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.
February 14, 2019
On Anniversary of Parkland Shooting, Senator Hassan Reaffirms Urgent Need for Congress to Pass Common-Sense Reforms to Prevent Future Massacres
WASHINGTON - On the anniversary of the shooting last year at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Senator Maggie Hassan today reaffirmed the urgent need for Congress to pass common-sense reforms to prevent future massacres.Read More
January 22, 2019
Senator Hassan Meets With TSA Officers at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport On Day 32 of President Trump’s Senseless Government Shutdown
MANCHESTER - Senator Maggie Hassan today met with TSA officers after their shift at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, where she heard from them about how the President’s senseless government shutdown is impacting them and reaffirmed her commitment to fighting to reopen the government.Read More
January 11, 2019
NH Delegation Announces Grant Awarded to NH Dept. of Health and Human Services to Help Prevent Sexual Violence
( Today, Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced that the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (NH HHS) has been awarded a $289,598 Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) Program grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. The RPE program was started by the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and works to prevent sexual violence by stopping perpetration, reducing risk factors, and using evidence to design, carry out and evaluate prevention programming.Read More
January 09, 2019
President Signs Into Law Bipartisan Bill Cosponsored by Senator Hassan to Help Survivors of Child Abuse
WASHINGTON - President Trump this week signed into law a bipartisan bill cosponsored by Senator Maggie Hassan that will help survivors 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.Read More
January 08, 2019
( Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) to reintroduce the Background Check Expansion Act, which would expand federal background checks to all gun sales. Under current federal law, unlicensed or private sellers are not required to conduct a background check prior to transferring a firearm. Approximately 90 percent of Americans support comprehensive background checks. Research indicates that millions of guns are sold each year to individuals without background checks in the United States.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
December 18, 2018
WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan today voted on the Senate floor to approve the bipartisan First Step Act, which would make much-needed reforms to the nation’s criminal justice system, including expanding treatment options for prisoners struggling with substance use disorders and increasing protections for pregnant prisoners.Read More