Press Releases

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


December 16, 2020

USPS Releases Hassan-Requested Report on NH Mail Delivery Delays

WASHINGTON –  The Inspector General for the U.S. Postal Service this week released the findings of an investigation that Senator Maggie Hassan requested after she heard from Granite Staters about mail delays.

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December 16, 2020

NH Delegation Announces Nearly $77 Million in CARES Act Funding for NH Health Care Providers

(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 New Hampshire health care providers will receive $76,880,682 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Provider Relief Fund. The funding is part of $175 billion in health care provider grant appropriations allocated under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act and will allow Granite State health care providers to manage the health and financial challenges they face on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly as COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths continue to dramatically increase in New Hampshire. The New Hampshire delegation voted for the CARES Act and stood firm during negotiations to make sure additional funding was provided to health care providers and nursing home facilities. New Hampshire health care providers have now received more than $450 million from the Provider Relief Fund, as well as an additional $689 million in loans through the Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payments Program.

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December 15, 2020

Shaheen & Hassan Press Trump Administration on Decision Not to Pre-Order More Doses of Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine, Call for Transparent Plan Going Forward

(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) sent a letter with a group of Senators to Dr. Moncef Slaoui, Chief Advisor of Operation Warp Speed, and General Gustave Perna, Chief Operating Officer of Operation Warp Speed, asking about recent reports stating that earlier this year, the Trump Administration declined to purchase additional doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine when given the opportunity. The Senators underscore that the decision could hinder efforts to launch a nationwide vaccination campaign as the U.S. will reportedly now be unable to purchase additional doses of the vaccine from Pfizer until pre-orders from other countries are filled. In their letter, the Senators expressed concern about the Trump Administration’s lack of planning and transparency and pressed for more information about its preparations to purchase vaccines. The letter was led by U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Ron Wyden (D-OR).

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December 15, 2020

Cassidy, Hassan, Colleagues Ask Senate Leadership to Include Surprise Medical Billing Fix in Year-End Spending Bill

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and 25 of their Senate colleagues sent a letter to Senate leadership today requesting that they include a four-committee, bipartisan agreement to end surprise medical billing in the year-end spending bill.

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December 15, 2020

NH Delegation Announce $250K for Youth Substance Use Prevention Efforts in Laconia & Winchester

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, 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 $250,000 in Drug Free Communities (DFC) grants from the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) to two local drug prevention coalitions in New Hampshire. The grants will provide the Partnership for Public Health in Laconia and Salt & Light in Winchester funding to prevent youth substance misuse, including prescription drugs and opioids.

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December 14, 2020

Senator Hassan Statement on Cybersecurity Breach of Federal Agencies

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan released a statement following a significant cybersecurity breach of U.S. federal agencies, including the Department of the Treasury and the Department of Commerce:

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December 14, 2020

NH Delegation Applauds $25.2 Million FCC Investment to Expand Broadband Internet Access in Rural NH Communities

(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 Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) announcement that New Hampshire companies will receive $25,257,660 over 10 years from Phase I of the Universal Service Fund’s (USF) Auction 904, or the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, to expand broadband internet access in rural Granite State communities. Through this funding, Charter Spectrum, Consolidated Communications, NHEC Broadband and Starlink will expand broadband infrastructure in rural communities throughout the state, which will help bring high speed internet service to an estimated 17,740 homes and small businesses that currently lack it.

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December 11, 2020

Senator Hassan Secures Key NH Priorities in Bipartisan National Defense Bill, Bill Heads to the President’s Desk

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate today passed 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 bill, which now heads to the President’s desk.

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December 11, 2020

Bipartisan Cybersecurity Provision Introduced by Hassan, Cornyn, Peters, & Portman Passes Senate as Part of Annual Defense Bill

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate passed the annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which included a bipartisan amendment introduced by U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), John Cornyn (R-TX), Gary Peters (D-MI), and Rob Portman (R-OH), to require the Department of Homeland Security to establish a Cybersecurity State Coordinator position in every state. The bipartisan legislation now heads to the President’s desk to be signed into law.  

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December 11, 2020

Senators Hassan, Cassidy, Bennet Statement on Bipartisan Surprise Medical Bill Agreement

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA), and Michael Bennet (D-CO) released the following statement on the bipartisan House and Senate agreement on a measure to end the practice of surprise medical bills:

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December 11, 2020

Senators Hassan, Shaheen Secure Key NH Priorities in Bipartisan Package to Support Veterans

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate passed bipartisan legislation cosponsored by Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen with a number of key priorities that they advocated for to support Granite State veterans.

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December 11, 2020

Senator Hassan Statement on Visa and Mastercard’s Announcement to Block Use of Cards on Pornhub

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) released the following statement after Visa and Mastercard announced they would block card charges on Pornhub.

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December 10, 2020

Senator Hassan Participates in Oversight Hearing Focused on Implementation of Hassan-Backed Legislation to Curb International Shipment of Fentanyl, Other Synthetic Drugs

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan participated in an oversight hearing today on the implementation of bipartisan legislation that she cosponsored, which was signed into law in 2018, to curb the shipment of deadly fentanyl and other synthetic drugs that are being sent through the mail to drug traffickers in the United States. The oversight hearing on implementation of the STOP Act, which was held by the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, is part of Senator Hassan’s ongoing effort to hold China accountable for the trafficking of fentanyl substances into the United States.

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December 10, 2020

Grassley, Hassan, Ernst, Baldwin Introduce Bill to Preserve Reward Fund for CFTC Whistleblowers

WASHINGTON – A bipartisan group of U.S. senators introduced legislation to expand a whistleblower reward fund in danger of drying up due to the increasing success of a program that helps identify and address wrongdoing. The CFTC Fund Management Act, led by Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), raises the ceiling of a fund used to reward whistleblowers, and secures the long-term success of the program without spending a single taxpayer dollar.

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December 10, 2020

Bipartisan Bill Cosponsored by Senator Hassan to Help Prevent Opioid Trafficking Passes Senate, Heads to President’s Desk

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate and House have passed bipartisan legislation cosponsored by Senator Maggie Hassan to help prevent opioid trafficking, and the bill is now on its way to the President’s desk to be signed into law. The bipartisan DHS Opioid Detection Resilience Act 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. Senator Hassan serves on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

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December 10, 2020

Senator Hassan Statement on FDA Committee Vote on Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) released the following statement after the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) independent advisory committee, the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee, voted to recommend emergency use authorization for Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine:

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