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November 29, 2021

Senator Hassan Creates Federally-Funded Cybersecurity Coordinator Position in all 50 States

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan created a federally funded cybersecurity coordinator position in all 50 states earlier this year in an effort to help federal, state, and local governments, as well as schools, hospitals, and other entities, coordinate and better protect their systems against cyberattacks.

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November 05, 2021

New Hampshire Receiving 60K Rapid Covid-19 Tests Following Push From Senator Hassan

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan successfully secured 60,000 additional rapid antigen COVID-19 tests to New Hampshire following her push to the Biden administration.

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October 26, 2021

NH Delegation Hosts Press Conference with Granite State Health Care Providers Urging Executive Council to End Political Standoff and Approve Critical COVID Vaccine Funds

(Washington, DC) – Yesterday, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) held a virtual press conference with health care stakeholders to discuss the consequences of the New Hampshire Executive Council’s decision to reject $27 million in federal vaccine funding.

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October 22, 2021

The 19th Reports on Sen. Hassan’s Bipartisan Bill to Eliminate “Pink Tax” in the Military

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, the 19th reported on U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan’s (D-NH) bipartisan bill to help address gender inequity in the military. The Military FATIGUES Act, which Senator Hassan introduced with Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA), a combat veteran, would help reduce the disparity in out-of-pocket costs for military uniforms for women service members, who often pay more for uniform items than their male counterparts.

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October 07, 2021

Fox News Highlights Successful Bipartisan Push Led by Senators Hassan & Rubio to Expedite Student Loan Forgiveness for Service Members

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, Fox News highlighted successful bipartisan efforts led by Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) to push the Department of Education to ensure that more service members can utilize the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program.

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October 04, 2021

60 Minutes Spotlights Broken Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program for Military Members

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, Sunday’s 60 Minutes shone a light on the broken public service loan forgiveness program for service members. One challenge that the piece highlighted is that currently, service members who pause their student loan payments while deployed or on extended active duty orders cannot count that period of time toward their student loan forgiveness.

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September 14, 2021

Senator Hassan Op-Ed: Vaccines: Protecting Our Economy & Health

During the last 18 months, Americans have confronted the global pandemic and corresponding economic crisis with ingenuity and innovation. And now, because scientists worked around the clock to build on years of research, we have safe, effective, and free vaccines that can kickstart our economy and get us to the other side of this pandemic once and for all.          

 

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September 13, 2021

Senator Hassan Makes Stops Across the Granite State to Highlight Importance of Investing in Infrastructure and Creating Jobs

NEW HAMSHIRE – In case you missed it, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan made stops across the Granite State last week, including in Manchester, Nashua, and Derry to highlight the importance of investing in infrastructure and creating jobs in New Hampshire. Senator Hassan was part of the bipartisan group that worked to negotiate and pass through the Senate a once-in-a-generation infrastructure package that would provide historic investments to modernize the country’s transportation infrastructure, including by expanding clean energy access.

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September 08, 2021

Senator Hassan Tours St. Joseph Hospital’s New Senior Behavioral Health Unit

NASHUA – In case you missed it, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan toured St. Joseph Hospital’s new Senior Behavioral Health Unit in Nashua to discuss the importance of expanding access to mental and behavioral health resources, particularly for older Granite Staters.

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August 31, 2021

Senator Hassan, Mayor Craig Host Roundtable on Manchester’s Plans to Use American Rescue Plan Funding

MANCHESTER – In case you missed it, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan and Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig hosted a roundtable today at the Manchester Police Department to highlight how the American Rescue Plan funding that Senator Hassan helped secure will help the city strengthen its efforts to support public health and neighborhood safety.

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August 30, 2021

Senator Hassan Attends Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies in Laconia, Newbury

LACONIA – In case you missed it, on Friday U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan attended the ribbon cutting ceremony and grand opening for Colonial Theatre in Laconia, where she celebrated the historic efforts to revitalize Colonial Theatre.

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August 27, 2021

Senator Hassan Visits Route 1A to Discuss Nearly $1 Billion in Bipartisan Infrastructure Package for Coastal Resilience

RYE, NH – In case you missed it, the Union Leader published an article on U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan’s visit to Route 1A to discuss the key coastal resiliency investments that Senator Hassan secured in the bipartisan infrastructure package that the Senate recently passed.

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August 24, 2021

Senators Hassan, Grassley, and Whitehouse Call on FDA to Provide Answers on Potential Conflicts of Interest with Consulting Firm McKinsey in Relation to Opioid Crisis

In case you missed it, Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) called on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to provide answers on its past work with the consulting firm McKinsey & Company. The Senators sought to determine if conflicts of interest may have arisen while the consulting firm was working simultaneously for the FDA and opioid manufacturers such as Purdue Pharma.

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August 20, 2021

Senator Hassan Op-Ed in Seacoast Online: How Coastal Resilience Can Help Save Hampton Beach and Our Seacoast

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, Seacoast Online published an op-ed by U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan that highlights how the bipartisan infrastructure package that passed the Senate will help strengthen coastal resiliency and address climate change in New Hampshire. In the piece, Senator Hassan discusses the impacts of climate change on the state and how the infrastructure bill will help protect New Hampshire’s environment and economy.

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August 13, 2021

ICYMI: Washington Post Highlights Importance of Senator Hassan’s State and Local Cyber Grants Program

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, the Washington Post highlighted the importance of Senator Maggie Hassan’s state and local cyber grants program, which recently passed the Senate as part of the bipartisan infrastructure package. The State and Local Cybersecurity Improvement Act authorizes a new grant program at the Department of Homeland Security dedicated to improving cybersecurity for state, local, tribal, and territorial entities.

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August 11, 2021

Senator Hassan Secures New Hampshire Priorities in Bipartisan Infrastructure Package

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, yesterday the U.S. Senate voted to pass the historic bipartisan infrastructure package, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Senator Hassan was one of the 22 original negotiators of the bill, and successfully pushed for certain provisions related to passenger rail, high-speed internet access, coastal resilience, clean energy, and cybersecurity. The bipartisan package includes major investments in passenger rail, including potential funding opportunities for passenger rail connecting Nashua, Manchester, and Concord to Boston. In addition, a Hassan-led state and local cybersecurity grant program was included as part of the final Senate bill.  

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August 02, 2021

Senator Hassan Highlights Importance of High-Speed Internet for Granite Staters During Roundtable Discussion with Secretary of Commerce and NH Leaders

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan on Friday held a virtual event with U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and New Hampshire community and business leaders to discuss the importance of high-speed internet access and the historic investments that the bipartisan infrastructure package would make in expanding this access to more Granite State businesses and families.

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July 27, 2021

Senator Hassan Presses DHS on US-Canada Border Restrictions

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan today pushed back on the Biden administration’s actions at the Northern border, pressing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary on the agency’s decision to keep the U.S.-Canadian border closed to vaccinated Canadian travelers. 

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July 26, 2021

CQ - Roll Call: Bipartisan VA Bill Aims to Empower Employee Whistleblowers

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, CQ – Roll Call published an article on bipartisan legislation that U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and John Boozman (R-AR) introduced last week to require the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide training to employees on reporting waste, fraud, and abuse.

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July 21, 2021

Senator Hassan Pushes to Address Inequities at Tokyo Paralympics

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, in response to the news that Becca Meyers, a six-time Paralympic medalist and member of the U.S.A.’s Paralympics team, was forced to withdraw from the Tokyo Paralympics after being denied a reasonable accommodation for her deaf-blind disability, Senator Hassan raised the alarm and pushed for action.

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