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February 28, 2017

Senator Hassan Co-Sponsors Bipartisan Legislation to Crack Down on Synthetic Drugs

WASHINGTON - Yesterday, as part of her comprehensive efforts to combat the heroin, opioid, and fentanyl crisis devastating communities across New Hampshire, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), John Cornyn (R-TX), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Mark Warner (D-VA), Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) in co-sponsoring the Synthetic Abuse and Labeling of Toxic Substances (SALTS) Act.

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February 28, 2017

Senator Maggie Hassan Statement on President Trump’s Address

WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement after President Trump's address to a joint session of Congress this evening:

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February 28, 2017

Senator Hassan Joins Colleagues in Introducing Bill to Strengthen Education for America’s Troops and Veterans

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) and other colleagues in introducing legislation to ensure that America's veterans have access to educational opportunities. The Educational Development (ED) for Troops and Veterans Act will provide education benefits to service members who often have to leave behind schools, jobs, and homes to serve their country.

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February 27, 2017

Statement from Senator Hassan Following Her Meeting with U.S. Supreme Court Nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement after meeting with President Trump's nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch:

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February 27, 2017

Statement from Senator Hassan on President Trump’s Deeply Concerning Proposed Budget Cuts

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement expressing her deep concerns after the Trump Administration announced a federal budget outline that makes significant cuts to domestic priorities to increase defense spending:

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February 24, 2017

Senator Hassan Invites Substance Abuse Treatment Advocate Ashley Hurteau as Guest of Honor for President Trump’s Joint Session of Congress Address

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan announced that substance abuse treatment advocate Ashley Hurteau of Dover will be her guest of honor for President Trump's Joint Session of Congress Address on February 28th in Washington. Ashley is a native Granite Stater now in recovery from heroin addiction after she was able to access substance abuse treatment because of New Hampshire's bipartisan Medicaid expansion plan.

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February 23, 2017

Senator Hassan Hosts Roundtable Discussion on Ensuring That Seniors Have Access to Affordable Health Care, Medicare

SALEM - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan hosted a roundtable discussion at Salemhaven Long Term Care and Rehabilitation Center with patients, caregivers, and physicians on protecting health care for seniors. During the discussion, Senator Hassan highlighted her efforts in the Senate to lower the cost of prescription drugs, safeguard the benefits that the Affordable Care Act is providing for older Americans, and to protect and strengthen Medicare and Medicaid.

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February 23, 2017

Senator Hassan Highlights Importance of Innovative Businesses During Visit to Engineering R&D Company Creare

HANOVER - Yesterday, Senator Maggie Hassan visited an engineering research and development company, Creare, where she highlighted the importance of supporting innovative businesses that are creating good jobs and moving our economy forward.

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February 22, 2017

Senator Hassan Commends UNH on New Granite Guarantee Scholarship Program

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement after the University of New Hampshire announced a new scholarship program called Granite Guarantee, which will allow all full-time, first-year New Hampshire students receiving federal Pell grants to attend UNH at the Durham and Manchester campuses tuition-free.

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February 22, 2017

Senator Hassan Reaffirms Commitment to Supporting Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Workers

PORTSMOUTH - Yesterday, Senator Maggie Hassan visited the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, where she received a briefing from Shipyard leadership and reaffirmed her commitment to supporting Shipyard workers.

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February 22, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on Trump Administration Rescinding Protections for Transgender Students

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on the Trump administration rescinding protections for transgender students in public schools.

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February 22, 2017

Senator Hassan Reaffirms Commitment to Veterans and their Families at White River Junction VA Medical Center

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan visited the White River Junction VA Medical Center where she heard from the Center's staff about the challenges they face and reaffirmed her commitment to ensuring that veterans and their families have access to the support that they need and deserve.

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February 22, 2017

Senator Hassan Hosts Student Debt Roundtable at Keene State College, Highlights Importance of Making College More Affordable

KEENE - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan hosted a student debt roundtable at Keene State College, where she heard from students, faculty, and administrators about the negative impact student debt has on young people in New Hampshire and on the state's economy. The Senator particularly underscored how student debt could hamper entrepreneurship.

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February 21, 2017

Senator Hassan’s Statement on Reports that White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Could Be Eliminated

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on reports that the Trump Administration isconsidering eliminating the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy in President Trump's budgetproposal:

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February 21, 2017

Senator Hassan Highlights Consequences of Climate Change on New Hampshire’s Businesses at Climate Impact Breakfast

DURHAM - Climate change will have serious consequences for New Hampshire's economy, businesses and people, and we must work together to combat it, Senator Maggie Hassan said today at the Local Climate Impacts Pancake Breakfast: Maple Syrup and Forests Impacts at the University of New Hampshire.

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February 21, 2017

Senator Hassan Emphasizes Importance of Expanding Access to Substance Use Treatment at Family Willows Substance Use Treatment Center Groundbreaking

MANCHESTER - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan participated in the groundbreaking ceremony for the expansion of Family Willows Substance Use Treatment Center, highlighting the importance of expanding access to treatment and protecting Medicaid expansion to combat the heroin, fentanyl and opioid crisis in New Hampshire.

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February 17, 2017

Senator Hassan Joins Fellow Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Members in Calling for Full Investigation of Russian Interference in U.S. Elections

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan joined fellow Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) members, Senators Tom Carper (D-MD), Jon Tester (D-MT), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Gary Peters (D-MI), and Kamala Harris (D-CA), in sending a letter to Chairman Ron Johnson (R-WI) to formally request an investigation focused on Russia's attempts to influence the U.S. Presidential election by attacking the nation's election infrastructure.

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February 16, 2017

Senator Hassan Participates in Floor Debate in Opposition to Scott Pruitt for EPA Administrator

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan delivered remarks on the Senate floor, opposing the nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to serve as Administrator of the Environmental Protecting Agency.

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February 16, 2017

Senator Hassan’s Statement on President Trump’s New Nominee for Secretary of Labor

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement after President Trump announced Alexander Acosta as his new pick for Secretary of Labor:

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February 16, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Demand Scott Pruitt Recuse Himself from All Issues Related to Lawsuits He Brought Against the EPA to Overturn or Weaken Clean Air and Water Pollution Rules

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) joined 28 other senators in calling on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator nominee Scott Pruitt to recuse himself from participating in any matter related to litigation that he pursued against the EPA as Oklahoma Attorney General. In the letter, the senators specifically call on Mr. Pruitt to recuse himself from decisions on how the EPA will defend itself against the lawsuits he brought for as long as those cases are active. They also call on Mr. Pruitt to recuse himself from any actions the EPA may make as a result of court action on litigation from which he is recused, as well as recuse himself from directing the revision or elimination of any regulation regarding issues on which he has sued the EPA. During his testimony at his confirmation hearing and in follow-up questions for the record, Mr. Pruitt refused to commit to recusing himself from any of these matters.

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