Press Releases

February 22, 2017

Senator Hassan Commends UNH on New Granite Guarantee Scholarship Program

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement after the University of New Hampshire announced a new scholarship program called Granite Guarantee, which will allow all full-time, first-year New Hampshire students receiving federal Pell grants to attend UNH at the Durham and Manchester campuses tuition-free.

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February 22, 2017

Senator Hassan Reaffirms Commitment to Supporting Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Workers

PORTSMOUTH - Yesterday, Senator Maggie Hassan visited the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, where she received a briefing from Shipyard leadership and reaffirmed her commitment to supporting Shipyard workers.

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February 22, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on Trump Administration Rescinding Protections for Transgender Students

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on the Trump administration rescinding protections for transgender students in public schools.

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February 22, 2017

Senator Hassan Reaffirms Commitment to Veterans and their Families at White River Junction VA Medical Center

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan visited the White River Junction VA Medical Center where she heard from the Center's staff about the challenges they face and reaffirmed her commitment to ensuring that veterans and their families have access to the support that they need and deserve.

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February 22, 2017

Senator Hassan Hosts Student Debt Roundtable at Keene State College, Highlights Importance of Making College More Affordable

KEENE - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan hosted a student debt roundtable at Keene State College, where she heard from students, faculty, and administrators about the negative impact student debt has on young people in New Hampshire and on the state's economy. The Senator particularly underscored how student debt could hamper entrepreneurship.

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February 21, 2017

Senator Hassan’s Statement on Reports that White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Could Be Eliminated

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on reports that the Trump Administration isconsidering eliminating the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy in President Trump's budgetproposal:

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February 21, 2017

Senator Hassan Highlights Consequences of Climate Change on New Hampshire’s Businesses at Climate Impact Breakfast

DURHAM - Climate change will have serious consequences for New Hampshire's economy, businesses and people, and we must work together to combat it, Senator Maggie Hassan said today at the Local Climate Impacts Pancake Breakfast: Maple Syrup and Forests Impacts at the University of New Hampshire.

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February 21, 2017

Senator Hassan Emphasizes Importance of Expanding Access to Substance Use Treatment at Family Willows Substance Use Treatment Center Groundbreaking

MANCHESTER - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan participated in the groundbreaking ceremony for the expansion of Family Willows Substance Use Treatment Center, highlighting the importance of expanding access to treatment and protecting Medicaid expansion to combat the heroin, fentanyl and opioid crisis in New Hampshire.

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February 17, 2017

Senator Hassan Joins Fellow Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Members in Calling for Full Investigation of Russian Interference in U.S. Elections

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan joined fellow Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) members, Senators Tom Carper (D-MD), Jon Tester (D-MT), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Gary Peters (D-MI), and Kamala Harris (D-CA), in sending a letter to Chairman Ron Johnson (R-WI) to formally request an investigation focused on Russia's attempts to influence the U.S. Presidential election by attacking the nation's election infrastructure.

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February 16, 2017

Senator Hassan Participates in Floor Debate in Opposition to Scott Pruitt for EPA Administrator

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan delivered remarks on the Senate floor, opposing the nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to serve as Administrator of the Environmental Protecting Agency.

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February 16, 2017

Senator Hassan’s Statement on President Trump’s New Nominee for Secretary of Labor

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement after President Trump announced Alexander Acosta as his new pick for Secretary of Labor:

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February 16, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Demand Scott Pruitt Recuse Himself from All Issues Related to Lawsuits He Brought Against the EPA to Overturn or Weaken Clean Air and Water Pollution Rules

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) joined 28 other senators in calling on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator nominee Scott Pruitt to recuse himself from participating in any matter related to litigation that he pursued against the EPA as Oklahoma Attorney General. In the letter, the senators specifically call on Mr. Pruitt to recuse himself from decisions on how the EPA will defend itself against the lawsuits he brought for as long as those cases are active. They also call on Mr. Pruitt to recuse himself from any actions the EPA may make as a result of court action on litigation from which he is recused, as well as recuse himself from directing the revision or elimination of any regulation regarding issues on which he has sued the EPA. During his testimony at his confirmation hearing and in follow-up questions for the record, Mr. Pruitt refused to commit to recusing himself from any of these matters.

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February 16, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on Confirmation of Congressman Mick Mulvaney to Serve as Director of OMB

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement after voting against Congressman Mick Mulvaney's nomination to serve as Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB):

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February 16, 2017

In Senate Commerce Subcommittee Hearing, Senator Hassan Underscores Importance of Increasing Resources for TSA to Strengthen Airport Security

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan participated in a hearing of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security on "Improving TSA for the Security of the Traveling Public," where she highlighted the importance of increasing resources for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in order to keep travelers safe and support airports like Manchester-Boston Regional Airport.

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February 15, 2017

Senator Hassan’s Statement on Andrew Puzder Withdrawing his Nomination for Secretary of Labor

WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement after Andrew Puzder withdrew his nomination to serve as Secretary of Labor:

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February 15, 2017

Following Letter from Senator Hassan and Colleagues, Trump Administration Backs Off Reported Plans to Increase Health Insurance Costs for Older Americans

WASHINGTON - Following a letter from Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and several of her Senate colleagues, the Trump Administration today announced that it is backing off its reported plans to make changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that would increase health insurance costs for older Americans.

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February 14, 2017

Senator Hassan Highlights Serious Concerns with Andrew Puzder’s Record on Gender-Based Workplace Harassment and Violence

WASHINGTON - Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Tim Kaine (D-VA), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), all members of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, have written to the nominee for Secretary of Labor, Andrew Puzder, calling on Mr. Puzder to answer questions related to his record on and commitment to promoting the highest standards of safety for women and all workers in businesses across America if confirmed to lead the Department of Labor.

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February 14, 2017

Senator Hassan Co-Sponsors Bipartisan Legislation to Curb Importation of Deadly Fentanyl from Other Countries

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senators Rob Portman (R-OH), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and Marco Rubio (R-FL) in co-sponsoring the Synthetics Trafficking & Overdose Prevention (STOP) Act, bipartisan legislation designed to help stop dangerous synthetic drugs like fentanyl and carfentanil from being shipped through our borders to drug traffickers here in the United States. Reps. Pat Tiberi (R-OH) and Richard Neal (D-MA) introduced bipartisan companion legislation in the House of Representatives today as well.

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February 14, 2017

Senator Hassan’s Statement on Linda McMahon’s Confirmation to Serve as Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement after voting to confirm Linda McMahon as the Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration:

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February 14, 2017

Senator Hassan’s Statement on Michael Flynn’s Resignation

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on the resignation of President Trump's National Security Advisor, Lt. General Michael Flynn:

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