Press Releases

August 03, 2021

Senator Hassan Secures $1 Billion for State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program in Bipartisan Infrastructure Package

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan, chair of the Emerging Threats and Spending Oversight Subcommittee, successfully led efforts to create and fund a state and local cybersecurity grant program in the recently released bipartisan infrastructure package.

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August 03, 2021

Senator Hassan Secures Nearly $1 Billion in Critical Funding for Coastal Resiliency in Bipartisan Infrastructure Package

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan successfully led efforts to secure significant federal funding to strengthen coastal resiliency efforts for coastal communities in New Hampshire and across the country in the recently released bipartisan infrastructure package. The funding that Senator Hassan helped to secure in the final package will help protect coastal communities from flooding as climate change continues to cause more severe weather events and flooding.

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August 03, 2021

Senator Hassan Secures Key Priorities for New Hampshire in Bipartisan Infrastructure Package

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) is working across the aisle to pass a bipartisan infrastructure package. She was one of the 22 original negotiators of the bill, and now that the final draft legislation has been released, the Senate is working to get this bill across the finish line. The bill includes key provisions that Senator Hassan secured to expand high-speed internet access, support coastal resilience, invest in clean energy, and strengthen cybersecurity.

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August 02, 2021

Senate Passes Hassan-Supported Effort to Increase Access to Substance Use Disorder Treatment in Jails and Prisons

WASHINGTON –The U.S. Senate passed bipartisan legislation that Senator Maggie Hassan helped introduce to expand access to important substance use disorder treatment in jails and prisons around the country, and help those exiting correctional facilities continue their treatment in the community.

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August 01, 2021

Senators Hassan, Shaheen Join Colleagues in Introducing Bipartisan Bill to Tear Down Unnecessary Barriers for Students with Disabilities

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen joined a bipartisan group of Senators in introducing the Respond, Innovate, Succeed, and Empower (RISE) Act to help ease the transition from high school to college for students with disabilities. The legislation would amend the Higher Education Act (HEA) and clarify that students with previous documentation of a disability would be able to continue using that documentation as proof when they transition to higher education. This would help ensure that students who receive special education or accommodations because of a disability do not need to spend time and money to go through unnecessary new diagnostic testing.

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July 31, 2021

Senator Hassan’s Bipartisan Bill to Protect Fire Fighters from Hazardous PFAS Chemicals Passes Senate

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate passed bipartisan legislation that Senator Maggie Hassan and her colleagues introduced to help protect the health and safety of fire fighters, emergency responders, and the communities that they serve. The legislation, which was unanimously approved in March by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, now heads to the U.S. House of Representatives.

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July 30, 2021

U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, Senator Maggie Hassan Discuss Importance of Broadband Access with Granite State Business & Community Leaders

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan held a virtual event with U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and New Hampshire community and business leaders to discuss the importance of broadband access and the historic investments in the bipartisan infrastructure deal for Granite State businesses and families.

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July 30, 2021

Senator Hassan Statement on National Whistleblower Appreciation Day

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Chair of the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Spending Oversight, issued the following statement for National Whistleblower Appreciation Day. Senator Hassan also helped introduce a bipartisan resolution that the Senate passed designating today, July 30th, as National Whistleblower Appreciation Day.

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July 30, 2021

Senator Hassan Cosponsors Bill to Protect Children from Human Trafficking

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan cosponsored bipartisan legislation, introduced by U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), to help students, parents, teachers, and school personnel to understand, recognize, prevent, and respond to signs of human trafficking. The Human Trafficking and Exploitation Prevention Training Act of 2021 would provide grants to nonprofit organizations and schools to develop and implement age-appropriate, culturally competent, and gender-responsive curriculums, all while prioritizing geographic areas with the highest prevalence of human trafficking.

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July 29, 2021

NH Delegation Announces Over $23.6 Million to NH That’s Helping Shuttered Live Venues Recover From COVID

(Washington, DC) – Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced that New Hampshire venues have started receiving federal funds through the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) Program. The delegation worked to establish this program in the emergency COVID-19 relief legislation that was passed by Congress and signed into law last December to provide grants for live venues, independent movie theaters and other Granite State cultural institutions. To date, New Hampshire venues have been awarded $23,627,910 from the SVOG program. 

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July 29, 2021

Senator Hassan Votes to Pass Emergency Security Funding, Including to Support National Guard

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) voted today to pass a bipartisan emergency security funding package, including to reimburse the National Guard for the costs it incurred to protect the Capitol in the wake of the January 6th insurrection. Senator Hassan had previously pushed for this funding to ensure that the NH National Guard has the resources it needs for future trainings and missions.  

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July 29, 2021

Senator Hassan Recognizes Noelle Lambert of Manchester as July’s Granite Stater of the Month

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan recognized Noelle Lambert of Manchester as July’s Granite Stater of the Month for her work to provide amputees, like herself, with specialized prosthetics.

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July 28, 2021

Senator Hassan Statement on Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Senate voted on a bipartisan basis to advance a once-in-a-generation infrastructure package. Below please find a statement from Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), one of the original G-20 members who worked on the infrastructure framework in June. 

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July 28, 2021

Senators’ Statement on Infrastructure

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Richard Burr (R-N.C.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Chris Coons (D-Del.), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), John Hickenlooper (D-Colo.), Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.), Angus King (I-Maine), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Mitt Romney (R-Utah), Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), and Mark Warner (D-Va.) issued the following statement:

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July 28, 2021

Senator Hassan Discusses How to Improve Access to Retirement Plans for Military Spouses and Women at Senate Finance Committee Hearing

WASHINGTON – Today at a U.S. Senate Finance Committee hearing, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) discussed ways to help military spouses and women more easily access retirement plans.

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July 28, 2021

Senator Hassan Helps Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Expand Access to Assistive Technology for Seniors and People Experiencing Disabilities

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan helped introduce a bipartisan bill, along with Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Kevin Cramer (R-ND), to expand access to affordable assistive technology for seniors and individuals who experience disabilities. Assistive technology includes items such as hearing aids, wheelchair ramps, or devices to help individuals who are non-verbal to communicate.

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July 28, 2021

Veterans Committee Passes Senator Hassan’s Bipartisan Legislation to Support Veterans During Their Transition to Civilian Life

WASHINGTON – The Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs voted unanimously to pass Senator Maggie Hassan’s bipartisan legislation to strengthen the Solid Start program, which was created by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in 2019 to contact every veteran three times by phone in the first year after they leave active duty service to check in and help connect them to VA programs and benefits.

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July 28, 2021

Senators Hassan, Shaheen Applaud Senate Passage of the Willie O’Ree Congressional Gold Medal Act

WASHINGTON  – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen applauded Senate passage of bipartisan legislation that they cosponsored to award the Congressional Gold Medal to Willie O’Ree, a former hockey player for the Boston Bruins who was the first Black player to compete in the National Hockey League (NHL). This bill was introduced by Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Tim Scott (R-SC) and now moves to the House of Representatives.

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July 27, 2021

Senator Hassan Presses DHS Secretary on Vetting and Drug Interdiction Efforts, and the Need to Re-open the Canadian Border

WASHINGTON – At a Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing today, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan questioned Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on the agency’s vetting and visa security programs, its counternarcotics efforts, and its decision to keep the U.S.-Canadian border closed to vaccinated Canadian travelers.

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July 27, 2021

NH Delegation Announces Nearly $1 Million to NH Nonprofits, Including Houses of Worship, to Increase Safety

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Chair of the Emerging Threats and Spending Oversight Subcommittee, and Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today announced with Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that New Hampshire nonprofits, including houses of worship, will receive $951,951 under the Nonprofit Security Grant Program. The full list of New Hampshire nonprofits to receive funding this year is included below.

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