Inclusion for People who Experience Disabilities
Senator Hassan first got involved in public service as an advocate fighting to ensure that children like her son, Ben, who experiences severe disabilities, would be fully included in their communities. Her advocacy on behalf of people who experience disabilities has informed her work in public service ever since.
The Senator continues to fight to ensure that individuals who experience disabilities receive the support they need to be fully included in our society, including at home, in school, and at work.
She will always stand up against any attempt to undermine the right of students with disabilities to have access to a free and appropriate education, as guaranteed by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). She is fighting against attempts to undermine the traditional Medicaid program, which would be particularly devastating to efforts to help people who experience disabilities stay in their homes and fully participate in their communities. She is also committed to protecting and enforcing the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities.
Senator Hassan has been clear that while we know that the work of inclusion is not always easy, we also know that when we fully include more people in our society and economy, our entire nation grows stronger.
February 08, 2019
( U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) today announced $2,160,714 from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to Harbor Homes in Nashua. The funding will allow Harbor Homes to continue to provide low-income, homeless, and disabled New Hampshire community members with affordable housing, primary and behavioral health care, employment and job training, and supportive servicesRead More
January 31, 2019
Senator Hassan Joins in Reintroducing Legislation to Increase Employment Opportunities for Granite Staters and All Americans who Experience Disabilities
WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) this week joined Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Patty Murray (D-WA), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) in reintroducing legislation to help increase employment opportunities for Granite Staters and Americans who experience disabilities.Read More
September 18, 2018
Duckworth, Casey, Hassan, Klobuchar Introduce Legislation to Strengthen the ADA & Help Small Businesses Become Accessible
[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) introduced legislation today with the Ranking Member of the Senate Aging Committee Bob Casey (D-PA), U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) to make it easier for small businesses to become accessible for people with disabilities and help those businesses comply with the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The Disabled Access Credit Expansion Act bolsters the existing Disabled Access Credit (DAC), which helps businesses pay for renovations by doubling the maximum tax credit and allowing more small businesses to receive it. The legislation also invests in programs that mediate ADA-related disputes to avoid additional litigation and help individuals and businesses understand the ADA.
September 10, 2018
WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan wrote an op-ed today announcing her opposition to Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to serve on the Supreme Court. See below for highlights, or click here for the full Medium post.Read More
August 07, 2018
Senators Hassan, Shaheen Cosponsor Legislation to Protect Medicare and Medicaid from Partisan Attacks
WASHINGTON - Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen cosponsored legislation last week to protect Medicare and Medicaid from partisan attacks. The Medicare and Medicaid Protection Act would require a supermajority (60 votes) to make major changes to these critical health care programs in the wake of repeated attempts from President Trump and Republicans in Congress to slash funding for these vital programs.Read More
July 26, 2018
WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement today on the 28th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA):Read More
July 06, 2018
Senators Hassan, Shaheen Announce $73,000 Grant for UNH Institute on Disability to Study Individuals Who Experience Disabilities in Housing and Urban Development Programs
WASHINGTON - Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen today announced that the University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability (UNH IOD) received a federal grant of more than $73,000 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to conduct research in collaboration with HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R). The grant will support research on Granite Staters and Americans who experience disabilities using HUD programs. In 2017, it was estimated that that 44 percent of HUD-assisted adults experience a disability.Read More