Press Releases

April 03, 2019

Senators Hassan and Ernst Discuss their Bipartisan Green Alert Legislation on Fox News

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) were on Fox and Friends this morning, discussing the bipartisan Green Alert Act that they recently introduced to help states implement “Green Alert” systems to locate at-risk veterans when they go missing so that they can receive appropriate care.  

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April 02, 2019

Senator Hassan Takes to Senate Floor to Push for Hassan-Durbin Legislation to Protect Students from Predatory Higher Education Practices

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Help, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, joined Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), Democratic Whip, on the Senate floor today to highlight legislation they introduced last week that will help protect students and taxpayers from predatory higher education practices. The PROTECT Students Act will help safeguard students, including servicemembers and veterans, and taxpayers from predatory and anti-student higher education practices and ensure that higher education meets the needs of hard-working students. The comprehensive bill has been endorsed by 56 organizations representing and advocating for students, families, taxpayers, veterans and service members, faculty and staff, civil rights and consumers.

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April 02, 2019

On Equal Pay Day, Senator Hassan Highlights Economic Impact of Campus Sexual Assault on Survivors

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today participated in a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing on campus sexual assault, where she questioned Ms. Fatima Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center, about the long-term implications that a campus sexual assault can have on a survivor’s economic potential. Today’s hearing was one in a series of hearings focused on reauthorizing the comprehensive Higher Education Act.

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April 02, 2019

Shaheen & Hassan Join Bipartisan Coalition of Senators to Reintroduce Legislation to Combat Sexual Assault on College Campuses, Strengthen Accountability and Transparency for Institutions

Washington, DC – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) in a bipartisan coalition of Senators to reintroduce the Campus Accountability and Safety Act, legislation to combat sexual assault on college and university campuses by protecting students and by strengthening accountability and transparency for colleges and universities. Shaheen, Hassan, Gillibrand and Grassley are reintroducing this legislation with Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Jack Reed (D-RI), and Mark Warner (D-VA).

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April 02, 2019

Cassidy, Hassan, Kustoff, Kuster Reintroduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill Targeting Counterfeit Pill Makers

WASHINGTON— U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), along with U.S. Representatives David Kustoff (R-TN) and Annie Kuster (D-NH), today reintroduced the Substance Tableting and Encapsulating Enforcement and Registration (STEER) Act, bipartisan, bicameral legislation to combat the opioid crisis by cracking down on counterfeit pill makers.

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April 01, 2019

Shaheen & Hassan Urge Implementation of Farm Bill Dairy Improvements

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), the lead Democrat of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) in sending a bipartisan letter urging Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to prioritize the implementation of the dairy provisions in the 2018 Farm Bill.

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March 29, 2019

Shaheen & Hassan Call for Equal Pay for U.S. Women’s Soccer Team

(Washington, DC) —U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) sent a letter with Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Patty Murray (D-WA) and 31 other Senators calling on U.S. Soccer to establish equal pay for its athletes. Despite their successes on the field, players on the U.S. Women’s National Team are still paid considerably less than their male counterparts.

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March 28, 2019

Senators Hassan, Markey Call on Commissioner Gottlieb to Provide Answers on FDA’s Past Actions Regarding the Opioid Crisis

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pension Committee (HELP), and Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) sent a letter yesterday to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Commissioner, Scott Gottlieb, M.D., calling for a fuller accounting of the FDA’s past decision-making processes for the approval and labeling of opioid drugs.

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March 26, 2019

Senators Hassan and Durbin Introduce Comprehensive Legislation to Protect Students and Taxpayers from Predatory Higher Education Practices

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), Democratic Whip, today introduced the Preventing Risky Operations from Threatening the Education and Career Trajectories of Students Act of 2019, also known as the PROTECT Students Act. The bill will help safeguard students, including servicemembers and veterans, and taxpayers from predatory and anti-student higher education practices and ensure that higher education meets the needs of hard-working students. As the Senate HELP Committee works to reauthorize the Higher Education Act, the PROTECT Students Act represents common-sense consumer protections for students and holds predatory institutions, including for-profit schools, accountable when they engage in unfair, deceptive, and other fraudulent practices.   

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March 26, 2019

Senator Hassan Statement on Trump Administration’s Latest Action to Raise Health Care Costs and Rip Away Coverage from Millions of Americans

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement today after President Trump’s Department of Justice urged the courts in a new legal filing to strike down the entire Affordable Care Act. Previously, the Department of Justice had advocated for striking down portions of the law, including the protections for people with pre-existing conditions.

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March 25, 2019

NH Delegation Announces Nearly $4 Million for NH Energy Efficiency Projects

(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), announced today that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded Brayton Energy in Hampton $1 million and Creare LLC in Hanover $2,999,901, totaling nearly $4 million in federal funds for energy efficiency projects.

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March 25, 2019

Senator Hassan Discusses Importance of Strengthening Workforce Development at GE Aviation in Hooksett

HOOKSETT – Senator Maggie Hassan today visited GE Aviation, where she met with leadership and employees to discuss the importance of strengthening workforce development in New Hampshire and across the country, as well as the impact that President Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum are having on New Hampshire businesses. GE Aviation’s facility in Hooksett specializes in high-tech machining and manufacturing for GE’s aircraft engines that are used both in the U.S. military and the airline industry. For more information on GE Aviation, click here.

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March 24, 2019

Statement on Attorney General's Summary of Special Counsel Mueller's Report

WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on Attorney General William Barr's summary of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report: 

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March 22, 2019

Senators Hassan, Shaheen Join in Reintroducing Bipartisan Legislation to Aid Student Loan Borrowers

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan, a member of the Senate Finance Committee and the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, and Senator Jeanne Shaheen last week joined their colleagues in reintroducing legislation that would allow undergraduate borrowers repaying public or private loans to refinance those loans at an interest rate of 3.76 percent. The Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act would also allow graduate and parent borrowers to refinance to competitive rates, reducing monthly payments and helping borrowers repay loans sooner.

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March 21, 2019

Shaheen, Hassan Call for Acting Interior Head to Come Clean on Offshore Drilling

(Washington, DC) – Citing bipartisan concerns about the Trump administration’s push to expand offshore oil and gas drilling, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a group of Senators yesterday led by Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) to demand answers from the current acting head of the Department of Interior prior to his upcoming confirmation hearing to permanently replace former Secretary Ryan Zinke.

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March 21, 2019

Senator Hassan Cosponsors Bipartisan Legislation Requiring POW/MIA Flag to be Displayed With American Flag on Federal Properties

WASHINGTON – As part of her efforts to honor the more than 82,000 Americans who are listed as Prisoners of War (POW), Missing in Action (MIA), or otherwise unaccounted for from our nation’s past wars and conflicts, Senator Maggie Hassan recently cosponsored the bipartisan National POW/MIA Flag Act, which would require the POW/MIA flag to be displayed whenever the American flag is displayed on prominent federal properties.

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March 20, 2019

NH Congressional Delegation Applauds Additional $12 Million in Funding to Fight Opioid Epidemic Made Possible by Bipartisan Budget Agreement

(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 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced an additional $12 million in funding for New Hampshire’s efforts to fight the opioid epidemic drawn from resources secured by the New Hampshire Congressional Delegation.

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March 20, 2019

Shaheen, Hassan Lead Letter to DOD & EPA Pressing for Answers on Reports of Efforts to Weaken Contamination Standards for PFAS

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) led a group of sixteen Senators in sending a letter to Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler, requesting the agencies to release communications they’ve had with the White House, and with each other, regarding the establishment of federal drinking water standards for per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and groundwater pollution guidelines related to these chemicals. The Senators’ letter comes in response to recent media reports that the Department Of Defense (DOD) is requesting the White House to adopt substantially weaker guidelines for groundwater pollution caused by PFAS than those suggested by the EPA.

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March 19, 2019

NH Congressional Delegation Vows to Fight Trump’s Proposal to Cut Funding for Northern Border Regional Commission in FY2020 Budget

(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 in response to the President’s budget proposal to Congress that eliminates funding for the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) for fiscal year (FY) 2020. The NBRC provides critical support throughout New Hampshire and has funded grants that spur economic and community development in more rural parts of the state.

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March 18, 2019

Senator Hassan Statement on Department of Defense Including Portsmouth Naval Shipyard on List of Projects that Could Lose Funding

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement after the Department of Defense included projects at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard on a list of military construction projects that could lose funding as a result of the President’s emergency declaration to pay for the border wall. Last week, Senator Hassan voted for a resolution to revoke the emergency declaration, which passed with a strong bipartisan majority.   

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