and other national security related items it receives from American companies. The Homeland Procurement Reform Act would bolster the domestic supply chain for national security-related items and increase the government’s capacity to supply these critical materials that the Department of Homeland Security needs, particularly during a national emergency.Read More
March 24, 2021
WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) led her first hearing as Chair of the HSGAC Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Spending Oversight, Preparing for Future Crises: Examining the National Response Enterprise. The hearing focused on findings and recommendations from the Business Executives for National Security (BENS) Commission on the National Response Enterprise, which issued a report on challenges in the COVID-19 pandemic and ways to strengthen the national response to future crises.Read More
March 22, 2021
Senator Hassan Statement on United States, Allies Imposing Sanctions on China for Human Rights Abuses Against Uyghurs
WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) released the following statement after the United States and allies, including the European Union, United Kingdom, and Canada, announced new sanctions on China for human rights abuses against Uyghurs:Read More
March 18, 2021
Senator Hassan Presses Top Administration Officials on Strengthening Cybersecurity Across All Levels of Government Following SolarWinds & Microsoft Exchange Breaches
WASHINGTON - During a Senate Homeland Security Committee hearing, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) pressed top administration officials on the need to strengthen cybersecurity across all levels of government and the private sector following the SolarWinds and Microsoft Exchange breaches. Senator Hassan serves as the Chair of the Committee’s Emerging Threats and Spending Oversight Subcommittee.
March 17, 2021
Senate Committee Advances Bipartisan Hassan Bills to Strengthen Counterterrorism Efforts, Cut Wasteful Spending
WASHINGTON - The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) today advanced key bipartisan bills introduced and cosponsored by U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH). Senator Hassan serves as the Chair of the HSGAC Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Spending Oversight.
March 16, 2021
Murray, Scott, Hassan Release GAO Report On Retirement Cybersecurity Which Recommends Department of Labor Issue Guidance(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, Congressman Bobby Scott, Chair of the House Education and Labor Committee, and Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) released a report from the Government Accountability Office looking at the risk cybersecurity threats pose to retirement plans that serve over 100 million people. GAO conducted its investigation in response to an inquiry the Members sent in 2019.Read More
March 01, 2021
WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Chair of the Emerging Threats Subcommittee of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, and Mike Lee (R-UT) today introduced the bipartisan Reporting Efficiently to Proper Officials in Response to Terrorism (REPORT) Act, which requires federal agencies to report to Congress after a terrorist attack with information about exactly what happened and recommendations to prevent future attacks.Read More