Supporting Veterans, Service Members & Their Families
America’s service members and veterans have demonstrated a selfless commitment to keeping our nation safe, secure, and free, and Senator Hassan is dedicated to ensuring that they have the support and services that they need and have earned.
As the daughter of a World War II veteran, Senator Hassan has worked throughout her time in public service to support our veterans, service members, and their families. During her time as Governor of New Hampshire, she supported efforts to improve veteran hiring, worked to combat veteran homelessness, and provided the New Hampshire State Veterans Home the funds necessary to serve additional veterans.
Senator Hassan believes that we must do more to improve the lives of veterans and service members in New Hampshire and across America. She is focused on addressing longstanding issues at the Department of Veterans Affairs and increasing accountability at the VA to ensure that veterans receive accessible, high-quality care – including behavioral health services and substance use disorder treatment. The Senator is also working on efforts to improve education and job training for veterans and service members and to promote veteran employment. And she is focused on building on efforts taken in New Hampshire to end veteran homelessness.
Senator Hassan will continue working with members of both parties to ensure that we honor our commitments to our veterans, service members, and their families.
May 08, 2019
Senator Hassan Joins Colleagues in Introducing Bipartisan Bill to Reverse Mistake in GOP Tax Law, Lower Taxes on Gold Star Families
WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Doug Jones (D-AL), Pat Toomey (R-PA), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Mark Warner (D-VA), Angus King (I-ME) and 21 other bipartisan Senators today introduced legislation providing tax relief for children receiving benefits who have lost a parent serving in the military.Read More
April 25, 2019
( U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a bipartisan group of Senators led by Doug Jones (D-AL), Susan Collins (R-ME), Jon Tester (D-MT) and Mike Crapo (R-ID) in support of the Military Widow’s Tax Elimination Act of 2019. The bipartisan bill would end the so-called “Widow’s Tax” by repealing the unfair law that prevents as many as 65,000 surviving military spouses nationwide from receiving their full Department of Defense (DOD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) survivor benefits. Currently, military widows and widowers who qualify for the VA’s Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) are forced to take prorated annuities from the Survivors Benefits Plan (SBP), even though they elected to pay into the program.Read More
April 15, 2019
( U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) invite New Hampshire students interested in attending any of the country’s military service academies to attend the New Hampshire Military Service Academy Day on Saturday, May 11th in Pembroke at the New Hampshire National Guard Edward Cross Training Complex.Read More
April 05, 2019
WASHINGTON - In case you missed it, Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) sat down this week with CNN’s Brianna Keilar to discuss the bipartisan Green Alert Act that they recently introduced to help states implement “Green Alert” systems to locate at-risk veterans when they go missing so that they can receive appropriate care.Read More
April 03, 2019
Reps. Wenstrup, Levin, Sens. Rubio, Hassan Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Prioritize Veterans' Employment, Transition, Education Benefits at VA
Washington, D.C. - Today, Representatives Brad Wenstrup (R-Ohio) and Mike Levin (D-Cali.), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, and Senators Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) introduced the Veterans’ Education, Transition, and Opportunity Prioritization Plan (VET OPP) Act of 2019. The bipartisan bill is cosponsored by Reps. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla.), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity. It is supported by multiple Veteran Service Organizations (VSOs).Read More
April 03, 2019
WASHINGTON - In case you missed it, Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) were on Fox and Friends this morning, discussing the bipartisan Green Alert Act that they recently introduced to help states implement “Green Alert” systems to locate at-risk veterans when they go missing so that they can receive appropriate care.Read More
April 02, 2019
WASHINGTON - Brig. Gen. Donald Bolduc, USA, Ret. of Stratham, New Hampshire, recently spoke with the Military Officers Association of America’s (MOAA) Military Officer magazine about the bipartisan Green Alert Act that Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) introduced with Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA).Read More