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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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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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