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February 24, 2020

Senator Hassan Meets with Granite Staters Struggling with Rising Health Care Costs

SALEM – In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan met Friday with Granite Staters who shared the challenges that they face in affording prescription drugs and medical care for their families. As a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions as well as the Senate Committee on Finance, Senator Hassan has prioritized efforts to bring down health care costs. Senator Hassan helped to advance a major bipartisan bill that would lower prescription drug costs and save Medicare beneficiaries more than $30 billion in premiums and out-of-pocket costs, and Senator Hassan continues to lead efforts to end the practice of surprise medical billing.

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February 21, 2020

Senator Hassan Discusses Efforts to Expand Rural Broadband, Strengthen Early Childhood Education

KEENE – In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan yesterday hosted a roundtable with state, regional, and local officials to talk about their work in the Monadnock Region to expand broadband access. The Senator also discussed two bipartisan bills inspired by Chesterfield’s broadband project that would give states, cities, and towns additional tools to spur investment in rural broadband projects.  

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February 20, 2020

Senator Hassan Visits SOS Recovery in Hampton to Discuss Federal Efforts to Combat Substance Misuse

HAMPTON – In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan yesterday visited SOS Recovery Community Organization to discuss federal efforts to combat the substance misuse epidemic. The senator heard from recovery specialists and law enforcement about innovative approaches to help put more people on the path to recovery. Learn more about SOS Recovery Community Organization in Hampton here.

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February 19, 2020

Senator Hassan Tours Mount Washington Valley Adult Day Center, Discusses Rising Prescription Drug Costs and Support for Older Adults

CONWAY – Senator Maggie Hassan visited the new Mount Washington Valley Adult Day Center in Center Conway on Tuesday, speaking with caregivers and clients about efforts in Congress to support older adults and bring down prescription drug costs.

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February 19, 2020

Senator Hassan Congratulates Graduates of Nashua Community College’s Microelectronics Boot Camp

NASHUA – In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan delivered remarks on Friday congratulating graduates of the Nashua Community College Microelectronic Boot Camp, a 10-week program teaching students technical skills to help them obtain jobs at BAE Systems and other New Hampshire companies.

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February 19, 2020

Senator Hassan Congratulates Graduates of Nashua Community College’s Microelectronics Boot Camp

NASHUA – In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan delivered remarks on Friday congratulating graduates of the Nashua Community College Microelectronic Boot Camp, a 10-week program teaching students technical skills to help them obtain jobs at BAE Systems and other New Hampshire companies.

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February 18, 2020

WMUR Highlights Senator Hassan’s Bipartisan Bill to Train More Doctors in Substance Misuse Recovery & Prevention

MANCHESTER – In case you missed it, WMUR highlighted bipartisan legislation that Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) introduced with Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) to support hospitals in hiring and training doctors in addiction medicine, addiction psychiatry, and pain management. The bipartisan Opioid Workforce Act would create 1,000 new medical residency positions at teaching hospitals in New Hampshire and across the country.

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February 14, 2020

Senator Hassan Denounces Cuts to Medicaid, Efforts to Overturn Protections for Pre-Existing Conditions

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) pressed Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar for answers at a Senate Finance Committee hearing on why the Administration proposed almost $1 trillion in cuts to Medicaid and why the Administration continues to push a lawsuit to overturn the Affordable Care Act, including its protections for those with pre-existing conditions. Senator Hassan also highlighted the impacts that these actions would have on Granite Staters, including Ashley Raymond of Enfield, NH, who accesses substance use disorder treatment through Medicaid.

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February 03, 2020

Senators link up across the aisle to lay digital foundation in rural America

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) are working together on bipartisan bills to help states, cities, and towns spur investment in rural broadband projects. The bills complement ongoing efforts in New Hampshire to provide local governments with innovative financing options for broadband projects, giving states and localities additional resources to invest in rural broadband.

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January 30, 2020

Senator Hassan Op-Ed: Supporting Craft Breweries Through Bipartisan Tax Relief

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan wrote an op-ed highlighting the role of craft breweries in New Hampshire’s economy and her successful efforts to extend tax cuts for the craft beverage industry in the recent bipartisan government funding agreement. Senator Hassan recently visited Rockingham Brewing Company in Derry to discuss the importance of supporting craft breweries throughout New Hampshire.

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January 22, 2020

Senator Hassan Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Establish Cybersecurity Coordinators in New Hampshire and Across the Country

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan introduced bipartisan legislation to require the Department of Homeland Security to establish a Cybersecurity State Coordinator position in every state. Each state would have its own federally funded Cybersecurity Coordinator, who would be responsible for helping to prevent and respond to cybersecurity threats by working with federal, state, and local governments as well as schools, hospitals, and other entities.

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January 14, 2020

Senator Hassan Highlights Recent Extension of Craft Beer Tax Cuts at Rockingham Brewing Company in Derry

DERRY – In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan highlighted the recent extension of the craft beverage tax cuts that help support local breweries during a visit to Rockingham Brewing Company yesterday. The Senator discussed her efforts to extend the craft beverage tax cut in the government funding bill for fiscal year 2020 – which is now law – and reaffirmed her commitment to making these tax cuts permanent. The Senator is a cosponsor of the bipartisan Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act – a bill that would permanently extend the reduction in excise taxes for craft breweries, while also cutting red tape and streamlining outdated, burdensome federal regulations that hold businesses back.

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January 13, 2020

Senator Hassan’s Boston Globe Op-Ed on Protecting Houses of Worship

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan, a member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, wrote an op-ed for the Boston Globe on protecting houses of worship from the growing crisis of violence against religious communities across the country.

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January 06, 2020

Senator Hassan Discusses Importance of Promoting Workforce Partnerships at Omni Components Corporation in Hudson

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan last week visited Omni Components Corporation in Hudson where she highlighted the company’s workforce partnerships and discussed how her bipartisan Gateway to Careers Act would build and expand upon such partnerships to help innovative businesses hire the workforce that they need to thrive. Senator Hassan reintroduced the bipartisan Gateway to Careers Act last spring to help strengthen New Hampshire’s workforce and expand economic opportunity by supporting career pathways strategies – which combine work, education, and support services – to help individuals earn recognized postsecondary credentials.

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January 03, 2020

Senators Hassan, Johnson Introduce Bipartisan Counterterrorism Bill

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Ron Johnson (R-WI), Chair of the Committee, introduced bipartisan legislation to create a federal commission to review how terrorist threat information – relating to both domestic and internationally inspired terrorism in the U.S. – is shared between federal agencies and with all levels of government.

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December 18, 2019

Senator Hassan Commemorated 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium and Luxembourg

WASHINGTON - In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan participated in a bipartisan Congressional delegation to Belgium and Luxembourg to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge. Senator Hassan’s father, Robert Wood, fought in the Battle of the Bulge as a member of the 76th Infantry Division. The U.S. Senate also passed a resolution that Senator Hassan cosponsored commemorating the 75th anniversary of this historic battle. 

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December 18, 2019

ICYMI: Senator Hassan Commemorated 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium and Luxembourg

WASHINGTON - In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan participated in a bipartisan Congressional delegation to Belgium and Luxembourg to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge. Senator Hassan’s father, Robert Wood, fought in the Battle of the Bulge as a member of the 76th Infantry Division. The U.S. Senate also passed a resolution that Senator Hassan cosponsored commemorating the 75th anniversary of this historic battle. 

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December 18, 2019

ICYMI: Senator Hassan Commemorated 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium and Luxembourg

WASHINGTON - In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan participated in a bipartisan Congressional delegation to Belgium and Luxembourg to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge. Senator Hassan’s father, Robert Wood, fought in the Battle of the Bulge as a member of the 76th Infantry Division. The U.S. Senate also passed a resolution that Senator Hassan cosponsored commemorating the 75th anniversary of this historic battle. 

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December 13, 2019

Stars & Stripes: Senators Demand a VA Crackdown on Unqualified Doctors

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) introduced a bipartisan bill yesterday with Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) that would require the Department of Veterans Affairs to improve how it credentials providers in response to a Government Accountability Office report that found that Veterans Health Administration facilities are hiring providers with a history of misconduct.

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December 12, 2019

Manchester students participate in “Hour of Code” event

by Andew Sylvia

MANCHESTER, N.H. – Manchester students joined 835 million other aspiring computer programmers this week by participating in Hour of Code, an introductory coding event for students and others interested in learning about coding.  

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