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May 10, 2019

Senator Hassan Joins President Trump, Republican Colleagues at White House Event to End Surprise Medical Bills

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan yesterday joined President Donald Trump, along with her Republican colleagues, including Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA), at a White House event on surprise medical bills. 

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April 17, 2019

Senator Hassan Discusses Growing Threats to Homeland Security at Southern New Hampshire University

HOOKSETT – In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan, a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, delivered remarks yesterday at Southern New Hampshire University on the growing threats to homeland security. Senator Hassan focused specifically on three major threats that she is working to address as a member of the committee: the threat posed by foreign terrorist organizations to the United States and our allies, the threat posed by homegrown and domestic terrorists, and the threat posed by cyber-attacks on our critical infrastructure and other institutions.

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April 16, 2019

Senator Hassan Highlights Her Bipartisan Legislation to Support Career Pathways at Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions in Exeter

EXETER – In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan yesterday visited Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions to learn more about how the company’s apprenticeship program – which is made possible through a partnership with Great Bay Community College – is helping to build the skilled workforce that Cobham needs to continue to grow and thrive. Senator Hassan highlighted her bipartisan Gateway to Careers Act that would help support partnerships like the one between Great Bay Community College and Cobham to address New Hampshire’s workforce shortage.

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April 05, 2019

CNN on Hassan-Ernst Green Alert Act: “The bipartisan bill that could save veterans' lives”

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) sat down this week with CNN’s Brianna Keilar to discuss the bipartisan Green Alert Act that they recently introduced to 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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April 02, 2019

Military Officers Association of America Highlights Bipartisan Hassan-Ernst Green Alert Bill

WASHINGTON – Brig. Gen. Donald Bolduc, USA, Ret. of Stratham, New Hampshire, recently spoke with the Military Officers Association of America’s (MOAA) Military Officer magazine about the bipartisan Green Alert Act that Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) introduced with Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA).

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March 28, 2019

Education Leaders Applaud Hassan-Durbin PROTECT Students Act

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, and Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), Democratic Whip, this week introduced the PROTECT Students Act, comprehensive legislation to protect students and taxpayers from predatory higher education practices. The bill will help safeguard students, including servicemembers and veterans, and taxpayers from predatory and anti-student higher education practices and ensure that higher education meets the needs of hard-working students.  

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March 25, 2019

Senator Hassan NHBR Op-Ed: Standing Up for Fiscal Responsibility and NH’s Innovative Businesses

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan wrote an op-ed for New Hampshire Business Review (NHBR) where she outlined her commitment to fiscal responsibility and supporting New Hampshire’s innovative businesses. As a member of the Senate Finance Committee, as well as in her new role as lead Democrat for the subcommittee focused on federal spending oversight and emergency management within the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Senator Hassan is focused on finding common ground across party lines on priorities that will support job-creating businesses in New Hampshire and across the country.

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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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