Bolstering Public Safety
Protecting our communities is the most important responsibility of any government, and Senator Hassan is committed to working every day to ensure that all Granite Staters are safe and prepared for any emergency.
During her time as Governor, Senator Hassan focused on a comprehensive approach to combat the heroin, fentanyl, and opioid crisis and help save lives, including supporting law enforcement and strengthening prevention, treatment, and recovery efforts. Then-Governor Hassan also helped put more state troopers on the road, developed active shooter training for state employees, supported federal border patrol agents in the North Country, and established the New Hampshire Cybersecurity Integration Center (NHCIC).
As a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Senator Hassan is working to build on those efforts and ensure that local and state public safety officials have the federal support they need to keep Granite Staters and all Americans safe. She is working to help curb the importation of deadly fentanyl and other dangerous drugs and support drug interdiction efforts. The Senator is also focused on addressing the threat of homegrown terrorism, enhancing border security, and strengthening cybersecurity in order to keep New Hampshire and America safe, secure, and free.
December 12, 2018
Senator Hassan Joins Group of 15 Senators In Introducing New Bill To Help Protect People’s Personal Data Online
WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), the top Democrat on the Senate Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet Subcommittee, led a group of 15 senators in introducing new legislation to protect people’s personal data online. The Data Care Act would require websites, apps, and other online providers to take responsible steps to safeguard personal information and stop the misuse of users’ data.Read More
December 12, 2018
WASHINGTON - The Senate yesterday passed a bipartisan bill cosponsored by Senator Maggie Hassan to protect victims of child abuse. The legislation reauthorizes the Victims of Child Abuse Act (VOCAA), which provides funding for Children’s Advocacy Centers that support victims of child abuse and help law enforcement hold perpetrators accountable. The bill will now move to the U.S. House of Representatives for a vote.Read More
November 27, 2018
Senator Hassan Grills Gas Company Executives and Federal Regulators at Senate Commerce Hearing on Pipeline Explosions
LAWRENCE, MA - In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan yesterday grilled executives from Columbia Gas and its parent company, NiSource, as well as federal regulators, regarding the natural gas pipeline explosions and fires that occurred on September, 13, 2018, in Lawrence, Andover, and North Andover, Massachusetts. The incident killed one person, injured more than two dozen, and damaged more than 100 structures, including 5 homes.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 18, 2018
NH Delegation Announces $800K in Trauma Support Services to Help Children Exposed to Substance Misuse
( Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced $800,000 from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Bureau of Justice Assistance to the City of Manchester. This grant will support the Manchester Police Department’s Adverse Childhood Experiences Response Team Enhancement (ACERT) Project, which provides services to children exposed to trauma, including substance use, domestic violence and sexual assault. ACERT consists of a comprehensive support network, including a police officer, a crisis services advocate and a community health worker who provide security, safety and support to victims of childhood trauma.Read More
October 15, 2018
(Concord, NH) - On Friday, members of New Hampshire’s law enforcement community were honored for exemplary service at the New Hampshire Congressional Law Enforcement Awards (NH-CLEA) ceremony in Concord.Read More
October 15, 2018
HAMPTON - Senator Maggie Hassan today visited Hampton Fire/Rescue, where she presented the Department with a Federal Assistance to Firefighters Grant of approximately $80,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and commended the brave public safety officials for all that they do to protect their fellow Granite Staters, particularly through their efforts on the front lines of the fentanyl, heroin, and opioid epidemic. The federal grant will allow Hampton Fire/Rescue to purchase mobile radios, base radios, and pagers for Hampton’s fire fighters.Read More