Press Releases

January 03, 2020

Senator Hassan Statement on Death of Qasem Soleimani

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement following a U.S. military air strike that killed Iranian Quds Force Commander, Qasem Soleimani:

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January 02, 2020

Senators Hassan, Johnson Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Establish Federal Commission on Counterterrorism

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Ron Johnson (R-WI), Chair of the Committee, introduced bipartisan legislation to establish a federal commission to reevaluate counterterrorism information sharing and the ability of federal, state, and local law enforcement to identify, track, and prevent all terrorist threats in the United States.

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December 20, 2019

CNO & Congressional Delegation Visit Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

KITTERY, Maine (NNS) -- Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Mike Gilday visited Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNSY), Dec. 20, alongside Senators Jeanne Shaheen, Angus King, Maggie Hassan, and representatives from Senator Susan Collins’ office.

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December 20, 2019

Bipartisan Bill Cosponsored by Hassan, Shaheen to Improve Access to Broadband in New Hampshire Passes Senate

WASHINGTON – Bipartisan legislation cosponsored by Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen to expand access to broadband in rural and underserved communities in New Hampshire passed the Senate yesterday.

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December 20, 2019

Hassan-Backed Bipartisan Legislation to Increase Security Resources for Faith-Based Institutions & Nonprofit Organizations Heads to President’s Desk

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan applauded Senate passage last night of bipartisan legislation, which she cosponsored, to codify in law that grant funding for houses of worship and non-profit organizations must be available for small states like New Hampshire, not just major metropolitan areas. The bill now heads to the President’s desk for a signature.

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December 20, 2019

NH Delegation Announces More Than $1.2 Million to Combat the Substance Use Disorder Epidemic

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, today announced with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that the Department of Justice (DOJ) awarded $1,215,137 to the New Hampshire Department of Justice (NHDOJ) in support of efforts to combat the substance use disorder epidemic. Specifically, the funding will be used to tackle recidivism among Granite Staters struggling with substance use disorder and enhance the state’s prescription drug monitoring system.

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December 19, 2019

Government Funding Legislation with Key New Hampshire Priorities Heading to President’s Desk

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statements after the Senate passed bipartisan government funding legislation. The package, which also includes key bills and tax fixes that the Senator has worked on, already passed the U.S. House of Representatives and will now head to the President’s desk for a signature. 

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December 19, 2019

Shaheen, Hassan Applaud Senate Passage of Bipartisan Anti-Robocall Bill As it Heads to President’s Desk

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statements after the Senate passed bipartisan legislation to crack down on robocalls. The legislation improves the federal government’s ability to find scammers, increases penalties on those caught and requires call authentication and blocking technology to be made available free of charge to consumers. The bill also brings relevant federal agencies and state attorneys general together to evaluate policies and resources needed to better prosecute and deter illegal robocalls, among other provisions.

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December 19, 2019

Senator Hassan Statement on Affordable Care Act Court Decision

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on a federal appeals court ruling in the Texas v. United States case:

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December 18, 2019

NH Delegation Announce $750K in Federal Funding to Improve Treatment for Mothers Struggling with Substance Use and Their Infants

(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) today announced the award of $750,000 in federal funding to the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services to improve quality of care and reduce costs for pregnant and postpartum women struggling with substance use and their infants. This funding is distributed from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHS) through its Maternal Opioid Misuse (MOM) Model program. Across the country, substance use is now a leading cause of maternal death and poor maternal outcomes.

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December 18, 2019

Key Grant Funding to Protect Non-Profits and Houses of Worship Quadrupled in Government Funding Bill

WASHINGTON – Key grant funding to protect non-profit institutions, including houses of worship, a major priority for Senator Maggie Hassan, will be quadrupled as part of the final bipartisan budget agreement to fund the government for the next fiscal year.

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December 18, 2019

Senator Hassan Statement on House Vote to Impeach President Trump

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement following House passage of the articles of impeachment:

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December 17, 2019

Collins, Hassan Legislation to Help Americans Save for Retirement Included in Year-End Appropriations Package

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced today that several provisions from the Retirement Security Act of 2019 they introduced earlier this year were included in the final Appropriations agreement.  The agreement was passed by the House today.  Once passed by the Senate, the bill will proceed to the President’s desk to be signed into law.

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December 17, 2019

Bipartisan Hassan-Portman Legislation to Strengthen Public and Private Sector Cybersecurity Efforts Included in Government Funding Agreement

WASHINGTON – Bipartisan legislation introduced by Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) to bolster cybersecurity in the public and private sector is expected to be signed into law as part of the final bipartisan budget agreement to fund the government for the next fiscal year.

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December 17, 2019

Bipartisan Bill Cosponsored by Senator Hassan to Combat Lyme and Other Tick-Borne Diseases Included in Government Funding Agreement

WASHINGTON – The bipartisan Kay Hagan TICK Act, cosponsored by Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), to improve research, prevention, diagnostics, and treatment for tick-borne diseases, such as Lyme disease, was included in the year-end agreement to fund the government for the next fiscal year. The bipartisan Kay Hagan TICK Act was authored by Senators Susan Collin (R-ME) and Tina Smith (D-MN), and is named for the former North Carolina Senator Kay Hagan, who recently succumbed to the tick-borne disease encephalitis.

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December 17, 2019

Bipartisan Hassan Measures to Reverse Tax Increases on Gold Star Families and Students Included in Government Funding Legislation

WASHINGTON – Bipartisan measures backed by Senator Maggie Hassan to reverse tax increases from the 2017 Republican tax law that hurt Gold Star families and students are expected to be signed into law as part of year-end government funding legislation. Additionally, a bipartisan measure supported by Senator Hassan to repeal the so-called “Widow’s Tax” that prevents as many as 65,000 surviving military spouses nationwide from receiving their full survivor benefits was also included in the National Defense Authorization Act, which is on its way to the President’s desk.

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December 17, 2019

Senator Hassan, Colleagues Call on Purdue Pharma to Cancel $1.3 Million Bonus for CEO

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and a number of their colleagues in sending a letter to Purdue Pharma’s Board of Directors, calling on them to cancel the reported $1.3 million bonus they plan to give to Purdue Pharma CEO Craig Landau. Attorneys General from 24 states, including New Hampshire, have argued that Landau should not collect a bonus, and on Thursday, a bankruptcy judge is expected to issue a decision on whether the CEO can collect it.

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December 17, 2019

Senator Hassan Votes to Approve Final National Defense Bill with Critical Priorities for New Hampshire

WASHINGTON – Senator Hassan released the following statement after the U.S. Senate today approved the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020. The bipartisan bill now heads to the President’s desk for a signature.

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December 16, 2019

Senator Hassan Participates in Bipartisan Delegation to Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a bipartisan Senate delegation to Belgium and Luxembourg to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge, which Senator Hassan’s father, Robert Wood, fought in as a member of the 76th Infantry Division. Wood served as an infantry sergeant in the 385th Regiment, Company C. In addition, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution that Senator Hassan cosponsored commemorating the 75th anniversary.

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December 13, 2019

Senator Hassan Recognizes Melissa Matthews and Belle Rae Zachesky/Copp of Raymond as December 2019 Granite Staters of the Month

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today recognized Melissa Matthews and Belle Rae Zachesky/Copp of Raymond as December 2019 Granite Staters of the Month for seeking to turn their own grief into positive change and mental wellness for their community.

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