Fostering Innovation & Economic Opportunity
Senator Hassan is focused on expanding economic opportunity to ensure that everyone who works hard can get ahead and stay ahead, while also building the highly skilled workforce that innovative businesses need to grow and thrive.
The Senator has long made promoting entrepreneurship and supporting innovation a top priority. During her time as Governor, she laid out and implemented her Innovate NH plan – including working to hold down the cost of higher education, increasing and making permanent the R&D tax credit, and launching the award-winning “Live Free and Start” initiative.
Senator Hassan is working to foster innovation, eliminate barriers for entrepreneurs, support measures to promote women-owned small businesses, increase participation in the STEM fields, and expand access to broadband.
The first bill Senator Hassan introduced was the Reigniting Opportunity for Innovators (ROI) Act, which would help provide the student loan debt relief necessary for entrepreneurs to start up and grow innovative small businesses. Through her work on the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, the Senator is working to address our nation’s skills gap by supporting career and technical training, working to hold down the cost of student debt, and advocating for measures to support working families such as paid sick leave.
May 10, 2019
Senator Hassan Joins Colleagues in Introducing Bipartisan Bill to Increase U.S. Advanced Manufacturing’s Global Competitiveness
WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan joined her colleagues this week in introducing the Global Leadership in Advanced Manufacturing Act, which will promote expansion of the national network of Manufacturing USA institutes and strengthen American manufacturing. The bill is also cosponsored by Senators Chris Coons (D-DE), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and Thom Tillis (R-NC).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 14, 2019
Senator Hassan Pushes Back on Backward Priorities for Small Businesses in Trump Administration’s Budget for FY 2020
WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan today participated in a Senate Finance Committee hearing, where she pushed back on the backward priorities for small businesses in the Trump Administration’s FY 2020 budget, which include eliminating the Treasury Department’s Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Program. This program leverages loans and grants to assist Community Development Financial Institutions such as the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund, which has provided critical support to small businesses throughout New Hampshire. The Senator noted how the tax cuts delivered to the top one percent from the Republican tax law are far greater than the funding for the Community Development Financial Institution Program.Read More
March 14, 2019
Senator Hassan and Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Bipartisan JOBS Act to Help Build a Stronger Workforce and Expand Economic Opportunity
WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, today joined a bipartisan group of colleagues to introduce the bipartisan Jumpstart Our Businesses By Supporting Students (JOBS) Act, in order to help students access more job training programs that will help them develop the skills and thinking needed for jobs in the 21st century innovation economy.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 06, 2019
Senator Hassan Joins Colleagues in Launching Bipartisan Senate Entrepreneurship Caucus to Support Innovative Businesses, Strengthen Workforce in New Hampshire
WASHINGTON - As part of her continued commitment to working across party lines to support innovative small businesses and strengthen New Hampshire’s workforce, Senator Maggie Hassan today joined colleagues in launching a new bipartisan Senate caucus to address the most pressing issues facing entrepreneurs. The Caucus will serve as a forum for collaboration and coordination to support entrepreneurs in New Hampshire and across the country.Read More