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November 22, 2019

Senator Hassan Introduces Bipartisan Opioid Workforce Act

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced bipartisan legislation earlier this week to help combat substance misuse by creating 1,000 new medical residency positions at hospitals in addiction medicine, addiction psychiatry, and pain management.

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November 19, 2019

Senator Hassan Hosts Innovate NH Entrepreneurship Forum

MANCHESTER – In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan yesterday hosted the second annual Innovate NH Entrepreneurship Forum to bring innovators and entrepreneurs together to discuss what it takes to start and run a successful business in New Hampshire, as well as how to address the challenges they face. The Innovate NH Entrepreneurship Forum, which was held at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College, included two panel discussions, the first moderated by Senator Hassan on workforce solutions for New Hampshire, and the second focused on innovation in the Granite State.

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November 15, 2019

Senator Hassan Presses FDA Official on Delay in Banning Flavored E-Cigarettes

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan pressed the Director of the Center for Tobacco Products at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Mitch Zeller, on the FDA’s delayed response in banning flavored e-cigarettes, which have been linked to a rise in youth e-cigarette use. According to a recently released report from the Center for Disease Control Youth Risk Behavior Survey, New Hampshire has the highest percentage of high school students in the nation reporting daily use of e-cigarettes.

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November 04, 2019

Senator Hassan Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Help High School Students Earn College Credit

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan introduced bipartisan legislation last week with Senator Todd Young (R-IN) to create a grant program aimed at helping more students earn college credits while still in high school. New Hampshire has extensive dual-enrollment programs in place, with almost 100 high schools in the state offering the Running Start program in partnership with the Community College System of New Hampshire. These types of early college programs provide academically-prepared high school students the opportunity to receive college credit while they are still in high school.

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October 25, 2019

Senator Hassan in Union Leader: Addressing Vaping's Rise Through Drug Take Back Day

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, the Union Leader ran an op-ed today written by Senator Maggie Hassan highlighting the rise of vaping among young people, and how National Prescription Drug Take Back Day can play a role in addressing the issue.

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October 22, 2019

Senator Hassan, Manchester Police, DEA, and Local Students Promote Upcoming National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

MANCHESTER – In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan joined Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig; Jon DeLena, who leads the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New England division; Manchester Police Chief Carlo Capano; Quincy Roy, a student at Memorial High School and member of Makin’ It Happen, a substance misuse youth group; as well as McLaughlin Middle School students to promote National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

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October 15, 2019

Senator Hassan Op-Ed in Nashua Telegraph: Keeping Families in Their Homes

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, the Nashua Telegraph on Sunday ran an op-ed written by Senator Maggie Hassan that discusses the high housing costs in New Hampshire and legislation that she is working on that could help bring relief to families struggling to make rent. Senator Hassan helped introduce the Rent Relief Act to create a new, refundable tax credit to help families make rent, and led the introduction of the Prevent Evictions Act – which is backed by Matthew Desmond, author of the Pulitzer Prize winning book Evicted – that would support cost-effective solutions to keep families in their homes, including through landlord-tenant mediation programs and rent insurance programs.

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October 04, 2019

NHPR on Senator Hassan’s Bipartisan Bills To Renew Home Energy Efficiency Tax Credits

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, New Hampshire Public Radio published a story this week highlighting Senator Hassan’s efforts to increase energy efficiency for new and existing homes. Senator Hassan is the lead sponsor of two bipartisan bills to lower energy costs for consumers and increase energy efficiency by reinstating and strengthening tax credits for the construction of new energy efficient homes and for energy efficient home upgrades.

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October 03, 2019

Senator Hassan Leads Congressional Efforts to Address Ransomware Threats

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, Politico published a piece recently discussing Senator Maggie Hassan's role as one of the few members of Congress pushing for more action on protecting against and mitigating the damage from ransomware and other cyberattacks  including the one that hit Strafford County, NH earlier this year.

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October 02, 2019

BuzzFeed: People Are Worried Applying For College Financial Aid Could Be A Total Mess This Year

WASHINGTON -- In case you missed it, BuzzFeed News published a piece this week discussing how changes tied to the 2017 tax law could jeopardize students’ federal financial aid.  

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October 01, 2019

Hassan-Backed Bipartisan Bills Pass Senate

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan recently worked to pass two pieces of bipartisan legislation through the Senate that include key priorities for New Hampshire.

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September 24, 2019

Senator Hassan Op-Ed in Modern Healthcare: To Hold Big Pharma Accountable, First We Need Transparency

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan wrote an op-ed for Modern Healthcare highlighting the need to increase transparency of the pharmaceutical industry in order to shed light on deceptive practices that are unnecessarily driving up prescription drug costs.  

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September 05, 2019

Senator Hassan Leads Discussion with Faith Leaders, Law Enforcement About Efforts to Protect Religious Institutions from Terrorist Attacks

NASHUA – In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan yesterday led a discussion with leaders of Temple Beth Abraham in Nashua, along with law enforcement and Nashua Mayor Jim Donchess, to discuss efforts to protect religious institutions from terrorist attacks.

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September 04, 2019

Senator Hassan Holds Town Halls in Littleton, Laconia

LACONIA – Yesterday, Senator Maggie Hassan held a town hall in Laconia, following her town hall last week in Littleton. At the events, Senator Hassan took questions from attendees about the opioid epidemic, rising health care prices, supporting Granite State businesses, protecting our national security, and more.

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August 29, 2019

Senator Hassan Marks 5th Anniversary of the Resolution of the Market Basket Disputes with Visit to Londonderry Market Basket

LONDONDERRY – Yesterday, Senator Maggie Hassan visited the Londonderry Market Basket, greeting shoppers and employees on the fifth anniversary of the resolution of the dispute that led employees and customers to protest and boycott to save the company. 

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August 28, 2019

Senator Hassan Leads Discussion on Strengthening Protections for Places of Worship

MANCHESTER – In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan led a discussion yesterday with faith leaders and public safety officials about efforts to bolster protections against foreign and domestic terrorist threats at places of worship. The discussion follows a rise in threats against religious institutions in New Hampshire and across the country.

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August 26, 2019

Lowell Sun: Five years ago this month, Market Basket showed the unprecedented was possible

by Grant Welker

“Watching this unfold was really pretty extraordinary,” said Maggie Hassan, then the governor of New Hampshire and now a U.S. senator from that state. “We were seeing employees and customers and community members all come together to try to preserve an institution that obviously meant more to them than just a place to buy groceries.”

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August 19, 2019

Nashua Telegraph: Opinion: Senator Hassan: Increasing access to vital substance misuse treatment is imperative

by Senator Hassan

It defies logic that a doctor who can prescribe opioids, is in many cases, not also permitted to prescribe vital treatment for people struggling with substance use disorders.

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August 12, 2019

Union Leader: Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan -- Hanging up on the practice of illegal robocalls

It is a daily occurrence: your phone rings and it isn’t a family member, friend, or even another human being calling. No, it’s yet another scam robocall.

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August 08, 2019

Senator Hassan Joins NH National Guard for Cybersecurity Exercise

PEMBROKE – In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan yesterday joined members of the New Hampshire National Guard and local, state, and federal officials for Cyber Yankee 2019, a training exercise to prepare for and prevent cyberattacks. Senator Hassan spoke with participants and discussed the need for coordinated efforts to identify and mitigate the damage that cyber threats pose to New Hampshire and our country.

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