In The News

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.

… Continue Reading

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.

… Continue Reading

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.


… Continue Reading

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).

… Continue Reading

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

May 09, 2017

ICYMI: Concord Monitor: Trump pledged to solve the opioid crisis, but is proposing to cut programs that combat it

Key Points: Trump campaigned in New Hampshire on the promise he would end the opioid crisis. Now, treatment advocates here say the president's actions demonstrate he is doing the opposite. "It appears as if what he says and what he's doing don't really compute," said Linda Saunders Paquette, president of the drug treatment advocacy organization New Futures. At a press conference Monday, New Hampshire Sens. Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen took aim at the proposed cuts. "I think it's tota… Continue Reading

May 08, 2017

ICYMI: Senator Maggie Hassan OP-ED: Bill Would Make Hearing Aids Available Over the Counter

WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan penned an op-ed in the Eagle Tribune highlighting a bipartisan bill she helped introduce to make hearing aids for those with mild to moderate hearing loss available over the counter. Even when hearing aids are covered by insurance, older Granite Staters and Americans can still be stuck with bills totaling thousands of dollars. Allowing hearing aids to be sold over-the-counter is a common-sense step - supported on both sides of the aisle - to bring down costs an… Continue Reading

May 04, 2017

ICYMI: Wall Street Journal: Little-Noted Provision of GOP Health Bill Could Alter Employer Plans

WASHINGTON - With the House of Representatives set to vote on Trumpcare today, the Wall Street Journal highlighted how a provision in the bill would negatively affect the roughly fifty percent of Americans who get health insurance through their employers. The provision allows states to eliminate the requirement under the Affordable Care Act that insurers must cover a set of Essential Health Benefits - including substance use disorder and behavioral health services - and would allow insurers to i… Continue Reading

May 01, 2017

ICYMI: Senators Maggie Hassan and Brian Schatz: We Need New Law to Prevent Another United Fiasco

WASHINGTON - Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) penned a CNN opinion piece explaining why we must pass the Transparency, Improvements, and Compensation to Keep Every Ticketholder Safe (or "TICKETS") Act, a bill that they introduced last week to improve consumer protections for flying travelers and to help prevent future incidents like the one that occurred on United Flight 3411. CNN Opinion: We need new law to prevent another United fiasco By Maggie Hassan and Brian Schatz … Continue Reading

April 12, 2017

ICYMI: InDepthNH: Hassan Bill Would Help The North Country By Giving Young Entrepreneurs A Break

WASHINGTON - Yesterday, InDepthNH covered Senator Maggie Hassan's visit to the Women's Rural Entrepreneurship Network in Bethlehem, where she discussed her first bill, the Reigniting Opportunity for Innovators (ROI) Act, with women entrepreneurs. Senator Hassan also spoke about the ROI Act with students and entrepreneurs at the UNH Entrepreneurship Center in Durham and innovative business leaders at Conway Tech Village. Click here for the full story or see below for excerpts: InDepthNH: Hassan… Continue Reading

April 10, 2017

ICYMI: Concord Monitor Highlights Bipartisan Bill Cosponsored by Senator Hassan to Crack Down on Importation of Deadly Drugs

WASHINGTON - Last weekend, the Concord Monitor highlighted the bipartisan STOP Act, which Senator Hassan helped introduce, to crack down on the importation of deadly drugs that are being shipped through our borders to drug traffickers here in the United States. The Synthetics Trafficking and Overdose Prevention (STOP) Act, ?which Senator Hassan cosponsored with Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and others, is designed to help stop dangerous synthetic drugs like fentanyl and carfentanil from entering … Continue Reading

April 10, 2017

ICYMI: Senator Hassan OP-ED: “Reigniting Opportunity for Young Innovators”

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan penned an op-ed in the Union Leader, highlighting her first bill, the Reigniting Opportunity for Innovators (ROI) Act, which would help provide the student loan debt relief necessary for entrepreneurs to start up and grow innovative small businesses in New Hampshire and across the nation. The ROI Act will help boost New Hampshire's economy by allowing founders and full-time employees of small business start-ups certified by Small Business Development Ce… Continue Reading

April 06, 2017

ICYMI: CNN Highlights Contradictions Between Trump's Promises Versus Action on Substance Misuse Crisis

ICYMI - Today, CNN highlighted the contradictions between President Trump's campaign promises versus his Administration's actions regarding the substance misuse crisis: Key Points: The fate of recovering addicts like Farmer, who voted for President Donald Trump in November, were suddenly on the line last month. Republican lawmakers tried to repeal and replace Obamacare, moving a bill that would have eliminated requirements to cover addiction and mental health services in states that expanded… Continue Reading

Showing page   of 11