Press Releases

February 07, 2017

Senator Maggie Hassan Statement on Senate Confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education

WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement after the Vice President was forced to break a tie in the United States Senate and Betsy DeVos was confirmed as the Secretary of Education, 51-50:

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February 07, 2017

Senator Hassan Meets with Secretary of Veterans Affairs Nominee David Shulkin

WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement after meeting with Dr. David Shulkin, President Trump's nominee to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs:

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February 06, 2017

Senator Hassan’s Statement on Opposing Steve Mnuchin to Serve as Treasury Secretary

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement on her opposition to President Trump's nominee for Treasury Secretary, Steve Mnuchin:

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February 06, 2017

Senator Hassan Outlines Her Opposition to Betsy DeVos’s Nomination at NHSAA 2017 Legislative Review

CONCORD - Speaking to members of the New Hampshire School Administrators Association (NHSAA) today, Senator Hassan outlined why she opposes President Trump's nomination of Betsy DeVos to lead the U.S. Department of Education.

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February 06, 2017

Senator Hassan Participates in Floor Debate in Opposition to Betsy DeVos’s Nomination

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan participated in the floor debate on Betsy DeVos's nomination, highlighting that Mrs. DeVos is completely unqualified and unprepared to serve as Secretary of Education.

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February 03, 2017

Senator Hassan Opposes Scott Pruitt’s Nomination to Lead EPA

WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement announcing her opposition to Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt's nomination to lead the Environmental Protection Agency:

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February 03, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan to Trump: Don't Pull The Rug Out From under States Fighting Opioid Crisis

U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today wrote to President Donald Trump warning that repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with no replacement would pull the rug out from under local communities working to combat the opioid epidemic and could endanger millions of Americans just as they are getting treatment.

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February 03, 2017

Senator Hassan Highlights Importance of Broadband Connectivity and Modernizing STEM Education to New Hampshire’s Students & Economy

MANCHESTER - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan spoke at the New Hampshire Summit on Digital Equity for Economic Opportunity, highlighting the importance of expanding broadband connectivity and modernizing public education in helping New Hampshire's students and businesses thrive in the 21st century innovation economy.

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February 02, 2017

Senator Hassan Opposes Congressman Mick Mulvaney to Serve as Director of OMB

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement after voting in the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee in opposition to the nomination of Congressman Mick Mulvaney to serve as the Director of the Office of Management and Budget:

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February 02, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Announce that Portsmouth Naval Shipyard & All Public Shipyards Will Be Exempt from Federal Hiring Freeze

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced today that the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and all Navy public shipyards will be exempt from President Trump's federal hiring freeze. The clarification from the Department of Defense (DOD) comes in response to calls from Shaheen and Hassan to establish this exemption, after Shaheen's office learned that several new hires at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard received letters indefinitely postponing their start date. Last week, Shaheen led a bipartisan Congressional letter, signed by Hassan, to Secretary of Defense James Mattis calling for him to exempt shipyard employees from President Trump's federal hiring freeze, andon Monday, the senators joined Senators Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI) tointroduce legislation that would that establish this exemption.

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February 01, 2017

Senator Hassan to Oppose Congressman Tom Price’s Nomination for Secretary of Health and Human Services

WASHINGTON - Today, after Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee broke longstanding Committee rules and jammed through Congressman Price's nomination to serve as Secretary of Health and Human Services, Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement announcing that she will oppose Rep. Price's nomination:

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February 01, 2017

In ACA Hearing, Governor Beshear Agrees with Senator Hassan on Importance of Medicaid Expansion for States’ Budgets and Economies

WASHINGTON - Highlighting the dangerous impact that repealing the Affordable Care Act would have on the health and well-being of New Hampshire's people and economy, Senator Maggie Hassan today participated in the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions hearing on the ACA.

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January 31, 2017

Senator Hassan to Oppose Senator Jeff Sessions’ Nomination for Attorney General

WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement announcing that she will oppose Senator Jeff Sessions' nomination for Attorney General:

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January 31, 2017

Senator Hassan Votes Against Betsy DeVos’ Nomination in HELP Committee

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement after voting in opposition to the nomination of President Trump's nominee to lead the Department of Education, Betsy DeVos, in the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee:

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January 31, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on President Trump’s Nomination of Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court

WASHINGTON - Senator Hassan released the following statement in response to President Trump's nomination of Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court of the United States:

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January 30, 2017

Senator Hassan to Oppose Rex Tillerson’s Nomination for Secretary of State

WASHINGTON - Today, in advance of voting on a procedural measure regarding the nomination of Rex Tillerson to serve as Secretary of State, Senator Maggie Hassan announced that she will oppose Mr. Tillerson's nomination.

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January 30, 2017

Senator Hassan Joins Colleagues on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee in Demanding Meeting and Answers from DHS Chief

WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan joined fellow Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee members McCaskill (D-MO), Carper (D-DE), Tester (D-MT), Heitkamp (D-ND), Peters (D-MI), and Harris (D-CA) to demand a meeting with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly amid troubling reports that he and key members within DHS were not appropriately involved with the crafting and implementation of President Trump's latest executive order.

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January 30, 2017

Senator Hassan Joins Colleagues in Introducing Measure to Reverse President Trump’s Un-American and Dangerous Executive Order on Immigration

WASHINGTON - Today, in response to President Trump's un-American and dangerous executive orderimposing a religious test on entry into the United States, Senator Maggie Hassan joined Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA) and other colleagues in introducing a measure to reverse the executive order.

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January 28, 2017

Senator Maggie Hassan’s Statement on President Trump’s Anti-American Immigration Ban

WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on President Trump's anti-American immigration ban:

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January 27, 2017

Senator Hassan Visits Dyn, Highlights Importance of Supporting Innovative Businesses

MANCHESTER - Today, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan visited the headquarters of Dyn, a cloud-based internet performance company, where she received an update on Dyn's pending acquisition by Oracle and highlighted her commitment to supporting Dyn and other innovative businesses in New Hampshire through her role on the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation and the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

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