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.
November 30, 2018
NH Delegation Calls on DOD & VA to Investigate Cancer-Related Health Concerns of Service Members at Pease Air National Guard Base
( Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) sent a letter with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02), calling on the Secretaries of Defense and Veterans Affairs to investigate cancer-related health concerns of service members that have served at Pease Air National Guard Base in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. This letter comes amid concerns from Granite Staters that cancers among the former Pease service members may be caused by service-connected chemical exposure to known carcinogens as well as the emerging contaminant, per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).Read More
November 27, 2018
Duckworth & Hassan: VA Inspector General Must Investigate Potential Legal & Ethics Violations at Trump’s VA
[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) applauded the U.S. Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) decision to probe whether several wealthy friends of Donald Trump improperly influenced policy decisions at VA, including its electronic health records modernization project as a ProPublica investigation revealed earlier this year. The Senators also reiterated their call for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of the Inspector General (IG) to launch a full investigation into how Trump’s friends, who are not government employees and have little relevant experience, have inappropriately dictated a number of VA actions and used the department to advance their own business and personal interests. The VA IG had previously told Duckworth and Hassan they will evaluate whether VA officials inappropriately used private email to conduct government business in response to Duckworth and Hassan’s request for an investigation.Read More
November 13, 2018
Shaheen Leads Letter to Army Secretary Advocating for USS Thresher Memorial in Arlington National Cemetery
(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led a letter with Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Susan Collins (R-ME), Angus King (I-ME) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) urging Secretary of the Army Mark Esper to consider the USS Thresher Arlington National Cemetery Memorial Project to establish a monument honoring the 129 men who perished aboard the USS Thresher, a submarine that sank off the coast of New England on April 10, 1963. April 10, 2018 marked the 55th anniversary of the tragedy.Read More
November 09, 2018
WINDHAM - Senator Maggie Hassan today participated in the Windham High School National Honor Society’s annual Veterans Day Assembly, where she spoke with students and recognized the veterans and service members who have sacrificed bravely in defense of America’s freedoms.Read More
November 02, 2018
At Annual Woodbury School Veterans Day Ceremony, Senator Hassan Emphasizes Importance of Supporting Veterans and their Families
SALEM - During this morning’s annual Woodbury School Veterans Day Ceremony, Senator Maggie Hassan commended veterans and their families for their courageous sacrifice in defense of the country’s freedoms, and emphasized to students the importance of supporting and honoring veterans and continuing their tradition of service in order to keep America safe and strong. The Senator also called on students to protect and strengthen American values as a way to honor veterans in New Hampshire and across the country.Read More
October 26, 2018
Senator Hassan Reaffirms Commitment to Supporting New Hampshire Veterans at North Country Veterans Conference
SHELBURNE - Senator Maggie Hassan today gave remarks at the North Country Veterans Conference, where she reaffirmed her commitment to supporting New Hampshire’s veterans, service members, and their families, and highlighted bipartisan efforts in Congress to ensure that veterans receive the resources and support that they need to thrive in civilian life. Organized by the North Country Veterans Committee, the Conference hosted guests speakers, including retired New Hampshire Superior Court Chief Justice John Broderick, and provided veterans access to resources. For more information, visit here.Read More
September 21, 2018
President Trump Signs Bipartisan Funding Bill Supported by Senator Hassan with Critical New Hampshire Priorities
Senator Hassan issued the following statement today on President Trump signing the bipartisan funding bill below into law:Read More