Press Releases

June 12, 2019

Senator Hassan Leads Oversight Letter on Legal Expense Funds Following Problematic “Patriot Fund” Established to Pay Legal Fees For the President’s Associates

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan led an oversight letter today to the director of the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) outlining a set of recommendations to prevent the abuse of legal expense funds, such as the problematic Patriot Fund Legal Expense Fund Trust, which was established to pay the legal fees for the President’s associates involved in the Special Counsel’s investigation. The letter was also signed by all of the other Democratic members of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee: Committee Ranking Member Gary Peters (D-MI), and Senators Tom Carper (D-DE), Kamala Harris (D-CA), Jacky Rosen (D-NV), and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ).

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June 11, 2019

U.S. House of Representatives Passes Companion Legislation to Bipartisan Hassan-Portman Bill Bolstering “Cyber Hunt and Incident Response Teams”

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives passed yesterday companion legislation to the bipartisan Hassan-Portman Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cyber Hunt and Incident Response Teams Act.

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June 06, 2019

On 75th D-Day Anniversary, Senator Hassan Joins Bipartisan Delegation to Normandy

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France – Senator Maggie Hassan today joined a bipartisan Senate delegation to Normandy, France, for the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion by Allied forces during World War II. The 17-senator delegation joined President Donald J. Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron at an official ceremony at the American Cemetery of Colleville-sur-Mer to mark the milestone.

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June 05, 2019

Senator Hassan’s Bipartisan STOP Surprise Medical Bills Act Receives Positive Feedback from Groups Representing Patients, Providers, and Insurers

WASHINGTON – Support continues to grow for the bipartisan STOP Surprise Medical Bills Act that Senator Maggie Hassan introduced with Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and a group of their colleagues. The legislation now has 21 bipartisan Senate cosponsors, and is receiving support from advocacy groups representing patients, health care providers, and health insurers.

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June 04, 2019

Senator Hassan Joins In Reintroducing Legislation to Repair Aging Bridges

(Washington, DC) – Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Bob Casey (D-PA) and Angus King (I-ME) to reintroduce legislation that would begin to address the more than 47,000 structurally deficient bridges across the country. The Strengthen and Fortify Existing Bridges Act (SAFE Bridges) would establish a program to provide funding specifically dedicated to repairing and replacing bridges in poor condition. Companion legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives by Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI). In its 2019 Bridge Report, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) highlighted the significant number of bridges in urgent need of repair in the Granite State and across the country. In New Hampshire, 224, or 9 percent of the state’s bridges are structurally deficient. According to ARTBA, the average age of a structurally deficient bridge is 62 years, and each day 178 million vehicles make trips across these aging structures.

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June 03, 2019

Senator Hassan Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary of Marriage Equality in New Hampshire, Also Recognizes Pride Month

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today released the following statement to celebrate the 10-year-anniversary of marriage equality being signed into law in New Hampshire. During her time as Senate Majority Leader in the New Hampshire State Senate, Senator Hassan helped lead efforts to make New Hampshire one of the first states in the nation to pass marriage equality. This past weekend also marked the beginning of Pride Month, which is celebrated annually in honor of the Stonewall Riots that took place on June 28, 1969.  

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May 31, 2019

Senator Hassan Highlights Key Bipartisan Priorities to Support Innovative New Hampshire Businesses at Business and Industry Association Event in Manchester

MANCHESTER – Senator Maggie Hassan today highlighted her key bipartisan priorities to support innovative New Hampshire Businesses at the Business and Industry Association (BIA) luncheon.

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May 29, 2019

Senators Hassan, Shaheen Join in Introducing Legislative Package to Encourage Employee-Owned Companies

WASHINGTON – Last week, as part of their efforts to expand middle class opportunity and support innovative businesses in New Hampshire, Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen joined a group of their colleagues in introducing two pieces of legislation to help workers form employee-owned businesses.

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May 29, 2019

Bipartisan STOP Surprise Medical Bills Act Introduced By Senator Hassan Reaches 21 Senate Cosponsors

WASHINGTON—Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Todd Young (R-IN), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Tom Carper (D-DE) today announced 14 new cosponsors for their bipartisan bill, the STOP Surprise Medical Bills Act (S. 1531). The bill now has 21 bipartisan cosponsors less than two weeks after its introduction.

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May 26, 2019

PHOTO RELEASE: Senator Hassan Visits U.S.-Mexico Border to Assess Security & Humanitarian Challenges

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, today completed a bipartisan congressional delegation visit to assess the security needs and humanitarian challenges at the U.S.-Mexico border. Senator Hassan was joined on the official trip by U.S. Senators Ron Johnson (R-WI), Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Gary Peters (D-MI), Ranking Member of the committee. 

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May 25, 2019

Senator Hassan, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Provide Financial Relief to Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Due to Opioid Crisis

WASHINGTON — To continue combating the devastating effects of the opioid crisis on families, Senator Maggie Hassan recently joined in introducing a bill to help ease the financial burden of grandparents who are raising grandchildren. The Grandfamilies Act builds on the success of bipartisan legislation that was signed into law last year and was cosponsored by Senator Hassan to help grandparents easily find the resources that they need. The Grandfamilies Act is also cosponsored by Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI).  

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May 24, 2019

NH Delegation Applauds $1 Million in Federal Funding for the New Hampshire Veterans Home

(Washington) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) applauded the announcement of a $1,072,500 grant awarded to the New Hampshire Veterans Home in Tilton for renovations to laundry and kitchen facilities. The grant is funded through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

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May 24, 2019

Senator Hassan Announces Key New Hampshire Leadership Staff

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today announced two key New Hampshire leadership staff, naming Jennifer Kuzma to serve as State Director and Corey Garry to serve as Deputy State Director following the departure of State Director Mike Ollen.

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May 24, 2019

Senator Hassan Recognize Elizabeth Guillotte and Richard “Ricky” Mazur of Franklin High School as May 2019 Granite Staters of the Month

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan this week recognized Elizabeth Guillotte of Hill, New Hampshire?, and Richard “Ricky” Mazur of Franklin, New Hampshire, as the May 2019 Granite Staters of the Month for their dedication to helping their classmates who are unable to afford basic necessities like clothing and toiletries. 

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May 23, 2019

Senator Hassan Statement on Release of Draft Legislative Package To Lower Health Care Costs That Includes Proposals to End Surprise Medical Billing

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today released the following statement in response to draft legislation to lower health care costs released by Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray (D-WA), the top Republican and Democrat on the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, which includes proposals to end surprise medical billing:

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May 23, 2019

Enzi, Hassan introduce bill to improve education of drug products that could help drive down costs

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., and Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., introduced bipartisan legislation today that would enhance education of biosimilar drug products in an effort to increase competition and lower the cost of biologic medicines.

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May 23, 2019

Senator Hassan Presses Acting DHS Secretary McAleenan on Number of Critical National Security Concerns, Including the Release of the “American Taliban” John Walker Lindh and the 245 Cases of Migrant Children Separated at the Border After Federal Court Ruled Separations Must End

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today pressed acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Kevin McAleenan on a number of critical national security concerns during a Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing, including the release of convicted American Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh and the 245 cases of child separation that have occurred since a federal judge ruled that these separations must end.

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May 23, 2019

Senators Hassan, Scott and Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Fix to the Kiddie Tax for Nation’s Students

WASHINGTON —Today, U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Tim Scott (R-SC), and fourteen of their colleagues introduced a bipartisan fix to the Kiddie Tax to ensure that 1.3 million undergraduate and 15,000 graduate students’ scholarships and grant aid are being taxed at a lower rate. Due to a provision in the 2017 tax law, taxes on student scholarships for non-tuition expenses were raised.

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May 23, 2019

Fox News: New Hampshire Senator Demands Answers Over Early Release of ‘American Taliban’

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan, a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, was on Fox & Friends First this morning, where she discussed the early release of convicted American Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh who is being released from federal prison today after serving 17 years of his 20 year-sentence.

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May 23, 2019

U.S. House Passes Bipartisan Bill Introduced by Senators Hassan and Rubio to Prioritize Veterans' Employment, Transition, Education Benefits at VA

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives this week passed a bipartisan companion bill to legislation introduced by Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) to prioritize veterans’ employment, transition, and education benefits at the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA). The bipartisan Veterans’ Education, Transition, and Opportunity Prioritization Plan (VET OPP) Act of 2019 was introduced in the House of Representatives by Congressmen Brad Wenstrup (R-Ohio) and Mike Levin (D-Cali.), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity.

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