Press Releases

March 16, 2021

Murray, Scott, Hassan Release GAO Report On Retirement Cybersecurity Which Recommends Department of Labor Issue Guidance

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, Congressman Bobby Scott, Chair of the House Education and Labor Committee, and Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) released a report from the Government Accountability Office looking at the risk cybersecurity threats pose to retirement plans that serve over 100 million people. GAO conducted its investigation in response to an inquiry the Members sent in 2019
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March 16, 2021

Senator Hassan, Business Leaders Discuss How Her Bipartisan R&D Bill Will Help Boost Domestic Manufacturing During Finance Hearing

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) participated in a Senate Finance Committee hearing today, where she discussed how her bipartisan American Innovation and Jobs Act, which would strengthen and expand research and development (R&D) tax incentives, will help boost domestic manufacturing and help U.S. businesses outcompete foreign manufacturers. Senator Hassan led in introducing this bipartisan legislation along with Senators Todd Young (R-IN), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), Rob Portman (R-OH), and Ben Sasse (R-NE), all members of the Senate Finance Committee.

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March 16, 2021

Senator Hassan Leads Virtual Roundtable with Granite Staters to Discuss How the American Rescue Plan Will Help Lower Health Care Costs

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan hosted a virtual roundtable discussion yesterday with Granite Staters to discuss how the American Rescue Plan, which was signed into law last week, will help lower health care costs for many Granite Staters who purchase health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act marketplaces.

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March 16, 2021

Senators Hassan, Young, Cortez Masto, Portman, and Sasse Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Innovative Businesses and Startups' Research and Development

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Todd Young (R-IN), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), Rob Portman (R-OH), and Ben Sasse (R-NE), all members of the Senate Finance Committee, introduced the bipartisan American Innovation and Jobs Act to support research and development (R&D) investments by innovative small businesses and startups. At 10 AM today, the Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing on supporting domestic manufacturing through the tax code.
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March 15, 2021

Senator Hassan Joins in Introducing Bipartisan Legislation to Expand Vaccine Access for NH Veterans & their Families

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan, a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, joined her colleagues in introducing bipartisan legislation to expand COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to all veterans, their spouses, and their caregivers through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). While the Manchester VA Medical Center and many other VA Medical Centers offer vaccines to veterans who receive their health care through the VA, current law restricts the VA from providing no-cost vaccine options for veterans not enrolled in VA services.

 

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March 13, 2021

Senators Hassan, Ernst Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Save Taxpayer Dollars by Modifying Composition of Currency

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) reintroduced bipartisan legislation to allow the U.S. Mint to adjust the metal content of circulating coins to save taxpayer dollars. The U.S. Mint estimates that by adjusting the metal content of circulating coins, the federal government could save between $10-17 million a year.

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March 12, 2021

Senator Hassan Leads Push to Fully Reimburse NH Schools for Personal Protective Equipment and Other Emergency Supplies

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) is leading a group of her colleagues in calling on the Biden administration to fully reimburse schools in New Hampshire and across the country for emergency COVID-19 related expenses, including personal protective equipment and cleaning supplies.

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March 11, 2021

Cornyn, Hassan Introduce the Jenna Quinn Law to Help Prevent Child Abuse

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today introduced the Jenna Quinn Law, which would allow current grant funds to be used to train and educate students, teachers, caregivers, and other adults who work with children in a professional or volunteer capacity on how to prevent, recognize, and report child sexual abuse. The bill is named for Jenna Quinn, a Texan and child abuse survivor, and is modeled after successful reforms passed in Texas. 
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March 11, 2021

Senator Hassan Receives Bipartisan Policy Center Award

U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) was awarded the Bipartisan Policy Center’s 2021 Senate Legislative Action Award. Senator Hassan received this award along with Senator Todd Young (R-IN), who she joined in a virtual conversation hosted by the Center about the importance of bipartisanship and breaking through partisan gridlock. The Senators’ conversation can be found here and begins at 18:30. 
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March 11, 2021

Senator Hassan Statement on President Biden Signing the American Rescue Plan into Law

WASHINGTON – After President Joe Biden today signed the American Rescue Plan into law, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan pledged to work with the administration to get this much-needed relief out the door to the American people without delay.

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March 11, 2021

Senator Hassan Discusses NH Veterans’ Exposure to PFAS Toxic Chemicals During Veterans’ Affairs Committee Hearing

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan yesterday highlighted the danger that toxic chemicals, such as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), pose to veterans, and their families, who have served on military bases during a hearing of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee. 

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March 10, 2021

Senator Hassan Questions Public Health Experts on Addressing the COVID-19 Pandemic, Including Expanding Vaccine Availability

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan questioned top public health experts today about the federal government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and how to better get vaccines to hard-to-reach populations, during a Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing.

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March 10, 2021

Senator Hassan Votes to Confirm Merrick Garland as Attorney General

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today voted to confirm Judge Merrick Garland as the next Attorney General of the United States. Earlier in the day, Senator Hassan met one-on-one with Judge Garland to discuss New Hampshire priorities for the Justice Department.

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March 08, 2021

Senators Hassan, Warren and Representatives Chu, DeGette, and Lee Call for Restoring Full Family Planning Funding by Rescinding Former Administration’s Title X Policies

or Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Representative Diana DeGette (D-CO), and Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA) led more than 150 of their colleagues in urging the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to rescind the former administration’s Title X policies that severely curtailed access to vital family planning and sexual health services. 

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March 08, 2021

Relief Package Closes Loophole For-Profit Colleges Use to Exploit Veterans; Provision Follows Long-Time Push from Senators Hassan & Durbin

WASHINGTON – The American Rescue Plan that the Senate passed on Saturday will close a loophole that for-profit colleges use to increase their own profits by taking advantage of veterans, service members, and their families. For-profit colleges -- which have troubling track records of misleading students and saddling them with crippling debt -- have seen an uptick in enrollment due to the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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March 08, 2021

Senators Hassan, Murphy, Van Hollen Secure Dedicated Funding to Support Students with Disabilities in COVID-19 Relief Package

WASHINGTON - Following a push from Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Chris Murphy (D-CT), and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), the American Rescue Plan that the Senate passed Saturday includes specific funding to support students who experience disabilities. As part of the tens of billions of dollars for K-12 education, the package includes more than $2.5 billion in state grants to support K-12 students with disabilities, $200 million to support preschoolers with disabilities, and $250 million for infan… Continue Reading


March 07, 2021

Senators Markey, Cantwell, Van Hollen, Bennet, and Hassan and Congresswoman Meng Applaud Senate Passage of More Than $7 Billion in E-Rate Distance Learning Funding in Coronavirus Relief Package

Washington (March 6, 2020) – Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) and Congresswoman Grace Meng (NY-06) applauded inclusion of their legislation, the Emergency Educational Connections Act, and more than $7 billion in funding for the E-Rate (Education-Rate) program in the coronavirus rescue package that passed the Senate today. The lawmakers’ legislation funds elementary and secondary schools and libraries, including tribal schools and libraries, to provide Wi-Fi hotspots, modems, routers, and internet-enabled devices, including internet service through such equipment, to students, staff, and patrons.

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March 07, 2021

Duckworth, Casey & Hassan Secure $12.6 Billion for Home Community-Based Services in American Rescue Plan

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Bob Casey (D-PA) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today announced the successful inclusion of more than $12.6 billion in dedicated emergency funding for State Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) in the American Rescue Plan that passed the Senate today. HCBS are essential to assisting older Americans and people with disabilities, who receive critical healthcare and support services in their homes. The HCBS program is especially vital in the midst of a deadly pandemic that has tragically killed more than 500,000 Americans and disproportionately harmed individuals living in congregate care settings, who are at greater risk of exposure, severe illness and death from COVID-19. 

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March 06, 2021

Senator Hassan Votes to Pass Comprehensive COVID-19 Relief Package

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) voted today to pass the American Rescue Plan, a comprehensive COVID-19 relief package that supports public health and provides critical assistance to Granite Staters and small businesses. The package includes Senator Hassan’s bipartisan bill to support new businesses that are currently left out of most relief programs and Senator Hassan’s amendment that passed on a bipartisan basis to require schools receiving relief funds to develop and make publicly available plans to return to in-person learning.

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March 05, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan & Klobuchar Introduce Legislation to Keep Guns From Stalkers and Protect Women from Domestic Abuse

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) reintroduced the Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act with a group of Senators to close what is commonly referred to as the ‘boyfriend loophole.’ This legislation will prevent people who have abused dating partners from buying or owning firearms and stop convicted stalkers from possessing a gun.

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