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.
December 07, 2018
Senate Passes Senator Hassan’s Legislation to Help Department of Homeland Security Better Identify Potential Terrorist Threats
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate yesterday passed legislation introduced by Senator Maggie Hassan that will help the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) better identify potential terrorist threats.Read More
December 06, 2018
Portman, Hassan Introduce Bipartisan Public-Private Cybersecurity Cooperation Act to Bolster Cybersecurity
Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) have introduced the bipartisan Public-Private Cybersecurity Cooperation Act, which would require the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to establish a cyber-vulnerabilities disclosure program (VDP) so that vulnerabilities in DHS’ cyber systems can be easily reported and fixed. This is a companion bill to legislation sponsored by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), the Public-Private Cybersecurity Cooperation Act (H.R.6735,) which passed the House earlier this year.Read More
November 15, 2018
Senator Hassan to Nominee for Director of ICE: “We have the capacity in the United States of America to control our borders without harming children"
WASHINGTON - As a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Senator Maggie Hassan today questioned Ronald Vitiello during his nomination hearing to become the Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Senator Hassan specifically pressed the nominee on the long-term health impacts on children that result from detaining families indefinitely and separating children from their parents, as well as ICE’s treatment of members of New Hampshire’s Indonesian community.Read More
November 14, 2018
WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan today voted to approve bipartisan legislation to reauthorize, strengthen, and support the U.S. Coast Guard.Read More
November 08, 2018
Senator Hassan Meets with New Hampshire National Guard Leadership, Reaffirms Commitment to Providing Support and Resources They Need
CONCORD - Senator Maggie Hassan today met with New Hampshire National Guard (NHNG) leadership to discuss their legislative priorities and reaffirm her commitment to providing the NHNG with the support and resources they need.Read More
October 30, 2018
Senator Hassan Visits Titeflex Aerospace, Emphasizes Importance of Supporting New Hampshire’s Innovative Businesses
LACONIA - Senator Maggie Hassan today visited Titeflex Aerospace, a manufacturer that provides aerospace support through fluid transfer solutions in a variety of assemblies, recognizing the innovative business for its work supporting the military and NASA, while creating good jobs in the region. Senator Hassan also discussed her efforts to build a stronger workforce in New Hampshire, and noted that Congress funded the Defense Department on time this year for the first time in a decade, and how important that is to our national defense and innovative defense contractors.Read More
October 11, 2018
Senator Hassan Presses Counterterrorism Official on Size of ISIS, Urges FBI Director to Crack Down on “Deepfakes”
WASHINGTON - In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan, a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, participated in a hearing yesterday where she pressed Acting Director of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) Russell “Russ” Travers on recent reports that a resurgent ISIS has 30,000 fighters engaged in its attempts to reassert control over Iraq and Syria, seemingly contradicting President Trump’s assertion that ISIS has been “obliterated.”Read More