Press Releases

January 16, 2021

Senator Hassan Greets NH National Guard Members at Joint Base Andrews Ahead of Inauguration

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan greeted members of the New Hampshire Army and Air National Guard upon their arrival at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland today ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration next week. Approximately 50 members of the New Hampshire Army and Air National Guard are supporting the security mission within D.C. ahead of and during the inauguration.

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January 15, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan & Bipartisan Group Call on CDC to Boost COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Funding for Smaller States Shortchanged by CDC Formula

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) sent a letter today with a bipartisan group of Senators to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regarding the formula used to distribute federal funding to states for COVID-19 vaccine administration efforts, which leaves smaller states at a distinct disadvantage. The Senators requested that the CDC use available discretionary funds to bolster funding for states like New Hampshire, which are receiving significantly fewer dollars under the revised allocation method for these grants relative to what the states would have received under traditional approach to allocations. The letter is also signed by U.S. Senators Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Jack Reed (D-RI), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Tom Carper (D-DE), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Chris Coons (D-DE), Jon Tester (D-MT), Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Ben Schatz (D-HI).

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January 15, 2021

Senator Hassan Statement Ahead of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan released a statement ahead of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 18:

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January 15, 2021

Public Lands in NH Benefit from Shaheen-Hassan Co-Sponsored Legislation that Fully Funds LWCF & Addresses Maintenance Backlog on U.S. Public Lands

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced that five New Hampshire projects will benefit from funding through the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and National Parks and Public Land Legacy Restoration Fund established by the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) to support outdoor recreation, conservation efforts and address maintenance needs. As a result of the bipartisan GAOA cosponsored by Shaheen and Hassan that was signed into law last year, the LWCF’s now-mandatory, full authorized funding level of $900 million was allocated to projects and programs in the fiscal year (FY) 2021 government funding legislation that became law in December. In addition, Congress listed specific projects to receive deferred maintenance funding for FY 2021 from the National Parks and Public Land Legacy Restoration Fund, which will provide up to $9.5 billion over the next five years to tackle deferred maintenance needs on public lands throughout the country. In New Hampshire, this backlog amounts to more than $43 million.

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January 15, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan & Bipartisan Group Call on CDC to Boost COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Funding for Smaller States Shortchanged by CDC Formula

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) sent a letter today with a bipartisan group of Senators to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regarding the formula used to distribute federal funding to states for COVID-19 vaccine administration efforts, which leaves smaller states at a distinct disadvantage. The Senators requested that the CDC use available discretionary funds to bolster funding for states like New Hampshire, which are receiving significantly fewer dollars under the revised allocation method for these grants relative to what the states would have received under traditional approach to allocations. The letter is also signed by U.S. Senators Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Jack Reed (D-RI), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Tom Carper (D-DE), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Chris Coons (D-DE), Jon Tester (D-MT), Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Ben Schatz (D-HI).

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January 15, 2021

Senators Hassan, Shaheen Hold Resource Panel for Granite State Small Businesses, Nonprofits Following Re-Opening of Paycheck Protection Program and Additional Federal Relief

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen hosted a public panel where New Hampshire small businesses and nonprofits learned about support available to them through the COVID-19 relief and government funding package that the Senators helped negotiate and pass into law.

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January 15, 2021

Following Bipartisan Push from Senator Hassan, Administration Increases Access to Medication-Assisted Treatment

WASHINGTON – Today, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that it will roll back a requirement that limited physicians’ ability to prescribe buprenorphine, a medication that helps to treat opioid addiction. The Department will eliminate the need for most physicians to obtain the so-called “X” waiver in order to prescribe buprenorphine.

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January 14, 2021

Senator Hassan Statement on President-Elect Biden’s Newly Announced COVID-19 Emergency Relief Plan

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement after President-elect Joe Biden unveiled his American Rescue Plan to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic:

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January 14, 2021

Senator Hassan Statement on Reports that Trump Administration Has Weakened Safety Standards for PFAS Over Objection of Scientists

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan released a statement following reports that the Trump administration overruled scientists and weakened safety standards for a certain class of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Specifically, Trump appointees at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) changed a safety assessment for PFBS, a chemical that has been linked to thyroid, kidney and reproductive problems at very low levels of exposure, that will make it easier for state and federal regulators to set lower clean up and drinking water standards for this dangerous chemical.

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January 14, 2021

Senator Hassan Meets with Surgeon General Nominee

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan, a member of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, today met virtually with President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee to be the next Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy.

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January 13, 2021

Senator Hassan Statement on Impeachment of President Trump

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives voted to impeach President Trump:

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January 13, 2021

Senators Hassan, Casey, Cassidy Request Review of Higher Education Resources and Access for Students with Disabilities

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Bob Casey (D-PA), and Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) are requesting a Government Accountability Office review of how colleges and universities are working to ensure that students with disabilities can access the same learning opportunities as their peers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The three Senators serve on the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee.

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January 13, 2021

Senator Hassan Meets with Health and Human Services Nominee

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan, a member of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee and Senate Finance Committee, today met virtually with President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Xavier Becerra.

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January 12, 2021

Senators Hassan, Shaheen Join Colleagues in Urging Trump Administration to Immediately Address Significant COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Failures

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined their colleagues in urging the Trump administration to immediately fix the significant failures of the COVID-19 vaccine distribution as COVID-19 cases continue to climb. The letter was led by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, on which Senator Hassan serves.

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January 11, 2021

Senator Hassan Honors 2020 Granite Staters of the Month During Virtual Event

NEW HAMPSHIRE – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan honored the New Hampshire citizens she recognized in 2020 as Granite Staters of the Month this past Saturday during a virtual event, where she commended them for all that they have done to help improve their communities and help their neighbors.

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January 11, 2021

Senator Hassan’s Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Against Counterfeit Medical Products Signed Into Law

WASHINGTON – Bipartisan legislation to help protect patients from counterfeit medical products has been signed into law. The Safeguarding Therapeutics Act was introduced in the Senate last year by Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and former Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY) and in the House by Representatives Brett Guthrie (R-KY-2) and Eliot Engel (D-NY-16).  

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January 11, 2021

Senator Hassan Nominates 35 New Hampshire Students for United States Service Academies

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan announced today that she has nominated 35 New Hampshire students to attend United States Service Academies – the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Military Academy, and U.S. Naval Academy.

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January 11, 2021

NH Delegation Applauds $1 Million Awarded through NBRC to Northern Forest Center

(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), a member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, issued the following statements in response to the Northern Border Regional Commission’s (NBRC) announcement that the Northern Forest Center will receive $1 million in federal funding from the organization to launch efforts to help improve the availability of high-quality workforce housing in a northern community located in each state of the NBRC’s territory. In New Hampshire, Lancaster has been selected as the focal community under this effort. The NBRC provides federal support throughout northern New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont and New York and has funded grants that spur economic and community development in rural communities. 

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January 08, 2021

Senator Hassan Statement on President-Elect Biden’s Announcement to Nominate Boston Mayor Martin Walsh as Labor 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 Boston Mayor Martin Walsh to be the next Secretary for the United States Department of Labor:

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January 07, 2021

Senator Hassan Statement on Election Certification

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) released the following statement after Congress certified the election results following an insurrection at the Capitol:

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