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November 18, 2021

At Hearing, Senator Hassan Continues Sounding Alarm On Criminal Use of Cryptocurrency Following Peterborough Cyber Attack

WASHINGTON – At a U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee hearing, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan continued sounding the alarm on the criminal use of cryptocurrency, following the recent cyberattack on the Town of Peterborough, which resulted in the theft of $2.3 million in taxpayer dollars.

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November 18, 2021

“One Step Closer to Making This a Reality:” Ernst, Hassan Bill to Create Global War on Terrorism Memorial Advances in Senate

WASHINGTON – The bipartisan effort led by U.S. Senators Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) to build a memorial on the National Mall honoring the veterans of the Global War on Terrorism cleared a key hurdle today. Ernst, a combat veteran of the Global War on Terrorism, and Hassan, a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, passed their bipartisan legislation establishing the memorial through the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, a major step in getting the bill through the Senate.

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November 18, 2021

Senator Hassan-Backed Bill to Improve How Disabled Officers & Their Families Receive Benefits Signed into Law

WASHINGTON – The President signed into law today the bipartisan Protecting America’s First Responders Act, legislation 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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November 18, 2021

Senator Hassan Pushes for Swift Implementation of State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program During Senate Nomination Hearing

WASHINGTON – During a hearing with nominees for key administration positions, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan pushed for quick implementation of the state and local cybersecurity grant program that she established; cutting waste, fraud, and abuse; strengthening affordable, reliable mail service for Granite Staters; and addressing sexual harassment.

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November 18, 2021

NH Delegation Announces Nearly $10 Million for Manchester & Lebanon Airports to Support Pandemic Operations

(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 $9,786,943 in federal funds for Manchester-Boston Regional Airport and Lebanon Municipal Airport. This funding comes from Airport Rescue Grants funded under the American Rescue Plan Act to help airports prevent, prepare for and respond to the COVID-19 crisis. Specifically, Manchester-Boston Regional Airport will receive $8,735,862 and Lebanon Municipal Airport will receive $1,051,081. 

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November 18, 2021

Shaheen Leads NH Delegation in Announcing $500K for Local Law Enforcement to Hire Officers

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the Department of Justice (DOJ), announced today with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and U.S. Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that New Hampshire will receive $500,000 through DOJ’s Community Oriented Policing (COPS) Hiring grant program. The COPS Hiring program supports state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies’ ability to hire, preserve and/or rehire law enforcement officers and increase community policing efforts. The federal funding announced today will allow police departments in Epping and Salem to each hire an officer, as well two officers for Groveton. The announcement is available here.

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November 17, 2021

Senator Hassan’s Bipartisan Hire Veteran Health Heroes Act Passes House, Headed to President’s Desk

WASHINGTON – This week, the House of Representatives passed the Hire Veteran Health Heroes Act of 2021, a bipartisan bill first introduced by U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Mike Braun (R-IN). This legislation directs the Department of Veterans Affairs to create a program to recruit military medical personnel who have less than one year left in their service to work in federal health care occupations in departments like Veterans Affairs.

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November 17, 2021

Senator Hassan Targets Drug Trafficking Financing During Senate Hearing

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan today pressed key administration officials on addressing drug trafficking through targeting criminals’ money laundering. The hearing was held as a new report revealed more than 100,000 overdose deaths in the United States between April 2020 and April 2021.  

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November 17, 2021

Senators Hassan and Shaheen Help Lead Effort to Fully Fund Special Education

WASHINGTON – This week, U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen helped reintroduce the IDEA Full Funding Act, bicameral legislation to finally ensure Congress' commitment to fully fund the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). In 1975, Congress passed the IDEA to ensure that every child with a disability has access to educational opportunity. This law was a historic step forward, but since its passage Congress has failed to provide the funding promised under this bill.        

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November 16, 2021

Shaheen Leads Delegation in Announcing More Than $8.3 Million Heading to New Hampshire to Support Travel & Tourism Industry

(Woodstock, NH) – Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies, and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) will award New Hampshire $8,360,978 in State Tourism grants. The funding will support marketing, infrastructure, workforce and projects to boost business and travel.

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November 16, 2021

NH Delegation Joins President Biden in Woodstock to Tout Granite State Priorities in Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

(Woodstock, 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) joined President Joe Biden and other state and local officials at the Pemigewasset River Bridge in Woodstock, New Hampshire to celebrate the robust federal investments in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which Shaheen and Hassan negotiated and was signed into law by President Biden yesterday.

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November 16, 2021

On Heels of Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Becoming Law, NH Delegation Announces $25M in Federal Funds for Manchester Infrastructure Project

(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) announced that the City of Manchester will receive $25 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation to transform its South Millyard area and improve the movement of people and goods at the center of the Queen City. The federal grant, which members of the congressional delegation supported, will be allocated through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grant program. This award for the City of Manchester ties New Mexico for the largest RAISE grant in the country this year. This announcement comes on the heels of the bipartisan infrastructure bill signed into law yesterday and just ahead of the President’s visit to Woodstock to tout the Granite State priorities secured in the legislation, where he’ll be joined by the New Hampshire congressional delegation.

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November 16, 2021

Whitehouse, Hassan Introduce NARCO Act to Fight Drug Financing Schemes

Washington, DC – Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Chairman of the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, and Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) have introduced as an amendment to the national defense bill the Not Allowing Revenue for Criminal Organizations (NARCO) Act.  The legislation would take a number of steps to strengthen and coordinate the federal government’s response to drug financing schemes, and authorize assistance to states to tackle money laundering related to the illicit narcotics trade.

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November 16, 2021

Senator Hassan to Bring Nicholas Coates of Bristol as Guest for Woodstock Bridge Event with President Biden

WOODSTOCK – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan is bringing Bristol’s Town Administrator, Nicholas Coates, as her guest for today’s Woodstock Bridge event with President Biden to highlight how the bipartisan infrastructure package will support New Hampshire, including by helping expand access to high-speed internet. This comes after Senator Hassan joined a bipartisan group of her colleagues at the White House yesterday for the signing into the law of the bill.

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November 15, 2021

Senator Hassan Joins White House Signing Ceremony for Bipartisan Infrastructure Package

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan joined a bipartisan group of her colleagues today at the White House for the signing into law of the bipartisan infrastructure package that Senator Hassan helped author and negotiate. 

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November 14, 2021

Senators Hassan and Cornyn Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Strengthen American Supply Chains Critical To National Defense

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Chair of the Emerging Threats Subcommittee, and Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), introduced the Defense Supply Chain Security Act of 2021, a bipartisan bill to help strengthen critical supply chains within the defense industrial base and ensure that our military is equipped to handle national security threats. The bill has also been introduced as an amendment to the NDAA.

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November 13, 2021

Senator Hassan Leads NH Delegation in Announcing $1.5 Million in Telehealth Funding for New Hampshire

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen and Representatives Annie Kuster and Chris Pappas announced that three New Hampshire health centers will receive a total of $1,516,469 in federal grant funding from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to help strengthen telehealth care as communities continue to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic. This new funding will support Ammonoosuc Community Health Services in Littleton, Elliot Health System in Manchester, and Mid-State Health Center in Plymouth. Senator Hassan successfully worked to strengthen and increase funding for this FCC telehealth programs in the end of year COVID-19 relief bill.

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November 12, 2021

Amid Alarming Rise in Cyberattacks, Senators Hassan, Sinema, Rosen, and Van Hollen Call for More Aggressive Steps to Strengthen Cybersecurity at K-12 Schools

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Jacky Rosen (D-NV), and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) are calling on the Department of Education and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to take more aggressive steps to strengthen cybersecurity in K-12 schools amid an alarming rise in cyberattacks on school districts across the country. Their push comes after a nonpartisan Government Accountability Office report requested by Senator Hassan revealed that the Department of Education‘s current plan to address threats to K-12 schools is vastly outdated and is primarily focused on physical threats.

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November 12, 2021

Senator Hassan Tours Epping Water Treatment Plant to Discuss Water Infrastructure Investments in Bipartisan Infrastructure Package

EPPING – Ahead of the bipartisan infrastructure package being signed into law, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan visited the Epping Water Treatment Plant yesterday, where she spoke with members and representatives of Epping Water and Sewer Commission and Underwood Engineering, as well as the plant operator, about the water infrastructure needs that would be addressed in the bipartisan infrastructure bill

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November 12, 2021

Senator Hassan Statement on FDA Commissioner Nominee, Robert Califf

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Senate Finance Committee and Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, issued the following statement after President Joe Biden announced that he is nominating Robert Califf to serve as the Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration:

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