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July 02, 2020

Senator Hassan Holds Roundtable with Tourism and Hospitality Industry Leaders on the Impact of COVID-19

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan held a roundtable this week with New Hampshire tourism and hospitality leaders about the challenges their industry is facing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic ahead of the July 4th weekend.

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June 25, 2020

Senator Hassan Holds a Virtual Discussion on NH’s COVID-19-Related Housing and Homelessness Needs

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan held a virtual discussion with affordable housing leaders in New Hampshire to discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the state’s housing and homelessness needs.

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June 24, 2020

Senators Hassan and Murphy Op-Ed on the Importance of Additional Funding to Support Students with Disabilities in the Next COVID-19 Relief Package

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, The 74 published an op-ed today by U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) about the importance of including additional funding for schools in the next COVID-19 relief package, including an additional $11 billion in state grants dedicated to support students who experience disabilities.

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June 15, 2020

Keene Sentinel Editorial Board Highlights Senator Hassan’s Work to Expand Broadband Access to Granite Staters

WASHINGTON - In case you missed it, The Keene Sentinel published an editorial highlighting U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan’s efforts to expand broadband access to Granite Staters. The editorial mentions recent events that Senator Hassan has hosted on broadband expansion, including one in Keene back in February on broadband availability in the region, and one last month with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel on expanding broadband in the state’s rural and underserved communities amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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June 11, 2020

Senator Hassan and Laura Landerman-Garber of Hollis Announce Cards 2 Connect Program to Support New Hampshire Veterans

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan teamed up with Laura Landerman-Garber of Hollis to announce the Cards 2 Connect program to help spread some joy to New Hampshire veterans who have been unable to see their loved ones due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Senator Hassan and Landerman-Gaber are inviting Granite Staters to write letters to New Hampshire veterans, which will be sent to the NH Veterans Home, Manchester VAMC, and White River Junction VAMC.

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June 10, 2020

Following Calls from Senator Hassan, FEMA Agrees to Public Release of Document on PPE Projections Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan successfully called on Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Pete Gaynor to make public a document that details some of the Trump administration’s estimates on the supply and demand for personal protective equipment (PPE).

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June 10, 2020

Senator Hassan Calls on Department of Defense to Meet its Renewable Energy Consumption Goals

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan is calling for answers from the Department of Defense about its progress in meeting its renewable energy consumption goal, seven years after federal law required it to increase its renewable energy consumption to 7.5 percent. The Energy Policy Act of 2005 mandates that all federal agencies use renewable energy for 7.5 percent of their annual electricity consumption by FY2013, but as of FY2018, the Department of Defense only consumed 5.9% of its energy from renewable energy sources.

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June 05, 2020

Senator Hassan: An Open Letter to New Hampshire’s 2020 Graduates

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan wrote an open letter to New Hampshire high school and college graduates, congratulating them on their achievements and addressing these unprecedented times amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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May 22, 2020

Senator Hassan Holds Virtual Roundtable Discussion with North Country, Mount Washington Valley Leaders on Impact of COVID-19

WASHINGTON - In case you missed it, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan held a virtual roundtable with North Country and Mount Washington Valley leaders where they discussed the region’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the challenges ahead with re-opening.

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April 21, 2020

Keene student home after weeks stranded in a locked-down Peru

by Mia Summerson

It was around the time that Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra announced the country would be going into full lockdown that Quinn Williston realized he’d better try to get home as soon as possible. [...]  While he was waiting, Williston tried another option: He contacted the office of U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan. That’s when the ball finally started rolling. Williston said he got in touch with Elise Britton, director of constituent services for Hassan’s office, who helped him navigate the process of getting home while keeping his mother updated every step of the way.

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April 20, 2020

Senator Hassan Op-Ed: To Reopen America, We Need an Effective Nationwide Testing Plan

MANCHESTER – In case you missed it, the Union Leader published U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan’s op-ed today about the need to rapidly expand testing for COVID-19 in order to safely reopen the economy. The piece also discusses Senator Hassan’s participation in a call with President Trump and a bipartisan group of Senators to provide counsel to the President on reopening the economy in the wake of COVID-19.

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April 17, 2020

Senators Hassan and Shaheen Urge VA to Improve Telehealth Services for New Hampshire Veterans Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON - In case you missed it, Senators Hassan and Shaheen urged the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) yesterday to strengthen New Hampshire veterans’ access to telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Senators worked to pass the CARES Act into law, which included $2.15 billion to enhance the VA’s ability to provide telehealth services. In their letter to the VA, the Senators raised the challenge of access to broadband in rural areas, as well as the growing need for virtual mental health appointments for veterans amid the pandemic.

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April 02, 2020

Treasury Reverses Course, Announces Social Security Beneficiaries Will Automatically Receive COVID-19 Direct Cash Assistance

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, following calls from Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and colleagues, the U.S. Treasury Department announced that Social Security recipients will automatically receive direct cash assistance included in the CARES Act without having to file tax returns.

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March 27, 2020

Senator Hassan Helping to Get Constituents Abroad Back Home Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan’s office is working to assist Granite Staters who have been stranded abroad and are seeking to return home as the COVID-19 pandemic restricts travel across the globe.

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March 25, 2020

Senator Hassan on Fox News Discusses Latest COVID-19 Response Package, Importance of Social Distancing to Protect High-Risk Individuals

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan went on Fox News today to discuss the latest bipartisan COVID-19 response package and why everyone should take social distancing seriously during this pandemic. Yesterday, Fox News published the senator’s op-ed on the importance of social distancing to help protect high-risk individuals like her son Ben, who has cerebral palsy, and who in December of 2017 contracted a serious case of pneumonia and had to be hospitalized.

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March 24, 2020

Senator Hassan’s Fox News Op-Ed: Coronavirus and My Family -- What it Means to be High Risk for COVID-19

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, Fox News published U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan’s op-ed on why it is so important to take social distancing seriously during this challenging time, sharing the risk posed by COVID-19 to high-risk individuals in particular. In the op-ed, the senator wrote about her son Ben, who has cerebral palsy, and in December of 2017 contracted a serious case of pneumonia and had to be hospitalized.

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March 14, 2020

Senator Hassan Releases Statement on Bipartisan Coronavirus Legislation that Passed the House

WASHINGTON - Following the U.S. House of Representatives' overwhelming bipartisan vote to pass a coronavirus package, Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement: "As the coronavirus pandemic continues to grow, it is hurting the health and financial stability of Americans. I am glad that congressional leaders and the administration agreed on a coronavirus package with critical provisions including free testing for anyone whose doctor recommends it, nutrition assistance, a major incr… Continue Reading

March 05, 2020

Following Bipartisan Pushback Led by Senators Hassan and Collins, Department of Education Halts $600K Cut to New Hampshire School Districts

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, following strong bipartisan pushback led by Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) the U.S. Department of Education yesterday announced that it would halt a change that would have resulted in a $600,000 cut to rural New Hampshire school districts.

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February 26, 2020

Senator Hassan on Fox News Discusses Possible U.S.-Taliban Peace Deal, Importance of Ensuring Afghanistan Does Not Return to Being a Safe Haven for Terrorists

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan, a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, went on Fox News yesterday to discuss the possible peace deal between the United States and the Taliban and its impact on counterterrorism efforts in Afghanistan.

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February 26, 2020

WMUR on Senator Hassan’s New Bipartisan Legislation to Support Innovative Startups

MANCHESTER – In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) visited Measured Air Performance in Manchester to announce bipartisan legislation that she introduced with Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) to support innovative startups in New Hampshire and across the country. The Incubator Network and Startup Success Act would establish a competitive grant program for incubator networks. Incubators help startups by providing resources such as low-cost space, access to capital, business counseling, and mentorship opportunities during their early stages of development. Leaders of Measured Air Performance, founded in 2016, have worked with the New Hampshire Tech Alliance’s incubator to help them grow their business.

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