Press Releases

November 08, 2017

Senator Hassan Presses DHS Secretary Nominee on Importance of Strengthening Election Cyber Security

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan participated today in the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee confirmation hearing for Kirstjen Nielsen, President Trump’s nominee to serve as Secretary of Homeland Security.

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November 08, 2017

Senator Hassan Cosponsors Bipartisan Bill to Protect Veterans from Financial Scams

WASHINGTON – Ahead of Veterans Day, Senator Maggie Hassan cosponsored the bipartisan Veterans Care Financial Protection Act, introduced by Senators Warren (D-MA) and Rubio (R-FL), to help protect veterans who receive Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) assistance from financial scams. 

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November 07, 2017

Senator Hassan Highlights Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities of “Internet of Things” During Commerce Committee Hearing

WASHINGTON -  Senator Maggie Hassan participated today in a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee hearing where she highlighted the cybersecurity vulnerabilities associated with the Internet of Things (IoT). Senator Hassan pointed to the devastating cyber-attack on the New Hampshire company Dyn Inc., which infected baby monitors and other internet-connected devices with malware and led to dozens of major retailers and media websites being taken off line for several hours.

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November 07, 2017

Senator Hassan and Colleagues to Allergan CEO: Monopoly Keeps Price of Drug High, Limits Competition

WASHINGTON  – Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and a group of her colleagues are demanding answers from Allergan CEO Brenton Saunders on the company’s recent sale of its Restasis patents to the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe – a move the Senators say could stifle competition while keeping the cost of the drug high. 

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November 07, 2017

Senator Hassan Cosponsors Bipartisan VETS Act to Improve Health Care Access for Veterans with Disabilities and Those in Rural Areas

WASHINGTON – Ahead of Veterans Day, Senator Maggie Hassan today cosponsored the bipartisan Veterans E-Health & Telemedicine Support Act of 2017 (VETS Act), legislation that would improve health care access – including mental health treatment – for veterans who experience disabilities or those who live in rural areas by expanding telehealth services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

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November 03, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on Trump Administration Climate Change Report

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement today after the Trump Administration released the National Climate Assessment, a scientific report mandated by law that found “it is extremely likely that human influence has been the dominant cause” of global warming and that  “there is no convincing alternative explanation”: 

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November 03, 2017

Senator Hassan Speaks at New England Summit for Clinical Excellence Highlighting Need for More Resources to Address Opioid Epidemic

BEDFORD, M.A. – Senator Maggie Hassan delivered remarks today at the New England Summit for Clinical Excellence, a gathering of treatment and recovery providers and medical professionals, where she spoke about the critical importance of supporting those on the front lines of the fentanyl, heroin, and opioid crisis. 

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November 03, 2017

Senator Hassan Joins Colleagues Urging VA Secretary Shulkin to Uphold Protections Against For-Profit College Corruption Following Decision to Back Down From Blanket Ethics Waiver

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan joined her colleagues in sending a letter to Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin urging him to uphold the VA’s responsibility to protect veterans from being taken advantage of by predatory for-profit colleges that have insider relationships with VA employees and regulators.

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November 02, 2017

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Help Introduce Legislation to Slow Revolving Door Between the Pharmaceutical Industry and Federal Agencies

WASHINGTON – Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today helped introduce new legislation, the Pharmaceutical Regulation Conflict of Interest Act, that will slow the revolving door between the pharmaceutical industry and the federal agencies, including the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), that are entrusted to keep patients and the public safe.  

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November 02, 2017

At Harkin International Disability Employment Summit, Senator Hassan Highlights Importance of Employment Opportunities for Individuals who Experience Disabilities

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today addressed the Harkin International Disability Employment Summit, where she highlighted the importance of employment opportunities for individuals who experience disabilities.

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November 01, 2017

Senator Hassan Calls for Substantial Additional Resources to Implement Recommendations of White House Opioid Commission

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement today on the report from the White House Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis:

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November 01, 2017

Senator Hassan Meets with Secretary of Homeland Security Nominee Kirstjen Nielsen

WASHINGTON –Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement today after meeting with President Trump’s nominee to serve as Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen:

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November 01, 2017

Senator Hassan Cosponsors Bipartisan Legislation to Support Survivors of Military Sexual Trauma

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan announced today that she cosponsored the bipartisan Servicemember and Veterans’ Empowerment and Support Act to ensure that the Department of Veterans Affairs provides appropriate benefits and care for survivors of military sexual assault trauma (MST).

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November 01, 2017

Senator Hassan Delivers Floor Speech Highlighting Start of Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment Period

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today delivered a speech on the Senate floor where she highlighted the beginning of the Affordable Care Act’s open enrollment period, which begins today and runs through December 15, and encouraged Americans to get covered or shop for new plans at HealthCare.gov. Senator Hassan told the stories of two Granite Staters who received health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid Expansion, which allowed them to recover from serious illnesses and reenter the workforce. 

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October 31, 2017

Senator Hassan Presses FEMA Administrator on Inadequate Puerto Rico Response During Senate Hearing

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today pressed Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Brock Long about the federal government’s inadequate response and relief efforts for Puerto Rico during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing. 

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October 31, 2017

NH Delegation Questions EPA on Public Disclosure of Risks from PFOA and PFOS

Washington, DC – On Friday, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH) and Annie Kuster (D-NH) regarding reports in a recent New York Times article that described the EPA’s efforts to weaken chemical safety regulations that could affect access to public information on the risks of emerging contaminants, including perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), chemical materials that have contaminated drinking water in several New Hampshire communities. 

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October 30, 2017

Shaheen & Hassan Respond to Trump Administration's Decision to Not Prioritize Hardest-Hit States, Including NH, for Opioid Funding

(Washington, DC)—U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statements after the Department of Health and Human Services announced that it would not revise the state formula for determining Opioid State Targeted Response grants, which were included in the 21st Century Cures legislation Congress passed last year. This formula underfunds response efforts in New Hampshire and other hard-hit states. For FY2018, the Department will continue to consider state population size, rather than rate of overdose death, as a significant factor in determining funding.

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October 30, 2017

Senators Shaheen, Hassan to Trump Health Dept: Time to Drop Tom Price Era “Strategic Plan” Prioritizing Extreme Ideology Over Science

WASHINGTON Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined their colleagues in calling on the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to revise its troubling and backward draft Plan for 2018-2022, which prioritizes ideology over science and fails to address the diverse health needs of vulnerable populations.  

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October 30, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan to EPA: Show Your Work on Clean Power Plan Repeal

Washington, DC – Last week, Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senate Democrats and sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt asking for more information on the agency’s decision to repeal the Clean PowerPlan. The proposal, released by the agency earlier this month, relies heavily on skewed scientific and mathematical data in order to justify repealing the Clean Power Plan.

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October 30, 2017

Shaheen and Hassan Hold Press Conference to Raise Awareness of Health Insurance Open Enrollment Period

(Manchester, NH) – Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) held a press conference at Manchester Community Health Center to highlight the health insurance open enrollment period, which runs from November 1st through December 15th. While legislative efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have repeatedly failed, the Trump administration has accelerated attempts to sabotage the ACA, which includes ending cost-sharing reduction payments that help low and middle-income families afford insurance, repealing the birth control mandate, cutting the open enrollment period in half and shutting down the sign-up website for 12 hours nearly every Sunday of the enrollment period.

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