Press Releases

March 05, 2020

Senator Hassan Presses Administration Officials on Ensuring Those on the Front Line in NH and Across the Country Have Necessary Resources to Combat Coronavirus

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today questioned Robert Kadlec, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, during a committee hearing about ensuring that public health officials, fire fighters and emergency medical technicians on the front lines of the coronavirus outbreak have the resources and support that they need to contain and respond to this evolving public health challenge.

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March 05, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan Vote in Support of Coronavirus Response Legislation, Send Bipartisan Bill to President’s Desk

(Washington, DC)—U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statements after voting in support of bipartisan, bicameral Coronavirus response legislation. The bill passed the House of Representatives yesterday and will now be sent to the President to be signed into law. 

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March 05, 2020

Heeding Hassan Request, FEMA Extends State Deadlines for Grant Program to Strengthen Security at Nonprofits, Houses of Worship

WASHINGTON – Today, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that it would extend the deadline for states to submit applications for the Nonprofit Security Grant Program that allocates funding to help protect houses of worship and nonprofits from foreign and domestic attacks. The announcement comes after Senator Hassan heard from houses of worship in New Hampshire about the short timeline to apply for the grant, and raised those concerns at a hearing yesterday with the Acting Secretary of Homeland Security.

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March 05, 2020

Senator Hassan Urges Department of Homeland Security to Bolster Protections Against Ransomware Attacks on Health Care Facilities Amid Coronavirus Emergency

WASHINGTON – During a hearing today, Senator Maggie Hassan urged Chad Wolf, Acting Secretary for the Department of Homeland Security, to bolster the Department’s efforts to protect health care providers against ransomware attacks amid the coronavirus emergency.

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March 04, 2020

Following Bipartisan Push Led by Senators Collins, Hassan, Department of Education Halts Cuts to Rural, Low-Income Schools

Washington, D.C. — Following the Department of Education’s announcement to halt a change to the methodology that determines which rural schools are eligible for funding through the Rural Low-Income Schools (RLIS) program, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) released a statement on this major win for more than 800 rural, low-income schools nationwide:

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March 04, 2020

Senate Unanimously Passes Bill to Reauthorize Older Americans Act

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate yesterday unanimously passed bipartisan legislation, cosponsored by Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), to reauthorize and strengthen critical programs under the Older Americans Act.

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March 04, 2020

Shaheen and Hassan Applaud Bipartisan, Bicameral Agreement on Coronavirus Response Legislation

(Washington, DC)—U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statements after the Committee released bipartisan, bicameral legislation to bolster the national response to the Coronavirus.

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March 04, 2020

Collins, Hassan Lead Bipartisan Group Urging Education Department to Protect Funding for More Than 800 Rural, Low-Income Schools

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) led a letter that was signed by 19 of their colleagues, expressing their strong opposition to an abrupt decision by the Department of Education that jeopardizes funding eligibility for more than 800 rural, low-income schools. In their letter to Secretary Betsy DeVos, the Senators objected to the Department’s abrupt change to the methodology that determines which rural schools are eligible for funding through the Rural Low-Income Schools (RLIS) program. The change is being implemented without notice to Congress and after funding for fiscal year (FY) 2020 has already been appropriated.

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March 04, 2020

Senator Hassan Introduces Bill to Support Passenger Rail Connecting New Hampshire and Boston

WASHINGTON –  U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan today introduced the Capital Investment Grant Program Improvement Act to help spur federal investment in passenger rail from Boston to Nashua and Manchester. The bill would increase funding for the federal Capital Investment Grant program and prioritize projects connecting smaller cities to existing passenger rail in larger cities, making it easier for New Hampshire to secure the grant funding needed to move forward with passenger rail.

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March 03, 2020

In Response to Alarming Growth of Online Child Sexual Abuse Imagery, Senator Hassan Leads Bipartisan, Bicameral Letter Urging Review of Federal Efforts to Crack Down on These Heinous Crimes

WASHINGTON – In response to the alarming growth of child sexual abuse materials available online, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today led a bipartisan, bicameral group of her colleagues in sending a letter to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) urging a review of the federal government’s efforts to crack down on these heinous crimes. This bipartisan letter follows reporting from The New York Times, which found that technology companies reported 69 million online photos and videos showing the sexual abuse of children in 2019 alone, more than tripling the amount of content reported from 2017. The letter was also signed by Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Representatives Annie Kuster (D-NH) and Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH).

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March 03, 2020

NH Congressional Delegation Calls on House and Senate Leadership to Ensure that States Are Reimbursed for Spending on Coronavirus Response

Yesterday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) wrote to House and Senate leadership calling for the inclusion of language in the coronavirus emergency supplemental spending bill to ensure that states, including New Hampshire, are reimbursed for the cost of their ongoing efforts to combat the virus. The letter follows the announcement of the first presumptive positive case of coronavirus in the state.  As New Hampshire officials continue to work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to officially confirm this finding, it is critical that the state government receives the necessary federal support to sustain and grow its coronavirus response. The State of New Hampshire is currently ramping up testing capabilities, investigating potential cases, communicating with federal partners and working with individual communities on containment and mitigation. 

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March 03, 2020

Senator Hassan Questions Administration Officials on Coronavirus Response

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan questioned top administration officials about their agencies' efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus and provide consistent, accurate information to the public during a Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing today.

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March 02, 2020

NH Delegation Announces $712K in Federal Funding to Support Type 1 Diabetes Research

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) today announced the award of $712,837 in federal funding to Dartmouth College’s Center for Technology and Behavioral Health in support of the first year of a five-year research study to test new ways to better treat and control type 1 diabetes. Specifically, the funding will be used in support of a study led by Dr. Catherine Stanger, Principal Investigator, that will use new digital tools to support behavioral changes that will help young people with Type 1 Diabetes follow a complicated medical regimen and achieve better health outcomes. The funding will be distributed by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). NIDDK is housed under the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

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March 02, 2020

Senators Hassan, Collins Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help Address Critical Need for More Direct Support Professionals

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME), both members of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, introduced bipartisan legislation today to address the critical need for more Direct Support Professionals in the workforce. Direct Support Professionals provide vital support to individuals who experience disabilities, like assisting with communication, providing on-the-job coaching, and helping with daily living needs. Unfortunately, home and community based service providers in New Hampshire, Maine, and across the country are struggling to recruit and retain Direct Support Professionals.

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February 28, 2020

Senator Hassan Cosponsors Bipartisan Legislation to Help Law Enforcement Crack Down on Online Child Exploitation

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) cosponsored bipartisan legislation to require that technology platforms like Facebook and Google preserve evidence for reports of online child exploitation for 180 days – doubling the current period of 90 days – in order to give law enforcement more time to go after these serious crimes. The bipartisan END Child Exploitation Act follows reporting from The New York Times, which found that technology companies reported 69 million online photos and videos showing the sexual abuse of children in 2019 alone, more than tripling the amount of content reported from 2017. The bipartisan legislation was introduced by Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV). 

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February 26, 2020

Senator Hassan Calls for Answers from VA on Claims Backlog

WASHINGTON – Following reports of $134 million in unpaid claims that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) owes New Hampshire health care providers, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan sent a letter to VA Secretary Robert Wilkie calling for answers on what the VA is doing to address the claims backlog. The claims stem from veterans accessing care through the VA’s Community Care Network, in which veterans can visit providers who offer services outside of the VA system, ranging from home health aides to acupuncturists to emergency room services.

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February 25, 2020

Senator Hassan Votes Against Anti-Choice Legislation on Senate Floor

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released a statement today after voting against two partisan, anti-choice bills that would infringe on women’s reproductive health rights.

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February 25, 2020

Senators Hassan, Hawley Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Help Startups Thrive

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Josh Hawley (R-MO) introduced a bipartisan bill to support innovative startups across the country by establishing a competitive grant program for incubator networks. Incubators help startups by providing resources such as low-cost space, access to capital, business counseling, and mentorship opportunities during their early stages of development. According to a study conducted for the Economic Development Administration, investment in business incubators has a large impact on community economic development, with investment in incubators creating 20 times more jobs than other community investment projects.

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February 24, 2020

Senator Hassan Cosponsors Legislation to Strengthen Renewable Energy Technology in New Hampshire and Across the Country

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan cosponsored the Grid Modernization Act, which would require the Department of Energy to conduct a research and development program to help strengthen renewable energy through improving electric grid energy storage technology in New Hampshire and across the country. The bill, introduced by Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), directs the Department of Energy to establish a grant program to fund projects to modernize the electric grid, such as investing in electric vehicle chargers and developing more microgrids.

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February 20, 2020

Shaheen and Hassan Condemn Republican Efforts in Concord and Washington to Rescind Women’s Reproductive Rights

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statements in response to Republican efforts, both at the state level in New Hampshire and in Congress, to pass dangerous legislation that would infringe on women’s constitutional rights and compromise their reproductive health care.

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