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.
The Senate Finance Committee has jurisdiction over matters relating to taxation and revenues, trade agreements and tariffs, as well as Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and other health and human services programs. In her new role on this committee, Senator Hassan will fight for vital New Hampshire priorities including protecting and strengthening Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid; working to provide tax relief to hard-working families and small businesses and end corporate special interest tax giveaways; and ensuring that U.S. trade policy supports small businesses and workers.
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By Kevin Landrigan
New Hampshire now has a seat on both U.S. Senate committees dealing with federal spending, taxes and trade with the promotion of U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., to the Senate Finance Committee Thursday.
The Senate Finance Committee has jurisdiction over matters relating to taxation and revenues, trade agreements and tariffs, as well as Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and other health and human services programs.
… “I’m excited to join the Senate Finance Committee, where I’ll be well-positioned to fight to protect and strengthen Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, and to help spur job creation and economic growth,” Hassan said in a statement.
… Hassan leaves her spot on the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee but retains her other assignments on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committees along with the Joint Economic Committee, which has Senate and House members.
… Since taking office in January 2017, Hassan has been involved in 61 pieces of legislation that President Trump has signed, including seven that she authored, such as the TICKETS Act to protect consumers who are airline passengers, and many laws dealing with the opioid crisis such as training more doctors to prescribe medication-assisted treatment for drug addiction and devoting more federal money to hard-hit states like New Hampshire.
“Over the last two years, I’ve continued focusing on reaching across party lines to solve problems for Granite Staters and Americans,” Hassan said. “We have made bipartisan progress on important priorities for New Hampshire, but there is far more work to do to make sure that everyone who works hard has the opportunity to get ahead and stay ahead, and that’s what I’ll continue fighting for in the next Congress.”