Senator Hassan has always made maintaining fiscal responsibility and improving innovation and efficiency within government a top priority.
During her time as Governor, Senator Hassan enacted two fiscally responsible, balanced budgets that protected critical economic priorities for Granite Staters while holding the line against a sales or an income tax.
Senator Hassan has brought this same focus on fiscal responsibility, innovation, and efficiency in government spending to the U.S. Senate, advocating for biennial budgeting at the federal level to enhance oversight of taxpayer dollars. She is also working to increase transparency and efficiency in federal programs in order to cut wasteful government spending and to ensure that federal dollars are being put to their best use.
February 01, 2019
Senator Hassan to Serve as Ranking Member of Senate Finance Subcommittee on Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Growth
WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan announced today that she will serve as the Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Growth, allowing her to continue leading on efforts to maintain fiscal responsibility, support job-creating businesses, and expand economic opportunity for hard-working Granite Staters and Americans. Senator Hassan will serve with Chairman of the Subcommittee, Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA).Read More
January 25, 2019
( U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statements after President Trump announced that he has agreed to reopen the government. The Senate will soon vote on a bill that opens the government for three weeks and allows for negotiations on border security legislation – a framework proposed by Senators Shaheen and Hassan yesterday.Read More
January 25, 2019
Shaheen & Hassan Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Eliminate Penalties for Federal Workers When Accessing Money From Retirement Savings During Shutdown
Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) to introduce the Emergency Relief for Federal Workers Act of 2019 to ensure that federal employees can access money from their Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) without penalty. The bill would waive penalties and contribution prohibitions as a result of financial hardship during the government shutdown. Shaheen and Hassan previously cosponsored legislation that was signed into law to ensure that federal workers affected by the shutdown receive retroactive pay.Read More
January 23, 2019
Senator Hassan Hears from TSA Officers About Impacts of the President’s Senseless Government Shutdown
MANCHESTER - In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan yesterday met with TSA officers after their shift at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport to hear about how the President’s senseless government shutdown is impacting them and their families, and reaffirmed her commitment to fighting to reopen the government. The government shutdown – now in its 33rd day – is placing a financial strain on TSA officers who have been working without pay to keep the public safe.Read More
January 23, 2019
Senator Hassan Announces New Leadership Position on Subcommittee Focused on Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management
WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan announced today that she will serve as the Ranking Member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management. In her new leadership position, Senator Hassan will play a key role in ensuring that taxpayer dollars are being spent wisely and working to eliminate waste, fraud, and abuse in the federal government. Senator Rand Paul serves as the Chair of the Subcommittee.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 15, 2019
Bipartisan Legislation Cosponsored by Senator Hassan to Make Government More Efficient Signed Into Law
WASHINGTON - President Trump signed into law yesterday bipartisan legislation cosponsored by Senator Maggie Hassan that will help to make the federal government more efficient. The bipartisan Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act would create a more secure, transparent, and efficient data system to help federal agencies better assess the effectiveness of their programs. This legislation was introduced by former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and is based off of recommendations from the bipartisan Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking’s final report.Read More