Press Releases

October 31, 2019

Senator Hassan Applauds Bipartisan Passage of Funding Bill for Critical Economic Priorities

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today voted to approve an appropriations bill to fund the Departments of Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, Agriculture, Commerce, Justice, Interior, and additional federal agencies for FY 2020. The bill also includes an amendment from Senator Hassan that instructs the Department of Housing and Urban Development to move forward its analysis of eviction prevention insurance, a part of the Senator’s bill introduced earlier this year to prevent evictions.

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October 31, 2019

Senator Hassan Votes to Advance Bipartisan Kay Hagan TICK Act, Additional Health Priorities for New Hampshire at HELP Committee Meeting

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today joined her colleagues on the Health, Education, Labor, and Pension (HELP) Committee in voting to pass critical health priorities for New Hampshire, including the bipartisan Kay Hagan TICK Act, which the Senator cosponsored and is named for former North Carolina Senator Kay Hagan, who succumbed to the tick-borne disease encephalitis earlier this week.

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October 30, 2019

Amid Delay, Shaheen & Hassan Urge Trump Administration to Prioritize Children’s Health and Keep Promise to Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) sent a letter yesterday with a group of Senators to Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Alex Azar, denouncing his delay in addressing the growing public health crisis of youth tobacco use. The Senators urged the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to finalize its promised compliance policy and clear the market of unauthorized, flavored e-cigarette products, including mint and menthol flavors. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), the lead Democrat of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), led the letter to Secretary Azar.

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October 30, 2019

At Bipartisan Policy Center, Senators Hassan & Cassidy Discuss Bipartisan Legislation to End Surprise Medical Bills

WASHINGTON - Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today discussed their bipartisan efforts to end surprise medical bills at a panel discussion hosted by the Bipartisan Policy Center. You can watch the full discussion here. During the conversation, the Senators took questions from Bipartisan Policy Center President Jason Grumet and members of the public about why the legislation is important to their constituents, the current prospects for the bill, and how they came to w… Continue Reading


October 30, 2019

Shaheen & Hassan Cosponsor Bipartisan, Comprehensive Syria-Turkey Legislation

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, announced with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH)—a member of the Senate Homeland Security Committee—their support for new, bipartisan legislation in response to the U.S. withdrawal and Turkey’s subsequent military incursion into northern Syria. The legislation is led by Senators Jim Risch (R-ID) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ), the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, respectively. 

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October 30, 2019

Senators Hassan, Young Introduce Bipartisan Fast Track To and Through College Act

WASHINGTON – Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Todd Young (R-IN) today introduced the bipartisan Fast Track To and Through College Act, which would create a grant program aimed at helping more students earn college credits while still in high school.

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October 29, 2019

Senator Hassan on the Senate Floor Calls for Overriding Trump Administration’s Rule Promoting Dangerous Junk Insurance Plans

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today took to the Senate floor to discuss the Trump Administration’s efforts to allow insurance companies to discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions by promoting short-term insurance plans, otherwise known as “junk plans.” The Senator’s speech comes before the full Senate is expected to vote tomorrow on a resolution that would overturn the Trump Administration’s rule that gives states the green light to expand junk plans to the public.

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October 29, 2019

Senator Hassan Cosponsors Bipartisan Legislation to Combat Tick-Borne Diseases in New Hampshire and Across the Country

WASHINGTON –  Senator Maggie Hassan joined this week in cosponsoring the bipartisan Ticks: Identify, Control, and Knockout (TICK) Act, to help improve research, prevention, diagnostics, and treatment for tick-borne diseases. New Hampshire has one of the highest rates of Lyme disease in the country, with roughly sixty percent of adult blacklegged ticks in New Hampshire carrying the bacterium that causes Lyme disease.

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October 29, 2019

Senator Maggie Hassan’s Second Annual Innovate NH Entrepreneurship Forum

If you’re an entrepreneur seeking to launch a business in New Hampshire, join Senator Maggie Hassan and groups from across the state for a day of interactive workshops covering critical “how-to” topics for getting your idea off the ground. 

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October 29, 2019

Shaheen, Hassan Announce Support for Bipartisan Effort to Honor World War II Army Rangers

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced their support for bipartisan legislation to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the U.S. Army Rangers Veterans of World War II, in recognition of their extraordinary service. All members of the World War II-era Ranger Battalions were volunteers, whose service contributed greatly to the military success of the United States and our Allies.

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October 28, 2019

Senator Hassan, Colleagues Call for Increased Childhood Lead Screenings

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and additional colleagues last week in urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to do more to address prevention, screening, and treatment of children affected by lead exposure. In a letter to CMS Administrator Seema Verma, the Senators asked for an update on how the agency will address demonstrated gaps in data pertaining to blood lead level screenings and urged the Department to renew its commitment to ensuring appropriate lead screening for children at risk of lead exposure. 

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October 28, 2019

Senator Hassan Recognizes Lilie Murray of Rye as October’s Granite Stater of the Month

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today recognized Lilie Murray of Rye as October’s Granite Stater of the Month for mobilizing members of her community to help those in need, including organizing a clothing drive, raising money to buy washers and dryers for families after the neighborhood laundromat shut down, and building a reading nook for children at a community recreation center.

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October 27, 2019

Senator Hassan Statement on Killing of ISIS Leader al-Baghdadi

WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan, a member of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, released the following statement on President Trump's announcement that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed:

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October 25, 2019

Portman, Schatz, Ernst, Heinrich, Gardner, Peters, Rounds, Hassan Praise Senate Passage of Bipartisan Bill to Assess & Address Rising Threat of Deepfakes

Today, U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH), Brian Schatz (D-HI), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Gary Peters (D-MI), Mike Rounds (R-SD), and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) applauded the Senate passage of the Deepfake Report Act to direct the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to conduct an annual study of deepfakes and other types of similar content. Deepfakes are hyper-realistic, digital manipulations of real content that depict events that did not actually occur. The legislation requires DHS to assess the technology used to generate deepfakes, the uses of deepfakes by foreign and domestic entities, and available countermeasures to deepfakes, to help policymakers and the public better understand the threats deepfakes pose to our national security and election security. The bill will now head to the U.S. House of Representatives.  

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October 24, 2019

Senator Hassan Addresses Recovery Housing, Support for Women Struggling With Substance Misuse During Senate Finance Committee Hearing

WASHINGTON – On the one-year anniversary of the signing of the bipartisan SUPPORT Act that Senator Maggie Hassan helped develop, the Senator participated in a Finance Committee hearing today on combating the substance misuse crisis. In particular, the Senator focused on the need to break down barriers to recovery for women who struggle with substance misuse, as well as emphasized the importance of medication-assisted treatment for those suffering from opioid use disorder. The hearing also addressed a Government Accountability Office report that Senator Hassan requested discussing oversight of recovery housing. 

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October 24, 2019

Governor Chris Sununu, Senator Maggie Hassan Issue Bipartisan Letter to President Trump Regarding Supportive Housing

Concord, NH – Earlier this week, Governor Chris Sununu and United States Senator Maggie Hassan sent a letter to President Trump urging the Administration to expand access to supportive housing.

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October 23, 2019

Hassan-Supported POW/MIA Flag Act Passes House, Heads to President’s Desk for Signature

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House yesterday passed bipartisan legislation cosponsored by Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) to honor Prisoners of War and service members Missing in Action by requiring that the POW/MIA flag be displayed alongside the American flag at certain federal buildings and memorials. The bill, which was passed unanimously in the Senate in May, now heads to the President’s desk for signature. The House version of the bill is led by Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01).

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October 23, 2019

Senator Hassan Statement on President Trump Plan to Lift Turkey Sanctions

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement after President Trump announced today his intentions to lift sanctions on Turkey following its attack on Kurds in Syria:

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October 23, 2019

Senator Hassan Discusses State & Local Cybersecurity With Senior FEMA Official

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan sat down with Chad Gorman, the Acting Assistant Administrator for National Preparedness for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), yesterday to discuss how to best protect all levels of government from cyberattacks, including ransomware attacks. Right now, FEMA is preparing for their upcoming National Level Exercise, which will include a focus on helping all levels of government and private entities better prepare for potential cyberattacks.

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October 22, 2019

Senator Hassan Receives New Englander of the Year Award from New England Council, Granite Stater of the Year Award from the New Hampshire College and University Council

BOSTON, MA – Senator Maggie Hassan yesterday received the New Englander of the Year award during the New England Council’s reception at the World Trade Center in Boston. The award honors residents of New England for their contributions to their field of work, and their leadership in improving New England’s quality of life and economy. The award is presented by the New England Council, a nonpartisan alliance of businesses, academic, and health institutions, as well as public and private organizations throughout New England to promote economic growth in the region.

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