Press Releases

October 02, 2019

Cassidy, Whitehouse, Hassan Applaud DOJ Action Against $2.1B Medicare Fraud Scheme

WASHINGTON–  U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today released statements applauding the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) action against 35 individuals for their alleged participation in a Medicare genetic testing fraud scheme involving $2.1 billion in losses, and the departments’ new effort to target genetic testing fraud schemes nationwide. This action comes a month after the group of Senators contacted DOJ and DHS to highlight and request action on the issue.

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October 02, 2019

Senators Hassan, Collins and Representatives Gomez, Kelly Introduce Bipartisan Bills to Lower Energy Costs for Consumers, Increase Energy Efficiency

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) and U.S. Representatives Jimmy Gomez (D-CA) and Mike Kelly (R-PA) last week introduced the bipartisan Home Energy Savings Act to help lower energy costs for families and reduce carbon emissions by reinstating and strengthening a tax credit for energy efficient home upgrades.

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October 01, 2019

Shaheen, Hassan Announce Resources for Substance Use Disorder Youth Mentoring Program at Nashua Boys and Girls Club

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the Department of Justice (DOJ), announced with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) that Eluna—a non-profit organization that assists children impacted by substance use disorder—received $500,000 in federal funding through the DOJ’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) for their Camp Mariposa program, which operates sites in Nashua and Dayton, Ohio. The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Nashua partners with Eluna for the substance misuse prevention and mentoring program.

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September 30, 2019

New Hampshire Delegation Joins ONDCP Director Carroll for Youth Substance Use Prevention Discussion in Milford

(Milford, NH) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) today joined Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Director Jim Carroll, as well as local students, school administrators, community leaders and youth advocates in a roundtable discussion at the Boys and Girls Club of Souhegan Valley in Milford on the importance of the Drug Free Communities support program, which provides funding to prevent youth substance use. The participants received a briefing from Community Action for Safe Teens (CAST), a committee of the Boys and Girls Club and Drug Free Communities grant recipients from Raymond, Franklin, Lebanon, Jaffrey, Haverhill, Winchester, Nashua, and Kingston.

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September 30, 2019

NH Delegation Announce More Than $4.7 Million in Federal Grant Funding to Improve Treatment of Opioid Addiction

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) today announced the award of $4,718,681 in federal grant funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to improve the treatment of opioid addiction through its Helping to End Addition Long-term (HEAL) Initiative. This program provides resources to test new approaches aimed at improving treatment for chronic pain, curbing the rates of opioid use disorder (OUD) and overdoses and achieving long-term recovery from opioid addiction. Of these funds, $4,268,727 has been awarded to Dartmouth College to fund the translation of medical research on opioid addiction treatment to real-world practice, while $449,954 was awarded to Q2i, a health care technology company, to research new strategies to prevent and treat opioid addiction.

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September 30, 2019

Senator Hassan, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Give Patients Timely Access to Effective Treatment

WASHINGTON – Senator Hassan joined Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Doug Jones (D-AL), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), and additional colleagues on both sides of the aisle to introduce bipartisan legislation to allow patients timely access to treatments that fit their medical needs.

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September 26, 2019

NH Delegation Announces $250K in Federal Funding for Littleton through NBRC

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen announced today with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that the town of Littleton has been awarded $250,000 in funding from the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) in partnership with the U.S. Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA). The award will allow for the acquisition and development of a 5-acre site in downtown Littleton, which will benefit numerous local businesses and will support the development of a new outdoor recreation area to increase tourism to Littleton throughout the year. As a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Shaheen has consistently secured federal funding for the NBRC and EDA through the annual appropriations process, and rejected the President’s budget proposal to Congress that eliminates funding for both programs. Representative Kuster advocated on behalf of Littleton and worked with the House Appropriations Committee to secure this grant from the NBRC.

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September 26, 2019

Senate Passes Bipartisan Hassan-Cassidy Legislation to Close Medicaid Rebate Loophole That Benefits Big Pharma At Expense of Taxpayers

WASHINGTON – The bipartisan Fair and Accurate Medicaid Pricing (AMP) Act, led by Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA), to close a loophole in the Medicaid rebate program that results in big pharmaceutical companies overcharging taxpayers was included in the continuing resolution budget package passed by the Senate today. The legislation is now headed to the President’s desk.

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September 26, 2019

Senator Hassan Honors Memory of Those Who Died Aboard USS Thresher

ARLINGTON – Ahead of today’s dedication for the USS Thresher Monument at Arlington National Cemetery, Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement:

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September 26, 2019

Hassan Joins Bipartisan Group of Her Colleagues in Urging Defense Secretary to Restore Education Benefits for National Guard and Reserve Members

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan joined a bipartisan group of her colleagues in urging Defense Secretary Mark Esper to restore full education benefits for members of the National Guard and Reserve. The Senators letter calls on Secretary Esper to reverse a 2014 Department of Defense decision that undermined National Guard and Reserve service members’ ability to receive the full education benefits to which they are entitled.

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September 25, 2019

U.S. Senate Passes Bipartisan Hassan-Portman Bill Strengthening Public & Private Cybersecurity Efforts

WASHINGTON – The United States Senate passed bipartisan legislation introduced by Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) to bolster cybersecurity in the public and private sector.

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September 25, 2019

At First-Ever Domestic Terrorism Hearing in Senate Homeland Security Committee, Senator Hassan Focuses on Gaps in Federal Government’s Efforts to Prevent Attacks

WASHINGTON – During the first-ever hearing on domestic terrorism in the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today questioned expert witnesses about how to better prevent domestic terrorist attacks and prosecute domestic terrorists.

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September 25, 2019

Young, Romney, Hassan, Cortez Masto Introduce Bill to Confront Rise of China

WASHINGTON  U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Mitt Romney (R-Utah), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today introduced the Indo-Pacific Cooperation Act of 2019, legislation that would require the U.S. to partner with allies in the Indo-Pacific region and Europe to develop a unified approach to address the rise of China. 

 

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September 24, 2019

Senator Hassan Statement on Final NTSB Report on Columbia Gas Pipeline Explosions

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released a statement on the final report from the National Transportation and Safety Board (NTSB) on the September 13, 2018 natural gas pipeline explosions and fires in Lawrence, Andover, and North Andover, Massachusetts.

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September 24, 2019

Senator Hassan Statement on Opposing Eugene Scalia’s Nomination for Secretary of Labor

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement after voting against Eugene Scalia’s nomination for Secretary of the Department of Labor in the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions:

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September 23, 2019

Senator Hassan Introduces Legislation to Address New Hampshire’s Shortage of Home Health Aides

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan joined her colleagues in introducing legislation to support in-home direct care workers in New Hampshire and across the country. The Direct CARE Opportunity Act will help to address the demand for direct care workers by strengthening support for workers who provide daily living assistance to millions of older Americans, people with disabilities, and others with chronic care needs.

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September 23, 2019

Senators Hassan, Lee Introduce Bipartisan Counterterrorism Bill

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the Reporting Efficiently to Proper Officials in Response to Terrorism (REPORT) Act, which requires federal agencies to report to Congress after a terrorist attack with information about exactly what happened and recommendations to prevent future attacks.

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September 20, 2019

Senators Hassan, Capito and Representatives Pascrell, Bacon Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Declaring Concussion Awareness Day

WASHINGTON – Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) introduced a bipartisan resolution in the Senate recognizing today, September 20th, 2019, as Concussion Awareness Day. The resolution was also introduced in the House of Representatives by Congressmen Bill Pascrell (D-NJ-9) and Don Bacon (R-NE-2).

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September 20, 2019

Senator Hassan Statement on Departure of Al Montoya, Jr. from Manchester VA Medical Center

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement after the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the departure of Alfred Montoya, Jr. from the Manchester VA Medical Center, where he is serving as director. Montoya had previously served as director of the White River Junction VA Medical Center.

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September 20, 2019

Marking National Concussion Awareness Day, Senator Hassan Recognizes Brooke Mills of Concord as September’s Granite Stater of the Month

WASHINGTON – On Concussion Awareness Day, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) recognized Brooke Mills from Concord as September’s Granite Stater of the Month for her efforts to educate and raise awareness to others about the dangers of concussions. As a result of Brooke’s advocacy, Senator Hassan joined Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) in introducing a bipartisan, bicameral resolution this week to recognize September 20, 2019 as National Concussion Awareness Day. To read the full text of the resolution, click here.

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