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November 21, 2020

Gold Star mother Natalie Healy calls for national Global War on Terrorism memorial

by Alexander LaCasse

EXETER — Gold Star mother Natalie Healy said the time is long overdue for the American government to dedicate a memorial to the men and women of the armed services killed fighting the Global War on Terrorism.

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November 12, 2020

Gold Star Sister Steph Ouellette Calls for Global War on Terrorism Memorial in Veterans Day Op-Ed

NEW HAMPSHIRE -- In case you missed it, Gold Star sister Steph Ouellette of Manchester called for a Global War on Terrorism Memorial in an op-ed that ran on Veterans Day. 

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November 09, 2020

Following Calls from the NH Delegation to Investigate Low-Quality Food Supplies Provided for Families in Need, USDA Announces New Distributor to NH Food Bank

(Washington, DC) – Following a letter from U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) expressing concern about the delivery of inferior, low-quality food products for Granite State families in need amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced it has selected a new distributor for the New Hampshire Food Bank under the Farmers to Families Food Box Program.

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October 30, 2020

New Data Shows Success of VA Program that Hassan, Bipartisan Senators Are Working to Make Permanent

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), and Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) are working to make permanent a new program at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that helps connect new veterans with critical VA services, including mental health support. As first reported in the Military Times, newly released data shows that in the first nine months of the Solid Start program, the VA successfully contacted almost 70,000 newly separated veterans, including over 12,000 veterans who had sought mental health support in their last year of service. 

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October 29, 2020

Senators Hassan, Johnson Introduced Bipartisan Legislation to Bolster DHS Visa Security Teams to Help Prevent Terrorists from Entering the United States

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI), chairman of the Committee, have introduced bipartisan legislation to help bolster the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) visa security screening process, which helps prevent terrorists and other national security threats from entering the United States.

 

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October 23, 2020

TIME Op-Ed by Senators Hassan, Murkowski on Their Bipartisan Efforts to Ensure a Future COVID-19 Vaccine is Safe and Effective

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) wrote a piece for TIME on the importance of a transparent vaccine review process that maintains key oversight measures to ensure that a future COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective and to boost public confidence. The Senators recently introduced bipartisan legislation to ensure that the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention follow well-established measures so that COVID-19 vaccines meet rigorous standards that the public can rely on.

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October 20, 2020

Senator Hassan Meets with Veterans’ Advocates to Discuss How to Strengthen Support Amid Pandemic

NEW HAMPSHIRE – In case you missed it, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan hosted a virtual roundtable yesterday to discuss the importance of strengthening support for New Hampshire veterans amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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October 19, 2020

Senator Hassan Held a Virtual Roundtable with Granite Staters to Discuss the Importance of Preserving the Affordable Care Act

NEW HAMPSHIRE – In case you missed it, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan hosted a virtual roundtable last week with Granite Staters on the importance of protecting the Affordable Care Act as Senate Republicans rush to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court in an effort to repeal the law. The Senator spoke with Granite Staters about what repealing the Affordable Care Act would mean for their families or their communities, including the loss of its protections for millions of people with pre-existing conditions.

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October 16, 2020

Senator Hassan Hosts Virtual Roundtable on Importance of Federal Funding for Broadband Expansion in NH

NEW HAMPSHIRE – In case you missed it, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan held a virtual roundtable yesterday on the importance of federal funding to help expand broadband in New Hampshire.

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October 16, 2020

Senator Hassan Works to Address Delays in Veterans' Benefits Amid COVID-19

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan is working to address delays in veterans receiving benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) amid the COVID-19 pandemic. After hearing from New Hampshire veterans who have experienced delays, Senator Hassan is urging the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC), which maintains the records of millions of veterans, to speed up the processing of veterans’ records requests so that benefit claims can be adjudicated. The Union Leader reported on the Senator’s efforts and interviewed William Fuller of Littleton, a Granite Stater who has been directly impacted by these delays.

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October 09, 2020

Senator Hassan Holds Virtual Roundtable to Discuss Challenges NH College Students Are Facing Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

NEW HAMPSHIRE – In case you missed it, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan held a virtual roundtable discussion yesterday with New Hampshire college students who participate in the U.S. Department of Education’s TRIO program, which provides educational resources and support for students from disadvantaged backgrounds. The Senator was joined by students and TRIO staff from the University of New Hampshire, Keene State College, and Plymouth State University.

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October 07, 2020

Senator Hassan Calls on West Point to Provide Female Cadets with Better-Fitting Uniforms

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) urged Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy to review West Point’s uniform policy to ensure that all cadets have access to uniforms that fit. Stars and Stripes, a military newspaper that covers matters concerning the U.S. Armed Forces, reported on Senator Hassan’s letter to the Army Secretary.

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October 06, 2020

The New Yorker Reports on Whitehouse and Hassan Efforts to Hold Purdue Pharma and Sackler Family Accountable During Settlement Negotiations with Justice Department

Washington, DC – In case you missed it, The New Yorker published an article by Patrick Radden Keefe that reported on U.S. Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Maggie Hassan’s (D-NH) efforts to push the Department of Justice to hold Purdue Pharma and its owners, the Sackler family, accountable in newly revealed settlement negotiations as the company goes through federal bankruptcy.  

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September 30, 2020

Senator Hassan Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Increase Vaccinations Among Pregnant Women

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) in introducing two bipartisan bills to increase maternal vaccination rates and ensure that these vaccines are free of cost for Medicaid enrollees. The 19th – a news source that reports on gender and policy – covered the Senators’ bill and interviewed Dr. Lindsay Admon, OB-GYN at the University of Michigan, who said of the bills’ introduction: “This is super important and should have happened sooner.”

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September 16, 2020

Senator Hassan Holds Virtual Roundtable with Travel & Tourism Leaders in NH to Discuss Upcoming Fall and Winter Season Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan held a virtual roundtable with travel and tourism leaders in New Hampshire this week to discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic will impact their fall and winter seasons.

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September 08, 2020

Senators Whitehouse & Hassan Op-Ed in The Guardian: Why Did the US Justice Department Let Purdue Off the Hook for the Opioid Crisis?

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, The Guardian published an op-ed written by U.S. Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) that highlights their continued efforts to pressure the Department of Justice to turn over a 2006 memo and related documents laying out federal prosecutors’ strong criminal case against Purdue Pharma, including documents that detail the role that Rudy Giuliani and other former Department of Justice officials played in the deliberation.


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August 28, 2020

Senator Hassan Holds Virtual Roundtable on Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Mental and Behavioral Health

NEW HAMPSHIRE – In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan held a virtual roundtable yesterday with mental and behavioral health experts as Granite Staters cope with increased stress and anxiety amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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August 28, 2020

Senator Hassan Discusses Importance of Additional Economic Assistance for Individuals in Next COVID-19 Package

NEW HAMPSHIRE – During a virtual roundtable earlier this week, Senator Maggie Hassan spoke with non-profit leaders and Granite Staters about the need for additional economic assistance for individuals in the next COVID-19 pandemic. Senator Hassan’s office worked with two participants on the call to help them receive the stimulus payments and expanded unemployment insurance that they were eligible for under the federal CARES Act.

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August 20, 2020

Senator Hassan Holds Virtual Roundtable with Higher Education Leaders as Many Colleges and Universities Welcome Students Back to Campus

NEW HAMPSHIRE – In case you missed it, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan held a virtual roundtable this week with higher education leaders across New Hampshire as many college and universities begin to welcome their students back to campus.

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August 17, 2020

Senator Hassan Concord Monitor Op-Ed on Protecting House of Worship From Foreign & Domestic Terrorist Threats

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan wrote an op-ed for the Concord Monitor about the importance of protecting houses of worship amid growing threats against religious communities. In the op-ed, Senator Hassan highlighted her conversations with faith leaders across New Hampshire and her work to help secure significantly more federal funding to help New Hampshire’s houses of worship protect against threats.

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