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August 08, 2018

In Medium Post, Senator Hassan Highlights Secretary DeVos’s Record of Putting Fraudulent, For-Profit Colleges Ahead of Students

by Maggie Hassan

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan posted on Medium today highlighting Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s record of putting fraudulent, for-profit colleges before the needs of students. In her piece, the Senator outlined the numerous ways that Secretary DeVos is putting the interests of for-profit colleges first, including staffing the Department of Education with people tied to some of the industry’s worst actors, disbanding the Department’s fraud unit, gutting protections for students, and weakening relief for students who have been defrauded.

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August 01, 2018

Senators Hassan and Portman Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Bolster Cybersecurity Efforts at Department of Homeland Security

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, yesterday Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) introduced a bipartisan bill that would bolster cybersecurity by requiring the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to make permanent the “cyber hunt” and “cyber incident response” teams that work to help prevent cyberattacks on federal agencies, critical infrastructure, and the private sector, as well as help mitigate the impact of such attacks when they occur.

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July 27, 2018

Senator Hassan and Representative Kuster Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill that Targets Counterfeit Pill Makers to Combat Opioid Crisis

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, yesterday Senator Maggie Hassan and Representative Annie Kuster introduced a bipartisan, bicameral bill with Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Representative David Kustoff (R-TN) called the Substance Tableting and Encapsulating Enforcement and Registration (STEER) Act. This bipartisan legislation requires anyone who owns tableting or encapsulating machines, which are used to manufacture pills, to register them with the DEA to help ensure that the machines are not used for illicit purposes.

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July 25, 2018

Senator Hassan Confronts Michigan State Interim President for Disparaging Survivor of Larry Nassar’s Abuse

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, yesterday, Senator Maggie Hassan confronted Michigan State University Interim President John Engler for disparaging Rachael Denhollander, a survivor of Larry Nassar’s abuse.

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July 20, 2018

Tampa Bay Times on Senator Hassan Efforts to Support Veterans in Crisis

by Howard Altman

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, the Tampa Bay Times published an article this week on efforts to establish a “Green Alert System” to help locate missing veterans similar to how Amber Alert systems help the public locate missing children. The article spotlights efforts underway from Retired U.S. Army Brigadier General Donald Bolduc of New Hampshire to set up a Green Alert system that spreads the word about a missing veteran or service member via social media.

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July 19, 2018

Newburyport Daily News Editorial: In Blockbuster's Swan Song, a Sad Note About Access

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, the Newburyport Daily News Editorial Board wrote a piece today drawing attention to the urban-rural digital divide that has persisted for far too long in rural communities across the country. The editorial notes that a challenge for expanding broadband in rural areas is flawed mapping from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that determines where federal money is distributed to build out broadband infrastructure. Currently, the maps show that certain areas are covered with high-speed internet where on-the-ground experience suggests otherwise.

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July 19, 2018

Senator Hassan Eagle Tribune Op-Ed: Summer Camp Can Broaden Opportunity for Students, Businesses

by Maggie Hassan

WASHINGTON - In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan wrote an op-ed for the Eagle Tribune this week, discussing her recent visit to Pinkerton Academy's Career and Technical Education (CTE) summer camp in Derry and emphasizing the importance of strengthening career and technical education programs in New Hampshire to better meet the needs of students and businesses across the Granite State. The Senator has visited businesses across the state highlighting the importance of CTE programs to Ne… Continue Reading


July 13, 2018

WIRED: Senators Fear Meltdown and Spectre Disclosure Gave China An Edge

WASHINGTON - In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan participated in a Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee hearing earlier this week, where she emphasized the importance of addressing cyber vulnerabilities and bolstering cybersecurity particularly in the wake of the cyber vulnerabilities "Spectre" and "Meltdown" that were found in processing chips by Intel, ARM, and AMD. Senator Hassan has consistently pushed the federal government to implement steps to strengthen our nation's… Continue Reading


July 10, 2018

Senator Hassan Speaks with Granite State Businesses about Importance of Strengthening Career and Technical Education Programs

WASHINGTON - In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan spoke with Granite State business leaders and employees about the importance of strengthening career and technical education programs in the state. The Senator toured the Mas-Con construction site for the new Merrimack County Courthouse in Concord, as well as the facility at Williams & Hussey Machine Co. Inc. in Amherst. During these visits, the Senator discussed the importance of better aligning education programs and the needs of businesses.

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June 20, 2018

Senator Hassan Op-Ed in The Hill: An Attack On the Free Press is An Attack On Us All

by Maggie Hassan

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan penned an op-ed in The Hill yesterday, highlighting the importance of a free press and discussing the current state of the media. Senator Hassan’s op-ed comes as she hosts a panel today at 1:30 PM for a discussion that will explore a range of topics, including the current state of the media, disinformation, the spread of “fake news”, and threats facing the press.

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June 13, 2018

Senator Maggie Hassan Grills HHS Secretary Azar on Trump Administration’s Efforts to Gut Protections for Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions While Claiming Commitment to Lowering Cost of Prescription Drugs

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, yesterday grilled Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar at a Committee hearing, calling him out for claiming that the Trump Administration is concerned about lowering prescription drug prices while also seeking to eliminate protections for people with pre-existing conditions, which would lead many Americans to lose health insurance coverage and, in turn, force them to pay more for prescription drugs.

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June 13, 2018

Concord Monitor Opinion Column: Sheriff Doug Dutile: Hassan bill offers solution to opioid crisis

by Sheriff Doug Dutile

Sen. Maggie Hassan has introduced bipartisan legislation – the Comprehensive Opioid Recovery Centers Act – to address this problem and give patients access to the full range of evidence-based treatment services, including all three medications approved by the FDA to treat opioid addiction and counseling.

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June 07, 2018

Eagle Tribune Editorial: Come Clean on Report About Toxins

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, the Eagle Tribune Editorial Board wrote a piece yesterday regarding Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt’s response to chemicals found in drinking water, including in New Hampshire, and the threat that such chemicals pose to public health and safety. Specifically, the Editorial Board urges Administrator Pruitt and the Trump Administration to release an important study about the health impacts of PFOA and PFOS that the Administration has reportedly been blocking in order to avoid a “public relations nightmare,” according to a White House official. 

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May 30, 2018

Following Calls From Senator Maggie Hassan and Others, FCC Chairman Pai Extends Mobility Fund Challenge Process

by John Hendel

In case you missed it, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai announced today that he plans to extend by 90 days the challenge process to help correct maps of broadband coverage that are used to determine the distribution of up to $4.53 billion in support for rural wireless broadband expansion in New Hampshire and across the country over the next 10 years.

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May 29, 2018

Senator Hassan Nashua Telegraph Memorial Day Op-Ed: After 75 Years, a Hero Comes Home

by Senator Maggie Hassan

Senator Maggie Hassan penned an op-ed in honor of Memorial Day, highlighting the importance of honoring the fallen heroes who have made the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of their fellow citizens, and ensuring that all service members, veterans, and their families have the support they need. 

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May 08, 2018

Senator Hassan Visits U.S.-Mexico Border, Mexico City to Assess Drug Interdiction Efforts

WASHINGTON - In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan recently returned from an official visit to the U.S.-Mexico border, where she evaluated firsthand the efforts underway to combat the trafficking of illicit drugs, such as fentanyl, that make their way to New Hampshire and communities across the country. Senator Hassan spoke on a conference call yesterday with reporters, where she discussed what she learned from her meetings with Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and U.S. Customs and … Continue Reading


April 30, 2018

Senator Hassan Highlights Net Metering Bill at Mine Falls Dam

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan visited Mine Falls Dam in Nashua on Friday, where she met with city officials, toured the hydroelectric facility, and discussed legislation she recently introduced to support net metering.

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April 25, 2018

Seacoast Online Editorial: Hospital’s opioid treatment program shows great promise

by Editorial

WASHINGTON--  In case you missed it, the Seacoast Online editorial board yesterday applauded Senator Maggie Hassan’s bipartisan bill to train more new doctors to prescribe medication-assisted treatment as part of her efforts to combat the fentanyl, heroin, and opioid epidemic. The editorial board commended Senator Hassan’s timely efforts, which complement the important work the York Hospital Recovery Center is doing through its new medication-assisted treatment program that is open to anyone struggling with addiction in Kittery, Wells, Berwick, South Berwick, and Sanford, Maine, and in New Hampshire.

 

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April 23, 2018

Seacoast Online on Senator Hassan Bipartisan Bill to Allow Safe Disposal of Unwanted Drugs in Hospice

by Karen Dandurant

CONCORD - A bipartisan group of U.S. senators introduced a bill last week aimed at closing one more loophole contributing to the opioid crisis.

 

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April 23, 2018

Senator Hassan Valley News Op-Ed: On Earth Day Renewing Our Commitment to a Cleaner Environment

by Senator Maggie Hassan

Senator Hassan penned an op-ed for the Valley News in honor of Earth Day, highlighting the importance of combating climate change and working to build a cleaner, healthier environment for generations to come. 

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