Press Releases

February 23, 2021

Senator Hassan Pushes for Continued Focus on Substance Misuse Epidemic During Nomination Hearing for Health and Human Services Secretary, Attorney General Xavier Becerra

WASHINGTON – During a Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing today, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) questioned Xavier Becerra, President Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the Department of Health and Human Services. Senator Hassan discussed the importance of continuing to support New Hampshire’s efforts to combat the substance misuse epidemic and implementing the surprise medical billing legislation that she worked to pass into law. Senator Hassan also addressed new COVID-19 variants.

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February 23, 2021

Sen. Hassan introduces bipartisan End Child Exploitation Act

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Maggie Hassan (D—N.H.), and Josh Hawley (R—Mo.) along with Representatives Anthony Gonzalez (OH-16), Annie Kuster (NH-02), Guy Reschenthaler (PA-14) and Lucy McBath (GA-06) reintroduced the END Child Exploitation Act legislation designed to extend the period of time that technology companies are required to preserve information about child sexual abuse images they report to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).  

 

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February 22, 2021

Senator Hassan Mourns the Nearly 500,000 Lives Lost to COVID-19 Ahead of National Moment of Silence

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement ahead of the national moment of silence this evening to mark the nearly 500,000 American lives lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic:

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February 19, 2021

Senators Hassan, Wicker to Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help Save Newborn Babies’ Lives

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Roger Wicker (R-MS) announced today that they are introducing the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act, a bipartisan bill to help save lives and improve the health of newborn babies by providing federal funding for comprehensive and standardized newborn screening tests for conditions such as critical congenital heart disease, cystic fibrosis, and hearing loss. The tests can identify treatable conditions that, if caught early, can prevent serious illness, lifetime disabilities, and even death.

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February 18, 2021

NH Delegation Writes Letter to the Treasury to Broaden Uses of Federal Rental Assistance Funds

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led a letter joined by U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) to address the housing crisis in New Hampshire by calling on the Treasury to broaden the permissible uses of emergency rental funds.

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February 18, 2021

NH Delegation Announces Nearly $101K in CARES Act Funding to Support PPE & Disinfectant Purchases by Granite State Fire Departments on Frontlines of COVID-19

(Washington, DC) – Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $100,921 in federal funding to New Hampshire through the CARES Act. The funding will support emergency purchases of lifesaving personal protective equipment (PPE) and disinfectant supplies and equipment by Granite State fire departments on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) COVID-19 Supplemental Program, the following cities and towns received grants:

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February 18, 2021

Senator Hassan Speaks Virtually with Third Grade Students at Bicentennial Elementary School in Nashua Who Are Learning About U.S. Government

NEW HAMPSHIRE – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan met virtually with third grade students at Bicentennial Elementary School in Nashua to discuss what it is like to be a United States Senator and answer their questions.

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February 18, 2021

Senators Hassan, Shaheen, and Colleagues Urge Postmaster General to Restore On-Time Delivery and Stop Harmful Changes to the Agency

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, which has oversight over the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined their colleagues in urging Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to restore on-time mail delivery. Senator Hassan led negotiations to include $10 billion for the USPS in the COVID-19 relief and government funding package that was signed into law in December to help the agency address pandemic-related mail delays.

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February 17, 2021

NH Delegation Announces More than $1 Million for NH Organizations to Support Affordable Housing & Community Development Efforts throughout State

(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 that New Hampshire will receive $1,027,500 from NeighborWorks America. Specifically, the funding was allocated through government funding legislation passed by Congress and signed into law in December and will support affordable housing and community development efforts by four local organizations:

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February 17, 2021

Senator Hassan Leads Colleagues in Calling for Unemployment Insurance Fix

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) is calling for the Department of Labor to revise a policy that has limited the ability of workers whose hours have been reduced from receiving Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA). Senator Hassan is joined in her call by Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Mark Warner (D-VA).

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February 17, 2021

Senators Hassan, Casey, Duckworth Lead Colleagues in Supporting Home and Community Based Care Funding in Upcoming COVID-19 Relief Package

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Bob Casey (D-PA), and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) led a group of their colleagues today in supporting an increase in funding that would support Medicaid Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) in the upcoming COVID-19 relief package that Congress is developing.

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February 17, 2021

Senator Hassan to Chair Senate Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Spending Oversight

WASHINGTON – The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee announced today that U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan will serve as Chair of the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Spending Oversight, which will conduct oversight of efforts to address national security threats and waste, fraud, and abuse of taxpayer dollars.

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February 17, 2021

Shaheen & Hassan File Amicus Brief in Case Threatening Women’s Access to Reproductive Health Care During COVID-19

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a group of lawmakers in submitting an amicus brief in the case of American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists v. United States Food and Drug Administration (ACOG v. FDA). The brief challenges the FDA’s in-person dispensing requirement for the abortion medication, mifepristone, during the COVID-19 public health emergency. U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) led the amicus brief.

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February 17, 2021

Senator Hassan Discusses US, UK & Global Cybersecurity Priorities

NEW HAMPSHIRE – U.S. Senator Hassan (D-NH) discussed priorities for cybersecurity during a wide-ranging discussion hosted by the Royal United Services Institute, the leading UK defense and security think tank. Robert Hannigan CMG, the former director of the UK’s largest intelligence and security agency, moderated the conversation.

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February 16, 2021

Senators Hassan, Shaheen Push for Additional Resources to Address COVID-19 Variants in Next Relief Package

WASHINGTON – Following the first confirmed New Hampshire case of the COVID-19 variant that was first identified in the United Kingdom, U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen are pushing Congressional leaders to include funding in the next relief package to help New Hampshire and other states address variants of COVID-19.

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February 15, 2021

With Special Enrollment Period Beginning Today, Senator Hassan Urges Granite Staters to Sign Up for Health Care

WASHINGTON – A special enrollment period for health insurance plans offered under the Affordable Care Act marketplace begins today following the Biden administration’s decision last month to re-open the marketplace. Senator Hassan had long called for this special enrollment period given the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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February 13, 2021

Senator Hassan Statement After Voting in Favor of the Article of Impeachment

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today voted in favor of the article of impeachment against former President Donald Trump.

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February 12, 2021

Senators Hassan, Shaheen, & Colleagues Call On Senate Leadership to Fund Summer Enrichment Opportunities for Low-Income Children in Next COVID-19 Relief Package

WASHINGTON— U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, and Jeanne Shaheen joined their colleagues in urging Senate leadership to include funding for summer enrichment opportunities for low-income children in the next COVID-19 relief package. In a letter, the Senators stressed COVID-19’s disproportionate effects on low-income families and underscored the necessity of setting aside funding for summer programs to help prevent learning loss and promote social and emotional development for particularly vulnerable communities.

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February 11, 2021

NH Delegation Applauds Repeal of Last-Minute Policy by Previous Administration that Would Have Hurt Conservation Efforts in New Hampshire

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen and Representatives Annie Kuster and Chris Pappas applauded the Biden administration’s decision to repeal policy changes made in the final hours of the Trump presidency that would have hurt conservation efforts in New Hampshire. The repeal comes as the New Hampshire Congressional Delegation urged the Biden administration to undo this damaging policy by the previous administration, citing concerns that the policy would hobble New Hampshire’s ability to maintain and conserve its outdoor spaces.

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February 11, 2021

Senator Hassan, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Invest in Workforce Training to Help Relaunch the Economy

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP), joined in introducing legislation to invest $15 billion in America’s workforce training infrastructure as well as career and technical education. The Relaunching America’s Workforce Act authorizes funding to help workers sharpen their skills and quickly re-enter the workforce as the economy recovers from this unprecedented public health and economic crisis.

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