March 11, 2021

Senator Hassan Receives Bipartisan Policy Center Award

 
U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) was awarded the Bipartisan Policy Center’s 2021 Senate Legislative Action Award. Senator Hassan received this award along with Senator Todd Young (R-IN), who she joined in a virtual conversation hosted by the Center about the importance of bipartisanship and breaking through partisan gridlock. The Senators’ conversation can be found here and begins at 18:30. 
 
“When we work across the aisle, we can find lasting solutions to pressing challenges,” Senator Hassan said. “That's the approach I've always tried to take, including by working across party lines to help end surprise medical billing, keep Americans safe, secure, and free, and support veterans. I am grateful to the Bipartisan Policy Center for helping to bring people together from across the aisle to get things done. Additionally, it is an honor to receive this award with Senator Young, with whom I've worked on a range of important priorities, including introducing legislation to expand the R&D tax credit and provide more support to students. I will continue to prioritize bipartisanship and finding common ground as we work to address the biggest challenges facing our country.”
 
See below for more information on Senator Hassan’s recognition.


BPC Honors Legislators, Election Administrators for Courage and Commitment to Democracy


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 11, 2021
Contact: Luci Manning 
(202) 374-1974
 
Washington, DC - Yesterday, the Bipartisan Policy Center presented the 2021 Legislative Action Awards during a virtual reception and conversation focused on the current challenges and the importance of bipartisanship as a catalyst for durable solutions.
 
BPC established the Legislative Action Award to acknowledge creative and courageous members who breathe life into the legislative process. The award is given to members who demonstrate the skill, grace, and tenacity to foster bipartisanship in a time when it is most needed.
 
“The six recipients of BPC’s 2021 Legislative Action Awards have demonstrated the courage, creativity, and determination required to make progress in a divided Congress,” said Jason Grumet, president of the Bipartisan Policy Center. “Most Americans want Congress to work. BPC is proud to acknowledge these six legislators who have demonstrated the leadership required to get things done for the American people.”
 
This year’s Senate Legislative Action Award recipients:
 
  • Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-NH)
  • Sen. Todd Young (R-IN)
 
Remarks by the 2021 Senate Legislative Action Award recipients:
 
Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-NH): “When we work across the aisle, we can find lasting solutions to pressing challenges. That's the approach I've always tried to take, including by working across party lines to help end surprise medical billing, keep Americans safe, secure, and free, and support veterans. I am grateful to the Bipartisan Policy Center for helping to bring people together from across the aisle to get things done. Additionally, it is an honor to receive this award with Senator Young, with whom I've worked on a range of important priorities, including introducing legislation to expand the R&D tax credit and provide more support to students. I will continue to prioritize bipartisanship and finding common ground as we work to address the biggest challenges facing our country.”
 
Sen. Todd Young (R-IN): “After my time in the military, I came to Capitol Hill to make a difference for Hoosiers. In a closely divided Congress, the opportunity to get meaningful legislation signed into law is next to impossible without taking the time to work across the aisle to identify bipartisan solutions. I am honored to receive the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Legislative Action Award and I look forward to continuing to work with my colleagues to advance wins for Hoosiers.”
 
Watch the ceremony and discussion. 
 
Please direct media inquiries for awardees or BPC leadership to BPC’s Director of Media Relations Luci Manning.
 
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