Press Releases

January 28, 2020

Amid Reports of Potential Coronavirus Cases in New Hampshire, Senator Hassan Urges Granite Staters to Take Precautionary Measures Similar to Flu Prevention

WASHINGTON – Amid reports of potential coronavirus cases in New Hampshire, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan is urging all Granite Staters to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) precautionary measures – akin to those recommended for flu prevention such as frequent handwashing, staying home when sick, and covering your nose and mouth when sneezing or coughing. Anyone who feels sick and who has visited Wuhan City, China, should seek care immediately. Additional information from New Hampshire’s Department of Health and Human Services is here.  

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January 24, 2020

Senator Hassan Cosponsors Legislation to Prevent Opioid Misuse Among Students and Student Athletes

(Washington, DC) – This week, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) reintroduced legislation that would help prevent opioid misuse among students and student athletes. The Student and Student Athlete Opioid Misuse Prevention Act would allow schools, communities and youth athletic associations in New Hampshire and around the country to provide prevention programs to reduce the risk of opioid misuse among students and student athletes. Research shows that students, and student athletes in particular, are at risk of developing a dependency due to opioid pain treatment following injuries. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) are cosponsors of the legislation.

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January 23, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan Introduce Legislation to Protect Community Television

(Washington, DC) – This week, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) introduced the Protecting Community Television Act with Senator Ed Markey (D-MA), legislation to ensure that community television operations continue to receive the resources they need to educate and inform viewers in the cities and towns where they operate.

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January 22, 2020

Senator Hassan Statement on 47th Anniversary of Supreme Court’s Decision in Roe v. Wade

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on the 47th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Roe v. Wade:

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January 21, 2020

Senator Hassan Recognizes Rahul and Karthik Chalumuri of Keene as January’s Granite Staters of the Month

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan recognized Rahul and Karthik Chalumuri of Keene as January’s Granite Staters of the Month for their efforts to organize donation drives at their school to support patients at a local cancer center.  

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January 21, 2020

NH Delegation Calls on Trump to Continue Opioid Response Grant Funding, Ensure Set-Aside for Hardest-Hit States

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, led Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) in a letter to President Donald Trump, calling on him to continue funding for the State Opioid Response (SOR) grant program in his budget proposal for fiscal year (FY) 2021. The SOR grant program has been a critical tool for New Hampshire and other states on the frontlines of the substance use disorder crisis. The delegation also urged the President to continue the 15 percent set-aside for hardest hit states, which has helped states deeply impacted like New Hampshire. In government funding legislation signed into law last month, Senator Shaheen successfully included a new provision based on a key component of her legislation that provides flexibility for treatment providers to use SOR grant dollars to help patients suffering from methamphetamine and cocaine dependency, in addition to opioid use disorders.

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January 21, 2020

Senator Hassan Statement on 10th Anniversary of Supreme Court’s Backward Ruling in Citizens United v. FEC

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on the 10th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United v. FEC:

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January 20, 2020

Senator Hassan Honors 2019 Granite Staters of the Month in Manchester

MANCHESTER – Senator Maggie Hassan honored the New Hampshire citizens she recognized in 2019 as Granite Staters of the Month this past Saturday in Manchester, where she commended them for all that they have done to help their fellow citizens, improve their communities, and build a stronger state and country. For photos from the event, click here. For video of the Senator’s welcoming remarks, click here.

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January 17, 2020

Senator Hassan Nominates 53 New Hampshire Students for United States Service Academies

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan announced today that she has nominated 53 New Hampshire students to attend United States Service Academies – the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Military Academy, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

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January 17, 2020

Senator Hassan Leads Bipartisan Colleagues in Introducing Bill to Establish Cybersecurity Coordinator in Every State

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), John Cornyn (R-TX), Rob Portman (R-OH), and Gary Peters (D-MI) today introduced a bipartisan bill to require the Department of Homeland Security to establish a Cybersecurity State Coordinator program. Each state would have its own federally funded Cybersecurity Coordinator, who would be responsible for helping to prevent and respond to cybersecurity threats by working with federal, state, and local governments as well as schools, hospitals, and other entities.

 

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January 16, 2020

Senate Passes Bipartisan Legislation Cosponsored by Senator Hassan to Help Law Enforcement Tackle the Opioid Epidemic

WASHINGTON – The Senate today passed bipartisan legislation cosponsored by Senator Maggie Hassan to help ensure that law enforcement has the tools it needs to curb the opioid epidemic and better target fentanyl and similar synthetic drugs, which have contributed to the devastating substance misuse epidemic in New Hampshire and across the country.

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January 16, 2020

Senator Hassan Applauds Passage of U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today voted to send bipartisan legislation implementing the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) to the President for his signature. As a member of the Senate Finance Committee, Senator Hassan helped to advance the bill, citing feedback from New Hampshire businesses and workers, as well as improved labor and enforcement standards. The deal is also supported by key New Hampshire business leaders.

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January 15, 2020

Senator Hassan Statement on Senate Impeachment Trial

WASHINGTON – Following the House of Representatives’ vote to send articles of impeachment to the Senate, Senator Maggie Hassan issued this statement:

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January 15, 2020

Senate Passes Bipartisan Hassan, Romney Bill to Confront Rise of China

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate yesterday passed the Indo-Pacific Cooperation Act of 2019, a bipartisan bill that Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Todd Young (R-IN), and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) introduced that would require the U.S. to partner with allies in the Indo-Pacific region, Europe, and elsewhere to develop a unified approach to address the rise of China.

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January 14, 2020

Senator Hassan Votes to Confirm FEMA Administrator

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan, the top Democrat on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management, voted today to confirm Peter Gaynor as the next Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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January 14, 2020

NH Delegation Announces More Than $735K to Support NH Youth Suicide Prevention Efforts

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced today with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) the award of $735,844 in federal funding to the National Alliance on Mental Illness New Hampshire (NAMI NH) that will bolster the organization’s youth suicide prevention efforts throughout New Hampshire. This grant was distributed through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMSHA) Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Suicide Prevention Program. SAMSHA is a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

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January 13, 2020

Senator Hassan Cosponsors Bipartisan Bill to Support Maternity Care in Rural Areas

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan has cosponsored bipartisan legislation, led by Senators Tina Smith (D-MN) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), aimed at helping to ensure that new and expecting moms living in rural communities get the care that they need. The legislation would take significant steps forward to improve health care outcomes for moms and their babies, including by expanding prenatal and postpartum telehealth services and creating new federal grants to address maternal mortality.

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January 13, 2020

Senators Hassan, Shaheen Criticize Flawed E-Cigarette Policy, Call for Action From New FDA Commissioner

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, and Jeanne Shaheen joined their colleagues in sending a letter to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn criticizing the FDA’s decision to break the Trump Administration’s promise to remove non-tobacco flavored e-cigarette products from the market by moving forward with a policy that includes exceptions for menthol-flavored products and any flavored e-liquids that are not in cartridges.

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January 10, 2020

Senator Hassan Visits Contoocook Creamery, Discusses Impact of USMCA on Dairy Farmers

CONTOOCOOK – Senator Maggie Hassan discussed how the bipartisan U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement will help support dairy farmers in New Hampshire during a visit today to Contoocook Creamery. Earlier this week, Senator Hassan voted in the Senate Finance Committee to advance the USMCA, which was the next major step forward in the trade agreement going into effect.

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January 10, 2020

Following House Vote on Major Bipartisan PFAS Bill, Hassan Calls for Senate Action

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed major bipartisan legislation to address PFAS contamination in New Hampshire and across the country. In response, Senator Hassan issued the following statement:

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