Press Releases

January 04, 2021

Senator Hassan Recognizes Gorham Middle & High School Sophomore Student Council as December’s Granite Staters of the Month

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan recognized the Gorham Middle & High School Sophomore Student Council as December’s Granite Staters of the Month for choosing to resell surplus chocolate that they received to benefit their school’s food pantry, rather than sell it to benefit their class.

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January 04, 2021

Bipartisan Bill Cosponsored by Senator Hassan to Improve VA Caregiver Program Becomes Law

WASHINGTON – Bipartisan legislation, cosponsored by U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan, to improve the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) caregiver program after reports that veterans and caregivers were arbitrarily dropped from the program, is now law.

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January 01, 2021

National Defense Bill Becomes Law with Key Priorities Secured by Senator Hassan to Support Granite Staters & Americans

WASHINGTON – Today on an overwhelmingly bipartisan basis, the U.S. Senate overrode the President’s veto to pass into law the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021, which includes key priorities that Senator Hassan introduced and championed to protect the national security of Granite Staters and all Americans. Bipartisan amendments that Senator Hassan introduced to address drone threats to service members overseas and create a cybersecurity state coordinator in each state are included in the legislation.

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December 29, 2020

Collins, Hassan Protect Funding for Nearly 200 Rural, Low-Income School Districts

U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced that they successfully reversed a Department of Education decision that jeopardized funding for nearly 200 rural, low-income school districts.  A provision they negotiated that was included in the year-end government funding bill that was signed into law prevents a funding cliff for the Rural Education Achievement Program (REAP), the only dedicated federal funding stream to support rural schools.

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December 28, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan Announce NH Expected to Receive an Estimated $2B in COVID Relief

(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) issued the following statements in response to new estimates from the non-partisan Congressional Research Service (CRS) predicting that New Hampshire is expected to receive approximately $2 billion across a variety of sectors from new federal COVID-19 relief included in government funding legislation that was signed into law Sunday night, which Shaheen and Hassan helped negotiate. These estimates do not include all sectors of New Hampshire’s economy that will receive federal relief, which will become available in the days and weeks ahead.

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December 28, 2020

Bipartisan Bill Cosponsored by Senator Hassan to Help Prevent Opioid Trafficking Becomes Law

WASHINGTON – The bipartisan DHS Opioid Detection Resilience Act, which Senator Maggie Hassan cosponsored, is now law. The bill will ensure that personnel at the Department of Homeland Security have the tools that they need to more easily detect synthetic opioids like fentanyl, which are contributing to the devastating substance misuse crisis in New Hampshire and across the country.

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December 27, 2020

COVID-19 Relief, Government Funding Bill Becomes Law with Key Priorities Secured by Senator Hassan

WASHINGTON – President Trump today signed into law a year-end government funding package with substantial COVID-19 relief for Granite Staters based on a bipartisan compromise that Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) helped negotiate. The package also includes a number of other priorities that Senator Hassan fought for, including provisions to help end surprise medical billing, which Senator Hassan has led bipartisan efforts on for the past two years.

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December 23, 2020

Senator Hassan Statement on President-Elect Biden’s Announcement to Nominate Miguel Cardona as Education Secretary

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, issued the following statement after President-elect Joe Biden announced that he will nominate Miguel A. Cardona to be the next Secretary for the United States Department of Education:

 

 

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December 22, 2020

Senators Hassan, Rubio Successfully Include Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen Counterterrorism Coordination Efforts at DHS in Government Funding Package

WASHINGTON – The end-of-year funding bill passed yesterday by Congress includes bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) to strengthen counterterrorism coordination efforts at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The bipartisan legislation will authorize the Counterterrorism Advisory Board, which brings together intelligence, operational, and policy-making elements from across the Department, to devise joint strategies to deter and disrupt potential terrorist attacks. 

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December 22, 2020

Senator Hassan Secures COVID-19 Relief, End to Surprise Medical Billing in Year-End Legislation

WASHINGTON – Last night, the Senate passed a year-end government funding package with substantial COVID-19 relief for Granite Staters based on a bipartisan compromise that Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) helped negotiate. The package also includes a number of other priorities that Senator Hassan fought for, including provisions to help end surprise medical billing, which Senator Hassan has led bipartisan efforts on for the past two years.

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December 22, 2020

Hassan, Burr Successfully Include Bipartisan Legislation to Expand Small Business Support Amid COVID-19 Pandemic in Government Funding Package

WASHINGTON – The end-of-year funding bill passed yesterday by Congress includes bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Richard Burr (R-NC) to expand small businesses and nonprofits’ access to federal COVID-19 relief. The bipartisan Employer Assistance Coordination Act will allow eligible small employers to both participate in the Paycheck Protection Program and claim the Employee Retention Tax Credit to help keep workers on payroll and pay for their health care coverage. Currently, small employers cannot participate in both of these programs.

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December 20, 2020

Senators Hassan, Cassidy Secure End to Surprise Medical Billing Legislation in Government Funding Package

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) issued the following statement after the House and Senate government funding agreement was announced, which will include provisions to end the practice of surprise medical billing: "For far too long, our constituents have done everything right at the doctor's office or hospital yet still found themselves stuck with surprise medical bills, sometimes to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars. And frequently, they have… Continue Reading


December 20, 2020

FINAL COVID-19 EMERGENCY RELIEF PACKAGE BASED ON ORIGINAL BIPARTISAN, BICAMERAL LEGISLATION

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Susan Collins (R-ME), Mark Warner (D-VA), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Angus King (I-ME), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Rob Portman (R-OH), and Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Problem Solvers Caucus Co-Chairs Representatives Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ-5) and Tom Reed (R-NY-23) applauded the final COVID-19 emergency relief package. 

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December 18, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan Honor Christa McAuliffe During Commemorative Coin Unveiling

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statements after the unveiling of the Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin today. Shaheen led the bipartisan legislation with Senators Mike Enzi (R-WY) and Hassan creating the commemorative coin to honor Christa McAuliffe, the Concord teacher who died aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger in 1986. This coin promotes American commitment to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education and will support it with proceeds from the coin.

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December 18, 2020

Senators Hassan, Rosen, Sinema Call for Review of Federal Agencies’ Efforts to Help Protect K-12 Schools From Cyber Threats

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Jacky Rosen (D-NV), and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), who all serve on the Senate Homeland Security Committee, called for an independent Government Accountability Office review of federal agencies’ efforts to help protect K-12 schools from cyber threats, particularly as the COVID-19 pandemic has caused many schools to shift more of their education online. Senator Hassan recently co-led a Senate Homeland Security Subcommittee hearing on strengthening cybersecurity for state and local governments and other entities, including schools, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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December 18, 2020

Senate Passes Hassan, Lee Bipartisan Counterterrorism Bill

WASHINGTON – The Senate passed bipartisan legislation led by Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, and Mike Lee (R-UT) that will help strengthen counterterrorism efforts by requiring federal agencies to report to Congress after a terrorist attack with information about exactly what happened and recommendations to prevent future attacks.

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December 18, 2020

Senate Passes Bipartisan Legislation Cosponsored By Senator Hassan to Strengthen Federal Financial Management

WASHINGTON - The United States Senate passed bipartisan legislation cosponsored by Senator Maggie Hassan to strengthen federal financial management. The CFO Vision Act of 2020, originally introduced by Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY) and Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), would update the Chief Financial Officers (CFO) Act of 1990. The law established a financial management leadership structure, provided for long-range planning, and required audited financial statements.

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December 18, 2020

Senator Hassan Meets with Department of Homeland Security Secretary Nominee

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, today met with President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the Department of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas.

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December 17, 2020

BIPARTISAN, BICAMERAL GROUP URGES LEADERSHIP TO CONTINUE MOVING FORWARD ON COVID-19 EMERGENCY RELIEF PACKAGE

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Susan Collins (R-ME), Mark Warner (D-VA), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Angus King (I-ME), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Rob Portman (R-OH), and Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Problem Solvers Caucus Co-Chairs Representatives Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ-5) and Tom Reed (R-NY-23) urged Senate and House Leadership to continue moving forward to finalize a COVID-19 emergency relief package. Earlier this week, the Senators and the Problem Solvers Caucus shared two bills, one of which, the bipartisan COVID-19 Emergency Relief Act of 2020, is serving as the framework for the final COVID-19 relief package.

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December 16, 2020

Senator Hassan Leads Colleagues In Calling for Additional, Long-Term Funding for Community Health Centers in End-of-Year Package

U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) led a group of her colleagues in calling for additional, long-term funding for Community Health Centers in the upcoming government funding package to help ensure that low-income Granite Staters and Americans have consistent access to high-quality health care both during and after the pandemic. Senator Hassan is helping to lead bipartisan efforts to end surprise medical billing, and savings from doing so could be used to pay for continued funding for Community He… Continue Reading

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