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March 02, 2018

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

by WCAX

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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February 12, 2018

Seacoast Online: Sen. Hassan Pushes for Job Training, Career Growth

by Hadley Barndollar

At Exeter Hospital, Senator Hassan highlighted the hospital’s workforce partnership with Great Bay Community College to train medical assistants and medical office specialists – an example of the type of partnership that the Gateway to Careers Act would support. Click here for more information on the bill. 

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February 09, 2018

Union Leader Op-Ed: Retraining Programs Can Provide Gateways to New Careers

by Senator Maggie Hassan

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan penned an op-ed in the Union Leader yesterday highlighting new legislation she introduced to support individuals who are unemployed or underemployed by strengthening job training and removing barriers that prevent them from completing a degree or credential program and succeeding in the workforce. Click here for more information about Senator Hassan’s Gateway to Careers Act.

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February 06, 2018

WMUR: Hassan plans to introduce bill to help train workers for better jobs

by Adam Sexton

— U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, plans to introduce workforce development legislation this week on Capitol Hill in an effort to help workers transition to better jobs. 

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February 01, 2018

CBS: The backstory of Trump's foundering opioid fight

[Trump’s] rhetoric omitted any mention of the actual solutions proposed by experts on the front lines of the crisis. The president has repeatedly called the opioid epidemic a top priority for his administration. But as members of Congress donned purple ribbons meant to call attention to the crisis, Mr. Trump avoided calling for more federal money to fight back against the prescription drug scourge.

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February 01, 2018

Senator Hassan TIME Op-Ed: Trump Has Been All Talk, Little Action on the Opioid Crisis

by By Maggie Hassan

WASHINGTON – On the three month anniversary of President Trump’s opioid commission issuing its final report, Senator Maggie Hassan penned an op-ed today in TIME on how the Trump Administration has taken little to no action on most of the recommendations put forward by the commission to combat the fentanyl, heroin, and opioid epidemic that is devastating communities in New Hampshire and across the country. 

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January 31, 2018

ICYMI: Senator Hassan Highlights Need for Less Talk, More Action from Trump Administration on Opioid Crisis

WASHINGTON – In response to the President’s State of the Union address, Senator Maggie Hassan highlighted the urgent need for less talk and more action from the Trump Administration on critical bipartisan priorities such as combatting the heroin, fentanyl, and opioid crisis.

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January 22, 2018

New York Times: Senators Shaheen and Hassan “Trying to Find a Bipartisan Solution to the Government Shutdown”

by Mikayla Bouchard and Hamilton Boardman

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, the New York Times highlighted that Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan have been meeting as part of a bipartisan group of Senators working to come together to reach a government funding agreement.

 

  • “Virginia is not the only state to have both of its senators in on the negotiation. Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire are continuing their state’s tradition of pragmatic New England politics.”
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January 10, 2018

ICYMI: Senators Shaheen, Hassan Lead Call for Budget Agreement to Include $25 Billion to Combat the Opioid Epidemic

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) yesterday announced a proposal to include $25 billion in additional funding to combat the opioid crisis in the budget agreement that is currently being negotiated.

 

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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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