Press Releases

July 20, 2018

Senator Hassan Joins Colleagues in Introducing Legislation to Provide Rent Relief Amid Rising Costs of Housing

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan yesterday joined Senators Kamala Harris (D-CA), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) in introducing legislation to provide rent relief for hard-working Granite Staters and Americans struggling to pay their bills amid rising housing costs. The Rent Relief Act would create a new, refundable tax credit to provide relief to families at a time when renters’ wages have remained stagnant and housing costs have increased rapidly.

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July 18, 2018

Senator Hassan Joins Colleagues in Calling for Oversight Hearing on Trump Administration’s Separated Families

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today joined her Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee colleagues in sending a letter to Chairman Lamar Alexander and Ranking Member Patty Murray, calling for an oversight hearing on efforts by the Department of Health and Human Services to reunite families that the Trump Administration’s “Zero Tolerance” policy separated at the border.

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July 18, 2018

New Hampshire Congressional Delegation Announces More than $6 Million in Federal Grants for New Hampshire Airports

WASHINGTON – Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter and Annie Kuster today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded more than $6 million in federal grants to support New Hampshire’s transportation infrastructure. 

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July 17, 2018

Senator Hassan Sounds Alarm over Sweetheart Deal between Drug Giant Novartis and the Trump Administration

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today raised concerns about recent news that the drug giant Novartis brokered a sweetheart deal with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) over an innovative new gene therapy that Novartis has priced at $475,000. The deal was halted after CMS’s own lawyers raised concerns, saying they were “surprised and concerned” with Novartis' influence on the process.

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July 17, 2018

Hassan, Shaheen Announce $2.5 Million Grant to Expand New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen

WASHINGTON – Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen today announced a $2.5 million grant to expand and develop an additional 4.6 acres of the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, as well as conduct needed repairs.  The VA’s Veterans Cemetery Grants Program awards grants to states and tribal partners with the goal of providing 95 percent of the veteran population with access to a burial option within 75 miles of their home.  

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July 17, 2018

NH Delegation Calls on Trump Administration to Prioritize Pediatric Cancer Research

(Washington, DC) – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) sent a letter with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) calling on the Trump Administration to release information on actions taken by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to examine the factors that are contributing to high pediatric cancer rates in New Hampshire and other states, including environmental contamination. In the letter, the delegation requested information specific to contributing factors to pediatric cancers in New Hampshire that may differ from those in other states, as well as details on planned action to address these factors and combat rising pediatric cancer rates and on opportunities for Granite Staters to receive information related to pediatric cancer health concerns.

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July 16, 2018

Senator Hassan Responds to Trump-Putin Meeting

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on President Trump’s meeting and press conference with Vladimir Putin:

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July 13, 2018

Senator Hassan: “We Must Hold Russia Accountable for these Egregious Attacks on the Foundation of our Democracy”

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Justice indicted twelve Russian spies for attacks on the 2016 U.S. presidential election:

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July 13, 2018

Senator Hassan Statement on Governor Sununu Signing HB 1264 into Law

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement today after Governor Sununu signed House Bill 1264 into law, a bill that will disenfranchise college students in New Hampshire:

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July 12, 2018

Senator Hassan Statement on Meeting with VA Secretary Nominee Robert Wilkie

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement today after meeting with President Trump’s nominee to serve as Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA):

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July 12, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan Announce $377K Grant for Granite State Service Corps

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced today that the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) awarded Goodwill Industries of Northern New England a $377,000 Targeted Priority Grant to support 45 members of Granite State Service Corps during their service with foster and at-risk youth in schools, after-school programs and family resource centers across New Hampshire.

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July 12, 2018

Senator Hassan Statement on NH Supreme Court Advisory Opinion on HB 1264

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement today on the New Hampshire Supreme Court’s advisory opinion about House Bill 1264, which would disenfranchise college students in New Hampshire:

 

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July 12, 2018

Senators Hassan, Shaheen Voice Continued Concerns about PFAS to New EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler

WASHINGTON – Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen today sent a letter to the new Acting Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Andrew Wheeler, voicing their concerns about per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination in drinking water in New Hampshire and across the country.

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July 12, 2018

Senators Hassan, Shaheen Announce $2.8 Million in Federal Funding to Support Ocean Monitoring that’s Critical for Maritime Businesses and Coastal Communities in New Hampshire

WASHINGTON - Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen today announced a nearly $3 million federal grant for the Northeastern Regional Association of Coastal and Ocean Observing Systems (NERACOOS). The grant will help ensure that maritime businesses and coastal communities in New Hampshire have accurate, real-time information on weather and ocean conditions.

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July 12, 2018

New Hampshire Congressional Delegation Announces $5 Million to Support NH Workforce Impacted by Opioid Epidemic

(Washington, DC) – Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02), announced that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) will award $5 million to the New Hampshire Department of Business and Economic Affairs to help the Granite State workforce, which has been severely affected by the opioid epidemic.

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July 11, 2018

At Senate Commerce Committee Hearing, Senator Hassan Emphasizes Importance of Addressing Cyber Vulnerabilities, Bolstering Cybersecurity

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today participated in a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee hearing focused on cybersecurity in the wake of the cyber vulnerabilities “Spectre” and “Meltdown” that were found in processing chips made by Intel, ARM, and AMD.

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July 11, 2018

Senator Hassan Highlights Harmful Impact of Climate Change and Air Pollution on Families at Mom’s Clean Air Force Event

WASHINGTON –Senator Maggie Hassan today joined children, concerned parents, and other elected officials to highlight the harmful impact of climate change and air pollution on families and communities across the country at a Mom’s Clean Air Force event.

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July 11, 2018

New Hampshire Delegation Applauds Approval of Medicaid Waiver to Expand Substance Use Disorder Treatment Availability in New Hampshire

(Washington, DC)—U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02), welcomed approval of New Hampshire’s request to allow Medicaid recipients suffering from substance use disorders to receive treatment from larger inpatient substance use disorder and mental health treatment facilities for short-term stays. The waiver addresses the Medicaid Institution for Mental Diseases (IMD) exclusion, which bars Medicaid matching funds from being used to treat Medicaid beneficiaries in mental health facilities with more than 16 beds. This exclusion places burdens on smaller facilities to meet service capacity needs that exceed the smaller facilities’ resources. In April, the New Hampshire delegation wrote a letter to the Trump administration requesting approval of this necessary waiver to help meet the high demand for substance use disorder treatment.  

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July 10, 2018

At SNHU Panel, Senator Hassan Highlights Importance of Partnerships Between Businesses and Higher Education to Strengthen Workforce Pipeline

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today highlighted the importance of innovative workforce partnerships between higher education institutions and businesses during a panel discussion hosted by Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) focused on workforce partnerships in higher education.

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July 10, 2018

Senator Hassan Applauds Signing of Bipartisan Bill to Support Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today applauded President Trump’s signing of the bipartisan Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Act into law, which she cosponsored to ensure that grandparents raising grandchildren are better able to meet the needs of the children in their care.

 

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