Press Releases

June 06, 2017

Senators Hassan and Casey Join Advocates to Highlight Devastating Impact of Reckless Trump Proposals to Gut Medicaid

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), members of the disability community, and advocates for a press conference to highlight the devastating impact Trumpcare and the President’s reckless budget proposal would have on individuals who experience disabilities. Trumpcare includes more than $830 billion in cuts to Medicaid over the next decade, in addition to $610 billion in cuts included in the Trump budget proposal, threatening critical services for millions of people with disabilities across New Hampshire and America.

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June 06, 2017

Senator Hassan, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Ease College Transition for Students with Disabilities

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) in introducing the bipartisan RISE Act in an effort to ease the burden of transitioning to college life for students who experience disabilities. The act amends the Higher Education Act (HEA) to clarify that documentation used in K-12 education and other settings to receive special education or accommodations would be acceptable as proof of a disability for students in higher education.

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June 06, 2017

VIDEO: Secretary Kelly Commits to Exploring DHS Bug Bounty Program Proposed by Senators Hassan and Portman

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) participated in a Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing, where she urged Secretary of Homeland Security, John Kelly, to commit to exploring the implementation of a bug bounty program at the Department of Homeland Security through the bipartisan Hack DHS Act, which Senators Hassan, Rob Portman (R-OH), and others introduced last week to strengthen cyber defenses at the Department of Homeland Security.

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June 05, 2017

At Mentis Sciences in Manchester, Senator Hassan Reaffirms Commitment to Supporting Innovative Businesses

MANCHESTER – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan visited Mentis Sciences, where she highlighted her commitment to supporting innovative businesses and building a stronger workforce in order to help expand middle class opportunity and boost economic development in New Hampshire.

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June 02, 2017

At Coos County Nursing Hospital, Senator Hassan Highlights Importance of Protecting Medicaid for Older Granite Staters

WEST STEWARTSTOWN – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan visited the Coos County Nursing Hospital, touring the facility and highlighting the importance of preventing the devastating cuts to Medicaid included in Trumpcare and the President's budget proposal. Medicaid is the primary payer of long-term services and supports, which includes nursing home services. Thousands of Granite Staters in nursing homes rely on Medicaid for nursing home services.

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June 02, 2017

Senator Hassan Reaffirms Commitment to Enhancing Public Safety in the North Country at U.S. Border Patrol Station

CANAAN, VT – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan visited the U.S. Border Patrol Station, where she received a briefing on Operation Stonegarden, met with law enforcement officers, and reiterated her commitment to ensuring officers on the Northern Border have the resources they need to keep Granite Staters and Americans safe.

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June 02, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement in Recognition of LGBTQ Pride Month

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement in recognition of LGBTQ Pride Month:

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June 01, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on President Trump’s Decision to Withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement after President Trump decided to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement:

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June 01, 2017

Senator Hassan Cosponsors Bipartisan Legislation to Require Use of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced that she is cosponsoring the Prescription Drug Monitoring Act of 2017, a bipartisan bill that would require all states that receive certain federal funding to use prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) and make their PDMP data available to other states.

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May 31, 2017

Senator Hassan Cosponsors Bipartisan Bill to Expand Access to Substance Misuse Treatment for Granite Staters

WASHINGTON – Building on her efforts to combat the heroin, fentanyl, and opioid crisis in New Hampshire by expanding treatment, prevention, and recovery efforts, Senator Maggie Hassan announced that she is cosponsoring the bipartisan Medicaid Coverage for Addiction Recovery Expansion (Medicaid CARE) Act.

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May 30, 2017

Senator Hassan Helps Introduce Social Security Caregiver Credit Act to Provide Retirement Credit to Family Caregivers

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan joined Senators Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in introducing the Social Security Caregiver Credit Act – legislation that will create a Social Security Caregiver credit and provide modest retirement compensation to individuals who have had to leave the workforce or reduce their hours to care for a loved one. The bill will also authorize funds to provide medical training to family caregivers.

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May 29, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement in Honor of Memorial Day

WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement in honor of Memorial Day:

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May 26, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Say Trump Administration’s Budget Would Make Devastating Cuts to Critical Programs in New Hampshire

CONCORD – Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) held a press conference to speak out against the devastating impact that President Trump’s budget would have on critical programs in New Hampshire. The Senators were joined by Linda Paquette, Executive Director at New Futures, Jennifer Frizzell, Vice President of Public Policy for Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, and Susan Farrelly, Director of Concord 21st Century Community Learning Programs. The speakers outlined how the Trump administration’s budget would cut or eliminate many vital programs in New Hampshire, including those important to the fight against the opioid epidemic, women’s health, and early childhood education. Below is a breakdown of the New Hampshire programs that are impacted by the President’s budget that was provided to reporters at the press conference.

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May 26, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Join Senate Dems to Send Warning to OMB Director: Do Not Target Birth Control Access in Upcoming Rule

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), along with a group of Senate Democrats, sent a letter today warning Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney not to target access to birth control coverage in his review of the interim final rule entitled “Coverage of Certain Preventive Services Under the Affordable Care Act.”

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May 26, 2017

Senators Hassan, Portman Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Cyber Defenses at Department of Homeland Security

WASHINGTON – Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) introduced the Hack Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Act. The bill, which is also cosponsored by Senators Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Kamala Harris (D-CA), would establish a bug bounty pilot program – modeled off of similar programs at the Department of Defense and major tech companies – in order to strengthen cyber defenses at DHS by utilizing “white-hat” or ethical hackers to help identify unique and undiscovered vulnerabilities in the DHS networks and data systems.

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May 25, 2017

Senator Hassan Highlights Devastating Impact Medicaid Cuts Would Have on Students with Disabilities & School Districts across New Hampshire

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan held a press call to highlight the devastating impact Medicaid cuts would have on students who experience disabilities and school districts across New Hampshire.

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May 25, 2017

During Hearing on Opioid Crisis, Senator Hassan Highlights Dire Challenges of Confronting Deadly Synthetic Opioids

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan participated in a Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, hearing about how to more effectively stop the shipment of synthetic opioids and their precursors into the United States. Under questioning from Senator Hassan, witnesses from the United States Postal Service (USPS) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) confirmed that exposure to synthetic opioids pose a serious health risk to their employees and outlined that they are taking steps to train staff who may come in contact with these substances.

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May 25, 2017

After Shaheen-Hassan Letter, Education Department Releases Upward Bound Grants to UNH and Keene State College

WASHINGTON –  The Department of Education has released grant funding for the Upward Bound programs at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) and Keene State College, less than one week after receiving a letter from U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) urging them to do so. The senators wrote to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos last Thursday citing the Department’s unprecedented delay in releasing five year grant funding for Upward Bound programs, which serve low-income and potential first-generation college students seeking a higher education. Keene State Upward Bound serves more than 90 students annually and UNH Upward Bound serves more than 110 students year-round. Both schools’ summer programs are scheduled to begin on June 1st, however, the future of the programs was in jeopardy without confirmed funding.

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May 24, 2017

Senator Hassan: CBO Report Confirms What We Already Knew: Trumpcare Would Mean Higher Costs for Worse Health Coverage

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on today’s report from the Congressional Budget Office:

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May 24, 2017

Ahead Of G-7 Meeting, Shaheen, Hassan Join 38 Senate Democrats in Urging President Trump Not to Withdraw from Paris Climate Agreement

WASHINGTON – Ahead of this week’s G-7 meeting, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined 38 Senate Democrats in a letter that urged President Trump to keep the United States party to the Paris Climate Agreement. In the new letter to the President, they argued that backing out of the agreement now, after the years of negotiations and strong U.S. leadership on the issue, would be a self-inflicted injury to America’s economy and leave U.S. interests unrepresented on the world stage. The Senators said that reneging on the agreement could put American health and safety at risk, and would leave the American economy and our small businesses to miss out on vital investment and job opportunities while the rest of the world moves forward with trillions of dollars of investment in resilient infrastructure, low-carbon energy, sustainable agriculture, and new technologies.

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