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April 30, 2021

Wall Street Journal on Senator Hassan's Federal IT Hearing

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, The Wall Street Journal reported on a hearing that U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan chaired earlier this week on the costs of legacy IT systems and the barriers to modernizing these systems. During the hearing, the Senator emphasized the enormous costs of legacy IT systems and also focused on the impact that legacy IT systems have on the federal government’s ability to provide efficient customer service and protect against cyber threats. As Chair of the Emerging Threats and Spending Oversight Subcommittee, Senator Hassan is working across the aisle to cut waste, fraud, and abuse in the federal government.

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April 29, 2021

Senators Hassan and Ernst Op-Ed on Addressing Veterans’ Mental Health Challenges

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, the Eagle-Tribune published a piece that U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, and Joni Ernst (R-IA), a combat veteran, wrote on bipartisan efforts that they are working on to address veterans’ mental health challenges.

 

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April 22, 2021

American Legion: Senate praises American Legion, other VSOs for pandemic efforts

by The American Legion

Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., introduced a resolution in the U.S. Senate honoring veteran service organizations (VSOs) that provided relief to the country during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. S.Res.143 — “A resolution to honor and recognize the patriotism and service to the United States provided by Veterans Service Organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic” passed the Senate by unanimous consent on April 21.

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April 16, 2021

Seacoast Breweries Benefit from Tax Relief Pushed by Senator Hassan

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan successfully led efforts to permanently extend the reduction in excise taxes for craft breweries in the December COVID-19 relief and government funding package, and Seacoast breweries are already feeling the economic boost. Senator Hassan originally worked to extend these tax cuts in the bipartisan government funding bill in 2019. The Senator will continue working with members of both parties to support craft brewers and local businesses across New Hampshire.

 

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April 13, 2021

Senator Hassan & Carolyn Timbie of Atkinson Work to Honor World War I Hello Girls

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan, a member of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, recently joined a bipartisan group of her colleagues in introducing the Hello Girls Congressional Gold Medal Act to honor the groundbreaking service of the women who served as telephone operators during World War I, and who were crucial in connecting American and French forces on the front lines. Carolyn Timbie of Atkinson, the granddaughter of Grace Banker, who served as Chief Operator of the U.S. Army Signal Corps – also known as the Hello Girls – recently spoke with local media outlets about the importance of recognizing the Hello Girls for their brave service. 

 

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April 09, 2021

Senator Hassan Visits Berlin Fire Station to Discuss Relief She Helped Secure in the American Rescue Plan to Support Fire Fighters Across New Hampshire

BERLIN – In case you missed it, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan met with fire fighters at the Berlin Fire Station this week to discuss the additional relief that the Senator helped secure in the American Rescue Plan to support fire stations in New Hampshire. Senator Hassan led efforts to include $300 million in the American Rescue Plan for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant programs that provide resources to fire stations across the country to help with hiring, retention, and critical supplies. Additionally, as a result of a FEMA grant that the Senator joined in announcing last year, the Berlin Fire Department recently received new breathing apparatuses, which they began using this week. 

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April 01, 2021

Senator Hassan Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Health Care for Veterans with Toxic Exposure

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan introduced bipartisan legislation to fundamentally reform and improve how veterans exposed to toxic substances receive health care and benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Senator Hassan recently joined Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) for a virtual press conference to highlight the Toxic Exposure in the American Military (TEAM Act) which they worked together to introduce.  

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March 29, 2021

Murkowski, Hassan, Cassidy, Rosen Reintroduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Give Patients Safe, Timely Access to Treatment

Washington, DC— U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Jacky Rosen (D-NV) introduced the Safe Step Act of 2021, legislation to put reasonable limits on step therapy. Companion legislation was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Representative Raul Ruiz (D-CA-36) Brad Wenstrup, D.P.M. (OH-02), Lucy McBath (GA-06), and Mariannette Miller-Meeks, M.D. (IA-02).

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March 27, 2021

Senator Hassan Joins Senator Braun, Colleagues in Reintroducing No Budget, No Pay Act

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senator Mike Braun (R-IN) and colleagues in reintroducing the bipartisan No Budget, No Pay Act, which would require members of Congress to pass the annual budget resolutions and all appropriations bills by the start of the fiscal year, October 1st, otherwise members will not be paid, with retroactive pay prohibited. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Rick Scott (R-FL), John Barrasso (R-WY), Richard Burr (R-NC), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Joni Ernst (R-IA), and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) also joined in reintroducing the bill. 

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March 26, 2021

American Rescue Plan Includes Senator Hassan’s Bipartisan Push to Support Hardest-Hit Businesses, Including Entertainment & Performing Arts Industries

In case you missed it, the American Rescue Plan includes a bipartisan measure pushed by Senator Hassan to further support businesses hardest hit by major revenue losses due to the pandemic, including those in the live entertainment and performing arts industries.

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March 22, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan tout American Rescue Plan

In a virtual call Monday morning with members of The New Hampshire Commerce Corridor Chamber Coalition, Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan offered legislative updates on the recently passed $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan and other efforts that will be sending much needed financial support to New Hampshire's businesses, schools, communities and residents.

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March 19, 2021

Senators Hassan and Collins Seacoast Online Op-Ed: The Crisis Within a Crisis

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) wrote a piece for Seacoast Online on the ongoing need to address substance use disorder amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In the piece, the Senators highlight their bipartisan Opioid Workforce Act to support hospitals in hiring and training doctors in addiction medicine, addiction psychiatry, and pain management. The COVID-19 relief and year-end funding bill that Senators Hassan and Collins helped to negotiate and pass into law in December included key pieces of this bill.
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March 16, 2021

American Innovation and Jobs Act Would Advance U.S. Leadership in Semiconductor Research

WASHINGTON—March 16, 2021—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today released the following statement from president and CEO John Neuffer in support of introduction of the American Innovation and Jobs Act (S.749), bipartisan legislation that would would promote semiconductor research and innovation in the United States by repealing a harmful R&D tax provision. The legislation was introduced in the Senate by Sens. Margaret Hassan (D-N.H.), Todd Young (R-Ind.), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), and Ben Sasse (R-Neb.). A similar bill was introduced on Feb. 24 in the House by Representatives by Reps. John Larson (D-Conn.), Ron Estes (R-Kan.), Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.), Darin LaHood (R-Ill.), Suzan DelBene (D-Wash.), and Jodey Arrington (R-Texas). SIA represents 98 percent of the U.S. semiconductor industry by revenue and nearly two-thirds of non-U.S. chip firms.
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March 09, 2021

Senator Hassan Discusses the Relief for New Businesses She Secured in COVID-19 Relief Package with New Hampshire Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan held a virtual roundtable yesterday to discuss the COVID-19 relief she secured for new businesses in the American Rescue Plan that the Senate passed over the weekend. The Senator was joined by the owners of new businesses in Berlin, Manchester, and Durham, as well as leadership from the Greater Derry Londonderry Chamber of Commerce and the New Hampshire Lodging & Restaurant Association.

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March 09, 2021

Senator Hassan Op-Ed: New Opportunities to Strengthen Support for Veterans

MANCHESTER – In case you missed it, the Union Leader published U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan’s op-ed about her priorities as a new member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee. In the piece, Senator Hassan discusses the need to provide support and resources for veterans transitioning to civilian life, including employment opportunities and mental health supports.

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March 03, 2021

Senator Hassan, Granite Staters Discuss Need for Additional Direct Relief to Individuals and Families in Upcoming COVID Package

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan held a virtual roundtable on Monday with Granite Staters to discuss the need for direct relief for individuals and families in the next COVID-19 relief package. The Senator was joined by Granite Staters from Brentwood and Plaistow who her office helped in securing unemployment insurance after they lost their jobs due to the pandemic.

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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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