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March 21, 2019

Senator Hassan, Brig. Gen. Bolduc Discuss “Green Alert” Systems with Easterseals NH in Stratham

STRATHAM – In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan yesterday joined Brigadier General Donald Bolduc, USA, Ret. and Easterseals NH staff to discuss the Senator’s bipartisan Green Alert Act, which she introduced this month with Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA). The bipartisan bill would help states implement “Green Alert” systems to locate at-risk veterans when they go missing so that they can receive appropriate care.

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March 20, 2019

Senator Hassan Hears From Manchester Fire, Police, and EMTs About Toll of Opioid Epidemic On First Responders

MANCHESTER – In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan yesterday met with fire fighters, police officers, and EMTs to hear about the toll that the deadly fentanyl, heroin, and opioid epidemic is taking on those on the front lines of the crisis. At the Manchester Fire Department, Senator Hassan was joined by Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig, Manchester Fire Chief Dan Goonan, Manchester Police Chief Carlo Capano, and Regional Director of American Medical Response Chris Stawasz.

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March 08, 2019

Senator Hassan Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Establish Green Alert System For Missing At-Risk Veterans

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) this week introduced the bipartisan Green Alert Act to help states establish a system to locate at-risk veterans when they go missing so that they can receive appropriate care, similar to the AMBER Alert system for children or Silver Alert system for older Americans.

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March 07, 2019

Senator Hassan Grills Equifax Executives on Massive Data Breach

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today, during a Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations hearing, grilled Equifax executives on their company’s negligence in handling the sensitive data of millions of Americans. The hearing follows the release of the subcommittee’s bipartisan report, which found that Equifax blatantly disregarded procedures that could have protected their customer’s data from one of the largest data breaches in American history.

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March 05, 2019

Senator Hassan Tours L3 Technologies in Londonderry to View Company’s Next-Generation Technology that Supports America’s Military

LONDONDERRY – In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan yesterday toured L3 Technologies Integrated Land Systems in Londonderry, where she viewed the company’s next-generation technology that supports America’s military and discussed her efforts to promote workforce development and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education in the state. L3 Technologies Integrated Land Systems is an innovative defense contractor focused on supporting the armed forces by producing weapon-and helmet-mounted technology. For more information, click here.

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February 19, 2019

Senators Hassan and Collins Joint Op-Ed in Portsmouth Herald: The Looming Retirement Crisis

In case you missed it – On Sunday, the Portsmouth Herald ran a joint op-ed from Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) on their bipartisan work to address the looming retirement crisis. Earlier this month, Senators Collins and Hassan introduced the bipartisan Retirement Security Act to help small businesses offer retirement plans to their employees and encourage individuals to save more for retirement. 

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January 23, 2019

Senator Hassan Hears from TSA Officers About Impacts of the President’s Senseless Government Shutdown

MANCHESTER – In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan yesterday met with TSA officers after their shift at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport to hear about how the President’s senseless government shutdown is impacting them and their families, and reaffirmed her commitment to fighting to reopen the government. The government shutdown – now in its 33rd day – is placing a financial strain on TSA officers who have been working without pay to keep the public safe.

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January 14, 2019

Senator Hassan Meets with New Hampshire Non-Profit Organizations to Discuss How Government Shutdown is Impacting Critical Services

NASHUA – In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan visited New Hampshire non-profits last week to discuss how the government shutdown is impacting services they provide, and how those services will be strained if President Trump’s senseless shutdown continues. The Senator visited the Nashua Soup Kitchen and the Community Action Partnership (CAP) of Strafford County in Dover, which helps provide food, education, and child care services to local residents.

 

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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 14, 2018

Senator Hassan Discusses Efforts to Protect New Hampshire Small Businesses from Burdensome Internet Sales Tax Collection Requirement

WASHINGTON - In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan was on Bloomberg TV yesterday, where she discussed her efforts to protect New Hampshire small businesses from the burdensome internet sales tax collection requirement that resulted from the Supreme Court's ruling in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. Senator Hassan highlighted legislation she recently helped introduce that would create an exemption from the ruling for small businesses that see less than $10 million a year in total sales and… Continue Reading


December 14, 2018

Union Leader: Hassan moves up, gains seat on U.S. Senate Finance

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan announced yesterday that she will serve on the Senate Finance Committee beginning in January, positioning her to continue leading on efforts to expand economic opportunity and support job-creating businesses. The Senator will also continue to serve on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and the Joint Economic Committee.

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November 29, 2018

National Coverage of Senator Hassan Securing Guarantee from FTC Chairman to Investigate Loot Boxes in Video Games

WASHINGTON - In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan this week secured a commitment from Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairman Joseph Simons and all other FTC commissioners that they will investigate "loot boxes" in video games, which allow for in-game purchases and surprise winnings that can encourage gambling-like behavior in children. The Senator's questioning in a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation subcommittee meeting on Tuesday has drawn significant national attention to t… Continue Reading


November 27, 2018

Senator Hassan Grills Gas Company Executives and Federal Regulators at Senate Commerce Hearing on Pipeline Explosions

LAWRENCE, MA – In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan yesterday grilled executives from Columbia Gas and its parent company, NiSource, as well as federal regulators, regarding the natural gas pipeline explosions and fires that occurred on September, 13, 2018, in Lawrence, Andover, and North Andover, Massachusetts. The incident killed one person, injured more than two dozen, and damaged more than 100 structures, including 5 homes.

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November 20, 2018

NHPR: At Health Care Discussion, Hassan Says ACA Repeal Is Less Likely, But Threats Remain

CONCORD – In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan met yesterday with Granite Staters, where she heard their personal experiences with the health care system and emphasized her commitment to ensuring that all Granite Staters and Americans have quality, affordable health insurance coverage. 

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November 20, 2018

Senator Hassan: Making Airline Travel Safe for All

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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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November 09, 2018

WMUR: Hassan Files Bill Aimed at Addressing Surprise Emergency Room Bills

MANCHESTER – Senator Maggie Hassan yesterday met with Granite Staters at Restoration Café in Manchester who have been impacted by surprise medical bills, where they received massive, unexpected medical bills for care that they did not realize was considered out-of-network. Senator Hassan recently introduced legislation to help address this problem.

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October 31, 2018

Get Health Coverage: How To Take Advantage of Open Enrollment

Granite Staters, health care open enrollment is underway!

The open enrollment period for the individual health insurance market begins November 1, 2018 and continues until December 15, 2018. Coverage obtained on the Health Insurance Marketplace during open enrollment will be effective January 1, 2019.

 

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October 30, 2018

Vox: “It’s unacceptable”: Sen. Maggie Hassan explains her plan to end surprise ER bills

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan spoke with Sarah Kliff of Vox about new legislation she introduced to address surprise medical bills, which pose a financial burden to far too many Granite Staters and Americans who receive massive, unexpected medical bills, often for receiving care that they didn’t realize was considered out-of-network. 

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October 23, 2018

Senator Hassan Visits Dover Regional Career Technical Center Four Years After Signing Bill to Help Fund Construction as Governor

DOVER – In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan visited Dover Regional Career Technical Center (CTC) yesterday where she spoke with teachers and students about the importance of CTE programs and toured some of the classes offered at the center, including culinary arts, cosmetology, electrical technology, animal science classes, and more. In 2014, then-Governor Hassan signed a bill to provide $13.5 million in funding for the construction of Dover Regional CTC.

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October 18, 2018

Health Affairs on Senator Hassan’s Surprise Medical Bills Legislation: “Hassan’s bill would nearly eliminate surprise out-of-network bills for enrollees in employer-provided health plans”

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, Health Affairs published a piece today on Senator Maggie Hassan’s No More Surprise Medical Bills Act, which she introduced to help address surprise medical bills, where patients receive massive, unexpected medical bills, often for receiving care that they didn’t realize was considered out-of-network.

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