Press Releases

May 01, 2017

Senator Hassan Helps Introduce the COAST Act to Ban Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling Along the East Coast

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) helped introduce the Clean Ocean and Safe Tourism (COAST) Anti-Drilling Act to ban offshore oil and gas drilling in the Atlantic Ocean. The legislation was introduced in response to President Trump signing an executive order last week that takes the first steps toward allowing offshore oil and gas drilling in the Atlantic Ocean along the East Coast.

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April 28, 2017

Shaheen and Hassan Join Bipartisan Group of Senators in Support of International Affairs Budget

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Appropriations Committees, and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a bipartisan group of more than three dozen U.S. Senators urging "robust funding" for the Fiscal Year 2018 International Affairs Budget. In a letter to the respective Chairmen and Ranking Members of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committees, 43 senators said, "At a time when we face multiple national security challenges around the world, deep cuts in this area would be shortsighted, counterproductive, and even dangerous."

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April 28, 2017

Senator Hassan Announces She is Cosponsoring Two Bipartisan Bills to Help Build a Stronger Workforce and Expand Economic Opportunity for Granite Staters

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan announced that she is cosponsoring two bipartisan bills to help develop a stronger workforce and expand economic opportunity for Granite Staters. The Jumpstart Our Businesses by Supporting Students (JOBS) Act and the Leveraging and Energizing America's Apprenticeship Programs (LEAP) Act would increase access to job training programs and encourage both employers and employees to take advantage of apprenticeship opportunities.

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April 27, 2017

ICYMI: Senator Hassan Introduces TICKETS Act in Response to United Incident

WASHINGTON - Yesterday, Senator Maggie Hassan introduced the Transparency, Improvements, and Compensation to Keep Every Ticketholder Safe (TICKETS) Act to strengthen consumer protections for the flying public and help prevent future incidents like the one that occurred on United Flight 3411.

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April 27, 2017

Senator Hassan Votes Against Dr. Scott Gottlieb’s Nomination for FDA Commissioner in HELP Committee

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement after voting in opposition to the nomination of President Trump's nominee for FDA Commissioner, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, in the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee:

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April 26, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on FCC Chairman Pai’s Plans to Undermine Net Neutrality

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement after Chairman Ajit Pai of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced a plan that would undermine net neutrality:

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April 26, 2017

Following Constructive White House Meeting, Shaheen & Hassan Outline Changes Needed to Opioid Funding Formula in Letter to Administration

WASHINGTON -Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price outlining changes needed to the formula for opioid funding provided through the 21st Century Cures Act. The formula used for funding in Fiscal Year 2017 did not provide adequate resources for states like New Hampshire hit hardest by the opioid epidemic. The senator's letter follows a meeting they attended at the White House yesterday with Governor Chris Christie, the Chairman of the President's recently-established commission tasked with recommending policies to address the opioid crisis. During their meeting, Chairman Christie acknowledged that there are problems with the current funding formula and that the Commission would revisit the formula and consider reforms. Secretary Price has also stated that his agency will review this formula ahead of distribution next year.

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April 26, 2017

Senators Hassan, Schatz Introduce Legislation in Response to United Airlines Incident

WASHINGTON - Today, Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) introduced legislation to strengthen consumer protections for the flying public and help prevent future incidents like the one that occurred on United Flight 3411 when a ticketed passenger was forcibly removed from the aircraft. The Transparency, Improvements, and Compensation to Keep Every Ticketholder Safe (TICKETS) Act will guarantee that a boarded passenger has the right to fly, address compensation limits for ticket-holding travelers, improve transparency, review ticket over-selling practices, and require flight crews seeking accommodations to provide more advanced notice.

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April 25, 2017

Senator Hassan Cosponsors Bipartisan Legislation to Help Boost Economic Development and Job Creation in Economically Distressed Communities

WASHINGTON - Today, building on her efforts to support innovative businesses, expand middle class opportunity, and boost economic development, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced that she is cosponsoring the Investing in Opportunity Act, a bipartisan bill to boost economic growth and job creation by creating new incentives for private sector investments in economically distressed communities.

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April 25, 2017

Shaheen and Hassan to Meet at the White House to Provide Input on the President's Policies Regarding the Opioid Crisis

WASHINGTON - This afternoon, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and a bipartisan group of senators will participate in a meeting with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Chairman of the President's recently-established commissiontasked with recommending policies to address the opioid crisis.

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April 25, 2017

Senator Hassan Responds to United Airlines’ Failure to Respond to Basic Questions about Troubling Incident with Passenger

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) responded to United Airlines' failure to meet a deadline for answering basic questions regarding the incident of a ticketed passenger being forcibly removed on Flight 3411 from Chicago to Louisville. Senator Hassan is a member of the Aviation Operations, Safety and Security Subcommittee of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee.

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April 25, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement Following White House Meeting on the Opioid Crisis

WASHINGTON - This afternoon, Senator Maggie Hassan joined Senator Jeanne Shaheen and a bipartisan group of Senators at a White House meeting on the opioid crisis with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who chairs the President's recently established opioid commission.

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April 24, 2017

At ReVision Energy, Senator Hassan Highlights Harmful Impact of President Trump’s Proposed Budget Cuts on New Hampshire’s Renewable Energy Industry

BRENTWOOD - Today, building on her efforts to create a more innovative and affordable clean energy future for New Hampshire's people and businesses, Senator Maggie Hassan visited ReVision Energy, a solar energy company that is helping to create jobs and reduce New Hampshire's carbon footprint while cutting energy costs for consumers.

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April 24, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on Confirmation of Governor Perdue as Agriculture Secretary

WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement after voting to confirm Governor Sonny Perdue as Agriculture Secretary:

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April 21, 2017

Senator Hassan Visits General Electric Facility in Hooksett, Emphasizes Importance of Supporting Innovative Businesses

HOOKSETT - Yesterday, Senator Maggie Hassan visited General Electric (GE) Aviation, where she toured the facility, met with employees, and highlighted the important role innovative businesses like GE play in creating high-quality jobs in the state and boosting New Hampshire's economy.

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April 21, 2017

Senator Hassan Leads Group of Senators Urging President Trump to Fill Key Science Posts Throughout Administration

WASHINGTON - Today, in advance of the March for Science, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) led a group of Senators in urging President Trump to appoint well-qualified experts for critical science posts at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and throughout the federal government.

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April 20, 2017

At Alpha Loft in Manchester, Senator Hassan Highlights Reigniting Opportunity for Innovators (ROI) Act and Importance of Supporting Entrepreneurs

MANCHESTER - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan hosted a roundtable discussion on entrepreneurship at Alpha Loft, where she discussed with members of the Alpha Loft team and innovative business leaders the importance of supporting New Hampshire's entrepreneurs and highlighted her first bill, the Reigniting Opportunity for Innovators (ROI) Act,which will provide the student loan debt relief necessary for innovators working to start up and grow small businesses.

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April 20, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on the Release of Federal Funding to Fight Opioid Epidemic

WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement after the Trump Administration announced that it will be releasing $3.1 million in 21stCentury Cures Act funding to New Hampshire to fight the heroin, fentanyl and opioid crisis:

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April 18, 2017

Senator Hassan Joins Bipartisan Group of Colleagues in Urging Trump Administration to Swiftly Nominate Inspectors General at Federal Agencies

WASHINGTON - Today, building on her efforts to improve efficiency in federal spending, Senator Maggie Hassan joined a bipartisan group of Senators in sending a letter to President Trump, urging him to quickly nominate qualified candidates for Inspectors General (IG) to serve as watchdogs at federal agencies. Senator Hassan was joined by her colleagues of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, including Senators McCaskill (D-MO), Johnson (R-WI),Carper (D-DE), Daines (R-MT), Enzi (R-WY), Heitkamp (D-ND), Lankford (R-OK), Markey (D-MA), Paul (R-KY), Peters (R-MI), and Portman (R-OH).

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April 18, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Announce New Hampshire Military Service Academy Day

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) invite New Hampshire students interested in attending any of the country's military service academies to attend the New Hampshire Military Service Academy Day on Saturday, May 13th in Pembroke.

 

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