Press Releases

December 07, 2020

Senators Hassan, Shaheen Applaud Senate Passage of New Monument to Honor Fallen Journalists

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate passed a bipartisan measure cosponsored by Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen that authorizes the development and construction of a national monument to fallen journalists. The measure now moves to the President’s desk for a signature.

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December 04, 2020

NH Delegation Announces Nearly $2.4 Million in CARES Act Funding for Dartmouth College to Support Research to Enhance Health Care Providers’ Response to COVID-19

(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) announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded Dartmouth College $2,396,689 in federal funding appropriated under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to support ongoing research aimed at enhancing American health care providers’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, the funding was awarded though HHS’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and will allow researchers at Dartmouth to investigate how COVID-19 has impacted primary and patient care in the nation, particularly the adoption of new health care delivery methods such as telehealth, as well as explain variations in the impact of COVID-19 on health care providers and the patients they serve. The information gathered in this study will be used to create guidance that will help lawmakers and health care providers strengthen the delivery of primary care during this and any future pandemic.

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December 04, 2020

House Passes Bipartisan Legislation Introduced by Senators Hassan, Enzi to Save Taxpayer Dollars by Modifying Composition of Currency

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Mike Enzi (R-WY) released the following statements after the House passed bipartisan legislation that they introduced in the Senate earlier this year to allow the U.S. Mint to adjust the metal content of circulating coins to save taxpayer dollars.

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December 04, 2020

Senator Hassan, Colleagues Encourage National Institute of Mental Health to Prioritize Study of Mental Health of Children and Young Adults During Pandemic

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and additional colleagues in urging the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to prioritize efforts to study and understand the impact of the pandemic on the mental health of children and young adults.

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December 04, 2020

NH Delegation Statement on President’s Approval of Guard Activation Extension at Only 75% Federal Reimbursement

(Washington, DC)— U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) issued the following joint statement after President Trump authorized an extension of the New Hampshire National Guard’s activation through March 31, 2021 to help respond to the COVID-19 crisis, but maintained reduced federal funding support. Since August 21st, New Hampshire has only been reimbursed 75 percent for the Guard’s activation rather than the previous reimbursement of 100 percent. The congressional delegation has repeatedly called on the President to restore full funding for New Hampshire in response to his decision earlier this year to reduce the federal reimbursement for New Hampshire and other states to 75 percent, with no explanation.

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December 03, 2020

Senator Hassan, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Help Protect Students from Dangerous Disciplinary Practices

WASHINGTON — U.S Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, joined her colleagues in introducing the Keeping All Students Safe Act to protect students from dangerous seclusion and restraint discipline practices in schools. According to the most current data from the Civil Rights Data Collection, 101,990 students were subjected to seclusion or restraint during the 2017-18 school year. Of the students restrained or secluded, 78 percent were students with disabilities, and a disproportionate number of these students are Black.

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December 03, 2020

Bipartisan Defense Bill Advances in Congress, Including Key Provisions Introduced by Senator Hassan to Protect National Security

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate and House today released the compromise agreement on the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021, which includes key priorities that Senator Hassan introduced and championed to protect the national security of Granite Staters and all Americans. Bipartisan amendments that Senator Hassan introduced to address drone threats to service members overseas and create a cybersecurity state coordinator in each state are included in the bill, which now awaits final passage in the Senate and House.

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December 02, 2020

Senator Hassan Co-Leads Hearing on State and Local Cybersecurity Threats Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan today organized and co-led a hearing on the importance of bolstering cybersecurity for state and local governments and other entities amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Senator, the Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management, heard from a range of witnesses, including Brandon Wales, Acting Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and Denis Goulet, Commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Information Technology, on how Congress and the federal government can better assist state and local governments in preventing and responding to cyberattacks.

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December 02, 2020

Senators Hassan, Cornyn, Smith Lead Bipartisan, Bicameral Group of Lawmakers in Calling for Final Passage of Child Welfare Bills This Year

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), John Cornyn (R-TX), and Tina Smith (D-MN) led a bipartisan, bicameral group of their colleagues in calling for the House to pass two pieces of legislation, which unanimously passed the Senate earlier this year, to help prevent child abuse and improve mental health support for at-risk children.

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December 02, 2020

Senators Hassan, Shaheen and Bipartisan Group of Colleagues Push to Include Tax Relief Measure for Craft Breweries in End-of-Year Package

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and a bipartisan group of their colleagues are pushing to include a bipartisan proposal to provide tax relief for craft breweries in an end-of-year legislative package.

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December 02, 2020

Senator Hassan Cosponsors Bipartisan Resolution to Create Fellowship Program for Gold Star Family Members

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan cosponsored a bipartisan resolution to establish a 12-month fellowship program in the Senate for Gold Star children, spouses, and siblings. The fellowship program aims to bring the unique perspective of Gold Star family members to Senate offices. The bipartisan resolution was introduced by Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Gary Peters (D-MI).

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December 01, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan, Manchin, Collins, Warner, Cassidy, Murkowski, King & Romney Announce Bipartisan, Bicameral COVID-19 Emergency Relief Framework

(Washington, DC) – Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen – a senior member of the Senate Appropriations and Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committees – announced a new, bipartisan framework to provide emergency relief to communities impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, along with U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Susan Collins (R-ME), Mark Warner (D-VA), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Angus King (I-ME) and Mitt Romney (R-UT). The Senators were also joined by Representatives Gottheimer (D-NJ-5) and Tom Reed (R-NY-23) of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus, which supports the new proposal that would help American students, families, businesses, workers, and health care providers during this crisis. A breakdown of the COVID-19 emergency relief framework can be found here.

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December 01, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan, Manchin, Collins, Warner, Cassidy, Murkowski, King & Romney Announce Bipartisan, Bicameral COVID-19 Emergency Relief Framework

(Washington, DC) – Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen – a senior member of the Senate Appropriations and Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committees – announced a new, bipartisan framework to provide emergency relief to communities impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, along with U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Susan Collins (R-ME), Mark Warner (D-VA), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Angus King (I-ME) and Mitt Romney (R-UT). The Senators were also joined by Representatives Gottheimer (D-NJ-5) and Tom Reed (R-NY-23) of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus, which supports the new proposal that would help American students, families, businesses, workers, and health care providers during this crisis. A breakdown of the COVID-19 emergency relief framework can be found here.

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November 30, 2020

Senator Hassan Statement on President-Elect Biden’s Announcement to Nominate Janet Yellen as Treasury Secretary

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, issued the following statement after President-elect Joe Biden announced today that he will nominate Janet Yellen to be the next Secretary for the United States Department of the Treasury.

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November 24, 2020

Senator Hassan Leads NH Congressional Delegation in Calling for Additional COVID-19 Relief Package

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen and Representatives Annie Kuster and Chris Pappas are calling on Congressional leadership to move forward on an additional, comprehensive COVID-19 relief package that meets the needs that they have heard from Granite Staters.

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November 23, 2020

Senator Hassan Cosponsors Bipartisan Bill to Support Veterans' Health Care by Assessing Link Between Service Members' Toxic Exposure in Uzbekistan and Cancer

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) cosponsored a bipartisan bill, led by Senators Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), to direct the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to work with the Department of Health and Human Services to assess possible health conditions linked to service members' exposure to toxic substances at Karshi-Khanabad Air Base (K2) in Uzbekistan.

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November 23, 2020

Senator Hassan Statement on President-Elect Biden's Announcement to Nominate Alejandro Mayorkas as DHS Secretary

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, issued the following statement after President-elect Joe Biden announced today that he will nominate Alejandro Mayorkas to be the next Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security:

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November 23, 2020

Senators Hassan, Shaheen Join Colleagues in Urging Robust Funding for State and Local Governments to Distribute COVID-19 Vaccines

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and other colleagues in urging Congressional leaders to provide robust funding to ensure the swift distribution of COVID-19 vaccines as a part of any upcoming legislation to address the pandemic.

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November 22, 2020

Hassan Joins NH Delegation in Call to Trump Administration to Authorize Extension & Full Funding for National Guard’s COVID-19 Response

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, sent a letter this week with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) to Acting Secretary of Defense Chris Miller requesting he extend the authorization and cover 100 percent of the costs for the New Hampshire National Guard (NHNG) to serve, activated under 502(f) authority. The extension and 100 percent reimbursement would enable the New Hampshire National Guard to continue its support of the fight against COVID-19 through March 31, 2021. Funding is currently authorized through December 31, 2020.

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November 20, 2020

NH Delegation Meets with New Hampshire Hospital Association, Discusses Ongoing COVID-19 Response

Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Annie Kuster (NH-02), Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representative Chris Pappas (NH-01) met virtually with the New Hampshire Hospital Association (NHHA) and hospital CEOs. The delegation heard updates from the Association’s leadership and its members about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, fall surge and current outbreaks, discussed continued efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus, and plans to equitably distribute an effective vaccine.

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