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September 14, 2021

Senator Hassan Op-Ed: Vaccines: Protecting Our Economy & Health

During the last 18 months, Americans have confronted the global pandemic and corresponding economic crisis with ingenuity and innovation. And now, because scientists worked around the clock to build on years of research, we have safe, effective, and free vaccines that can kickstart our economy and get us to the other side of this pandemic once and for all.          


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September 13, 2021

Senator Hassan Makes Stops Across the Granite State to Highlight Importance of Investing in Infrastructure and Creating Jobs

NEW HAMSHIRE – In case you missed it, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan made stops across the Granite State last week, including in Manchester, Nashua, and Derry to highlight the importance of investing in infrastructure and creating jobs in New Hampshire. Senator Hassan was part of the bipartisan group that worked to negotiate and pass through the Senate a once-in-a-generation infrastructure package that would provide historic investments to modernize the country’s transportation infrastructure, including by expanding clean energy access.

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September 08, 2021

Senator Hassan Tours St. Joseph Hospital’s New Senior Behavioral Health Unit

NASHUA – In case you missed it, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan toured St. Joseph Hospital’s new Senior Behavioral Health Unit in Nashua to discuss the importance of expanding access to mental and behavioral health resources, particularly for older Granite Staters.

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August 31, 2021

Senator Hassan, Mayor Craig Host Roundtable on Manchester’s Plans to Use American Rescue Plan Funding

MANCHESTER – In case you missed it, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan and Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig hosted a roundtable today at the Manchester Police Department to highlight how the American Rescue Plan funding that Senator Hassan helped secure will help the city strengthen its efforts to support public health and neighborhood safety.

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August 30, 2021

Senator Hassan Attends Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies in Laconia, Newbury

LACONIA – In case you missed it, on Friday U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan attended the ribbon cutting ceremony and grand opening for Colonial Theatre in Laconia, where she celebrated the historic efforts to revitalize Colonial Theatre.

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August 27, 2021

Senator Hassan Visits Route 1A to Discuss Nearly $1 Billion in Bipartisan Infrastructure Package for Coastal Resilience

RYE, NH – In case you missed it, the Union Leader published an article on U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan’s visit to Route 1A to discuss the key coastal resiliency investments that Senator Hassan secured in the bipartisan infrastructure package that the Senate recently passed.

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August 24, 2021

Senators Hassan, Grassley, and Whitehouse Call on FDA to Provide Answers on Potential Conflicts of Interest with Consulting Firm McKinsey in Relation to Opioid Crisis

In case you missed it, Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) called on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to provide answers on its past work with the consulting firm McKinsey & Company. The Senators sought to determine if conflicts of interest may have arisen while the consulting firm was working simultaneously for the FDA and opioid manufacturers such as Purdue Pharma.

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August 20, 2021

Senator Hassan Op-Ed in Seacoast Online: How Coastal Resilience Can Help Save Hampton Beach and Our Seacoast

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, Seacoast Online published an op-ed by U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan that highlights how the bipartisan infrastructure package that passed the Senate will help strengthen coastal resiliency and address climate change in New Hampshire. In the piece, Senator Hassan discusses the impacts of climate change on the state and how the infrastructure bill will help protect New Hampshire’s environment and economy.

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August 13, 2021

ICYMI: Washington Post Highlights Importance of Senator Hassan’s State and Local Cyber Grants Program

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, the Washington Post highlighted the importance of Senator Maggie Hassan’s state and local cyber grants program, which recently passed the Senate as part of the bipartisan infrastructure package. The State and Local Cybersecurity Improvement Act authorizes a new grant program at the Department of Homeland Security dedicated to improving cybersecurity for state, local, tribal, and territorial entities.

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August 11, 2021

Senator Hassan Secures New Hampshire Priorities in Bipartisan Infrastructure Package

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, yesterday the U.S. Senate voted to pass the historic bipartisan infrastructure package, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Senator Hassan was one of the 22 original negotiators of the bill, and successfully pushed for certain provisions related to passenger rail, high-speed internet access, coastal resilience, clean energy, and cybersecurity. The bipartisan package includes major investments in passenger rail, including potential funding opportunities for passenger rail connecting Nashua, Manchester, and Concord to Boston. In addition, a Hassan-led state and local cybersecurity grant program was included as part of the final Senate bill.  

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August 02, 2021

Senator Hassan Highlights Importance of High-Speed Internet for Granite Staters During Roundtable Discussion with Secretary of Commerce and NH Leaders

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan on Friday held a virtual event with U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and New Hampshire community and business leaders to discuss the importance of high-speed internet access and the historic investments that the bipartisan infrastructure package would make in expanding this access to more Granite State businesses and families.

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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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