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.
May 10, 2019
Senator Hassan Joins in Introducing Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Curb Improper Federal Payments to Deceased Individuals
WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan this week joined her colleagues in re-introducing bipartisan legislation that would help save millions of federal dollars by curbing erroneous payments to deceased individuals. The bipartisan Stopping Improper Payments to Deceased People Act would give all federal agencies access to the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) death records – which represent the most complete federal databases of the deceased – and require that federal agencies make appropriate use of the death data to curb improper payments.Read More
April 11, 2019
Portman, Hassan Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Transparency of Federal Advisory Committees
WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today introduced the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) Amendments, legislation that will impose stricter ethics requirements on advisory committee members, require agencies to make more information about committees public, make the procedures for establishing a committee and selecting members more transparent, and extend FACA to cover additional advisory committees that are currently exempt. Advisory committees are generally composed of individuals outside government who advise, and consult with, federal agencies on policy-making. The text of the bill is here.Read More
April 11, 2019
Senators Hassan and Shaheen Cosponsor Legislation to Cut Taxes for Hard-Working Granite Staters and Families
WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan, a member of the Senate Finance Committee, and Senator Jeanne Shaheen, joined their colleagues this week in introducing the Working Families Tax Relief Act, which would cut taxes for hard-working Granite Staters and families by expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC).Read More
March 25, 2019
WASHINGTON - In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan wrote an op-ed for New Hampshire Business Review (NHBR) where she outlined her commitment to fiscal responsibility and supporting New Hampshire’s innovative businesses. As a member of the Senate Finance Committee, as well as in her new role as lead Democrat for the subcommittee focused on federal spending oversight and emergency management within the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Senator Hassan is focused on finding common ground across party lines on priorities that will support job-creating businesses in New Hampshire and across the country.Read More
March 11, 2019
WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement today after President Trump released his budget proposal for fiscal year 2020. Following calls from Senators Hassan and Shaheen and the entire New Hampshire Congressional Delegation, the budget proposal includes $1.5 billion for State Opioid Response grants that fund prevention, treatment, and recovery and support services.Read More
March 11, 2019
Senator Hassan Joins in Introducing Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Cybersecurity of Internet-of-Things Devices
WASHINGTON - Bipartisan legislation to improve the cybersecurity of Internet-connected devices will be introduced today in the Senate and the House of Representatives. The Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2019 would require that devices purchased by the U.S. government meet certain minimum security requirements.Read More
March 06, 2019
Senator Hassan Sounds Alarm on GAO Report Warning of EPA Mismanagement of Efforts to Address PFAS Contamination
WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan today participated in a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on reducing waste, fraud, and mismanagement in the federal government, where she sounded the alarm on a new Government Accountability Office report that found that during the last two years the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has made little progress – and has even taken steps backward – in assessing the public health threat of toxic chemicals, including per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Senator Hassan serves as ranking member of the Subcommittee on Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management.Read More