Press Releases

March 28, 2017

Why I Cannot Support Judge Gorsuch’s Nomination for the Supreme Court

Senator Maggie Hassan: "After considering the totality of Judge Gorsuch's record and judicial philosophy, I have concluded that at this critical moment in our nation's history, Judge Gorsuch has failed to demonstrate the judicial approach needed in a Supreme Court justice. While Judge Gorsuch is by all accounts a man of great integrity in his personal life, his record demonstrates that he has too often shown a disregard for the impact that his decisions have on the lives of real Americans, consistently putting big corporations before the rights and liberties of hard-working people and families."

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March 27, 2017

Senator Maggie Hassan Statement on Three-Year Anniversary of New Hampshire’s Bipartisan Medicaid Expansion Plan

MANCHESTER - Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on the three-year anniversary of New Hampshire's bipartisan Medicaid expansion plan:

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March 24, 2017

Senator Hassan Commends Harbor Homes, Community Leaders for Efforts to Effectively End Veteran Homelessness in Nashua, Highlights Work Ahead to Support Veterans and their Families

NASHUA - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan participated in the celebration of the greater Nashua region's effort to effectively end veteran homelessness, where she commended Harbor Homes and community members for their efforts and emphasized that more work must be done to end veteran homelessness in New Hampshire and across the nation.

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March 24, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Congratulate UNH on $1.4 Million Grant For STEM Teaching Project

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) congratulated the University of New Hampshire on receiving a $1.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the Culturally Responsive and Effective STEM Teaching (CREST) project. The CREST project is a collaborative effort between UNH, the Community College System of New Hampshire, and local school districts that will recruit and prepare science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) undergraduates and professionals to teach secondary level science and mathematics in high-need districts.

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March 24, 2017

Senate Passes Resolution Sponsored by Senators Hassan, Casey, and Isakson Designating March 25 Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day

WASHINGTON - Yesterday, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution sponsored by Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Bob Casey (D-PA), and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) designatingMarch 25, 2017, as "National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day."

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March 24, 2017

Senator Maggie Hassan Statement on Failure of Trumpcare

WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on the failure of Trumpcare:

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March 23, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Introduce Legislation to Overhaul Broken VA Appeals Process

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today joined a group of 17 Senators in introducing legislation to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs' broken appeals process. The process has not been updated since 1933, and more than 450,000 appeals are currently pending. Because of redundancies and inefficiencies in the current process, most veterans wait years for a decision on their appeals. By replacing the current process, the Department of Veterans Affairs Appeals Modernization Act would expedite appeals before the Board of Veterans Appeals and give veterans clear options after receiving an initial decision.

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March 23, 2017

In Hearing, Senator Hassan Underscores the Threat Budget Cuts Would Pose on Coast Guard’s Role in Drug Interdiction Efforts

WASHINGTON - As part of her efforts to keep New Hampshire and America safe, secure, and free, Senator Hassan highlighted the negative impactthat budget cuts to the Coast Guard wouldhave on the Coast Guard's role indrug interdictionand counterterrorism efforts.During a hearing of the Commerce Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard yesterday, Senator Hassan spoke out against cuts the Trump Administration has reportedly been considering to the Coast Guard's budget. The President's budget outline made no mention of the levels at which the Coast Guard would be funded.

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March 22, 2017

Senator Hassan Highlights Need for Enhanced Protections Against Cyber Attacks on Companies like Dyn

Senator Hassan Highlights Need for Enhanced Protections Against Cyber Attacks on Companies like Dyn Senator Also Discusses Russian Use of "Bots" to Influence Discourse on Social Media Watch video of Senator Hassan's questioning here. WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan questioned witnesses at the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee hearing on emerging technologies for cybersecurity about the need to enhance protections and safeguards against distributed-denial-of-service… Continue Reading


March 22, 2017

Senator Hassan Joins Colleagues, Advocates for Disability Community in Speaking Out Against Trumpcare

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), former Senator Tom Harkin, members of the disability community, and advocates for a press conference outside the U.S. Capitol highlighting the devastating impact Trumpcare would have on Granite Staters and Americans who experience disabilities.

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March 22, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on Most Important SCOTUS Decision for People with Disabilities in a Decade

WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement after the Supreme Court ruled 8-0 in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District, the most important Supreme Court decision for people with disabilities in a decade. The decision affirms that school districts must ensure that students who experience disabilities receive an education that is "appropriately ambitious" under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

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March 22, 2017

Senator Hassan Presses Secretary of Labor Nominee Alex Acosta on Workplace Safety and Protections for Workers who Experience Disabilities

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan participated in the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee confirmation hearing for Alex Acosta, President Trump's nominee to lead the Department of Labor.

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March 22, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Call for Reversal of Proposed EPA Cuts That Would Devastate Americans’ Clean Air and Water

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a group of 36 Senators in opposing President Trump's proposal to inflict a more than 30 percent cut to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) budget.

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March 22, 2017

Senator Hassan’s Statement on the Passing of State Senator Scott McGilvray

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on the passing of New Hampshire State Senator Scott McGilvray:

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March 21, 2017

At HELP Committee Hearing, Senator Hassan Questions FDA on Designation of Certain Opioids as “Abuse Deterrent”

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan participated in a Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing where she questioned an FDA official on the designation of certain opioids as "abuse deterrent" and pushed the FDA to engage in efforts to combat the substance misuse crisis. Senator Hassan pointed out that designating particular opioids as "abuse deterrent" is misleading because these products are just as addictive as other opioids.

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March 21, 2017

Members of Congress Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Make Hearing Aids Available Over the Counter

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), and Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), today reintroduced legislation to make hearing aids for those with mild to moderate hearing loss available over the counter (OTC). A companion bill led by Representatives Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass.) and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) was also introduced in the House.

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March 21, 2017

In Letter to Leader McConnell, Shaheen and Hassan Call Trumpcare Disastrous for New Hampshire’s Fight Against the Opioid Epidemic

WASHINGTON - As New Hampshire continues to combat the devastating opioid epidemic, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) joined a group of 19 senators in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) calling on him not to take up any legislation that would further harm individuals struggling with an opioid use disorder. The repeal of the Affordable Care Act could strip health care coverage from millions of Americans suffering from a substance use disorder, including thousands of Granite Staters. In the letter, the senators point to the fact that 12 percent of adult Medicaid beneficiaries live with some form or a substance abuse disorder, and Medicaid finances one-third of the medication-assisted treatment administered for opioid and other substance use disorders in the country.

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March 17, 2017

Senator Hassan Joins in Reintroducing the Healthy Families Act to Allow Workers to Earn Paid Sick Days

WASHINGTON - This week, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined her colleagues in the Senate and House in introducing theHealthy Families Act, which would allow Granite State workers to earn paid sick leave to use when they are sick, to care for a loved one, to obtain preventative care, or to address the impacts of domestic violence, stalking, or sexual assault. Currently, 41 million workers across the nation do not have access to paid sick leave, forcing them to take time off with no pay, and at times even risk their jobs when they or a loved one is sick.

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March 16, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on Trump Budget Proposal to Eliminate Northern Border Regional Commission

WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on President Trump's budget proposal to completely eliminate the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC). The NBRC has invested millions of dollars to help spur economic and community development in northern New Hampshire, and it has provided funding to increase access to substance misuse services.

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March 16, 2017

Senator Hassan: Trump’s Budget is Built for Corporate Special Interests, Would Hurt New Hampshire’s Middle Class Families and Economic Priorities

WASHINGTON - Senator Hassan released the following statement on President Trump's proposed budget:

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