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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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July 19, 2021

Senator Hassan Discusses Need for Clean Energy Investment in Milford

NEW HAMPSHIRE – As discussions to invest in infrastructure continue in the Senate, on Friday U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan visited Hitchiner Manufacturing in Milford to tour its new solar array and discuss clean energy infrastructure. During the visit, Senator Hassan heard from clean energy stakeholders about their efforts to grow the clean and renewable energy sector in New Hampshire and how infrastructure investments could help address climate change, grow the economy, and create new jobs.

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July 13, 2021

Senator Hassan Speaks with Granite Staters About Impact of Child Tax Credit on Children & Families

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan held a virtual roundtable yesterday to discuss how the child tax credit, which families will begin to receive on Thursday, July 15, will help children and families in New Hampshire. The American Rescue Plan, which Senator Hassan helped pass into law, increases the child tax credit to $3,000 (or $3,600 for children under the age of six). Earlier this year, Senator Hassan joined Senator Shaheen in announcing $19 million in child care funding for New Hampshire through the December COVID-19 relief package that they helped negotiate and pass into law.

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July 08, 2021

New Hampshire Distillers Discuss Impact of Extended Tax Cut that Senator Hassan Secured for Craft Beverage Industry

SALEM – In case you missed it, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan visited Fabrizia Spirits in Salem this week to meet with members of the New Hampshire Craft Spirits Organization to discuss how the tax relief she secured is helping them grow their businesses. Senator Hassan successfully worked to temporarily extend excise tax cuts for craft brewers and distillers in the bipartisan government funding bill in 2019 and then worked to permanently extend this tax relief at the end of 2020 in the government funding and COVID-19 relief package. 

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July 06, 2021

Valley News: Hassan Hikes - and Pushes Funding for - the Appalachian Trail

ETNA – In case you missed it, Valley News joined Senator Maggie Hassan on a hike of the Appalachian Trail on Friday, where she discussed a bipartisan effort that she is leading to increase funding to the Appalachian Mountain Scenic Trail to help maintain the trail and keep its visitors safe.

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June 29, 2021

Seacoast Online: Sen. Hassan Touts Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill on Visit to Durham Bridge Site

DURHAM – In case you missed it, Seacoast Online reported on U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan’s visit yesterday to Bunker Creek Bridge Replacement Project, where she discussed the importance of investing in infrastructure projects across New Hampshire. Senator Hassan is a member of the bipartisan group of Senators who reached an agreement with the White House on a comprehensive infrastructure bill last week, and is continuing to work with her colleagues on both sides of the aisle to build support for the legislation.

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June 21, 2021

Senator Hassan Attends Northeast POW/MIA Network Vigil, Queen City Pride Festival, and Juneteenth Block Party

NEW HAMPSHIRE – In case you missed it, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan attended multiple events across New Hampshire in recent days, including the Northeast POW/MIA Network Vigil, Queen City Pride Festival, and Manchester Juneteenth Block Party. At these events, she joined in honoring and celebrating Granite Staters and their contributions to the state.  

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June 21, 2021

States Newsroom/NH Bulletin: Cyberattack on New Hampshire School District Illustrates Growing Threat to States and Localities

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, States Newsroom, which includes the New Hampshire Bulletin, reported on a U.S. Senate hearing led by Senator Maggie Hassan last week on the need to address the threat of cyberattacks on state and local entities. Sunapee School District’s Superintendent, Russell Holden, was one of the witnesses and discussed the ransomware attack that hit Sunapee School District in 2019.

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June 21, 2021

Expansion of broadband to help rural medical services

The COVID-19 pandemic underscored the need to expand broadband infrastructure as a critical and necessary piece of the nation’s overall infrastructure needs, according to U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan (D- N.H.) during roundtable discussion held Friday.

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June 14, 2021

Senator Hassan Successfully Pushes for Update to Mask Requirement for Commercial Fishermen in New Hampshire

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, following advocacy led by U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Coast Guard announced updated guidance stating that commercial fishermen who are fully vaccinated do not need to wear a mask while outside on a commercial fishing vessel. Prior to this updated guidance, commercial fishermen were required to wear a mask while they work. The updated guidance comes after Senator Hassan and Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) pushed the agencies to loosen restrictions for fully vaccinated commercial fishermen after hearing from fishermen in their states that wearing a mask while they work is unsafe.

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June 14, 2021

Senator Hassan Op-Ed: Boosting American Competitiveness and Outcompeting China

WASHNGTON — In case you missed it, the Union Leader published an op-ed by U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan on recently passed bipartisan legislation to improve American competitiveness that she joined in introducing. The bill includes important priorities secured by Senator Hassan to help boost the economy and harden critical infrastructure. In the piece, Senator Hassan discusses how the bipartisan United States Innovation and Competition Act will help the U.S. outcompete China and strengthen national security by investing more than $200 billion in domestic research and development, manufacturing, and workforce training. 

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June 09, 2021

Senator Hassan Grills Colonial Pipeline CEO on the Company’s Lack of Cyber Preparedness During Committee Hearing

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan yesterday grilled Colonial Pipeline President and CEO Joseph Blount, Jr. on his company’s cyber preparedness prior to the attack that spurred fuel shortages across the country. In response to Senator Hassan’s questioning, Mr. Blount admitted that Colonial Pipeline did not have a prior plan in place if hackers requested a ransom payment.

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June 02, 2021

Union Leader on Senator Hassan’s Efforts to Pass Into Law Bipartisan Legislation to Help U.S. Outcompete China

NEW HAMPSHIRE – In case you missed it, the Union Leader reported on U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan’s virtual roundtable discussion yesterday about the need to boost U.S. competitiveness in order to outcompete China and strengthen U.S. national security.

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May 28, 2021

Senators Hassan, Shaheen Introduce Legislation to Prevent Other States from Unconstitutionally Taxing Granite Staters

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen introduced a bill to prevent other states from unconstitutionally taxing Granite Staters who telework for companies located in another state. With more Americans than ever working remotely because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Multistate Worker Tax Fairness Act would simplify the tax code by establishing a simple, uniform standard based on physical presence in order to ensure that teleworkers are not taxed unfairly. Representative Chris Pappas will be co-leading the House companion bill.  

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May 12, 2021

Senator Hassan Secures Commitment from Top Health Official that Next Round of Potential COVID-19 Booster Shots Would Be Free to Americans

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, Dr. David Kessler, Chief Science Officer for COVID Response in the Biden administration, said that the next round of COVID-19 booster shots would be free to the public if the boosters are deemed necessary in response to a question from Senator Maggie Hassan during a Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing.

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May 05, 2021

Senator Hassan, Representative Pappas Highlight Their Bipartisan ‘Green Alert’ Bill

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, the Union Leader reported on a virtual roundtable held by U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan and Representative Chris Pappas to discuss mental health challenges faced by veterans and service members. They specifically highlighted their bipartisan bill to help states implement ‘Green Alert’ systems to help find missing, at-risk veterans. Senator Hassan and Representative Pappas were joined by veterans and leaders of Veterans Service Organizations who have experience working to prevent veteran suicide in New Hampshire.  

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May 04, 2021

Senators Hassan & Rubio Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Expedite Public Service Loan Forgiveness for Service Members

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, Yahoo News reported on a bipartisan bill introduced by Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) to expedite student loan forgiveness for service members. The bipartisan Recognizing Military Service in Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Act would allow service members who pause their student loan payments while deployed or on extended active duty orders to count that period of time toward their student loan forgiveness – which is currently not allowed.

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May 04, 2021

Seacoast Online: 'We will be there for them': Grandparents starting over with kids hope for support

Hassan and Collins, both members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pension Committee, reintroduced the bipartisan Help Grandfamilies Prevent Child Abuse Act to better support kinship caregivers. 

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