Press Releases

September 15, 2021

NH Delegation Slams NH Executive Council Vote Denying Family Planning Funding to Health Care Providers

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) issued the following statements after the New Hampshire Executive Council voted to terminate multiple contracts for family planning services, which effectively defunds critical services for women’s health providers across New Hampshire, like Planned Parenthood:

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September 14, 2021

NH Delegation Announces More than $3.2 Million to Strengthen Home Visiting Services for Underserved Communities, Expand Access to Essential Health Care Services at NH Schools

(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) announced that New Hampshire will receive $3,225,084 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to strengthen home visiting services for families in underserved communities and expand access to essential health care services at Granite State schools.  

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September 10, 2021

NH Delegation Announces More than $5.7 Million in Federal Funding to Support Granite State Firefighters

(Manchester, NH) – 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), a member of the Homeland Security Committee, and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $5.7 million in federal funding to support Granite State firefighters through its Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program and Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response Grants (SAFER) program. The following cities and towns received grants through these programs: 

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September 10, 2021

Senator Hassan, Energy Secretary Granholm, and Representative Pappas Highlight Importance of Clean Energy Investments in Portsmouth & Manchester

PORTSMOUTH – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan, U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, and U.S. Representative Chris Pappas held events in Portsmouth and Manchester today to highlight the importance of clean energy investments, including offshore wind and solar power, as well as the economic and workforce development opportunities associated with these clean energy investments.

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September 08, 2021

NH Delegation Announces $60 Million Heading to Mascoma Bank to Support Small Businesses & Community Development

(Manchester, NH) – Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Small Business and Appropriations Committees, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced that Mascoma Bank in Lebanon will receive $60 million through the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) program to promote immediate recovery efforts and sustained economic development. Mascoma Community Development works to help raise capital, facilitate loans and support community development across New Hampshire; this NMTC award will greatly strengthen their ability to invest in our communities.

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September 07, 2021

Senator Hassan Visits Salem Depot Intersection Project to Highlight Need for Infrastructure Investments

SALEM – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan today visited the ongoing construction efforts at Salem Depot intersection at Broadway and Main Street to highlight the need for infrastructure investments in New Hampshire. The project, which aims in part to expand the intersection in order to improve vehicle and pedestrian safety, is set to be completed this year. Senator Hassan was part of the bipartisan group that worked to negotiate and pass through the Senate a once-in-a-generation infrastructure package that would provide historic investments to repair and modernize the country’s transportation infrastructure.

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September 03, 2021

Senator Hassan Statement Ahead of Labor Day

NEW HAMPSHIRE – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement ahead of Labor Day:

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September 03, 2021

NH Delegation Announces Nearly $6 Million in Federal Awards for UNH & Dartmouth to Invest in STEM, Climate Research

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee which funds the National Science Foundation (NSF), announced with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that the U.S. National Science Foundation – with support from federal funds secured in the American Rescue Plan – has awarded the University of New Hampshire and Dartmouth College robust federal funding through the NSF Research Traineeship program. The program supports and trains graduate students and science and math professionals using specific research and development topics as focal points.

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September 03, 2021

NH Delegation Announces $525,000 to Boost Substance Use Disorder Response Services at Nashua’s Harbor Homes

(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), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded Nashua’s Harbor Homes $525,000 to boost the center’s integrated recovery support services for those impacted by substance use disorders. Just last week, Shaheen visited New Futures in Concord to discuss how the pandemic exacerbated the substance use disorder crisis and ongoing efforts in Congress to increase response relief to help providers on the frontlines. Additionally, Senator Hassan is leading bipartisan efforts to increase access to medication-assisted treatment for substance use disorders, and introduced bipartisan legislation to eliminate unnecessary barriers that make it more difficult for doctors to prescribe this lifesaving treatment.  

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September 03, 2021

Senator Hassan Participates in AARP Telephone Town Hall, Takes Questions from Granite Staters on Lowering Health Costs and Providing More Support to Caregivers

NEW HAMPSHIRE – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan participated in a telephone town hall yesterday hosted by AARP, where she took questions from Granite Staters on a range of issues, including lowering the cost of prescription drugs and providing more support to caregivers.

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September 02, 2021

Senator Hassan Tours New Boston Space Force Station; Discusses Need to Invest in Space Technology

NEW BOSTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan yesterday toured the New Boston Space Force Station, which is part of the U.S. Space Force Delta 6 –  Space Access and Cyberspace Operations, and met with military officials, civilian employees, and contractors to discuss American satellites and defense systems.

 

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September 02, 2021

NH Delegation Applauds $1.6 Million for New Hampshire Health Care Navigators Program

(Manchester, NH) – 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 announcement that $1.6 million is heading to the state to support the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Navigators program. This program helps American families get information and support to find quality health care plans at affordable prices. 

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September 02, 2021

Senator Hassan Visits Apprenticeship Training Center in Brentwood to Discuss Importance of Infrastructure Investments

BRENTWOOD – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan today visited the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Training (IUPAT) Center in Brentwood, where she spoke with union leaders and apprentices about the importance of infrastructure investments to help create good-paying jobs for Granite Staters. The Senate recently passed a bipartisan bill that Senator Hassan helped to negotiate that would provide major investments to help address New Hampshire’s aging infrastructure and create jobs that help benefit union members.

 

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September 01, 2021

Senator Hassan Leads NH Delegation in Announcing $800,000 in Federal Grant Funding for New Hampshire Telehealth Program from December COVID Relief Legislation

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Representative Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) awarded $801,768 in federal grant funding to Harbor Care Health and Wellness Center in Nashua to help strengthen the telehealth services it provides amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The funding will help the center obtain computers and telecommunications devices, as well as make improvements to its network and security, to provide enhanced telehealth services to patients, including those who identify as experiencing homelessness. The funding was secured as part of Senator Hassan’s work to invest in telehealth programs in the end of year COVID-19 relief bill. 

 

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August 31, 2021

Senators Hassan, Ernst, Cassidy, and Warnock Lead Bipartisan Group Calling on VA to Address Impact of Afghanistan Withdrawal on Veterans’ Mental Health

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), and Raphael Warnock (D-GA) are leading a bipartisan group of 31 additional Senators calling on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to swiftly develop and conduct outreach to veterans of the Global War on Terrorism – especially those who served in Afghanistan – to provide them with mental health resources. Their call for action comes as reports find calls to veterans’ suicide hotlines have increased since the fall of Kabul earlier this month.

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August 31, 2021

Senator Hassan Visits Littleton, Colebrook to Discuss Economic & Community Development in the North Country

LITTLETON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan visited White Mountains Community College (WMCC) Littleton Academic Center yesterday, where she heard about WMCC’s plan to use federal funding to help equip a new campus building that will house its advanced technology lab and classes. Northern Border Regional Commission funding is supporting this effort.

 

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August 31, 2021

Senator Hassan Leads Bipartisan Group Calling on VA to Address Impact of Afghanistan Withdrawal on Veterans’ Mental Health

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), and Raphael Warnock (D-GA) are leading a bipartisan group of 31 additional Senators calling on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to swiftly develop and conduct outreach to veterans of the Global War on Terrorism – especially those who served in Afghanistan – to provide them with mental health resources. Their call for action comes as reports find calls to veterans’ suicide hotlines have increased since the fall of Kabul earlier this month.

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August 30, 2021

Senator Hassan Statement on U.S. Withdrawal from Afghanistan

NEW HAMPSHIRE -- U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement on the news that all U.S. troops have left Afghanistan:

 

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August 30, 2021

NH Delegation Announces More than $1.5 Million in Federal Funding to Support NH Firefighters

(Manchester, NH) – 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), a member of the Homeland Security Committee, and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $1,512,358.47 in federal funding to support Granite State firefighters.  

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August 27, 2021

Senator Hassan Celebrates Laconia Colonial Theatre Grand Opening

LACONIA – Today, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan delivered remarks at Colonial Theatre’s ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony, where attendees celebrated the historic efforts to revitalize the venue. The Senator highlighted how this will support the arts and the local economy.  

 

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