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October 15, 2019

Senator Hassan Op-Ed in Nashua Telegraph: Keeping Families in Their Homes

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, the Nashua Telegraph on Sunday ran an op-ed written by Senator Maggie Hassan that discusses the high housing costs in New Hampshire and legislation that she is working on that could help bring relief to families struggling to make rent. Senator Hassan helped introduce the Rent Relief Act to create a new, refundable tax credit to help families make rent, and led the introduction of the Prevent Evictions Act – which is backed by Matthew Desmond, author of the Pulitzer Prize winning book Evicted – that would support cost-effective solutions to keep families in their homes, including through landlord-tenant mediation programs and rent insurance programs.

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October 04, 2019

NHPR on Senator Hassan’s Bipartisan Bills To Renew Home Energy Efficiency Tax Credits

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, New Hampshire Public Radio published a story this week highlighting Senator Hassan’s efforts to increase energy efficiency for new and existing homes. Senator Hassan is the lead sponsor of two bipartisan bills to lower energy costs for consumers and increase energy efficiency by reinstating and strengthening tax credits for the construction of new energy efficient homes and for energy efficient home upgrades.

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October 03, 2019

Senator Hassan Leads Congressional Efforts to Address Ransomware Threats

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, Politico published a piece recently discussing Senator Maggie Hassan's role as one of the few members of Congress pushing for more action on protecting against and mitigating the damage from ransomware and other cyberattacks  including the one that hit Strafford County, NH earlier this year.

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October 02, 2019

BuzzFeed: People Are Worried Applying For College Financial Aid Could Be A Total Mess This Year

WASHINGTON -- In case you missed it, BuzzFeed News published a piece this week discussing how changes tied to the 2017 tax law could jeopardize students’ federal financial aid.  

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October 01, 2019

Hassan-Backed Bipartisan Bills Pass Senate

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan recently worked to pass two pieces of bipartisan legislation through the Senate that include key priorities for New Hampshire.

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September 24, 2019

Senator Hassan Op-Ed in Modern Healthcare: To Hold Big Pharma Accountable, First We Need Transparency

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan wrote an op-ed for Modern Healthcare highlighting the need to increase transparency of the pharmaceutical industry in order to shed light on deceptive practices that are unnecessarily driving up prescription drug costs.  

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September 05, 2019

Senator Hassan Leads Discussion with Faith Leaders, Law Enforcement About Efforts to Protect Religious Institutions from Terrorist Attacks

NASHUA – In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan yesterday led a discussion with leaders of Temple Beth Abraham in Nashua, along with law enforcement and Nashua Mayor Jim Donchess, to discuss efforts to protect religious institutions from terrorist attacks.

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September 04, 2019

Senator Hassan Holds Town Halls in Littleton, Laconia

LACONIA – Yesterday, Senator Maggie Hassan held a town hall in Laconia, following her town hall last week in Littleton. At the events, Senator Hassan took questions from attendees about the opioid epidemic, rising health care prices, supporting Granite State businesses, protecting our national security, and more.

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August 29, 2019

Senator Hassan Marks 5th Anniversary of the Resolution of the Market Basket Disputes with Visit to Londonderry Market Basket

LONDONDERRY – Yesterday, Senator Maggie Hassan visited the Londonderry Market Basket, greeting shoppers and employees on the fifth anniversary of the resolution of the dispute that led employees and customers to protest and boycott to save the company. 

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August 28, 2019

Senator Hassan Leads Discussion on Strengthening Protections for Places of Worship

MANCHESTER – In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan led a discussion yesterday with faith leaders and public safety officials about efforts to bolster protections against foreign and domestic terrorist threats at places of worship. The discussion follows a rise in threats against religious institutions in New Hampshire and across the country.

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August 26, 2019

Lowell Sun: Five years ago this month, Market Basket showed the unprecedented was possible

by Grant Welker

“Watching this unfold was really pretty extraordinary,” said Maggie Hassan, then the governor of New Hampshire and now a U.S. senator from that state. “We were seeing employees and customers and community members all come together to try to preserve an institution that obviously meant more to them than just a place to buy groceries.”

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August 19, 2019

Nashua Telegraph: Opinion: Senator Hassan: Increasing access to vital substance misuse treatment is imperative

by Senator Hassan

It defies logic that a doctor who can prescribe opioids, is in many cases, not also permitted to prescribe vital treatment for people struggling with substance use disorders.

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August 12, 2019

Union Leader: Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan -- Hanging up on the practice of illegal robocalls

It is a daily occurrence: your phone rings and it isn’t a family member, friend, or even another human being calling. No, it’s yet another scam robocall.

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August 08, 2019

Senator Hassan Joins NH National Guard for Cybersecurity Exercise

PEMBROKE – In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan yesterday joined members of the New Hampshire National Guard and local, state, and federal officials for Cyber Yankee 2019, a training exercise to prepare for and prevent cyberattacks. Senator Hassan spoke with participants and discussed the need for coordinated efforts to identify and mitigate the damage that cyber threats pose to New Hampshire and our country.

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August 07, 2019

Senator Hassan Discusses Health Care Costs with Constituents, Community Health Center Providers

PETERBOROUGH – In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan met this week with Granite Staters in Peterborough struggling with high prescription drug costs, and providers at Lamprey Health Care in Nashua to discuss the importance of community health centers and how to support Granite Staters’ access to quality, affordable health care.

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July 17, 2019

Senator Hassan Discusses Cyberattack with Strafford County Officials

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT, Senator Maggie Hassan was briefed this week by officials in Strafford County, New Hampshire, including County Administrator Ray Bower and Sheriff David Dubois, on the recent cyberattack that hit the county government. At the meeting, the Senator also discussed her efforts to bolster cybersecurity across all levels of government, and solicited input from the officials on how the federal government can support their efforts to strengthen cybersecurity and resiliency.

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June 27, 2019

Senator Hassan Op-Ed in Eagle Tribune: Honoring Some of the Veterans Who Saved the World

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan wrote an op-ed that ran in the Eagle Tribune this week to commemorate the brave veterans that she met during a bipartisan Senate delegation to Normandy, France for the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion by Allied forces during World War II. In the op-ed, Senator Hassan shares highlights of the commemorations, and reaffirms her commitment to honoring the memory of “the greatest generation.”

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June 27, 2019

Union Leader: Hassan's surprise medical bills reform moving ahead

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, on which Senator Maggie Hassan serves, yesterday passed bipartisan legislation to end surprise medical bills.

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June 18, 2019

Senator Hassan Meets with Granite Staters to Discuss Surprise Medical Bills and Skyrocketing Prescription Drug Costs

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee yesterday met with Granite Staters at Families First to discuss efforts to lower health care costs, including ending the absurd practice of surprise medical billing and lowering the skyrocketing cost of prescription drugs.

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May 23, 2019

Vox Highlights Broad Support for Arbitration Model as Proposed in Bipartisan STOP Surprise Medical Bills Act

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, Vox published an article today highlighting broad support for an arbitration model to end the practice of surprise medical bills. Senator Hassan joined her colleagues last week to introduce the bipartisan STOP Surprise Medical Bills Act to end the practice of surprise medical billing, which includes a “baseball-style” arbitration process to solve disputes between providers and insurance companies.

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