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January 17, 2017

Hassan Receives Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award

Source: Nashua Telegraph Hassan Receives Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award Newly elected United States Sen. Maggie Hassan's public service as a state legislator and governor, and her effort to make New Hampshire a "great place to live, work and raise a family," earned her the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. award. The award, presented by Wayne Jennings of the National Cultural Diversity Awareness Council, a Manchester-based nonprofit, was given to Hassan Monday night in Nashua at the council'… Continue Reading


January 11, 2017

N.H.'s Hassan Expected To Be a Voice' on Environment

Source: Environment & Energy Daily N.H.'s Hassan Expected To Be a Voice' on Environment As New Hampshire governor, Democrat Maggie Hassan — who was sworn in as the Granite State's newest senator last week — visited an affordable housing community hard-hit by a storm that had dumped nearly 2 inches of rain in less than an hour. Hassan recalls speaking with a woman there who told her she had lost her home in a mudslide caused by the storm and was now scared by the sound of raindrops o… Continue Reading


January 10, 2017

Hassan Raises Concerns About Trump's Pick For Education Secretary

Source: NHPR Hassan Raises Concerns About Trump's Pick For Education Secretary New Hampshire U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan is raising concerns about President-elect Donald Trump's pick to head the federal Department of Education. The Democratic senator met Monday with Betsy DeVos, a billionaire Republican activist and school choice proponent who has supported publicly-funded vouchers for use at private and religious schools. In a statement released after their meeting, Hassan said she r… Continue Reading


January 09, 2017

Planned Parenthood Fight Not Over, Shaheen and Hassan Say

Source: Associated Press Planned Parenthood Fight Not Over, Shaheen and Hassan Say EXETER, N.H. - Democratic U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan said Monday that they will fight to protect funding for Planned Parenthood, urging others in New Hampshire to do the same. The senators visited a Planned Parenthood clinic in Exeter to discuss efforts by Republican leaders in Congress to strip federal funding for the health care organization. House Speaker Paul Ryan said last week that … Continue Reading


January 09, 2017

Shaheen and Hassan Warn of 'Consequences' if Obamacare Repealed, Planned Parenthood Defunded

Source: NH1 News Shaheen and Hassan Warn of 'Consequences' if Obamacare Repealed, Planned Parenthood Defunded EXETER - Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan Monday vowed to fight a new attempt by congressional Republicans to federally defund Planned Parenthood. And at a visit to a Planned Parenthood clinic in Exeter and in an interview joint interview with NH1 News, New Hampshire’s two Democratic senators urged supporters to speak out and “stand up.” Shaheen and Hassan also argued a… Continue Reading


January 09, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Speak Up for Planned Parenthood Funding

Source: Seacoast Online Shaheen, Hassan Speak Up for Planned Parenthood Funding EXETER - U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen joined forces at Planned Parenthood on Monday, calling the U.S. House majority's effort to defund the nonprofit's services "a proposal that will make America sicker again." Last week, Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan announced potential measures that would strip funding from Planned Parenthood as part of repealing the Affordable Care Act known as Obam… Continue Reading


January 03, 2017

Hassan Sworn In in Washington

Hassan Sworn In in Washington Source: Valley News Concord — Democrat Maggie Hassan was sworn in on Tuesday as a U.S. senator, becoming only the second woman to serve as a governor and senator in American history. Hassan, a two-term governor, resigned as state executive at midnight on Monday. She was sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden in the Senate Chamber in Washington at noon, using the Bible she received from her mother as a child. “I look forward to hitting the ground running in… Continue Reading


January 02, 2017

NH Delegation Ready to Get to Work in Washington

NH Delegation Ready to Get to Work in Washington Source: WMUR WASHINGTON - The members of New Hampshire's new congressional delegation were sworn in Tuesday, and they said they have several goals they hope to accomplish. For the first time, New Hampshire is sending an all-female, all Democratic delegation to Washington. "Oh, it's exciting," U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen said. "And it's exciting not only to have all women, but to have a Democratic delegation, and we share so many views on … Continue Reading


January 02, 2017

Hassan Becomes Second Female Governor Sworn in as U.S. Senator

Hassan Becomes Second Female Governor Sworn in as U.S. Senator Source: The Concord Monitor Maggie Hassan was escorted by fellow Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen as she walked into the United States Senate Chamber on Tuesday to be sworn in as New Hampshire newest U.S. senator by Vice President Joe Biden. The two senators hold the distinction of being the first and second women in the nation to serve as both governor and U.S. senator. Hassan was sworn in on Tuesday afternoon, using a bible … Continue Reading

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