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March 01, 2021

Sens. Hassan & Cassidy Fox News Op-Ed: Bipartisan breakthrough – working across the aisle on health care possible. Here's how

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) wrote a piece for Fox News on their efforts to break through partisan gridlock to help end the outrageous practice of surprise medical billing. As members of the bipartisan group of Senators who worked together to negotiate and pass into law the COVID-19 relief and government funding legislation in December, Senators Hassan and Cassidy also successfully fought to include legislation in the final package to help end surprise medical billing.

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February 19, 2021

Senator Hassan, Laconia Leaders Visit Downtown Businesses, Discuss Need for More COVID Relief to Help Small Businesses

LACONIA – In case you missed it, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan visited downtown Laconia businesses yesterday and was joined by Laconia Mayor Andrew Hosmer. Senator Hassan spoke to small businesses owners about the challenges that they have faced amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to secure additional relief to help small businesses stay afloat.

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February 18, 2021

Hassan to chair Senate emerging threats subcommittee

Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) will chair the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee’s subcommittee focused on national security threats and spending oversight, committee leaders announced Wednesday.

 

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February 18, 2021

Senator Hassan, First Responders, and Medical Workers Discuss Mental Health Challenges Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

NEW HAMPSHIRE – In case you missed it, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan held a virtual roundtable yesterday with law enforcement, fire fighters, and health care workers from Manchester, Portsmouth, Franklin, and Hanover to hear first-hand how they are dealing with mental health concerns among their staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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February 16, 2021

Senators Hassan, Shaheen Participate in Bipartisan Effort to Pay Tribute to Doris Moore of Portsmouth and Other Members of the Six Triple Eight Battalion

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, The Portsmouth Herald highlighted bipartisan efforts by U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen to recognize the women of the Six Triple Eight Battalion, the only all-Black, all-female battalion serving overseas during World War II, which included Portsmouth native Doris Moore. The 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion served during World War II both at home and in Europe where members sorted and routed mail for millions of American service members and civilians. Last year, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation cosponsored by Senators Hassan and Shaheen to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the battalion, and the Senators are working to get the reintroduced bill signed into law this year.

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February 11, 2021

Senator Hassan Held Virtual Roundtable to Discuss Bipartisan Legislation That Will Support Women Veterans in New Hampshire and Across the Country

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan, a new member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, held a virtual roundtable discussion this week on how the bipartisan Deborah Sampson Actwhich is now law, will help eliminate barriers to care and services for many women veterans. Senator Hassan joined in introducing the Deborah Sampson Act and recently voted to pass this legislation as part of a larger bipartisan veterans package that also included additional Hassan-backed priorities to support Granite State veterans.

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February 03, 2021

Senator Hassan Met Virtually with NH Community Health Centers After Securing Long-Term Funding for the Centers in Year-End Government Funding Bill

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan met virtually with community health centers in New Hampshire this week after successfully working across the aisle to secure a three-year funding extension for these centers in the year-end funding bill that is now law. This long-term funding for community health centers was made possible due to bipartisan efforts led by Senator Hassan to help end the practice of surprise medical billing, which will result in an estimated $18 billion in savings that will go toward extending funding for community health centers, among other health priorities.

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January 28, 2021

NHPR: Some N.H. Residents Report Delay In Getting COVID Relief Checks

by Daniela Allee

Sen. Maggie Hassan is urging the IRS to address issues with federal COVID-19 relief payments sent to New Hampshire residents.

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January 25, 2021

Senators Hassan, Cotton, Warren Call on Biden Administration to Return POW/MIA Flag to Atop White House

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Tom Cotton (R-AR), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) are calling on President Joe Biden to return the POW/MIA flag to its place atop the White House, with the American flag, which is required by the Senators’ National POW/MIA Flag Act that became law in November 2019.

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January 20, 2021

Senators Host Discussion On COVID Business Aid

Last week, U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen hosted a public panel on federal COVID-19 relief for small businesses and non profits.

 

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January 14, 2021

Senator Hassan, Representative Kuster Heard from NH Entertainment Industry Leaders on Challenges They’re Facing Amid COVID and Discussed Additional Federal Funding Headed to NH Venues

NEW HAMPSHIRE – In case you missed it, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan and Representative Annie Kuster held a virtual roundtable this week with leaders of New Hampshire’s entertainment industry where they heard from participants about the challenges that they are facing and discussed the additional relief that Senator Hassan and Representative Kuster helped secure in the latest COVID-19 relief package to help New Hampshire’s live-entertainment venues, independent movie theaters, and museums. The package included key provisions of the Save Our Stages Act, which was cosponsored by Senator Hassan and Representative Kuster, that provides grants to live venues and theaters to help these venues retain jobs and stay afloat amid COVID-related losses.

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January 06, 2021

Inc. Magazine Highlights Senator Hassan’s Efforts to Provide Student Loan Debt Relief to Young Entrepreneurs

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, Inc. Magazine recently published an article on how student loan debt has prevented many young people from starting their own businesses and highlighted Senator Maggie Hassan’s legislation to help provide student loan debt relief to young entrepreneurs as a potential policy solution to this problem. The article discusses the importance of supporting entrepreneurship in order to create new jobs and help the economy recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.  

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January 05, 2021

Senators Hassan, Collins Successfully Protect Funding for Rural, Low-Income School Districts in NH, ME, and Across the Country

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) successfully reversed a Department of Education decision that jeopardized funding for rural, low-income school districts in New Hampshire, Maine, and across the country. A provision they negotiated that was included in the year-end government funding bill that was signed into law prevents a funding cliff for a number of school districts that receive funding through the Rural Low Income Schools (RLIS) program, under the Rural Education Achievement Program (REAP), the only dedicated federal funding stream to support rural schools.

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December 23, 2020

Senator Hassan’s Bipartisan Measure to End Surprise Medical Billing Included in Year-End Funding Package that Passed House and Senate

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan successfully fought to include a provision in the year-end package that passed the House and Senate earlier this week to help end the practice of surprise medical billing, which Senator Hassan has led bipartisan efforts on for the past two years.

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December 18, 2020

Following Senator Hassan’s Bipartisan Bills Over Nonconsensual Sexual Videos, Pornhub Announces Changes and Credit Card Companies Block Charges on Pornhub

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Josh Hawley (R-MO) introduced bipartisan bills to help victims of so-called “revenge porn” sue their perpetrators and to empower survivors of rape and sex trafficking – as well as those whose images are distributed without their consent – to sue pornographic websites including Pornhub. Their bills followed comprehensive reporting from the New York Times’ Nicholas Kristof about the immense pain and difficulties of children and individuals whose videos are non-consensually shared on Pornhub.

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December 15, 2020

Senator Hassan Holds Virtual Roundtable on Challenges Facing Long-Term Care Facilities in New Hampshire Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan yesterday held a virtual roundtable on the challenges facing long-term care facilities in New Hampshire as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take a heavy toll on residents and staff at these facilities. The Senator was joined by leaders from the VA Medical Center, AARP-NH, Senior Helpers of Southern New Hampshire, and administrators at long-term care facilities in Portsmouth, Manchester, and West Stewartstown.

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December 15, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan Share Details of Two Bipartisan COVID-19 Emergency Relief Bills

(Washington, DC) – Yesterday afternoon, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) – a senior member of the Senate Appropriations and Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committees – and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) shared additional details for the two bipartisan, bicameral COVID-19 emergency relief bills. The Bipartisan COVID-19 Emergency Relief Act of 2020, shared by Senators Shaheen, Hassan, Manchin (D-WV), Collins (R-ME), Warner (D-VA), Cassidy (D-LA), Murkowski (D-AK), King (I-ME), Romney (R-UT), Portman (R-OH) and Durbin (D-IL), and Representatives Reed (NY-23) and Gottheimer (NJ-05), would provide as much as $748 billion in relief to American students, families, businesses, workers and health care providers during this crisis. The Bipartisan State and Local Support and Small Business Protection Act of 2020, shared by Senators Manchin, Collins, Cassidy, Murkowski, Romney and Portman would provide $160 billion in funding for state and local governments and liability protections. The bipartisan, bicameral group of lawmakers have been part of ongoing bipartisan talks over the past few weeks to deliver urgently needed COVID-19 emergency relief.

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December 08, 2020

Senator Hassan Held Third Annual Innovate NH Entrepreneurship Forum

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan yesterday hosted the third-annual Innovate NH Entrepreneurship Forum as part of her efforts to support New Hampshire’s entrepreneurs and ensure that they have the tools that they need to launch innovative businesses and thrive. The event focused on challenges that small businesses and startups are facing amid the pandemic.

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December 04, 2020

Senator Hassan Co-Leads Hearing on State and Local Cybersecurity Threats Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan organized and co-led a hearing yesterday on the importance of bolstering cybersecurity for state and local governments and other entities amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Senator Hassan, the Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management, heard from a range of witnesses, including Brandon Wales, Acting Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and Denis Goulet, Commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Information Technology, on how Congress and the federal government can better assist state and local governments in preventing and responding to cyberattacks.

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December 04, 2020

U.S. Chamber Applauds Sen. Maggie Hassan’s Efforts to Break Gridlock and Deliver Pandemic Relief by the End of the Year

WASHINGTON, D.C.?– The U.S. Chamber of Commerce (USCC) strongly supports the bipartisan group of lawmakers who have put forward a new pandemic relief package to be passed by the end of the year. The following statement can be attributed to Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer Neil Bradley.

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