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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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April 20, 2018

WMUR: Hassan co-sponsors bill to help more doctors treat addiction

WASHINGTON – In another effort to combat the drug crisis, U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan is co-sponsoring a bill to make it easier for doctors to prescribe medications to help ease people off opioids.

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April 16, 2018

Seacoast Online: Hassan Gives Smuttynose a Boost

by Max Sullivan

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan visited Smuttynose Brewing Company in Hampton on Friday, where she raised a glass to the company’s new leadership and highlighted the importance of supporting New Hampshire’s innovative small businesses and growing craft brewing industry.

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April 11, 2018

Senator Hassan Presses Mark Zuckerberg on the Tension Between Facebook’s Profits and Its Users’ Privacy and Well-Being

WASHINGTON – As a member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, Senator Maggie Hassan yesterday questioned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at the joint Senate Commerce and Judiciary Committees hearing titled, “Facebook, Social Media Privacy, and the Use and Abuse of Data.”

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April 09, 2018

Union Leader: Senators Hassan and Capito Union Leader Op-Ed: A Bipartisan Step to Combat the Opioid Crisis

by Senators Maggie Hassan and Shelly Moore Capito

Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) wrote an op-ed in the Union Leader yesterday, highlighting the bipartisan Comprehensive Opioid Recovery Centers (CORC) Act that they introduced to expand coordinated, comprehensive care to Granite Staters and Americans struggling with substance use disorders.

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April 06, 2018

WMUR: Army veteran wounded in accident gets help to return home

HUDSON- Senator Maggie Hassan visited the home of Spc. Josh Keller yesterday – an army veteran who was wounded in an accident off-duty last fall in Washington state – where she toured his new accessible living unit and commended Spc. Keller and his family for their sacrifice and service to New Hampshire and the country.

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March 21, 2018

Senator Hassan Boston Globe Op-Ed: Imagine a secretary of education who understands public education

by Senator Maggie Hassan

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan wrote an op-ed in the Boston Globe highlighting the importance of a having a secretary of education who believes in the value of a strong public education system, unlike Secretary Betsy DeVos, who reaffirmed in a recent 60 Minutes interview that she does not understand the harm that voucher programs can have on the public school system. 

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March 20, 2018

Seacoast Online: Senator Hassan: Women deserve medical facts, not falsehoods

by Senator Maggie Hassan

When a woman facing an unintended pregnancy seeks medical advice, she deserves accurate and honest medical facts so she can determine her own future. What she does not need, however, is false or inaccurate information when making a deeply personal health care decision.

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March 12, 2018

Senator Hassan Concord Monitor Op-Ed on the Bipartisan CARA 2.0 Act: A Critical Next Step in Our Response to the Opioid Crisis

by Senator Maggie Hassan

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan penned an op-ed for the Concord Monitor yesterday, highlighting the bipartisan Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery  (CARA) 2.0 Act as a critical next step in responding to the devastating fentanyl, heroin, and opioid epidemic in New Hampshire and across the country. Senator Hassan recently joined her colleagues in introducing the bipartisan CARA 2.0 Act to help save lives and to strengthen prevention, treatment, recovery, and law enforcement efforts.

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March 02, 2018

ICYMI: Under Questioning from Senator Hassan, Amtrak CEO Outlines Steps to Maintain Vermonter Train Service


WASHINGTON – In case you missed it yesterday, Senator Maggie Hassan questioned Amtrak President and Chief Executive Officer Richard Anderson during a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee hearing about the future of the Vermonter train service. Anderson had previously testified before the House transportation committee indicating that service lines like the Vermonter could be discontinued due to the lack of a safety system known as positive train control.

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