Standing Up for the North Country
Senator Hassan has long fought to support the North Country’s people, businesses, and beautiful natural resources. As Governor, she worked to put more state troopers on the road, support federal border patrol efforts, and protect the North Country’s scenic views.
Senator Hassan is continuing to fight for North Country communities, including efforts to protect our environment and support New Hampshire’s travel and tourism industry. She is working on efforts to boost incentives for private development and encourage entrepreneurship in priority areas for economic development including the North Country. And she is focused on expanding rural broadband access – particularly where it is most challenging – to ensure that every New Hampshire business and community can get connected.
Senator Hassan is also advocating for protecting our northern border, supporting small businesses that foster economic growth in rural areas, safeguarding programs such as TIGER grants to invest in fixing roads and bridges, and strengthening the Northern Border Regional Commission to help spur economic and community development in northern New Hampshire.
December 11, 2018
Bipartisan Farm Bill Includes Hassan-Supported Provision to Reauthorize Northern Border Regional Commission
WASHINGTON - The Senate voted to approve the bipartisan Farm Bill this afternoon, which include a provision cosponsored by Senator Hassan to reauthorize the Northern Border Regional Commission for five years and make other reforms to expand the reach of the program to Cheshire and Belknap counties.Read More
December 11, 2018
Senator Hassan Statement on Bipartisan Farm Bill Agreement that Includes Critical Priorities for New Hampshire
WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement after the final bill text for the bipartisan Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 was released - also known as the “Farm Bill.” The legislation includes critical support for New Hampshire’s agricultural industry and helps prevent Granite Staters from going hungry. The legislation also makes vital investments in the State’s rural communities and water infrastructure, and helps support efforts to combat the devastating fentanyl, heroin, and opioid epidemic.Read More
December 10, 2018
WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan, a member of the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, and Senator Jeanne Shaheen released the following statements today in response to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) investigation into whether any major carriers violated the Mobility Fund Phase II reverse auction’s mapping rules and submitted incorrect broadband coverage maps to the FCC. The FCC’s coverage maps determine areas that are eligible for federal funds targeted to underserved communities that do not have access to reliable mobile broadband service, and the FCC’s decision to open an investigation follows Senator Hassan’s successful call for the FCC to extend the deadline to challenge its broadband coverage maps.Read More
September 28, 2018
( U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02), applauded the announcement that the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities, Inc. and the Northern Forest Center in Concord, will receive $3 million through an award provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce to bolster wood product markets in New England. This federal funding will be allocated through the Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) in coordination with the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC). This announcement follows efforts from Senator Shaheen who, as lead Democrat on the Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Subcommittee, included language to appropriate federal resources that provide support for communities impacted by forest product closures.Read More
September 26, 2018
( Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced $950,000 in federal grants to the North Country Health Consortium from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). These grants include $200,000 from the Rural Communities Opioid Response Planning Program and $250,000 per year for each of the next three years from the Rural Opioid Health Program, and will fund efforts to combat substance misuse and the opioid epidemic in Northern New Hampshire.Read More
September 12, 2018
Senator Hassan Votes to Approve Final Version of Bipartisan Funding Bill that Includes Critical New Hampshire Priorities
WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan today voted to approve the final version of a bipartisan appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2019 that provides funding for critical New Hampshire priorities, including combating the opioid crisis, Veterans Affairs, military construction, energy and water infrastructure, and more. After years of resorting to continuing resolutions, this is the first time in more than 10 years that the Senate has followed the regular appropriations process, sending more than one appropriations bill to the President’s desk before the end of the fiscal year.Read More
August 22, 2018
WASHINGTON - Heeding Senator Hassan’s call, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has extended for an additional 90 days the deadline to challenge its broadband coverage maps, maps which will be used to determine eligibility for funding to expand mobile broadband through the Mobility Fund Phase II (MF-II) program. This extension will provide 90 additional days for communities to petition the FCC to make more rural areas eligible for mobile broadband funding. Mobility Fund Phase II will provide up to $4.53 billion in support for rural wireless broadband expansion in New Hampshire and across the country over the next 10 years.Read More