Transportation & Infrastructure

“A modern and strong infrastructure is central to the success of New Hampshire and America’s people, businesses, and economy, and I will continue pushing for meaningful federal investments to expand rural broadband, and fix our highways, roads, and bridges.”Senator Hassan

Strengthening both New Hampshire and America’s transportation and broadband infrastructure is critical to meeting the needs of the 21st century economy.

Senator Hassan authored the bipartisan AIRWAVES Act that would support meaningful investments in rural broadband infrastructure in places like New Hampshire, helping to strengthen local economies and provide businesses and individuals in rural areas with the resources that they need to get ahead and stay ahead.

To help close the urban-rural digital divide, the Senator also introduced the bipartisan Rural Reasonable and Comparable Wireless Access Act, which would help close the rural-urban digital divide and expand access to broadband in rural parts of New Hampshire and across the country.

The Senator has also worked with her colleagues in New Hampshire’s congressional delegation to help secure significant investments in transportation infrastructure, including nearly $8 million to repair transportation infrastructure in Granite State communities impacted by severe flooding, $11.8 million for the Manchester airport, $13.5 million for Portsmouth International Airport at Pease, and a $10 million grant to rehabilitate two regionally significant bridges connecting New Hampshire and Vermont. And she is working with Senator Jeanne Shaheen to pass the SAFE Bridges Act, which would make long-overdue investments in the nation’s aging bridges.

To ensure that all Granite Staters and Americans have access to clean, safe drinking water, Senator Hassan is working to improve water infrastructure and protect clean drinking water supplies, including combatting PFAS drinking water contamination in communities across New Hampshire.

Additionally, Senator Hassan worked with the rest of the New Hampshire delegation to secure funding for critical priorities for the state in the bipartisan America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, which authorized water infrastructure projects around the country. The comprehensive bipartisan bill included approval for mitigation efforts at Hampton and Portsmouth Harbors – a victory for the fishing industry in New Hampshire that has been hurt by severe sand shoaling in recent years.

Senator Hassan will continue working across the aisle to strengthen New Hampshire’s infrastructure to ensure that all Granite Staters and Americans have access to high-speed internet, safe drinking water, navigable waters, and well-maintained roads, bridges, and airports.

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  • March 24, 2020

    President Signs into Law Bipartisan Bill Cosponsored by Senators Hassan, Shaheen to Improve Accuracy of FCC’s Broadband Maps

    WASHINGTON - As communities in New Hampshire and across the country experience an even greater need for reliable broadband amid the COVID-19 pandemic, President Trump signed into law bipartisan legislation cosponsored by U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen to improve the accuracy of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) broadband maps, which help determine where billions of dollars in federal funding is distributed for broadband expansion.

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  • March 19, 2020

    Hassan, Shaheen Urge Federal Communications Commission To Expand Access To Telehealth Services For Rural Communities

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen joined a bipartisan group of their colleagues in urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to increase support to health care providers through the Rural Health Care Program to help them deliver and expand telehealth services for rural communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • March 17, 2020

    Hassan, Shaheen Urge FCC to Ensure That All Students Can Remotely Continue Education During Coronavirus Emergency

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen today joined their colleagues in calling on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to help provide Wi-Fi hotspots or devices with Wi-Fi capability to students who lack internet access at home. The letter requests that the FCC temporarily allow schools to utilize funding through the federal E-Rate program, which provides discounts to help eligible schools and libraries in the United States obtain affordable telecommunications and internet access. Temporarily expanding the funding to allow schools to support broadband access in students’ homes will give students in need the ability to access their classwork online. New Hampshire recently made the decision to close all public schools for three weeks to contain the spread of the coronavirus, increasing the urgency of ensuring that students have the support that they need.

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  • March 11, 2020

    Bipartisan Legislation Cosponsored by Hassan, Shaheen Heads to President’s Desk to Become Law

    WASHINGTON - Bipartisan legislation cosponsored by U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen to expand access to broadband in rural and underserved communities in New Hampshire by improving the accuracy of broadband maps has been approved by both the Senate and House and now goes to the President’s desk to become law.

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  • March 04, 2020

    Senator Hassan Introduces Bill to Support Passenger Rail Connecting New Hampshire and Boston

    WASHINGTON -  U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan today introduced the Capital Investment Grant Program Improvement Act to help spur federal investment in passenger rail from Boston to Nashua and Manchester. The bill would increase funding for the federal Capital Investment Grant program and prioritize projects connecting smaller cities to existing passenger rail in larger cities, making it easier for New Hampshire to secure the grant funding needed to move forward with passenger rail.

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  • February 21, 2020

    Senator Hassan Discusses Efforts to Expand Rural Broadband, Strengthen Early Childhood Education

    KEENE - In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan yesterday hosted a roundtable with state, regional, and local officials to talk about their work in the Monadnock Region to expand broadband access. The Senator also discussed two bipartisan bills inspired by Chesterfield’s broadband project that would give states, cities, and towns additional tools to spur investment in rural broadband projects.  

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  • February 19, 2020

    NH Delegation Applauds Over $5.7 Million in Federal Grants for Manchester, Lebanon & Pease Airports

    ( Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded $5,744,000 in federal grants to support infrastructure, operations and safety at Manchester, Lebanon and Pease Airports. The federal funding was awarded under the agency’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP). Shaheen, a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, helped craft the omnibus funding legislation for fiscal year (FY) 2020 that included $3.75 billion for AIP.

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  • February 03, 2020

    Senators link up across the aisle to lay digital foundation in rural America

    WASHINGTON - In case you missed it, Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) are working together on bipartisan bills to help states, cities, and towns spur investment in rural broadband projects. The bills complement ongoing efforts in New Hampshire to provide local governments with innovative financing options for broadband projects, giving states and localities additional resources to invest in rural broadband.

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  • December 20, 2019

    Bipartisan Bill Cosponsored by Hassan, Shaheen to Improve Access to Broadband in New Hampshire Passes Senate

    WASHINGTON - Bipartisan legislation cosponsored by Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen to expand access to broadband in rural and underserved communities in New Hampshire passed the Senate yesterday.

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  • December 19, 2019

    Government Funding Legislation with Key New Hampshire Priorities Heading to President’s Desk

    WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statements after the Senate passed bipartisan government funding legislation. The package, which also includes key bills and tax fixes that the Senator has worked on, already passed the U.S. House of Representatives and will now head to the President’s desk for a signature. 

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  • December 11, 2019

    Senators Hassan, Shaheen Join Bipartisan Colleagues in Urging FCC to Prioritize Rural Broadband

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen this week joined 46 of their Senate colleagues on both sides of the aisle in urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to prioritize sustainable rural broadband networks as the FCC considers new rules in the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) proceeding.

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  • December 09, 2019

    Following Ransomware Attack, Senator Hassan Meets with Sunapee School District Administrators

    SUNAPEE, NH - U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan, who has led efforts to strengthen state and local cybersecurity as a member of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, met Friday with officials at Sunapee Middle/High School following a ransomware attack that hit the district earlier this year. Each week, the district’s IT administrators take backup data offline, and they were able to get the school back online and restore data – without paying the ransom.

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  • November 22, 2019

    Shaheen, Hassan and Kuster Announce $3 Million in Federal Funding for Claremont Municipal Airport

    ( Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02), that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded Claremont Municipal airport a $3 million federal grant. The federal funding was awarded under the agency’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP). Shaheen helped craft the omnibus funding legislation for fiscal year (FY) 2019 that included an additional $500 million for AIP projects. While a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, Senator Hassan helped advance the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, which included important New Hampshire priorities. The law included $3.35 billion in mandatory funding for AIP, and instructs the FAA to prioritize small or medium-sized airports located outside of metropolitan areas, like Claremont Municipal, for airport improvement funding.

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  • November 21, 2019

    Senator Hassan Statement on Bipartisan Vote to Give Troops Pay Raise, Protect Transportation Funding

    WASHINGTON - Today on a bipartisan basis, the U.S. Senate passed a funding bill to keep the government’s doors open. The bill included a 3.1 percent pay raise for U.S. service members and a bipartisan proposal that Senator Hassan cosponsored to protect $7.6 billion in highway funding, including $37.8 million for New Hampshire’s roads and bridges.

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  • November 20, 2019

    Shaheen, Hassan & Kuster Announce $7.7 Million in Federal Grants for NH Water Infrastructure Projects

    ( U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced today with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded more than $7 million in federal grants to the town of Bristol and the Forest Park Tenants’ Association Cooperative in Jaffrey to invest in water and wastewater infrastructure projects. The grants were awarded by the Rural Water and Wastewater Loans and Grants Program at the USDA. The USDA also allocated the towns more than $12 million in federal loans to assist with the water projects. Shaheen, a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, has historically worked to protect funding for this federal program during the yearly budget process.

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  • November 15, 2019

    Senators Hassan, Capito Introduce Bipartisan Bills to Spur Investment in Rural Broadband

    WASHINGTON - Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) introduced two bipartisan bills to help states, cities, and towns spur investment in rural broadband projects. The bills complement ongoing efforts in New Hampshire to provide local governments with innovative financing options for broadband projects, giving states and localities additional resources to invest in rural broadband.

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  • November 06, 2019

    Shaheen, Hassan & Kuster Announce $12 Million for NHDOT Bridge Project on Connecticut River

    ( U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (D-NH02) that the Department of Transportation (DOT) awarded the New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) $12 million through the Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development (BUILD) Grant program (known formerly as the TIGER Grant program). The funding was approved for a project to construct a new bridge to bypass two aging bridges on the Connecticut River and rehabilitate the older bridges for recreational use. Shaheen has historically secured federal funding for the BUILD Grant program. In government funding legislation that recently passed the Senate, Shaheen helped boost funding for the BUILD Grant program by $100 million, totaling $1 billion for fiscal year (FY) 2020.

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  • November 01, 2019

    Senator Hassan Addresses Rural Broadband, Ransomware Attacks on State & Local Governments at Committee Hearing

    WASHINGTON - At a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing yesterday, Senator Maggie Hassan discussed how to increase broadband access in New Hampshire’s rural communities, as well as what more must be done to protect state and local governments from ransomware and other cyber threats.

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  • October 31, 2019

    Senator Hassan Applauds Bipartisan Passage of Funding Bill for Critical Economic Priorities

    WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan today voted to approve an appropriations bill to fund the Departments of Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, Agriculture, Commerce, Justice, Interior, and additional federal agencies for FY 2020. The bill also includes an amendment from Senator Hassan that instructs the Department of Housing and Urban Development to move forward its analysis of eviction prevention insurance, a part of the Senator’s bill introduced earlier this year to prevent evictions.

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  • August 14, 2019

    NH Delegation Calls on President to Grant Disaster Declaration for Grafton County

    ( Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led a letter with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) urging President Trump to issue a Major Disaster Declaration for the state of New Hampshire following a severe storm on July 11th, which led to flash flooding and significant damage to state and local infrastructure in Grafton County. The cost associated with the July storm is approximately $2.9 million statewide.

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  • August 02, 2019

    Senator Hassan Cosponsors Bipartisan Bill to Improve Access to Broadband in New Hampshire

    WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan cosponsored bipartisan legislation to expand access to broadband in rural and underserved communities in New Hampshire by improving the accuracy of broadband maps.

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  • August 01, 2019

    Peters, Gardner, Sullivan & Hassan Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Fire Fighters from Hazardous PFAS Chemicals

    WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Cory Gardner (R-CO), Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today introduced bipartisan legislation to help protect the health and safety of firefighters and emergency responders who are frequently exposed to harmful per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in firefighting foams as they work to keep communities safe. PFAS substances have been linked to a number of health problems, including certain cancers. The Protecting Firefighters from Adverse Substances (PFAS) Act of 2019 would direct federal agencies to develop best practices, training, and educational programs to reduce, limit and prevent exposure to PFAS, also known as ‘forever chemicals’ because they do not naturally breakdown. The bill would also require guidance to be issued on alternative foams and personnel protective equipment that do not contain PFAS.

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  • July 30, 2019

    Shaheen, Hassan Join Colleagues in Renewed Call for FCC to Protect Community Television Channels

    ( Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and 12 of their colleagues in urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to protect public, educational and governmental (PEG) stations as it proposes changes to the rules governing agreements between Local Franchising Authorities and cable operators. Currently, towns and cities across the country are permitted to require as part of cable franchise agreements that cable operators meet demonstrated community needs by providing in-kind contributions that benefit schools, public safety buildings and PEG channels. However, the Commission’s current proposal would permit cable companies to assign a value to these contributions, and then subtract that amount from the franchise fees the cable operator pays the local community. The FCC will vote on this change at its meeting on Thursday, August 1. If implemented, the Order would force local governments to decide between supporting PEG stations in cable franchise agreements and supporting other important services for critical community institutions like schools and libraries. 

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  • July 23, 2019

    Gardner, Hassan, Colleagues Reintroduce Bipartisan AIRWAVES Legislation to Support Wireless Innovation and Close the Urban-Rural Divide

    Washington, D.C. - Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) today reintroduced the Advancing Innovation and Reinvigorating Widespread Access to Viable Electromagnetic Spectrum (AIRWAVES) Act, which will encourage the federal government to continue to free up spectrum for commercial licensed and unlicensed use and leverage the success of spectrum auctions to help close the urban-rural divide.

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  • July 09, 2019

    NH Delegation Announces Over $4.5 Million in Federal Funding for Manchester Airport

    ( Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced $4,556,533 in federal funding for renovation projects and equipment purchases at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT).

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  • July 09, 2019

    NH Delegation Announce More than $13.5 Million in Federal Funding for Portsmouth International Airport

    ( U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01), announced $13,506,533 in federal funding for a runway reconstruction project at Portsmouth International Airport at Pease. The project will be funded through the Airport Improvement Program (AIP).

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  • June 04, 2019

    Senator Hassan Joins In Reintroducing Legislation to Repair Aging Bridges

    ( Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Bob Casey (D-PA) and Angus King (I-ME) to reintroduce legislation that would begin to address the more than 47,000 structurally deficient bridges across the country. The Strengthen and Fortify Existing Bridges Act (SAFE Bridges) would establish a program to provide funding specifically dedicated to repairing and replacing bridges in poor condition. Companion legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives by Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI). In its 2019 Bridge Report, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) highlighted the significant number of bridges in urgent need of repair in the Granite State and across the country. In New Hampshire, 224, or 9 percent of the state’s bridges are structurally deficient. According to ARTBA, the average age of a structurally deficient bridge is 62 years, and each day 178 million vehicles make trips across these aging structures.

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  • May 17, 2019

    Senators Hassan and Capito Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help Close the Rural-Urban Digital Divide

    WASHINGTON - Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) yesterday reintroduced the bipartisan Rural Reasonable and Comparable Wireless Access Act to help close the rural-urban digital divide and expand access to broadband in rural parts of New Hampshire, West Virginia, and across the country.

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  • May 14, 2019

    NH Delegation Announce $2.7 Million in Federal Funding for Pease & Claremont Airports

    ( U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced $2.7 million in federal funding for construction projects at Portsmouth International Airport at Pease and Claremont Municipal Airport. Pease has been awarded $2 million for a terminal expansion project, and Claremont has similarly been awarded $700,000 to construct a new state of the art terminal. Both projects are funded through the Airport Improvement Program (AIP).

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  • April 30, 2019

    Senator Hassan Statement on White House Infrastructure Meeting

    WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement on today’s meeting about infrastructure between President Donald Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, and other legislators:

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  • February 01, 2019

    Senator Hassan Joins Colleagues in Introducing the Rebuild America’s Schools Act

    WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan this week joined her colleagues in introducing the Rebuild America’s Schools Act, a proposal to invest $100 billion in the physical and digital infrastructure of schools across America. The bill was sponsored by Senator Jack Reed (D-RI).

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  • January 08, 2019

    Flawed FCC Broadband Coverage Maps Could Cost New Hampshire

    In case you missed it, the Union Leader reported that the Lakes Region Planning Commission (LRPC) found that cell service coverage maps in the Lakes Region exaggerate coverage, which could prevent communities in New Hampshire from getting their fair share of federal funding to expand rural broadband. Senator Hassan has been leading efforts in the Senate to sound the alarm on this issue and work to fix the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) flawed broadband coverage maps that will determine which areas are eligible for billions of dollars in federal funding to expand broadband in rural areas.  

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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 06, 2018

    Shaheen, Hassan & Shea-Porter Announce $7.5M to Rehabilitate the Main Wharf at Market Street Marine Terminal

    ( Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) announced $7,504,854 from the U.S. Department of Transportation to the Pease Development Authority, Division of Ports and Harbors (PDA-DPH) for the Main Wharf Rehabilitation and Modification Project. This funding will allow PDA-DPH to rehabilitate approximately 17,500 square feet of the Main Wharf at the Market Street Marine Terminal and return the terminal to full capacity by replacing the deteriorating wharf access bridge and decking the area between the shoreline and the back of the Main Wharf.

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  • November 25, 2018

    Shaheen & Hassan Applaud Army Corps Approval of Hampton-Seabrook Harbor Emergency Dredging

    ( U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the Army Corps of Engineers’ (The Corps) release of their fiscal year 2019 work plan, which includes $4.6 million to move emergency dredging efforts for Hampton-Seabrook Harbor.

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  • November 20, 2018

    Senator Hassan: Making Airline Travel Safe for All

    WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan yesterday wrote an op-ed for the Boston Globe, alerting the public to new protections that are now in place to protect airline passengers as the busy holiday season fast approaches. 

     

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  • October 14, 2018

    NH Delegation Announces $5.8M to Respond to Severe Weather Events in NH

    ( Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced $5,786,070 in federal Public Assistance grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). These grants include $1,687,439 to Belknap and Carroll counties, $1,417,542 to Coos and Grafton counties, $1,942,460 to Belknap, Carroll, Coos, Grafton, Merrimack, and Sullivan counties, and $738,628 to Carroll, Rockingham, and Strafford counties to assist response efforts after severe flooding and winter storms last year.

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  • October 03, 2018

    Senate Passes Bipartisan FAA Reauthorization Bill With Critical New Hampshire Priorities

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate today passed bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which includes critical New Hampshire priorities championed by Senator Maggie Hassan, a member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee. The bill passed out of the House of Representatives last week and now heads to the President’s desk for a signature.

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  • September 26, 2018

    Shea-Porter, Shaheen, Hassan, and Craig Applaud Nearly $1 million in DOT Funding for Manchester Transit Authority

    MANCHESTER, NH- Today, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan, and Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig applauded a grant of $934,000 from the US Department of Transportation to help finance the replacement of aging buses in Manchester. Since 2012, Manchester has been replacing buses that were purchased between 2004 and 2008 and are nearing the end of their lifespan. With the help of federal funds, the entire fleet is expected to be replaced by 2020.

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  • September 24, 2018

    Shaheen, Hassan Announce $2M Award to Brayton Energy to Advance Energy Technology

    ( Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced $1,994,005 in federal grants to Brayton Energy from the Department of Energy (DOE) to develop an innovative energy storage system to provide reliable, affordable power to the electric grid for up to 100 hours, enhancing grid resilience and performance.

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  • 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:

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  • September 14, 2018

    Senators Shaheen, Hassan, and Congresswoman Shea-Porter Announce Grant to Improve Dover’s Transportation Infrastructure With Innovative Technologies

    WASHINGTON - Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan, and Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter today announced a grant of more than $649,000 to improve Dover’s transportation infrastructure through the use of innovative technologies. The City of Dover will implement a number of Automated Traffic Signal Performance Measures (ATSPMs), which will help improve efficiency, safety, air quality, and mobility for area residents by improving data collection at the Central Avenue traffic stops. The grant will also go toward improving highway efficiency by integrating the New Hampshire Department of Transportation’s (NHDOT) Traffic Management Center (TMC) in Concord to Dover’s traffic control system. The goal is to improve traffic conditions by seamlessly diverting cars to Dover’s parallel street network in case of an incident on Spaulding Turnpike, thus decreasing the time commuters are stuck in traffic.

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  • September 12, 2018

    Shaheen, Hassan & Shea-Porter Priorities to Address Mitigation Efforts at Hampton & Portsmouth Unveiled in Final Version of Water Infrastructure Bill

    ( U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) issued the following statements after the final version of the bipartisan America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 was announced following Senate and House negotiations. The biennial legislation authorizes water infrastructure projects around the country, and Shaheen, Hassan and Shea-Porter helped secure approval of mitigation efforts at Hampton and Portsmouth Harbors.

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  • September 05, 2018

    Senator Hassan Questions TSA Administrator About Proposed Cuts to Critical Airport Security Programs

    WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan today participated in a Senate Commerce Committee hearing where she pressed Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator David Pekoske about the Trump Administration and TSA’s continued efforts to eliminate critical airport security programs, such as Visible Intermodal Protection and Response (VIPER) teams and Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) Reimbursements grants. Senator Hassan also confronted the witness regarding reports that the TSA was considering eliminating screenings for 150 smaller airports, leaving those airports and flights vulnerable to threats.

     

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  • August 31, 2018

    NH Delegation Announces $14.3M in Grants for Urban Community Development in New Hampshire

    ( Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced $14,333,057 in grants for urban community development and affordable housing in New Hampshire from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). These grants include an $8,849,833 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), a $3,879,488 HOME Grant, an $870,215 Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), and a $733,521 Housing Opportunities for Persons with Aids (HOPWA) Grant. These grants are an increase of nearly $1.7 million from the previous year. The grants will support efforts to expand affordable housing throughout New Hampshire, particularly for people experiencing a housing crisis or homelessness, and expand economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate income individuals.

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  • August 22, 2018

    FCC Heeds Senator Hassan’s Call, Extends Deadline for Mobile Broadband Mapping Challenge Process

    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.

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  • August 22, 2018

    Shaheen, Hassan, & Kuster Announce $1.1M Grant for Hybrid Electric Diesel Buses in Nashua

    ( Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced a $1.1 million Low or No Emission Grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to replace two 2010 diesel trolleys with two new hybrid electric diesel buses, significantly reducing emissions from the city’s fixed route fleet while also increasing fuel efficiency.

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  • August 15, 2018

    Plymouth to Receive More than $5.5 Million in Grants for Water System Upgrades

    Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan and Congresswoman Annie Kuster announced that Plymouth will receive millions in grant funding and loans to make upgrades to city water infrastructure and wastewater systems. The funding and loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Office of Rural Development include a grant of $3,450,000.00 and a loan of $5,225,000.00 to make upgrades and improvements to the town’s sewer and wastewater system as well as a grant of $2,104,000.00 and a loan of $2,568,000.00 to replace three miles of outdated and undersized mains and replace the town well field. USDA Rural Development Funding is a program authorized in the Farm Bill. As a member of the Farm Bill Conference Committee, Kuster will advocate for robust USDA Rural Development funding.

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  • August 14, 2018

    New Hampshire Congressional Delegation Announces $16M Grant to Improve Water Infrastructure

    ( Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced a $16 million Clean Water State Revolving Fund Capitalization Grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) to improve water infrastructure and protect clean drinking water supplies. This grant is an increase of nearly $3 million from the previous year and will be used to protect water quality by financing NHDES’s construction of wastewater treatment facilities, Non-Point Source, and estuary projects throughout New Hampshire. NHDES was also awarded an additional $162,000 to fund New Hampshire’s Water Quality Management Planning program to improve contaminated water and water supplies across the state.

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  • August 08, 2018

    Senators Hassan and Gardner Op-Ed in The Hill: AIRWAVES Act will Help Bridge the Urban-Rural Digital Divide by Investing in Broadband Infrastructure

    WASHINGTON - In case you missed it, Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) wrote an op-ed for The Hill this week highlighting the AIRWAVES Act, a bipartisan bill the Senators co-authored, which will help bridge the urban-rural digital divide by investing in broadband infrastructure.

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  • August 01, 2018

    Senator Hassan Votes to Approve Final National Defense Bill with Critical Priorities for New Hampshire

    WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan today voted to approve the final version of the bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019, which includes critical New Hampshire priorities championed by the Senator and makes important investments to improve national security.

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  • August 01, 2018

    Senator Hassan Votes to Approve Bipartisan Funding Bill for FY19 that Invests in Critical New Hampshire Priorities

    WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan today voted to approve a bipartisan appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2019 that provides funding to spur economic opportunity, strengthen transportation infrastructure, support innovative small businesses, help combat the opioid epidemic, promote healthy communities, invest in rural areas, and more. This bill is one of several expected appropriations bills for Fiscal Year 2019, which begins on October 1. Senator Hassan voted for another bipartisan appropriations bill last month.

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  • July 25, 2018

    At Senate Commerce Hearing, Telecommunication Officials Applaud Hassan-Gardner AIRWAVES Act

    WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan participated in a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee Hearing today, where witnesses applauded Senator Hassan’s leadership in authoring, with Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), the AIRWAVES Act, which focuses on closing the urban-rural digital divide and promoting 5G innovation. Senator Hassan questioned the witnesses on what 5G would mean for telemedicine, public safety, rural communities, and people living with disabilities.

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  • July 19, 2018

    Newburyport Daily News Editorial: In Blockbuster's Swan Song, a Sad Note About Access

    WASHINGTON - In case you missed it, the Newburyport Daily News Editorial Board wrote a piece today drawing attention to the urban-rural digital divide that has persisted for far too long in rural communities across the country. The editorial notes that a challenge for expanding broadband in rural areas is flawed mapping from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that determines where federal money is distributed to build out broadband infrastructure. Currently, the maps show that certain areas are covered with high-speed internet where on-the-ground experience suggests otherwise.

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  • July 18, 2018

    New Hampshire Congressional Delegation Announces More than $6 Million in Federal Grants for New Hampshire Airports

    WASHINGTON - Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter and Annie Kuster today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded more than $6 million in federal grants to support New Hampshire’s transportation infrastructure. 

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  • July 12, 2018

    Senators Hassan, Shaheen Announce $2.8 Million in Federal Funding to Support Ocean Monitoring that’s Critical for Maritime Businesses and Coastal Communities in New Hampshire

    WASHINGTON - Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen today announced a nearly $3 million federal grant for the Northeastern Regional Association of Coastal and Ocean Observing Systems (NERACOOS). The grant will help ensure that maritime businesses and coastal communities in New Hampshire have accurate, real-time information on weather and ocean conditions.

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  • June 25, 2018

    Senator Hassan Votes to Approve Funding for Critical New Hampshire Priorities

    WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan today voted to approve an appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2019 that provides funding for Veterans Affairs, military construction, energy and water infrastructure, and more. This bill is one of several expected appropriations bills for Fiscal Year 2019, which begins on October 1.

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  • June 11, 2018

    Senator Hassan Applauds Army Corps of Engineers’ Fiscal Commitment to Hampton Harbor Emergency Dredging

    WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan today issued the following statement after the Army Corps of Engineers’ released its 2018 fiscal year work plan that includes $275,000 to support moving forward with emergency dredging at Hampton Harbor.

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  • June 08, 2018

    Senator Hassan Celebrates New Sarah Mildred Long Bridge

    KITTERY, ME - Senator Maggie Hassan today participated in the celebration of the newly replaced Sarah Mildred Long Bridge, where she highlighted the importance of the bridge as a vital economic link for the region and for the country’s national security given the support it provides to the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. 

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  • June 07, 2018

    Shea-Porter, Shaheen, and Hassan Announce $6.8 Million Federal Grant to Manchester Airport to Realign and Reconstruct Two Taxiways

     

    /b>Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan today announced that Manchester-Boston Regional Airport will receive a $6.8 million grant from the Department of Transportation to realign and reconstruct two taxiways. The new configuration will ensure they meet current Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) design standards and will enhance safety and efficiency for aircraft arriving and departing on Runway 35.

     

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  • May 30, 2018

    Following Calls From Senator Maggie Hassan and Others, FCC Chairman Pai Extends Mobility Fund Challenge Process

    In case you missed it, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai announced today that he plans to extend by 90 days the challenge process to help correct maps of broadband coverage that are used to determine the distribution of up to $4.53 billion in support for rural wireless broadband expansion in New Hampshire and across the country over the next 10 years.

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  • May 30, 2018

    Senators to FCC: Wireless Coverage Map Falls Short

    A bipartisan group of 30 Senators, led by U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., and Jerry Moran, R-Kan., today asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to extend the challenge process for the map of eligible areas for Mobility Fund Phase II support. The FCC’s presumptive eligibility map will help determine up to $4.53 billion in support for rural wireless broadband expansion over the next 10 years.

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  • May 24, 2018

    Wicker, Hassan, & Moran Introduce ‘MAP Broadband Act’ to Address Wireless Coverage Map Gaps

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., and Jerry Moran, R-Kan., today introduced S. 2955, the “Mobile Accuracy and Precision Broadband Act” (MAP Broadband Act). If enacted, the bill would help improve the accuracy of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) mobile broadband coverage map and ensure that federal resources are targeted to unserved communities that do not have access to reliable mobile broadband service.

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  • May 22, 2018

    Shaheen, Hassan Priorities to Address Mitigation Efforts at Hampton & Portsmouth Harbors Clear Key Committee Hurdle

    ( U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statements after the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) cleared the bipartisan America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, biennial legislation that authorizes water infrastructure projects around the country. Shaheen and Hassan helped secure critical New Hampshire objectives in the bill that urge the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to prioritize mitigation efforts at Hampton and Portsmouth Harbors.

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  • May 22, 2018

    Bipartisan Hassan-Capito Bill to Help Close the Urban-Rural Digital Divide Passes Senate Commerce Committee

    WASHINGTON - The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee today approved the bipartisan Rural Reasonable and Comparable Wireless Act of 2018, which was introduced by Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) to help close the urban-rural digital divide and expand access to broadband in rural parts of New Hampshire and across the country.

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  • May 17, 2018

    Senator Hassan Announces FCC Public Meeting in Concord on Mobile Broadband Mapping

    WASHINGTON - As part of her efforts to expand access to broadband in New Hampshire and close the urban-rural digital divide, Senator Maggie Hassan today announced that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will host a public meeting on Tuesday, May 22 at 10 am at the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission in Concord regarding the FCC’s flawed maps suggesting that most of New Hampshire already has adequate mobile broadband coverage. For more information on the meeting, click here

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  • April 16, 2018

    New Hampshire Congressional Delegation Announces Nearly $8 Million in Federal Grants to Repair Transportation Infrastructure in Communities Impacted by Severe Flooding Last Year

    WASHINGTON - Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan, and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter and Annie Kuster today announced nearly $8 million in federal grants to repair transportation infrastructure in communities impacted by severe flooding last June, July, and October.

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  • April 05, 2018

    New Hampshire Congressional Delegation Announces More Than $2.5 Million in Federal Grants to Strengthen Transportation Infrastructure in Nashua and Southeastern New Hampshire

    WASHINGTON - Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan, and Representatives Carol Shea-Porter and Annie Kuster today announced more than $2.5 million in federal grants to strengthen transportation infrastructure in Nashua and Southeastern New Hampshire.

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  • March 27, 2018

    Senator Hassan and Internet Association Visit Claremont, NH to Discuss How the Internet Helps Boost Economic Growth in Claremont and Across New Hampshire

    Claremont, NH - Internet Association (IA) and Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today hosted an Internet Community Crawl to showcase the value of the internet for local businesses and the community in Claremont, New Hampshire. Participants toured four local businesses and community organizations, and the event concluded with a roundtable discussion on how federal policy can support the internet's role in driving economic growth. Senator Hassan highlighted the importance of reinstating net neutrality and expanding access to broadband in order to help innovative businesses – particularly those in rural parts of New Hampshire – succeed.

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  • March 15, 2018

    Senator Hassan Presses Trump Cabinet Secretaries on Important Issues Facing Granite Staters

    WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan participated in a Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing today, where she pressed Trump Administration cabinet secretaries on the importance of protecting consumers, investing in water infrastructure, and supporting workforce training initiatives.

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  • March 08, 2018

    Shaheen, Hassan & Kuster Announce $10 Million in Federal Funds for I-89 Infrastructure Project

    ( Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02), announced that the Department of Transportation has awarded a Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Grant to the New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NH DOT) and its partners in Vermont for the Interstate-89 (I-89) Lebanon-Hartford Bridge Project. The federal grant is for approximately $10 million and will help rehabilitate two regionally significant interstate bridges that support I-89 and cross the Connecticut River, connecting Vermont and New Hampshire. 

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  • March 02, 2018

    ICYMI: Under Questioning from Senator Hassan, Amtrak CEO Outlines Steps to Maintain Vermonter Train Service

    WASHINGTON - In case you missed it yesterday, Senator Maggie Hassan questioned Amtrak President and Chief Executive Officer Richard Anderson during a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee hearing about the future of the Vermonter train service. Anderson had previously testified before the House transportation committee indicating that service lines like the Vermonter could be discontinued due to the lack of a safety system known as positive train control.

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  • February 16, 2018

    Senator Hassan Leads Colleagues in Urging DOT to Prioritize Consumers Over Airlines

    WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) led her colleagues today in sending a letter to Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, urging the Department of Transportation (DOT) to consider the rights of consumers before rolling back critical protections in the commercial aviation sector. The letter follows requests from DOT for a list of rules and regulations that are good candidates for repeal, replacement, suspension, or modification. The airline industry filed a 222-page response, including requests to eliminate the requirement for airlines to display the full price of a ticket to consumers when they shop, and a potential weakening of requirements that airlines provide “prompt” service for wheelchair assistance for passengers who experience disabilities, among others.

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  • November 14, 2017

    Senator Hassan Leads Letter to FCC Chairman Raising Concerns Over Proposed Rule That Could Harm Rural Americans Who Depend on Landline Service

    WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) led a group of Senators in sending a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai raising concerns about a proposed rule that could harm rural consumers by undermining existing protections for landline service.

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  • September 28, 2017

    Senator Hassan Highlights Dangers of Proposed Budget Cuts to Airport Security During Senate Aviation Subcommittee Hearing

    WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan today highlighted how President Trump’s proposed budget cuts to Transportation Security Administration programs would undermine security at small and medium airports, including Manchester-Boston Regional Airport. 

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  • September 07, 2017

    Senators Hassan, Gardner Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Expand Mobile Access to Government Websites

    WASHINGTON - Today, Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) introduced the bipartisan Connected Government Act to expand access to government services and information by requiring all new federal websites to be mobile-friendly. Given that low-income Americans rely on mobile broadband – as opposed to in-home broadband – at higher rates, the bipartisan bill would expand the reach of government services and information for lower income households. The legislation would also support the 80 percent of Americans who experience disabilities who use wireless technology every day. 

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  • August 07, 2017

    Senator Hassan Visits Boston Air Route Traffic Control Center in Nashua

    NASHUA - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan visited the Boston Air Route Traffic Control Center, where she met with members of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association and reaffirmed her commitment to aviation safety.

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  • August 03, 2017

    Hassan, Gardner AIRWAVES Act Earns Praise Across Industries and Political Parties

    Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) recently introduced the Advancing Innovation and Reinvigorating Widespread Access to Viable Electromagnetic Spectrum (AIRWAVES) Act, which will encourage the federal government to continue to free up spectrum for commercial licensed and unlicensed use and leverage the success of spectrum auctions to help close the urban-rural divide. Learn more about the legislation here.

     

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  • July 24, 2017

    Senators Hassan, Shaheen Urge Senate Colleagues to Support Strong Investments in TIGER Transportation Program, Reject Drastic Cut in House Bill

    WASHINGTON - Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and 30 of their Senate colleagues sent a letter to Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Chairman Susan Collins (R-ME) and Ranking Member Jack Reed (D-RI) Friday to express serious concerns regarding the House Committee on Appropriations’ elimination of funding for the TIGER program in their Fiscal Year 2018 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill approved on July 17.

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  • June 29, 2017

    Senator Hassan Priorities Included in Bipartisan FAA Reauthorization Bill

    WASHINGTON - Today, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation voted on bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which includes key provisions championed by Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH). The legislation (S.1405) reauthorizes the FAA for 4 years, through FY 2021.

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  • June 22, 2017

    Senator Hassan Applauds Inclusion of TICKETS Act in Bipartisan FAA Reauthorization Bill

    WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement in response to legislation that Chairman John Thune (R-SD) and Ranking Member Bill Nelson (D-FL) released to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The bipartisan bill includes several key measures that Senator Hassan championed, including provisions to improve consumer protections, support rural communities, enhance security, and ensure adequate services for people living with disabilities.

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  • May 04, 2017

    Senator Hassan Presses Airline Industry Representatives on Importance of Passing TICKETS Act

    WASHINGTON - Today, in a Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security hearing, Senator Maggie Hassan pressed airline industry representatives on the importance of passing key consumer protections in the Transparency, Improvements, and Compensation to Keep Every Ticketholder Safe (TICKETS) Act. Passing these provisions would improve conditions for the flying public and to help prevent future incidents like the one that occurred on United Flight 3411.

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  • April 27, 2017

    ICYMI: Senator Hassan Introduces TICKETS Act in Response to United Incident

    WASHINGTON - Yesterday, Senator Maggie Hassan introduced the Transparency, Improvements, and Compensation to Keep Every Ticketholder Safe (TICKETS) Act to strengthen consumer protections for the flying public and help prevent future incidents like the one that occurred on United Flight 3411.

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  • April 26, 2017

    Senators Hassan, Schatz Introduce Legislation in Response to United Airlines Incident

    WASHINGTON - Today, Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) introduced legislation to strengthen consumer protections for the flying public and help prevent future incidents like the one that occurred on United Flight 3411 when a ticketed passenger was forcibly removed from the aircraft. The Transparency, Improvements, and Compensation to Keep Every Ticketholder Safe (TICKETS) Act will guarantee that a boarded passenger has the right to fly, address compensation limits for ticket-holding travelers, improve transparency, review ticket over-selling practices, and require flight crews seeking accommodations to provide more advanced notice.

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  • April 25, 2017

    Senator Hassan Responds to United Airlines’ Failure to Respond to Basic Questions about Troubling Incident with Passenger

    WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) responded to United Airlines' failure to meet a deadline for answering basic questions regarding the incident of a ticketed passenger being forcibly removed on Flight 3411 from Chicago to Louisville. Senator Hassan is a member of the Aviation Operations, Safety and Security Subcommittee of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee.

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  • April 14, 2017

    Shaheen, Hassan Urge Appropriations Committee to Designate $3.3 Billion to Community Development Block Grant Funding for 2018

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined 40 U.S Senators in urging federal appropriators to include $3.3 billion in federal funding for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 budget. CDBG is a federal program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. Over the last 40 years, the program invested more than $149 billion nationwide and provided services helping over 133 million people.

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  • April 12, 2017

    Senators Hassan, Shaheen Reaffirm Commitment to Protecting Funding for NH Community Development Block Grants

    CONCORD - Today, Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen held a press conference at the Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA), where they highlighted the positive impact Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) have had on New Hampshire's people, communities, and economy, and reaffirmed their commitment to protecting funding for the program.

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  • April 11, 2017

    Hassan Demands Answers From United Airlines Following the Forcible Removal of a Passenger

    WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) led colleagues in sending a letter demanding answers from United Airlines following the forcible removal of a ticketed passenger on Flight 3411 from Chicago, Illinois to Louisville, Kentucky. As a member of the Aviation Operations, Safety and Security Subcommittee of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, Senator Hassan helps to oversee aviation consumer protection initiatives.

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  • April 06, 2017

    Senator Hassan Statement on Lapse in Funding for NH Community Development Block Grant Programs

    WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on theannouncementfrom the New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA) that funding is being suspended for several New Hampshire Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) programs:

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  • April 06, 2017

    Senator Hassan Statement on Lapse in Funding for NH Community Development Block Grant Programs

    WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on the announcement from the New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA) that funding is being suspended for several New Hampshire Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) programs: "The Community Development Block Grant program funds critical projects for New Hampshire cities and towns, ranging from affordable housing and economic development projects to substance misuse treatment centers. It is unacceptable that Granite Staters will suffer because Washington Republicans continue to play partisan games with the budget process, and I will fight to ensure that the Community Development Block Grant program is adequately funded."

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  • March 30, 2017

    Senator Hassan Presses Transportation Nominee for Answers on Programs Critical to New Hampshire’s Infrastructure

    WASHINGTON - As part of her efforts to ensure that New Hampshire has the modern transportation infrastructure to meet the needs of the 21st century, Senator Hassan sent a letter to Jeffrey Rosen, President Trump's nominee for Deputy Transportation Secretary, calling on him to clearly answer questions about programs critical to New Hampshire's transportation infrastructure and economy. The letter follows Rosen's lackluster performance at yesterday's Commerce, Science, and Transportation committee hearing.

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  • January 24, 2017

    Senator Hassan’s Statement on Committee Votes in Favor of Nominees to Lead the Department of Transportation and Department of Commerce

    WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement after voting as a member of the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation in favor of the nominations of Secretary Elaine Chao as Secretary of Transportation and Wilbur Ross as Secretary of Commerce. Secretary Chao and Mr. Ross' nominations will move to the Senate floor for a final vote.

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