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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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July 17, 2017

Portsmouth Herald: Hassan hears worries about Trumpcare

by By Kyle Stucker

SOMERSWORTH — Local health care officials and community members told U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan during a visit to the Hilltop City Friday that they are concerned next week’s expected federal health care vote could undo much of New Hampshire’s progress to stem the opioid epidemic.

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July 13, 2017

The Hill: Senator Hassan Op-Ed: The importance of supporting caregivers

by Senator Maggie Hassan

Seniors and people who experience disabilities thrive when they can stay in their own homes and communities — also helping our communities thrive and saving taxpayers’ money by avoiding more expensive care. But this is often only possible because of the hard work and sacrifices made by our nation’s direct support professionals, whose critically important work is not always recognized in their salaries, and family caregivers, who may have to leave behind other careers to care for a loved one.

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June 30, 2017

TIME Op-Ed: Why We’re Encouraging Ethical Hackers to Try and Hack the Department of Homeland Security

From our personal devices to small businesses to government agencies and everything in between, we are seeing a growing number and complexity of cyber attacks that pose a threat to our public safety, our economy, our privacy and our security in America. Federal agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are particular targets for cyber attacks, which could have catastrophic consequences for our national security. The potential for disruption is immense.

 

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June 23, 2017

ICYMI: Senator Hassan’s TICKETS Act included in Bipartisan FAA Reauthorization Bill

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Senator Maggie Hassan applauded the inclusion of the TICKETS Act, which she introduced with Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI), in the bipartisan legislation Chairman John Thune (R-SD) and Ranking Member Bill Nelson (D-FL) released to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

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May 30, 2017

ICYMI: Senators Shaheen and Hassan Highlight Devastating Impact Trump’s Budget Would Have on New Hampshire

WASHINGTON - Friday, Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan held a press conference at New Futures in Concord to highlight the devastating impact President Trump's budget proposal would have on New Hampshire, particularly undermining those on the front lines combating the heroin, opioid, and fentanyl crisis with reckless cuts to prevention, treatment, and recovery programs. See below for highlights of the coverage: WMUR: Shaheen, Hassan discuss opposition to Trump budget in Concord By Adam… Continue Reading


May 30, 2017

ICYMI: Senators Hassan, Portman Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Hack the DHS

WASHINGTON - Last week, Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) introduced a bipartisan bill, the Hack DHS Act, to strengthen cyber defenses at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The bill, which is also cosponsored by Senators Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Kamala Harris (D-CA), would establish a bug bounty pilot program 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 n… Continue Reading


May 26, 2017

ICYMI: Senator Hassan Highlights Devastating Impact Trumpcare Would Have on Students with Disabilities, New Hampshire School Districts

WASHINGTON - Yesterday, Senator Maggie Hassan held a press call to highlight the devastating impact Medicaid cuts would have on students who experience disabilities and school districts across New Hampshire. On the call, Senator Hassan was joined by Dr. Carl Ladd, Executive Director of the New Hampshire School Administrators Association, and Mike Skibbie, Policy Director of the Disability Rights Center of New Hampshire, both of whom expressed extreme concern for what cuts to Medicaid would mea… Continue Reading


May 24, 2017

ICYMI: Concord Monitor: Sen. Maggie Hassan: Trump’s health care games will cost you

Key Points: Unfortunately, President Trump and Washington Republicans are instead sabotaging our existing health care system and sending premiums skyrocketing for families - all to try to convince people to support a bad Trumpcare plan that would make health care more expensive for millions of Americans. We all know that the Affordable Care Act needs critical and urgent improvements in certain areas. What we need to focus on is making common-sense improvements that will lower costs, not pass… Continue Reading


May 19, 2017

ICYMI: NYT Highlights How Trump’s Proposed Budget Cuts Would Jeopardize New Hampshire Drug Treatment Programs

WASHINGTON - In case you missed it, today's New York Times highlights how President Trump's proposed budget cuts would jeopardize funding for Friendship House, the only residential drug treatment center in New Hampshire's North Country. Senator Hassan recently visited Friendship House to emphasize how Trump's proposed elimination of the Community Development Block Grant program and the Northern Border Regional Commission would hurt the state's efforts to combat the heroin, opioid, and fentanyl c… Continue Reading


May 19, 2017

ICYMI: CNN: Wooed by Trump's promises, opioid advocates now worry they were all empty

Key Points: Months into Trump's presidency, though, Canterbury and a host of other opioid advocates in New Hampshire feel duped by the President, not only shocked that his administration has done little to combat an issue he promised to address, but worried that he has done the opposite and is now risking gains advocates have worked hard to make. Concerns in the opioid community started months ago when the Trump-backed health care plan proposed ending the requirement that addiction… Continue Reading


May 12, 2017

ICYMI: Senator Hassan OP-ED for Refinery29: Let’s Not Forget the Grandmas Who Become “Mom” For a Second Time

WASHINGTON - Today, in advance of Mother's Day, Senator Maggie Hassan penned an opinion piece for Refinery29, highlighting the devastating impact of the heroin, fentanyl, and opioid crisis on New Hampshire's families, including pregnant and parenting mothers and their babies. Senator Hassan's top priority in the Senate is combating this deadly epidemic, working to get more funding to New Hampshire to expand prevention, treatment, and recovery efforts, and to support law enforcement on the front… Continue Reading


May 09, 2017

ICYMI: Senators Shaheen, Hassan Highlight Harmful Impact of Trumpcare on Efforts to Combat Substance Misuse Crisis

CONCORD - Yesterday, Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan held a press conference at Riverbend Community Mental Health, where they highlighted how the American Health Care Act, also known as Trumpcare, would drastically roll back efforts to combat the heroin, fentanyl, and opioid crisis in New Hampshire. The Senators highlighted that Trumpcare would end Medicaid expansion, which experts have said is the single most important tool available to combat this crisis. They also highlighted that … Continue Reading

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