Press Releases

August 10, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on President Trump’s Comments that He Will Declare the Opioid Crisis a National Emergency

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement after President Trump made comments that he will declare the opioid crisis a national emergency:

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August 09, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on President Trump’s Disaster Declaration for New Hampshire

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement today after President Trump approved New Hampshire for a disaster declaration for the severe storms and flooding that impacted communities from July 1 – 2, 2017:

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August 09, 2017

Senator Hassan Visits Siege Technologies, Highlights Importance of Robust Cybersecurity

MANCHESTER – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan visited Siege Technologies, an advanced research and development company that provides world-class technological and cybersecurity solutions to a diverse customer base. Senator Hassan is working to strengthen America’s cyber defenses through her role on the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC). She has introduced the bipartisan Hack Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Act, which would utilize the talents of ethical hackers to help identify unique and undiscovered vulnerabilities in the DHS networks and data systems – a program which has already found success at the Department of Defense and major tech companies.

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August 09, 2017

Senate Approves Bipartisan Measures Senator Hassan Helped Introduce to Reform VA, Support Veterans

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate approved last week several bipartisan measures that Senator Maggie Hassan helped introduce to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs and to better support veterans as they transition to civilian life. The bipartisan Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017 passed the Senate, while the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Education Assistance Act of 2017 and provisions of the Better Workforce for Veterans Act have passed both the House and Senate and are awaiting the President’s signature.

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August 09, 2017

ICYMI: Senator Hassan Joins Former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy in Portsmouth, Calls on Trump to Endorse Federal Climate Change Report

PORTSMOUTH – Yesterday, Senator Maggie Hassan joined former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and Portsmouth Mayor Jack Blalock for an event hosted by the League of Conservation Voters at the Portsmouth Brewery to highlight the importance of working together to combat climate change and protect New Hampshire’s natural resources. Senator Hassan also called on President Trump to endorse his Administration’s report showing the real impact that climate change is already having in New Hampshire and across America. 

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August 08, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on New Hampshire DOJ Lawsuit Against Purdue Pharma

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement after the New Hampshire Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against the maker of OxyContin, Purdue Pharma, related to deceptive marketing practices of opioid products:

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August 08, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan, Shea-Porter: Air Force to Pay for Pease PFC Filtration System

PORTSMOUTH — Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Senator Maggie Hassan, and Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today announced that the U.S. Air Force has agreed to pay the City of Portsmouth $1.3 million to complete next steps in the ongoing Pease clean-up effort.

 

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August 08, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Announce AmeriCorps Grant for Combating the Opioid Epidemic

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced that Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital has received an AmeriCorps grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency for volunteering and service programs. The grant is specifically aimed at combating the opioid epidemic. AmeriCorps members will serve as community health workers and help those struggling with substance use disorders and behavioral health needs resolve non-clinical barriers to care such as housing, literacy and transportation. 

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August 08, 2017

ICYMI: Senator Hassan Attends Rockingham Drug Court Recovery Commencement

BRENTWOOD – Yesterday, Senator Maggie Hassan attended the Rockingham Drug Court Recovery Commencement, where she congratulated graduates and spoke about the important role of drug courts as a tool in our efforts to combat the substance misuse epidemic.

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August 07, 2017

Senator Hassan Congratulates Graduates at Rockingham County Drug Court Commencement

ROCKINGHAM – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan delivered remarks at the Rockingham County Drug Court Commencement, where she congratulated graduates and highlighted the critical role drug courts play in helping to combat the heroin, fentanyl, and opioid crisis devastating communities across New Hampshire.

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August 07, 2017

Senator Hassan Visits Boston Air Route Traffic Control Center in Nashua

NASHUA – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan visited the Boston Air Route Traffic Control Center, where she met with members of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association and reaffirmed her commitment to aviation safety.

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August 07, 2017

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Applaud DEA for Lowering Opioid Quota for Second Year in a Row

WASHINGTON – Today, Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan applauded the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) proposal to reduce production quotas for nearly all Schedule II prescription opioids by 20 percent for next year.

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August 04, 2017

Senator Hassan, VA Secretary Shulkin Discuss Need for Urgent Action to Prevent Future Failures of Care at Manchester VAMC

MANCHESTER – Senator Maggie Hassan joined VA Secretary David Shulkin, Governor Chris Sununu and New Hampshire’s Congressional delegation at the Manchester VA Medical Center to tour the facility and discuss the need for urgent action to prevent future failures of care for New Hampshire veterans.

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August 04, 2017

Senator Hassan Joins Colleagues in Introducing Bill to Lay Foundation for School Construction & Modernization

Today, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined eight of her colleagues in introducing new legislation to help rebuild and modernize schools in New Hampshire and throughout the nation.  

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August 04, 2017

Shaheen and Hassan Announce Grant to Replace Rogers’ Rangers Bridge

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced that the New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) will receive a grant of $5,000,000 to replace the Rogers’ Rangers Bridge. The bridge provides travelers on U.S. Route 2 with a crossing of the Connecticut River between New Hampshire and Vermont. The original Rogers’ Rangers Bridge was constructed in 1950 and is critical to the movement of freight and people locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. This funding, provided through the U.S. Department of Transportation, will accelerate the construction of the new bridge and allow New Hampshire and Vermont to move this project forward.

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August 04, 2017

Senator Hassan Joins in Calling on FCC to Extend Net Neutrality Comment Period

Yesterday, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, joined 21 of her colleagues in calling on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to extend the reply comment period for its proposal to undo the Open Internet Order and net neutrality protections. 

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August 04, 2017

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Help Introduce Legislation to End Taxpayer Subsidies for Big Oil, Reduce National Deficit

U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) this week joined colleagues today in reintroducing legislation to repeal tax subsidies for the "Big 5" oil companies, and shift the $22 billion in savings over the next ten years towards deficit reduction. 

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August 03, 2017

Hassan, Gardner AIRWAVES Act Earns Praise Across Industries and Political Parties

Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) recently introduced the Advancing Innovation and Reinvigorating Widespread Access to Viable Electromagnetic Spectrum (AIRWAVES) Act, which will encourage the federal government to continue to free up spectrum for commercial licensed and unlicensed use and leverage the success of spectrum auctions to help close the urban-rural divide. Learn more about the legislation here.

 

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August 03, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Press DEA Administrator to Lower 2018 Opioid Quotas

U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today met with Chuck Rosenberg, Acting Administrator at the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and urged him to reduce the amount of opioid pills allowed to be manufactured and sold in the United States in 2018.  The DEA is responsible for establishing annual quotas determining the exact amount of each opioid drug that is permitted to be produced in the U.S. each year.  Last year was the first reduction of its kind in over twenty years, but DEA-approved opioid production volumes still remain troublingly high—including 55 percent higher oxycodone levels this year than in 2007.  The DEA is expected to post opioid quotas for 2018 in the Federal Register soon, which will then be open for public comment before finalization. 

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August 03, 2017

Senator Hassan’s Bipartisan Opioid Addiction Risk Transparency Act Headed to President’s Desk as Part of FDA Bill

Senator Maggie Hassan’s bipartisan Opioid Addiction Risk Transparency Act passed the U.S. Senate today as part of the Food and Drug Administration Reauthorization Act of 2017. The legislation, which will help ensure that health care providers understand the addiction risks of “abuse-deterrent” opioids, is the first provision authored by Senator Hassan to pass both chambers of Congress and head to the President’s desk for signature.  

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