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February 03, 2017

ICYMI: Senator Hassan’s NY Times Op-Ed: “Why I Won’t Vote for Betsy DeVos”

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan penned an Op-Ed in the New York Times outlining why Betsy DeVos is unqualified and unprepared to lead the Department of Education, and urging one more Republican Senator to break with President Trump and vote against DeVos's nomination. See below or click here to read at the New York Times: Our nation recognized early in its history that public education is a necessary foundation for a democracy. It's critical that we continue to support a strong publi… Continue Reading


January 24, 2017

ICYMI: NHPR Highlights Devastating Impact of Affordable Care Act Repeal on Efforts to Combat Substance Abuse Crisis

WASHINGTON - Today, NHPR outlined the devastating impact of repealing the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid expansion on efforts to combat the substance abuse crisis. The report highlighted Senator Maggie Hassan's recent questioning of Department of Health and Human Services nominee Congressman Tom Price, where she pressed Rep. Price on the harmful impact on the heroin, fentanyl and opioid crisis if Granite Staters lose their coverage for substance abuse treatment under Medicaid expansion and if … Continue Reading


January 23, 2017

ICYMI: Senator Hassan Joins Thousands for Women’s March at New Hampshire State House

ICYMI: Senator Hassan Joins Thousands for Women’s March at New Hampshire State House Senator Hassan addresses a crowd of thousands in front of the New Hampshire State House. WASHINGTON - On Saturday, Senator Maggie Hassan joined thousands at a rally in front of the New Hampshire State House in Concord to speak out on the importance of ensuring that all Americans have equal rights. Thousands of Granite Staters turned out at rallies held across New Hampshire, including Concord, Port… Continue Reading


January 20, 2017

Hassan Emerges as Fierce Critic of Trump’s Cabinet Nominees

Source: Associated Press Hassan Emerges as Fierce Critic of Trump’s Cabinet Nominees CONCORD, N.H. — In her first weeks in Washington, U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan has emerged as a fierce critic of President Donald Trump’s nominees to lead the federal education and health departments. The New Hampshire Democrat used her experiences as a mother of a son with cerebral palsy and as a former governor to pose questions this week to Betsy DeVos, the Department of Education nominee, and to Georgia … Continue Reading


January 18, 2017

Actually, Tom Price, Women Have Been Fired For Their Reproductive Choices

Source: Huffington Post Actually, Tom Price, Women Have Been Fired For Their Reproductive Choices During his Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday, Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) said he didn’t believe employers were currently able to fire women for their reproductive decisions, specifically their choice to use birth control. Back in 2015, Price voted for a resolution that would have dismantled the District of Columbia’s protections for women from being fired for their reproductive health deci… Continue Reading


January 18, 2017

In Senate Hearing, DeVos Stoked Activists’ Fears That She Will Ignore Education Civil Rights

Source: Washington Post In Senate Hearing, DeVos Stoked Activists’ Fears That She Will Ignore Education Civil Rights The contentious confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for education secretary, cemented concerns among civil rights advocates that she would either ignore or dismiss the Education Department’s role as chief enforcer of the nation’s civil rights laws in schools. DeVos declined to say during the hearing Tuesday whether she would enfo… Continue Reading


January 17, 2017

Hassan Warns on Obamacare Repeal as First Step in Scrapping the Law Completed

Source: NH1 News Hassan Warns on Obamacare Repeal as First Step in Scrapping the Law Completed CONCORD - On the same day that Congressional Republicans accomplished their first major step in repealing the federal health care law, Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan warned that scrapping Obamacare would pull “the rug out from under people.” The U.S. House of Representatives Friday afternoon voted 227-198 to pass a budget blueprint that serves as a vehicle for repealing the law, formally known… Continue Reading


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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