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January 23, 2019

Senator Hassan Hears from TSA Officers About Impacts of the President’s Senseless Government Shutdown

MANCHESTER – In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan yesterday met with TSA officers after their shift at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport to hear about how the President’s senseless government shutdown is impacting them and their families, and reaffirmed her commitment to fighting to reopen the government. The government shutdown – now in its 33rd day – is placing a financial strain on TSA officers who have been working without pay to keep the public safe.

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January 14, 2019

Senator Hassan Meets with New Hampshire Non-Profit Organizations to Discuss How Government Shutdown is Impacting Critical Services

NASHUA – In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan visited New Hampshire non-profits last week to discuss how the government shutdown is impacting services they provide, and how those services will be strained if President Trump’s senseless shutdown continues. The Senator visited the Nashua Soup Kitchen and the Community Action Partnership (CAP) of Strafford County in Dover, which helps provide food, education, and child care services to local residents.


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January 08, 2019

Flawed FCC Broadband Coverage Maps Could Cost New Hampshire

In case you missed it, the Union Leader reported that the Lakes Region Planning Commission (LRPC) found that cell service coverage maps in the Lakes Region exaggerate coverage, which could prevent communities in New Hampshire from getting their fair share of federal funding to expand rural broadband. Senator Hassan has been leading efforts in the Senate to sound the alarm on this issue and work to fix the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) flawed broadband coverage maps that will determine which areas are eligible for billions of dollars in federal funding to expand broadband in rural areas.  

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December 14, 2018

Senator Hassan Discusses Efforts to Protect New Hampshire Small Businesses from Burdensome Internet Sales Tax Collection Requirement

WASHINGTON - In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan was on Bloomberg TV yesterday, where she discussed her efforts to protect New Hampshire small businesses from the burdensome internet sales tax collection requirement that resulted from the Supreme Court's ruling in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. Senator Hassan highlighted legislation she recently helped introduce that would create an exemption from the ruling for small businesses that see less than $10 million a year in total sales and… Continue Reading

December 14, 2018

Union Leader: Hassan moves up, gains seat on U.S. Senate Finance

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan announced yesterday that she will serve on the Senate Finance Committee beginning in January, positioning her to continue leading on efforts to expand economic opportunity and support job-creating businesses. The Senator will also continue to serve on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and the Joint Economic Committee.

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November 29, 2018

National Coverage of Senator Hassan Securing Guarantee from FTC Chairman to Investigate Loot Boxes in Video Games

WASHINGTON - In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan this week secured a commitment from Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairman Joseph Simons and all other FTC commissioners that they will investigate "loot boxes" in video games, which allow for in-game purchases and surprise winnings that can encourage gambling-like behavior in children. The Senator's questioning in a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation subcommittee meeting on Tuesday has drawn significant national attention to t… Continue Reading

November 27, 2018

Senator Hassan Grills Gas Company Executives and Federal Regulators at Senate Commerce Hearing on Pipeline Explosions

LAWRENCE, MA – In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan yesterday grilled executives from Columbia Gas and its parent company, NiSource, as well as federal regulators, regarding the natural gas pipeline explosions and fires that occurred on September, 13, 2018, in Lawrence, Andover, and North Andover, Massachusetts. The incident killed one person, injured more than two dozen, and damaged more than 100 structures, including 5 homes.

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November 20, 2018

NHPR: At Health Care Discussion, Hassan Says ACA Repeal Is Less Likely, But Threats Remain

CONCORD – In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan met yesterday with Granite Staters, where she heard their personal experiences with the health care system and emphasized her commitment to ensuring that all Granite Staters and Americans have quality, affordable health insurance coverage. 

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November 20, 2018

Senator Hassan: Making Airline Travel Safe for All

by Senator Hassan

WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan yesterday wrote an op-ed for the Boston Globe, alerting the public to new protections that are now in place to protect airline passengers as the busy holiday season fast approaches. 


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November 09, 2018

WMUR: Hassan Files Bill Aimed at Addressing Surprise Emergency Room Bills

MANCHESTER – Senator Maggie Hassan yesterday met with Granite Staters at Restoration Café in Manchester who have been impacted by surprise medical bills, where they received massive, unexpected medical bills for care that they did not realize was considered out-of-network. Senator Hassan recently introduced legislation to help address this problem.

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October 31, 2018

Get Health Coverage: How To Take Advantage of Open Enrollment

Granite Staters, health care open enrollment is underway!

The open enrollment period for the individual health insurance market begins November 1, 2018 and continues until December 15, 2018. Coverage obtained on the Health Insurance Marketplace during open enrollment will be effective January 1, 2019.


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October 30, 2018

Vox: “It’s unacceptable”: Sen. Maggie Hassan explains her plan to end surprise ER bills

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan spoke with Sarah Kliff of Vox about new legislation she introduced to address surprise medical bills, which pose a financial burden to far too many Granite Staters and Americans who receive massive, unexpected medical bills, often for receiving care that they didn’t realize was considered out-of-network. 

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October 23, 2018

Senator Hassan Visits Dover Regional Career Technical Center Four Years After Signing Bill to Help Fund Construction as Governor

DOVER – In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan visited Dover Regional Career Technical Center (CTC) yesterday where she spoke with teachers and students about the importance of CTE programs and toured some of the classes offered at the center, including culinary arts, cosmetology, electrical technology, animal science classes, and more. In 2014, then-Governor Hassan signed a bill to provide $13.5 million in funding for the construction of Dover Regional CTC.

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October 18, 2018

Health Affairs on Senator Hassan’s Surprise Medical Bills Legislation: “Hassan’s bill would nearly eliminate surprise out-of-network bills for enrollees in employer-provided health plans”

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, Health Affairs published a piece today on Senator Maggie Hassan’s No More Surprise Medical Bills Act, which she introduced to help address surprise medical bills, where patients receive massive, unexpected medical bills, often for receiving care that they didn’t realize was considered out-of-network.

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October 11, 2018

Senator Hassan Presses Counterterrorism Official on Size of ISIS, Urges FBI Director to Crack Down on “Deepfakes”

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan, a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, participated in a hearing yesterday where she pressed Acting Director of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) Russell “Russ” Travers on recent reports that a resurgent ISIS has 30,000 fighters engaged in its attempts to reassert control over Iraq and Syria, seemingly contradicting President Trump’s assertion that ISIS has been “obliterated.”

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September 28, 2018

The New Hampshire: Senator Hassan: An Open Letter to New Hampshire College Students

by Maggie Hassan

As another school year begins, there is much to be excited about. In the year to come, you will be challenged in your beliefs, you will meet new and interesting people, and you will learn skills and ideas that will prepare you for whatever you decide to do next. Unfortunately, for many of you, these opportunities will come at a high financial cost, requiring you to rely on student loans that will take, on average, a decade to pay off. This impacts the choices you can make about your futures — from where to work and live, to whether to pursue an advanced degree.

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September 27, 2018

Senator Hassan Emphasizes Importance of Combating PFAS Contamination at First-Ever Senate Hearing on PFAS

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan, a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, participated yesterday in the first-ever Senate hearing on contamination of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water in New Hampshire and across the country.

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September 20, 2018

Washington Post on Efforts by Senator Hassan, Bipartisan Colleagues to Push DHS to Strengthen Cyber Defenses

by Derek Hawkins

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, the Washington Post highlighted efforts by Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and colleagues from both parties in the U.S. Senate and House to push the Department of Homeland Security to strengthen its cyber defenses.

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September 19, 2018

Senator Hassan and Girl Scouts CEO Sylvia Acevedo Op-Ed: The Girls In STEM Statistics Are Dismal — But Here’s How We’re Working To Change That

by Senator Maggie Hassan and Girl Scouts USA CEO Sylvia Acevedo

WASHINGTON - In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan co-wrote an op-ed in Bustle with Girl Scouts of the USA CEO Sylvia Acevedo, emphasizing the importance of providing young women and girls the tools, training, and skills to enter the male-dominated fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Senator Hassan has long worked to promote the engagement of women and girls in STEM fields. As a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, she voted to … Continue Reading

August 27, 2018

Senators Hassan and Whitehouse Probe Federal Agencies for Information Regarding Rudy Giuliani’s Potential Conflicts of Interest in Representing Purdue Pharma

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) sent letters last week to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), requesting information about potential conflicts of interest caused by Rudy Giuliani’s simultaneous work on behalf of both the DOJ and DEA while he was also representing Purdue during a criminal investigation for the fraudulent marketing of OxyContin, a powerful prescription opioid.

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