January 06, 2017

Senator Hassan Ceremonially Sworn-in by Retired Supreme Court Justice David Souter

Senator Hassan Ceremonially Sworn-in by Retired Supreme Court Justice David Souter

U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan being ceremonially sworn-in by Retired Supreme Court Justice David Souter. High res photo available here.

MANCHESTER - TODAY, Senator Maggie Hassan was ceremonially sworn-in by Retired Supreme Court Justice David Souter at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College. Senator Hassan was officially sworn in as New Hampshire's newest U.S. Senator by Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday, January 3rd in a ceremony in the Senate Chamber of the United States Capitol.

"I am profoundly grateful to the people of New Hampshire for the great trust that they have bestowed upon me, and it was a tremendous honor to be ceremonially sworn-in as United States Senator by Justice Souter, whose commitment to justice, our state and our country is extraordinary," said Senator Maggie Hassan. "As Senator, I will focus on building on the bipartisan progress we've made in New Hampshire for hard-working families and small businesses and finding common ground to expand middle class opportunity, support innovative businesses and keep New Hampshire and America safe, secure and free."

In the United States Senate, her priorities include supporting states' efforts to combat the heroin, fentanyl and opioid crisis; expanding access to job training and making college more affordable for our students and families; protecting access to quality, affordable health coverage; and helping innovative businesses grow and create good jobs. She is also focused on protecting and strengthening Social Security and Medicare; ensuring that veterans get the services they need and deserve; combating climate change and preserving our natural resources; and protecting a woman's right to make her own health care decisions.

Senator Hassan's committee assignments allow her to focus on these as well as other critical priorities facing New Hampshire's families, small businesses, and economy. She is a member of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs; the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP); the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation; and the Joint Economic Committee.

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