Press Releases

August 21, 2019

Senator Hassan Recognizes Erik Becker of Lancaster as August’s Granite Stater of the Month

WASHINGTON – Senator Hassan recognized Erik Becker of Lancaster as August’s Granite Stater of the Month for his dedication to improving his community and for lending support to those in need.

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August 20, 2019

Senator Hassan’s Bipartisan R&D Tax Credit Bill Gains Support From Entrepreneurship and Innovation Leaders

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan’s bipartisan legislation to expand the refundable research and development (R&D) tax credit for startups and small businesses has gained support among entrepreneurship and innovation leaders. Senator Hassan announced the bill during a visit to Sunrise Labs in Bedford, New Hampshire, which develops products for startups and companies.

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August 19, 2019

Senator Hassan Slams Trump Administration’s Gag Rule Jeopardizing Patients’ Access to Health Care

WASHINGTON – Planned Parenthood announced today that it will pull out of the Title X program due to the Trump Administration’s gag rule that prohibits medical professionals at Title X health centers from providing full and complete information on reproductive health options to their patients. Title X is a federally-funded program that supports health centers that provide reproductive health care, cancer screenings, and other services. Title X funded centers deliver care to nearly 18,000 Granite Staters annually, and Title X supported Planned Parenthood centers serve 60 percent of those individuals. 

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August 16, 2019

NH Delegation Applauds Administration’s Approval of Disaster Declaration for Grafton County

(Washington, DC) – Today, 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 decision by the Trump administration to grant a Major Disaster Declaration for the state of New Hampshire following a severe storm on July 11th, which led to flash flooding and significant damage to state and local infrastructure in Grafton County. In the wake of the July storm, the New Hampshire delegation wrote a letter of support for a Major Disaster Declaration for the state of New Hampshire. The cost associated with the storm damage is approximately $2.9 million statewide. The disaster declaration will provide assistance to Grafton County.

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August 16, 2019

Senator Hassan, Colleagues Send Letter to HHS Demanding Answers on How Agency is Combating Health Care Fraud

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan joined her colleagues in sending a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma demanding more information about what they’re doing to address fraud, waste, and abuse in the health care system.

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August 14, 2019

NH Delegation Calls on President to Grant Disaster Declaration for Grafton County

(Washington, DC) – Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led a letter with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) urging President Trump to issue a Major Disaster Declaration for the state of New Hampshire following a severe storm on July 11th, which led to flash flooding and significant damage to state and local infrastructure in Grafton County. The cost associated with the July storm is approximately $2.9 million statewide.

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August 14, 2019

Hassan, Colleagues Press FCC to Take Action to Protect Consumers from Cellphone Fraud

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan joined her colleagues in sending a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) asking the agency to protect and educate consumers on the issue of cellphone fraud and assist victims in understanding their recourse options. In 2018, there were 680,000 reported victims of cellphone fraud, a 78 percent increase from 2017.

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August 14, 2019

Cassidy, Whitehouse, Hassan Raise Red Flag on Latest Scam Targeting Seniors

WASHINGTON–U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) have called on Attorney General Barr and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar to protect seniors being targeted by the latest scam on Medicare recipients. There have been recent reports that criminals are targeting seniors by offering genetic testing they claim is covered by Medicare.

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August 13, 2019

NH Delegation Announces $3.8 Million for STEM Programs at UNH & Dartmouth

(Washington, DC)— U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that the National Science Foundation awarded Dartmouth College and the University of New Hampshire (UNH) $3.8 million for projects that invest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Dartmouth will receive $2,791,391 for a project that targets STEM undergraduate curriculum. UNH will receive $999,558 for a project that prioritizes training and retention of STEM students in an effort to increase degree completion of low-income undergraduates in STEM fields. Specifically, the UNH funding would pay for scholarships for STEM students transferring from Great Bay Community College in Portsmouth to UNH.

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August 13, 2019

Senator Hassan Joins in Introducing a Bipartisan Resolution Honoring the Battle of the Bulge 75th Anniversary

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan joined in introducing a bipartisan resolution to honor the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge.

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August 12, 2019

NH Delegation Announces Over $4 Million Headed to NH to Combat Foreign and Domestic Terrorist Threats

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today announced with Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that the Department of Homeland Security has awarded $4,077,500 to the State of New Hampshire through the State Homeland Security Program and $150,000 to seven New Hampshire religious institutions through the Nonprofit Security Grant Program. Senator Hassan serves as the Ranking Member of the Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management Subcommittee of the Senate Homeland Security Committee and Senator Shaheen is a senior member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee.

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August 07, 2019

Senator Hassan Statement on Announcement that Major Video Game Manufacturers Will Make Loot Box Odds More Transparent

WASHINGTON – Following Senator Hassan’s efforts to raise awareness on the potential dangers of loot boxes, the three major video game console manufacturers – Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo – announced today that they will require that any video game developed for use on their gaming consoles disclose the odds of receiving winnings from loot boxes. The announcement was made at a loot box workshop hosted by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which came in response to Senator Hassan’s advocacy.

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August 07, 2019

Senator Hassan Visits Businesses in Keene and Gilsum, Discusses Impact of Administration’s Tariffs and Importance of Supporting Family-Friendly Policies

KEENE – Senator Maggie Hassan visited businesses in Keene and Gilsum yesterday, hearing about their priorities and discussing her bipartisan efforts to support innovation, expand economic opportunity, and help grow New Hampshire’s economy.

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August 07, 2019

Senator Hassan Addresses Need to Expand Substance Misuse Treatment Options at Riverbend Community Mental Health

CONCORD – Senator Maggie Hassan visited Riverbend Community Mental Health yesterday to discuss the importance of expanding medication-assisted treatment for substance use disorder, and the ways Riverbend is supporting families and communities struggling with addiction.

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August 06, 2019

Senator Hassan Leads Letter to Education Department, IRS on Students’ Access to Financial Aid

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan led a letter from 10 senators urging the Education Department and the IRS to ensure that tax form changes following passage of the Republican tax law do not jeopardize students’ access to financial aid.

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August 06, 2019

NH Delegation Announces Nearly $150K for NH to Combat Recidivism Among Granite Staters Struggling with Substance Use Disorder

(Washington, DC)— U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance has awarded New Hampshire $149,405 through the Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) Program. The RSAT program helps states develop and institute programs at correctional and detention facilities for those struggling with substance use disorder in an effort to stem the tide of the crisis and reduce recidivism related to drug related offenses. Shaheen is the Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that funds Department of Justice programs.

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August 05, 2019

Senator Hassan Kicks Off National Health Center Week at Lamprey Health Care in Nashua

NASHUA – Senator Maggie Hassan today kicked off National Health Center Week at Lamprey Health Care, where she spoke with clinic directors and practitioners from Lamprey Health Care and Greater Nashua Mental Health about the skyrocketing cost of prescription drugs, as well as her work to help advance major bipartisan legislation to lower prescription drug costs.

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August 02, 2019

Senator Hassan Cosponsors Bipartisan Bill to Improve Access to Broadband in New Hampshire

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan cosponsored bipartisan legislation to expand access to broadband in rural and underserved communities in New Hampshire by improving the accuracy of broadband maps.

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August 02, 2019

Senator Hassan, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Measure to Protect American Consumers, Small Businesses and Manufacturers from Costly Tariffs

WASHINGTON — Senator Maggie Hassan joined her colleagues in introducing bipartisan legislation, the Trade Certainty Act, that would ensure that presidents – regardless of which party holds the White House – cannot use the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) to impose tariffs unilaterally. The IEEPA was not intended to be used as a trade tool, and no president has used it to place tariffs on imported products since the legislation’s enactment in 1977. The Trade Certainty Act clarifies Congress’ intent by specifying that the IEEPA does not grant the executive branch the power to impose tariffs or quotas on imported goods.

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August 01, 2019

Shaheen, Hassan Call for FIFA to Provide Pay Equity for Female Soccer Athletes

(Washington, DC) –This week, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) in introducing a Senate Resolution calling on the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) to immediately eliminate gender-based pay discrimination between male and female athletes. 

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