Press Releases

February 05, 2020

Senator Hassan Announces She Will Vote in Favor of Both Articles of Impeachment

WASHINGTON – Ahead of the Senate’s vote today on the articles of impeachment, Senator Maggie Hassan took to the Senate floor to address Granite Staters and her fellow Senators, discussing why she will vote in favor of both articles of impeachment.

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February 04, 2020

Senator Hassan Responds to President Trump’s State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON –Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement tonight in response to President Trump’s State of the Union address. The Senator brought as her guest Laconia Police Officer Eric Adams, who has gained national recognition for his work as Laconia’s Prevention, Enforcement, and Treatment Coordinator. In this role – the first of its kind in New England – Officer Adams has helped revolutionize the way that law enforcement across the country approach combating substance misuse.

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January 31, 2020

Senator Hassan Slams Trump Administration Policy to Gut Medicaid

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan spoke out against the Trump Administration's announcement today of new guidance that would allow states to implement Medicaid block grants, which could dramatically reduce the amount of Medicaid funding. "Make no mistake about this - 'block grants' are just code for massive cuts that will directly harm children and families, individuals who experience disabilities, seniors, and Americans across the country who depend on Medicaid for their health care cove… Continue Reading


January 30, 2020

Hassan-Backed Bipartisan Bill Targeting Fentanyl Analogues Heads to President’s Desk

WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives last night passed bipartisan legislation cosponsored by Senator Maggie Hassan to help ensure that law enforcement has the tools it needs to curb the opioid epidemic and better target fentanyl analogues, which contribute to the devastating substance misuse epidemic in New Hampshire and across the country. The bill now heads to the President’s desk for his signature.

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January 29, 2020

Senator Hassan Statement on Death of Air Force Captain Ryan S. Phaneuf of Hudson

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan released this statement following news of the death of Air Force Captain Ryan S. Phaneuf of Hudson, who was killed during a plane crash in Afghanistan earlier this week:

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January 29, 2020

Senators Hassan, Shaheen Join Colleagues in Calling on President Trump to Publicly Commit to Protecting Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, and Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined their colleagues in calling on President Trump to retract statements that he made last week saying that he would be open to cutting earned benefits like Medicare or Social Security following the 2017 Republican tax law, which provided massive tax giveaways to multi-national corporations and the ultra-wealthy. The letter was led by Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH).

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January 29, 2020

Senator Hassan Statement on President Trump Signing U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan, a member of the Senate Finance Committee who voted to advance the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), released the following statement after President Trump signed into law the bipartisan bill implementing the trade agreement:

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January 29, 2020

Senator Hassan to Host Laconia Police Officer Eric Adams, Who Has Led Efforts to Combat Substance Misuse in New Hampshire, as Her State of the Union Guest

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan announced today that she will host Laconia Police Officer Eric Adams as her guest of honor for President Trump’s State of the Union Address on Tuesday, February 4. Eric has gained national recognition for his work as Laconia’s Prevention, Enforcement, and Treatment Coordinator. In this role – the first of its kind in New England – Eric has helped revolutionize the way that law enforcement across the country approach drug addiction and recovery, prioritizing meeting people where they are at to help them get the treatment and support that they need to overcome substance use disorder.

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January 28, 2020

Hassan-Backed Bipartisan Legislation to Increase Security Resources for Faith-Based Institutions & Nonprofit Organizations Signed into Law

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement today applauding President Trump’s signing of bipartisan legislation, which she cosponsored, to codify in law that grant funding for houses of worship and nonprofit organizations must be available for small states like New Hampshire, not just major metropolitan areas. Senator Hassan is a member of the Senate Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Anti-Semitism and the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

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January 28, 2020

Amid Reports of Potential Coronavirus Cases in New Hampshire, Senator Hassan Urges Granite Staters to Take Precautionary Measures Similar to Flu Prevention

WASHINGTON – Amid reports of potential coronavirus cases in New Hampshire, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan is urging all Granite Staters to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) precautionary measures – akin to those recommended for flu prevention such as frequent handwashing, staying home when sick, and covering your nose and mouth when sneezing or coughing. Anyone who feels sick and who has visited Wuhan City, China, should seek care immediately. Additional information from New Hampshire’s Department of Health and Human Services is here.  

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January 24, 2020

Senator Hassan Cosponsors Legislation to Prevent Opioid Misuse Among Students and Student Athletes

(Washington, DC) – This week, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) reintroduced legislation that would help prevent opioid misuse among students and student athletes. The Student and Student Athlete Opioid Misuse Prevention Act would allow schools, communities and youth athletic associations in New Hampshire and around the country to provide prevention programs to reduce the risk of opioid misuse among students and student athletes. Research shows that students, and student athletes in particular, are at risk of developing a dependency due to opioid pain treatment following injuries. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) are cosponsors of the legislation.

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January 23, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan Introduce Legislation to Protect Community Television

(Washington, DC) – This week, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) introduced the Protecting Community Television Act with Senator Ed Markey (D-MA), legislation to ensure that community television operations continue to receive the resources they need to educate and inform viewers in the cities and towns where they operate.

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January 22, 2020

Senator Hassan Statement on 47th Anniversary of Supreme Court’s Decision in Roe v. Wade

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on the 47th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Roe v. Wade:

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January 21, 2020

Senator Hassan Recognizes Rahul and Karthik Chalumuri of Keene as January’s Granite Staters of the Month

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan recognized Rahul and Karthik Chalumuri of Keene as January’s Granite Staters of the Month for their efforts to organize donation drives at their school to support patients at a local cancer center.  

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January 21, 2020

NH Delegation Calls on Trump to Continue Opioid Response Grant Funding, Ensure Set-Aside for Hardest-Hit States

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, led Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) in a letter to President Donald Trump, calling on him to continue funding for the State Opioid Response (SOR) grant program in his budget proposal for fiscal year (FY) 2021. The SOR grant program has been a critical tool for New Hampshire and other states on the frontlines of the substance use disorder crisis. The delegation also urged the President to continue the 15 percent set-aside for hardest hit states, which has helped states deeply impacted like New Hampshire. In government funding legislation signed into law last month, Senator Shaheen successfully included a new provision based on a key component of her legislation that provides flexibility for treatment providers to use SOR grant dollars to help patients suffering from methamphetamine and cocaine dependency, in addition to opioid use disorders.

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January 21, 2020

Senator Hassan Statement on 10th Anniversary of Supreme Court’s Backward Ruling in Citizens United v. FEC

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on the 10th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United v. FEC:

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January 20, 2020

Senator Hassan Honors 2019 Granite Staters of the Month in Manchester

MANCHESTER – Senator Maggie Hassan honored the New Hampshire citizens she recognized in 2019 as Granite Staters of the Month this past Saturday in Manchester, where she commended them for all that they have done to help their fellow citizens, improve their communities, and build a stronger state and country. For photos from the event, click here. For video of the Senator’s welcoming remarks, click here.

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January 17, 2020

Senator Hassan Nominates 53 New Hampshire Students for United States Service Academies

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan announced today that she has nominated 53 New Hampshire students to attend United States Service Academies – the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Military Academy, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

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January 17, 2020

Senator Hassan Leads Bipartisan Colleagues in Introducing Bill to Establish Cybersecurity Coordinator in Every State

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), John Cornyn (R-TX), Rob Portman (R-OH), and Gary Peters (D-MI) today introduced a bipartisan bill to require the Department of Homeland Security to establish a Cybersecurity State Coordinator program. Each state would have its own federally funded Cybersecurity Coordinator, who would be responsible for helping to prevent and respond to cybersecurity threats by working with federal, state, and local governments as well as schools, hospitals, and other entities.

 

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January 16, 2020

Senate Passes Bipartisan Legislation Cosponsored by Senator Hassan to Help Law Enforcement Tackle the Opioid Epidemic

WASHINGTON – The Senate today passed bipartisan legislation cosponsored by Senator Maggie Hassan to help ensure that law enforcement has the tools it needs to curb the opioid epidemic and better target fentanyl and similar synthetic drugs, which have contributed to the devastating substance misuse epidemic in New Hampshire and across the country.

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