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January 09, 2018

New York Times: GOP Tax Bill “Could Actually Make it Attractive for Companies to Put More Assembly Lines on Foreign Soil”

by Natalie Kitroeff

The New York Times highlighted how the partisan tax bill rushed through Congress by Washington Republicans “could actually make it attractive for companies to put more assembly lines on foreign soil.” 

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December 18, 2017

Seacoast Online: Hassan: Tax bill ‘a giveaway to corporations’

by Hadley Barndollar

EXETER -- Local business owner Dan Chartrand told U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan Friday he felt the proposed Republican tax reform bill would "decimate communities across this country." Hassan, a Democrat who lives in Newfields, stopped into Water Street Bookstore to talk about the effects of a bill she said has not allowed for Democratic input. The bill, if passed, would be seen as a major political victory for President Donald Trump before year's end. … "It's not only the design of the bill,… Continue Reading


December 18, 2017

ICYMI: "Senator v. Pharma" - 60 Minutes Covers Senator Hassan's Efforts to Combat the Opioid Crisis, Hold the Pharmaceutical Industry Accountable.

WASHINGTON – As part of their joint investigation into the opioid epidemic, 60 Minutes and The Washington Post spoke with Senator Hassan about her efforts to combat the opioid crisis, hold the pharmaceutical industry accountable, and help strengthen law enforcement’s ability to go after reckless opioid distributors. 

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December 15, 2017

The Hill: Bipartisan senators: Americans need more security info for internet-connected devices

Sens. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) introduced legislation Thursday to start a service providing consumers with advice for the security of internet-connected devices. 

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December 15, 2017

Washington Post Highlights Senator Hassan’s Efforts to Ensure DEA Has Tools It Needs to Help Combat Opioid Crisis

by Scott Higham and Lenny Bernstein

The Washington Post published an article as follow-up to a previous investigation with 60 Minutes on the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2016, a law that Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) officials say has restricted the ability of the DEA to crack down on opioid distributors suspected of wrongdoing who are contributing to the devastating fentanyl, heroin, and opioid epidemic.

 

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December 05, 2017

ICYMI: Senator Hassan Leads Letter Calling on FCC Chairman Pai to Delay Vote Rolling Back Net Neutrality Rules

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan led a group of 27 other colleagues in calling on Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai to delay the planned December 14th vote to roll back net neutrality rules after reports that bots filed hundreds of thousands of comments to the FCC during the net neutrality policymaking process.

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November 21, 2017

Nashua Telegraph: Government 101: Sen. Hassan visits Dr. Crisp Elementary

by HANNAH LACLAIRE

NASHUA -In what looked like the country’s cutest political rally, students in grades three through five sat in the gym at Dr. Crisp Elementary school Monday afternoon, waving handmade signs welcoming Sen. Maggie Hassan.

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November 20, 2017

Hassan, Kuster speak out against GOP tax plan

NASHUA – New Hampshire U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan and Congresswoman Annie Kuster joined Nashua Mayor Jim Donchess at Clocktower Place in the Nashua’s Millyard on Friday to voice their opposition to Congress’ proposed tax plans.

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November 06, 2017

Op-Ed: Get health coverage – how to take advantage of open enrollment

by Senator Maggie Hassan

There is understandably some confusion about where things stand with the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

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October 30, 2017

Opinion: To Care for Her Who Have Borne the Battle

Opinion: To Care for Her Who Have Borne the Battle 

By Senator Maggie Hassan and Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) Executive Director Allison Jaslow

This week, the voices of women veterans will be heard loud and clear at Southern New Hampshire University, where we will bring much-needed attention to the challenges women face in receiving quality treatment at veteran’s health care facilities across the country.

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October 23, 2017

Union Leader: Bipartisan Senate bill could help NH reduce premiums

by Kevin Landrigan

A critical way for New Hampshire to at least try to soften the blow of overwhelming rate increases for health insurance in the individual market has surfaced in a bipartisan health care reform bill in the U.S. Senate.

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October 16, 2017

Keene Sentinel: Hassan touts need for better broadband access at Keene State

by Meg McIntyre

For many, Wi-Fi feels like a given — it’s in coffee shops, libraries and even grocery stores. But for those living in rural areas, connecting to broadband services can be costly, time-consuming and frustrating.

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October 13, 2017

Seacoast Online: Sen. Hassan vows to fight Clean Power Plan repeal

by Max Sullivan

HAMPTON -- U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan said Thursday she will fight President Donald Trump’s decision to repeal the Clean Power Plan.

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October 05, 2017

ICYMI: Bipartisan Hassan-Portman Hack DHS Act Passes Homeland Security Committee

WASHINGTON – The bipartisan Hack Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Actwhich was introduced by Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH), passed out of the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee yesterday. The bill, which is also cosponsored by Senators Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Kamala Harris (D-CA), would establish a bug bounty pilot program – modeled off of similar programs at the Department of Defense and major tech companies – in order to strengthen cyber defenses at DHS by utilizing “white-hat” or ethical hackers to help identify unique and undiscovered vulnerabilities in the DHS networks and information technology.

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October 02, 2017

ICYMI: Senators Shaheen, Hassan Participate in Friendship House Groundbreaking

BETHLEHEM – Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan participated last week in the groundbreaking ceremony for Friendship House, a substance use disorder treatment facility in Bethlehem, where they thanked those on the front lines of the opioid crisis for their work to expand prevention, treatment, and recovery services so that we can stem, and ultimately reverse, the tide of this epidemic. 

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September 22, 2017

ICYMI: Senator Hassan Introduces Bill to Provide $1,000 Tax Break to Hard-Working Families

WASHINGTON – This week, Senator Maggie Hassan introduced the Middle Class Tax Break Act, legislation that would create a $1,000 Working America Tax Credit for middle class families who have earned income up to $200,000. The bill would also provide a $500 tax credit for individual filers who have earned income up to $100,000.

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September 22, 2017

ICYMI: Senator Hassan Visits Child with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Underscores How Harmful Graham-Cassidy Trumpcare Bill Would Be

CONCORD – Yesterday, Senator Maggie Hassan visited with Bodhi Bhattarai of Concord, who experiences spinal muscular atrophy, and spoke with Bodhi’s parents about how devastating the Graham-Cassidy Trumpcare bill would be for children like Bodhi. Bodhi's mother, Deodonne Bhattarai, told WMUR that under Trumpcare, "If we sold our house, we could probably keep him alive for another year."

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August 23, 2017

Sen. Maggie Hassan Op-Ed: Broken campaign finance system hurts our democracy

by Senator Maggie Hassan

Fixing the broken campaign finance system shouldn’t be a partisan issue, and I will work with anyone on either side of the aisle who is serious about standing up to special interests and getting dark money out of politics.

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August 23, 2017

ICYMI: Senator Hassan Visits Weeks Medical Center

by Tara Giles

LANCASTER — On Friday, Aug. 18, U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan traveled north to Lancaster, where she met with members of the MAT (Medication-Assisted Treatment), as well as board members and other faculty.

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August 01, 2017

Sen. Maggie Hassan Op-Ed: Time to focus on bipartisan health care solutions

by Senator Maggie Hassan

Every American deserves to have access to quality, affordable care so that they can be healthy and contribute to our economy. By working across party lines, we can take important strides toward reaching that goal.

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