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March 14, 2017

ICYMI: Senators Shaheen, Hassan Highlight Harmful Impact Trumpcare Would Have on Granite Staters

ICYMI: Senators Shaheen, Hassan Highlight Harmful Impact Trumpcare Would Have on Granite Staters WASHINGTON - Yesterday, Senator Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan held a press conference at Concord Hospital where they highlighted the harmful impact that Trumpcare would have on Granite Staters by ending New Hampshire’s bipartisan Medicaid expansion, cutting and capping the traditional Medicaid program, and raising premiums - especially for older Americans - while giving insurance CEOs a ne… Continue Reading


March 10, 2017

ICYMI: Public Health and Substance Misuse Treatment Experts Say Trumpcare “Could Exacerbate the Opioid Crisis”

ICYMI: Public Health and Substance Misuse Treatment Experts Say Trumpcare “Could Exacerbate the Opioid Crisis” WASHINGTON - According to public health and substance misuse treatment experts, Trumpcare “could exacerbate the opioid crisis” by ending Medicaid expansion, cutting and capping the traditional Medicaid program, eliminating provisions requiring Medicaid to cover behavioral health and substance use disorder services, and leaving more individuals uninsured. Here’s what a fe… Continue Reading


March 09, 2017

ICYMI: Senator Hassan Presses FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to Denounce Trump’s Attacks on the First Amendment

WASHINGTON - Yesterday, during a U.S. Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation committee hearing, Senator Maggie Hassan pressed Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai on whether he agreed with President Trump's comments that the news media is the "enemy of the people." Chairman Pai repeatedly declined to answer, raising concerns about his commitment to protecting the freedom of the press. Click here for video of the exchange or see below for highlights of coverage: CNN: … Continue Reading


March 01, 2017

ICYMI: WMUR Highlights Senator Hassan’s Guest for Presidential Address, Substance Abuse Treatment Advocate Ashley Hurteau

WASHINGTON - Yesterday, WMUR covered Senator Maggie Hassan's guest of honor, substance abuse treatment advocate Ashley Hurteau of Dover, for President Trump's address to a joint session of Congress. Ashley is now in recovery from heroin addiction after she was able to access substance abuse treatment because of New Hampshire's bipartisan Medicaid expansion plan. Click here to read the full article or see below for excerpts: A Dover woman who went from being a heroin addict to helping others ge… Continue Reading


March 01, 2017

ICYMI: Nashua Telegraph Editorial: SALTS Act is the Right Step for New Hampshire

WASHINGTON - Today, The Nashua Telegraph editorial board highlighted the Synthetic Abuse and Labeling of Toxic Substances (SALTS) Act, bipartisan legislation that Senator Maggie Hassan joined in introducing to help make it easier to prosecute the sale and distribution of synthetic substances with high risks of addiction and abuse. The editorial board emphasized the importance of this "common sense legislation" in supporting law enforcement battling the opioid crisis in New Hampshire. Senator Ha… Continue Reading


February 27, 2017

ICYMI: North Country Health Care Providers Warn of Harmful Impact of Potential ACA Repeal

WASHINGTON - Last week, Senators Jeanne Shaheen, Maggie Hassan, and Representative Annie Kuster met with health care providers from the North Country who told them about the harmful impact that repealing the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid expansion would have on access to affordable health care and New Hampshire's efforts to combat the heroin, opioid, and fentanyl crisis. InDepthNH covered the discussion where the health care providers told the delegation that "If the Affordable Care Act is r… Continue Reading


February 27, 2017

ICYMI: During State Work Period Senator Hassan Holds Town Hall, Highlights Importance of Protecting ACA and Medicaid Expansion on Efforts to Combat Substance Abuse Epidemic

ICYMI: During State Work Period Senator Hassan Holds Town Hall, Highlights Importance of Protecting ACA and Medicaid Expansion on Efforts to Combat Substance Abuse Epidemic The Senator Also Highlighted her Commitment to Priorities including Reducing the Burden of Student Debt; Supporting Veterans, Service Members and their Families; and Acting to Combat Climate Change CONCORD - Last week, Senator Maggie Hassan highlighted the importance of protecting the Affordable Care Act and M… Continue Reading


February 27, 2017

ICYMI: Portsmouth Herald: Hassan Vows to Continue the Opioid Fight in NH

Key Point: "When U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, moved from the corner office in New Hampshire to her Washington, D.C., position, one thing did not change for her - her commitment to do whatever she can to fight the opioid crisis in the state. See below for excerpts or click here for the full story: When U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, moved from the corner office in New Hampshire to her Washington, D.C., position, one thing did not change for her - her commitment to do wh… Continue Reading


February 21, 2017

ICYMI: More Coverage of Senator Hassan's Efforts to Stop Fentanyl and Other Deadly Synthetic Drugs from Entering the Country

ICYMI: More Coverage of Senator Hassan's Efforts to Stop Fentanyl and Other Deadly Synthetic Drugs from Entering the Country Click here to watch WMUR’s report on the STOP Act. WASHINGTON - Last week, WMUR and the Union Leader covered the Synthetics Trafficking and Overdose Prevention (STOP) Act, bipartisan legislation that Senator Maggie Hassan joined in introducing to help stop dangerous synthetic drugs like fentanyl and carfentanil from being shipped through our borders to drug tr… Continue Reading


February 17, 2017

ICYMI: WSJ: China Moves to Keep Its Deadly Opioids Out of U.S.

ICYMI: WSJ: China Moves to Keep Its Deadly Opioids Out of U.S. WASHINGTON - Today, the Wall Street Journal reported that China is moving to stop the flow of deadly drugs -- including carfentanil and other fentanyl analogues - into the United States. “The news that China is cracking down on fentanyl-like synthetics is very encouraging, and we must continue working with China to ensure that they take meaningful steps to enforce these new measures. In addition, we must continue to push for le… Continue Reading


February 17, 2017

ICYMI: Portsmouth Herald Editorial: Senators Shaheen, Hassan "Right to Vote Against EPA Nominee"

ICYMI: Portsmouth Herald Editorial: Senators Shaheen, Hassan "Right to Vote Against EPA Nominee" WASHINGTON - Today, the Portsmouth Herald highlighted Senators Shaheen and Hassan’s votes against Scott Pruitt's nomination to lead the EPA. The editorial calls the Senators' reasons for opposing Pruitt "compelling" and applauds them “for putting the health and safety of our state's residents above the greed and negligence of those who would pollute our air and water in blind pursuit of profits.” … Continue Reading


February 15, 2017

ICYMI: Senator Hassan Joins Colleagues in Introducing Bipartisan Legislation to Curb Importation of Deadly Fentanyl from Other Countries

ICYMI: Senator Hassan Joins Colleagues in Introducing Bipartisan Legislation to Curb Importation of Deadly Fentanyl from Other Countries WASHINGTON - Yesterday, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senators Rob Portman (R-OH), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and Marco Rubio (R-FL) in introducing the Synthetics Trafficking & Overdose Prevention (STOP) Act, bipartisan legislation designed to help stop dangerous synthetic drugs like fentanyl and carfentanil from being shipped through our borders … Continue Reading


February 09, 2017

ICYMI: Seacoast Online Covers Concerns from Hospitals across New Hampshire about the Harmful Consequences of Repealing the Affordable Care Act

ICYMI: Seacoast Online Covers Concerns from Hospitals across New Hampshire about the Harmful Consequences of Repealing the Affordable Care Act WASHINGTON - Seacoast Online highlighted concerns from hospitals across New Hampshire about the harmful consequences that repealing the Affordable Care would have on the health and well-being of Granite Staters and their ability to provide quality care to patients. The article highlighted a roundtable hosted by Senators Hassan and Shaheen… Continue Reading


February 03, 2017

ICYMI: Senator Hassan’s NY Times Op-Ed: “Why I Won’t Vote for Betsy DeVos”

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan penned an Op-Ed in the New York Times outlining why Betsy DeVos is unqualified and unprepared to lead the Department of Education, and urging one more Republican Senator to break with President Trump and vote against DeVos's nomination. See below or click here to read at the New York Times: Our nation recognized early in its history that public education is a necessary foundation for a democracy. It's critical that we continue to support a strong publi… Continue Reading


January 24, 2017

ICYMI: NHPR Highlights Devastating Impact of Affordable Care Act Repeal on Efforts to Combat Substance Abuse Crisis

WASHINGTON - Today, NHPR outlined the devastating impact of repealing the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid expansion on efforts to combat the substance abuse crisis. The report highlighted Senator Maggie Hassan's recent questioning of Department of Health and Human Services nominee Congressman Tom Price, where she pressed Rep. Price on the harmful impact on the heroin, fentanyl and opioid crisis if Granite Staters lose their coverage for substance abuse treatment under Medicaid expansion and if … Continue Reading


January 23, 2017

ICYMI: Senator Hassan Joins Thousands for Women’s March at New Hampshire State House

ICYMI: Senator Hassan Joins Thousands for Women’s March at New Hampshire State House Senator Hassan addresses a crowd of thousands in front of the New Hampshire State House. WASHINGTON - On Saturday, Senator Maggie Hassan joined thousands at a rally in front of the New Hampshire State House in Concord to speak out on the importance of ensuring that all Americans have equal rights. Thousands of Granite Staters turned out at rallies held across New Hampshire, including Concord, Port… Continue Reading


January 20, 2017

Hassan Emerges as Fierce Critic of Trump’s Cabinet Nominees

Source: Associated Press Hassan Emerges as Fierce Critic of Trump’s Cabinet Nominees CONCORD, N.H. — In her first weeks in Washington, U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan has emerged as a fierce critic of President Donald Trump’s nominees to lead the federal education and health departments. The New Hampshire Democrat used her experiences as a mother of a son with cerebral palsy and as a former governor to pose questions this week to Betsy DeVos, the Department of Education nominee, and to Georgia … Continue Reading


January 18, 2017

Actually, Tom Price, Women Have Been Fired For Their Reproductive Choices

Source: Huffington Post Actually, Tom Price, Women Have Been Fired For Their Reproductive Choices During his Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday, Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) said he didn’t believe employers were currently able to fire women for their reproductive decisions, specifically their choice to use birth control. Back in 2015, Price voted for a resolution that would have dismantled the District of Columbia’s protections for women from being fired for their reproductive health deci… Continue Reading


January 18, 2017

In Senate Hearing, DeVos Stoked Activists’ Fears That She Will Ignore Education Civil Rights

Source: Washington Post In Senate Hearing, DeVos Stoked Activists’ Fears That She Will Ignore Education Civil Rights The contentious confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for education secretary, cemented concerns among civil rights advocates that she would either ignore or dismiss the Education Department’s role as chief enforcer of the nation’s civil rights laws in schools. DeVos declined to say during the hearing Tuesday whether she would enfo… Continue Reading


January 17, 2017

Hassan Warns on Obamacare Repeal as First Step in Scrapping the Law Completed

Source: NH1 News Hassan Warns on Obamacare Repeal as First Step in Scrapping the Law Completed CONCORD - On the same day that Congressional Republicans accomplished their first major step in repealing the federal health care law, Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan warned that scrapping Obamacare would pull “the rug out from under people.” The U.S. House of Representatives Friday afternoon voted 227-198 to pass a budget blueprint that serves as a vehicle for repealing the law, formally known… Continue Reading

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