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.

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  • March 19, 2019

    NH Congressional Delegation Vows to Fight Trump’s Proposal to Cut Funding for Northern Border Regional Commission in FY2020 Budget

    ( U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) issued the following statements in response to the President’s budget proposal to Congress that eliminates funding for the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) for fiscal year (FY) 2020. The NBRC provides critical support throughout New Hampshire and has funded grants that spur economic and community development in more rural parts of the state.

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  • December 20, 2018

    Bipartisan Farm Bill with Hassan-Supported Provision to Reauthorize Northern Border Regional Commission and Other Critical New Hampshire Priorities Signed Into Law

    WASHINGTON - President Trump signed into law today the bipartisan Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 – also known as the “Farm Bill” – that includes a provision Senator Maggie Hassan cosponsored to reauthorize the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) for five years and expand the program to Cheshire and Belknap counties. The bipartisan legislation also includes additional resources and support for critical New Hampshire priorities, including boosting New Hampshire’s agricultural industry, helping to prevent Granite Staters from going hungry, expanding access to broadband, and supporting efforts to combat the opioid crisis.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • December 10, 2018

    Hassan & Shaheen Release Statements on FCC Investigation Into Flawed Mobile Broadband Mapping

    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.

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  • September 28, 2018

    NH Delegation Applauds $3 Million Award to Help Expand the Wood Production Industry in New England

    ( 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.

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  • September 26, 2018

    Shaheen, Hassan & Kuster Announce $950K to Combat the Opioid Epidemic in Northern New Hampshire

    ( 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.

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