Press Releases

June 16, 2021

Senator Hassan Votes to Advance Top Cybersecurity Nominees

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan, chair of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) subcommittee that oversees emerging threats, voted to advance top cybersecurity officials nominated by President Biden.

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June 15, 2021

Shaheen and Hassan Help Introduce Bill to Ban PFAS Chemicals in Cosmetics

(Washington, DC) –Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) helped introduce the?No PFAS in Cosmetics Act, which would ban the inclusion of PFAS chemicals in cosmetics products, such as makeup, moisturizer and perfume.?The bipartisan bill is led by U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Susan Collins (R-ME), and cosponsored by fellow Senators Angus King (I-ME), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY). 

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June 15, 2021

Senator Hassan Discusses Barriers to Mental Health Services for Granite Staters with Substance Use Disorder

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan today discussed the challenges that people who experience substance use disorders often face in accessing critical mental health services during a Senate Finance Committee hearing.

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June 14, 2021

Following Request by Senator Hassan, GAO Releases Comprehensive Report Detailing How Postal Service Handles Complaints

WASHINGTON – Following a request from U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan, a member of the committee that oversees the United States Postal Service (USPS), the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a comprehensive report detailing how USPS handles customer complaints. The report found that despite implementing a new online system to track customer complaints, the Postal Service is still not meeting its performance goals for customer service – which includes timeliness in responding to customer complaints. 

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June 14, 2021

Following Push by Senator Hassan, Coast Guard Lifts Mask Requirement for NH’s Commercial Fishermen

WASHINGTON – Following advocacy led by U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Coast Guard recently announced updated guidance stating that commercial fishermen who are fully vaccinated do not need to wear a mask while outside on a commercial fishing vessel. Prior to this updated guidance, commercial fishermen were required to wear a mask while they work. The updated guidance comes after Senator Hassan and Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) pushed the agencies to loosen restrictions for fully vaccinated commercial fishermen after hearing from fishermen in their states that wearing a mask while they work is unsafe.

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June 12, 2021

Senator Hassan Delivers Remarks at Exeter High School Commencement Ceremony

EXETER – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan delivered remarks at Exeter High School’s Commencement ceremony today, where she congratulated students on reaching this important milestone and commended them on their incredible resilience over the past year.  

 

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June 11, 2021

Senate Passes Bipartisan Bill Cosponsored by Senator Hassan to Improve How Disabled Officers & Their Families Receive Benefits

WASHINGTONThe U.S. Senate unanimously passed bipartisan legislation yesterday that Senator Maggie Hassan cosponsored to better ensure that law enforcement officers and first responders who become disabled in the line of duty, as well as the families of those who died in the line of duty, have prompt access to the benefits that they deserve.

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June 10, 2021

Senator Hassan Questions Top Cybersecurity Nominees on Information Sharing, Prosecuting Cybercriminals, and Legacy IT Systems

WASHINGTON – U.S Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) questioned top cybersecurity nominees that President Biden put forward during a Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing today.

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June 10, 2021

Key Senate Committee Passes Bipartisan Legislation to Prevent Child Abuse that Includes Hassan-Led Priorities

WASHINGTON – The Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, on which Senator Maggie Hassan serves, voted on a bipartisan basis today to reauthorize the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA). The package includes bipartisan priorities that Senator Hassan worked to secure to better support grandfamilies and expand efforts to teach child abuse prevention in schools.

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June 10, 2021

NH Congressional Delegation Calls on Department of Education to Work with NH to Ensure Schools Can Use Relief Funding for Construction Projects

WASHINGTON – Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen and Representatives Annie Kuster and Chris Pappas wrote to Department of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona calling on the Department to work with New Hampshire to ensure that schools can use federal COVID-19 relief funding for needed construction projects, particularly those that improve air ventilation systems.  

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June 10, 2021

Senator Hassan Joins Colleagues in Introducing Bipartisan Bill to Boost Federal Investment in American Research and Development

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senators Chris Coons (D-DE), Steve Daines (R-MT), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), and Todd Young (R-IN) in introducing legislation to provide expanded tax support for American companies that invest in the research and development of new products and technologies.

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June 09, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan Help Introduce Legislation to Guarantee Women’s Reproductive Rights

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) in introducing the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA). The legislation would guarantee a pregnant person’s right to access an abortion—and the right of an abortion provider to deliver these abortion services—free from medically unnecessary restrictions that interfere with a patient’s individual choice or the provider-patient relationship. 

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June 09, 2021

Senator Hassan Joins Colleagues in Introducing Bipartisan Bill to Reduce Traffic Congestion, Improve Road Safety

WASHINGTON U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senators Mitt Romney (R-UT), Gary Peters (D-MI), and Brian Schatz (D-HI) in introducing the Smart Intersections Act, bipartisan legislation which will reduce traffic congestion and improve roadway efficiency by establishing a grant program at the Department of Transportation with the purpose of improving the functioning of traffic signals throughout the country.

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June 09, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan Announce New Legislation to Clean Up PFAS at Military Installations with Highest Levels of Contamination

(Washington, DC)  – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senators Alex Padilla (D-CA) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) in introducing two pieces of legislation – the Clean Water for Military Families Act and the Filthy Fifty Act – that would direct the Department of Defense (DOD) to identify and clean up per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at U.S. military installations with some of the highest detections across the country, including Pease Air National Guard Base in New Hampshire.  

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June 09, 2021

Senator Hassan Emphasizes Need for Full-Service VA Hospital & Infrastructure Improvements to the Manchester VA Medical Center During Committee Hearing

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan today emphasized the need to get a full-service VA hospital in New Hampshire and make long-term improvements to the Manchester VA Medical Center during a Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee hearing.

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June 08, 2021

Senate Passes Senator Hassan & Colleagues’ Bipartisan Bill to Outcompete China & Strengthen National Security

WASHINGTON – The Senate passed historic, bipartisan legislation today introduced by U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan to help the U.S. outcompete China and strengthen national security. The bipartisan United States Innovation and Competition Act also includes important priorities secured by Senator Hassan to help boost the economy and harden critical infrastructure.

 

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June 08, 2021

Senator Hassan Presses Biden Nominee to Maintain Robust Funding to Address New Hampshire’s Substance Use Disorder Crisis

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan today pressed the Biden administration’s nominee to be Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, Dr. Miriam Delphin-Rittmon, on the importance of maintaining robust funding for New Hampshire to address the devastating substance use disorder crisis during a Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions committee hearing.

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June 08, 2021

Senator Hassan on Colonial Pipeline Hearing: ‘I’ve talked with small school districts in my state of New Hampshire that are better prepared for cyberattacks than Colonial Pipeline’

WASHINGTON – During a Senate Homeland Security Committee hearing today, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) pressed Colonial Pipeline President and CEO Joseph A. Blount, Jr. on the recent cyberattack it experienced and its decision to pay hackers a ransom payment. When Senator Hassan asked Mr. Blount if the company had a cybersecurity plan prior to the attack that included guidance about paying a ransom, he said, “Senator specifically, no, no discussion about ransom and action to ransom.”

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June 08, 2021

Sens. Hassan, Cassidy & Rep. Slotkin Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Overhaul National Stockpile and Expand Domestic Manufacturing

WASHINGTON –– U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) and Representative Elissa Slotkin (D-MI-08) introduced the bipartisan Strengthening America’s Strategic National Stockpile Act to make long-overdue improvements to the Strategic National Stockpile, which is maintained by the federal government to ensure access to medical supplies during public health emergencies. This comprehensive, bipartisan bill will help reduce America’s dependence on foreign adversaries like China for critical supplies, boost domestic manufacturing, and improve transparency to ensure the effectiveness of the Strategic National Stockpile during future public health emergencies.

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June 04, 2021

NH Delegation Announces More than $24.5 Million through December Relief Legislation to Combat COVID-19 Health Disparities among High-Risk & Underserved Granite State Communities

(Manchester, NH) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) today announced that New Hampshire will receive $24,568,498 to address COVID-19 related health disparities among communities considered to be high-risk and medically underserved, including communities of color and Granite Staters in rural areas. Specifically, the funding is being awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act that was passed by Congress and signed into law in December and will allow the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services to boost COVID-19 testing and contact tracing capabilities. The funding will also help create and deploy new mitigation and prevention services, improve data collection and empower community partners to address COVID-19 health disparities. 

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