Press Releases

September 23, 2019

Senator Hassan Introduces Legislation to Address New Hampshire’s Shortage of Home Health Aides

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan joined her colleagues in introducing legislation to support in-home direct care workers in New Hampshire and across the country. The Direct CARE Opportunity Act will help to address the demand for direct care workers by strengthening support for workers who provide daily living assistance to millions of older Americans, people with disabilities, and others with chronic care needs.

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September 23, 2019

Senators Hassan, Lee Introduce Bipartisan Counterterrorism Bill

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the Reporting Efficiently to Proper Officials in Response to Terrorism (REPORT) Act, which requires federal agencies to report to Congress after a terrorist attack with information about exactly what happened and recommendations to prevent future attacks.

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September 20, 2019

Senators Hassan, Capito and Representatives Pascrell, Bacon Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Declaring Concussion Awareness Day

WASHINGTON – Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) introduced a bipartisan resolution in the Senate recognizing today, September 20th, 2019, as Concussion Awareness Day. The resolution was also introduced in the House of Representatives by Congressmen Bill Pascrell (D-NJ-9) and Don Bacon (R-NE-2).

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September 20, 2019

Senator Hassan Statement on Departure of Al Montoya, Jr. from Manchester VA Medical Center

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement after the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the departure of Alfred Montoya, Jr. from the Manchester VA Medical Center, where he is serving as director. Montoya had previously served as director of the White River Junction VA Medical Center.

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September 20, 2019

Marking National Concussion Awareness Day, Senator Hassan Recognizes Brooke Mills of Concord as September’s Granite Stater of the Month

WASHINGTON – On Concussion Awareness Day, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) recognized Brooke Mills from Concord as September’s Granite Stater of the Month for her efforts to educate and raise awareness to others about the dangers of concussions. As a result of Brooke’s advocacy, Senator Hassan joined Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) in introducing a bipartisan, bicameral resolution this week to recognize September 20, 2019 as National Concussion Awareness Day. To read the full text of the resolution, click here.

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September 19, 2019

Senator Hassan Statement on U.S. House Drug Pricing Plan

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on the drug pricing plan announced today by Speaker Nancy Pelosi:

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September 19, 2019

Hassan-Backed Legislation Honoring Christa McAuliffe Passes House, Heads to President’s Desk

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Mike Enzi (R-WY) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statements after the House of Representatives passed the Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin Act this afternoon, bipartisan legislation that would create a commemorative coin to honor Christa McAuliffe, the Concord teacher who died aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger in 1986. The bill further reaffirms American commitment to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education and supports it with proceeds from the coin. After today’s final vote in the House, the bill will now head to the President’s desk to be signed into law.

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September 19, 2019

Senators Hassan, Whitehouse Press Justice Department for 2006 Purdue Pharma Prosecution Memo

WASHINGTON – Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) pressed the U.S. Department of Justice to turn over a 2006 memo laying out federal prosecutors’ strong criminal case against Purdue Pharma—and related documents that could show why the Department of Justice failed to act on the memo’s recommendations and instead let Purdue Pharma off with a slap on the wrist.

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September 18, 2019

Following Report on High Cost of Government Shutdowns, Senators Hassan and Lankford Continue Push for Their Bipartisan Prevent Government Shutdowns Act

WASHINGTON – Following the release of a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) subcommittee report on how the last three government shutdowns have negatively impacted everything from the economy to national security, Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and James Lankford (R-OK) highlighted the need for Congress to pass their bipartisan legislation to end government shutdowns.

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September 18, 2019

Senator Hassan, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Prevent Youth Suicide

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan joined her colleagues in introducing the bipartisan Suicide Training and Awareness Nationally Delivered for Universal Prevention (STANDUP) Act to address rising youth suicide rates.

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September 17, 2019

Shaheen, Hassan Introduce Legislation to Stop Use of Taxpayer Dollars at Trump Properties

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) introduced the Heightened Oversight of Travel, Eating, and Lodging (HOTEL) Act with Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) – the Ranking Member of HSGAC – and a group of 32 Senators, which would immediately stop the federal government from spending taxpayer dollars at properties owned by the President, Vice President and Cabinet officials. The legislation aims to prevent potential conflicts of interest and abuse of taxpayer dollars by making clear that all three branches of government may not approve any spending, including travel expenditures, at businesses owned or controlled by the President and other high-ranking government officials.

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September 17, 2019

Senator Hassan Introduces Legislation to Address Eviction Crisis

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today introduced legislation to address the eviction crisis. The Prevent Evictions Act – which is backed by Matthew Desmond, author of the Pulitzer Prize winning book Evicted – would support cost-effective solutions to keep families in their homes, including through landlord-tenant mediation programs and rent insurance programs.

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September 11, 2019

Senator Hassan Takes to Senate Floor to Urge Congress to Provide More Resources to Combat Devastating Opioid Epidemic

WASHINGTON – As the Senate Appropriations Committee considers funding bills for the next fiscal year, Senator Maggie Hassan took to the Senate floor today to urge Congress to provide more resources to combat the devastating opioid epidemic. The Senator specifically called on the Appropriations Committee to fully fund the State Opioid Response grant program, which has provided more than $50 million to New Hampshire over the past two years.

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September 11, 2019

Shaheen, Hassan and Pappas Announce More Than 200K in Federal Grant Funding for Strawbery Banke Museum

(Washington, DC) –Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, along with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced that the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded $218,220 in federal funding to the Strawbery Banke Museum. IMLS is an independent federal agency that provides federal support for American libraries and museums. The grant will be used by the museum to develop and implement new interpretive strategies and programs for visitors in the historic Captain Walsh House located on its campus.

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September 11, 2019

Hassan Joins Senate Dems to Call on Majority Leader McConnell to Act after House Judiciary Passes Gun Safety Bill to Ban High-Capacity Magazines

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Hassan joined U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and the Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), along with 23 other of their colleagues in calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to act on their Keep Americans Safe Act (S.447), which would prohibit the transfer, importation, or possession of magazines able to hold more than ten rounds of ammunition. Companion legislation passed the House Judiciary Committee last night.

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September 10, 2019

Senator Hassan Statement on Anniversary of the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement ahead of the anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001:

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September 09, 2019

At 9/11 Hearing in New York City, Senator Hassan Discusses Threats to Homeland Security with Former Department of Homeland Security Secretaries

NEW YORK CITY – Ahead of the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan joined bipartisan members of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee for a field hearing at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City. The hearing focused on the current state of homeland security and what needs to be done to keep Granite Staters and all Americans safe. Hearing witnesses were three former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) secretaries from the Bush and Obama Administrations.

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September 04, 2019

NH Delegation Announces Over $300K in Federal Grant Funding for New Training and Safety Equipment for NH Fire Training Academy

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded the New Hampshire Fire Training Academy $341,086 in federal funding through the agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. The AFG program provides direct financial assistance to eligible fire departments in order to enhance the safety of firefighters and the public. The funding will be used to purchase new firefighter training equipment and breathing apparatus cylinders.

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September 04, 2019

NH Delegation Announces More Than $26.6 Million in Funding to Combat Substance Use Disorder Epidemic

(Washington, DC) – Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced the award of over $26.6 million in federal funding to help combat the substance use disorder epidemic. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced the award of $22,982,608 in grants for the remainder of Fiscal Year (FY) 2019, under the State Opioid Response (SOR) grant program. This is the second allotment of $22.9 million to be made available to the state due to the New Hampshire congressional delegation’s successful negotiations of the bipartisan budget agreement in 2018. Thanks to the delegation’s efforts, New Hampshire will receive a total of nearly $35 million in SOR grants in FY 2019, more than a ten-fold increase compared to FY 2017. New Hampshire will use the SOR grant dollars to increase access to substance use disorder treatment and recovery supports, and enhance efforts to prevent substance misuse.

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September 03, 2019

Reps. Ratcliffe, Khanna to introduce bill with Sens. Cornyn and Hassan to advance and modernize CDM program at DHS

WASHINGTON – Reps. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) and Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) will introduce legislation this week to advance and modernize the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Continuous Diagnostics Mitigation (CDM) program.

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