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February 10, 2021

Senator Hassan Pushes for Measure to Stop Other States from Taxing Granite State Workers in Next COVID-19 Relief Package

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) is pushing to prevent other states from taxing the income of Granite Staters who are working remotely from home in New Hampshire for out-of-state companies. Senator Hassan is calling for the next COVID-19 relief package to include a bipartisan measure addressing this issue.

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February 09, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan Announce $19 Million in Federal Funds from COVID-19 Relief Bill Recently Signed into Law to Help Fund Child Care in New Hampshire

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced today with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) that New Hampshire will receive $19,867,522 through the recently-passed Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act to support child care programs during the pandemic.

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February 09, 2021

Bipartisan, Bicameral Members of Congress Call for Mainstreaming Addiction Treatment Act to Increase Access to Medication-Assisted Treatment

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Representatives Paul Tonko (D-NY-20), Antonio Delgado (D-NY-18), Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH-16), and Michael Turner (R-OH-10) wrote last night to President Joe Biden to invite him to work with Congress to increase access to medication-assisted treatment for substance use disorder.

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February 09, 2021

Hassan, Shaheen, and Kuster Announce $250,000 to Groton for a New Public Works Building

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen and Representative Annie Kuster announced a $250,000 federal grant from the Department of Agriculture Rural Development to Groton, which will be used to help the town construct a new public works building after its current one sustained wide-scale flood damage. The new public works building will include four bays for maintenance and vehicle storage, an office for a road agent, a staff breakroom, a restroom with a shower, a tool storage room, and a mechanical room.

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February 09, 2021

Senator Hassan Questions Nominee for Director of the Office of Management and Budget on Reducing Wasteful Government Spending and Making Government More Efficient

WASHINGTON – U.S Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) questioned President Joe Biden’s nominee to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Neera Tanden, today during a Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing.

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February 08, 2021

Senator Hassan Votes to Confirm Denis McDonough as Secretary of Veterans Affairs

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a new member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, today voted to confirm Denis McDonough as the next Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

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February 08, 2021

Senators Hassan, Murphy, Van Hollen Reintroduce Legislation To Support Students With Disabilities

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Chris Murphy (D-CT), both members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, along with Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) reintroduced legislation to better support students with disabilities amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Supporting Children with Disabilities During COVID-19 Act would provide $11 billion for state grants under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), $900 million for early childhood education programs, $300 million for personnel development, $55 million under the Assistive Technology Act of 1998, and requires recipients of funds to report to Congress how this money is spent.

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February 06, 2021

Senator Hassan Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Protect Fire Fighters from Hazardous PFAS Chemicals

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan joined a bipartisan group of her colleagues in reintroducing a bill to help protect the health and safety of fire fighters, emergency responders, and the communities that they serve.

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February 05, 2021

Senator Hassan Votes to Advance COVID-19 Relief Process

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statement after voting to advance the process to provide additional COVID-19 relief:

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February 05, 2021

Senators Hassan, Shaheen & Bipartisan Group of Colleagues Call on Biden Administration to Support Rural Health Care Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) are part of a bipartisan group of Senators calling on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to prioritize and quickly distribute federal funding to rural and underserved communities hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding was made possible by the December COVID-19 relief and government funding package that Senators Hassan and Shaheen helped negotiate and pass into law, and is intended to support testing, contact tracing, surveillance, containment, and mitigation to monitor and contain COVID-19 in rural communities. Senators Hassan and Shaheen were joined by Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Jon Tester (D-MT), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), and Angus King (I-ME).

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February 05, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan and Pappas Announce $4 Million Grant to Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester Secured in COVID-19 Relief

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced today with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) that the Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester will receive $4 million in federal funding allocated under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act that was passed by Congress and signed into law in December. Specifically, the funding was awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and will support the facility’s crucial mental health care services during the COVID-19 pandemic. During negotiations for the emergency COVID-19 relief legislation that passed Congress and was signed into law in December, Shaheen successfully fought for the inclusion of language providing $4.25 billion in funding for substance use disorder treatment and mental health care.

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February 05, 2021

Senator Hassan Applauds Delivery of Final KC-46 Refueling Tanker at Pease Air National Guard Base

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan today applauded the delivery of the final KC-46 air refueling tanker to Pease Air National Guard Base. As Governor, Hassan advocated for the U.S. Air Force to base the KC-46 air refueling tanker at Pease Air National Guard Base, and in 2019 Senator Hassan attended the ceremony for the arrival of the first KC-46 refueling tanker at Pease.

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February 04, 2021

Senators Markey, Cantwell, Van Hollen, Bennet, Hassan, and Schatz Lead Colleagues in Urging New FCC to Use its Emergency Authority to Connect Students to Online Learning

Washington (February 4, 2021) – Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Commerce Committee Chairwoman Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), and Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) today led 31 of their colleagues in a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), urging the agency’s new leadership to take long overdue action and utilize the E-Rate Program to help close the “homework gap” during the coronavirus pandemic.

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February 04, 2021

Senators Hassan, Shaheen Call for Restaurant, Hospitality Industry Relief in Upcoming COVID-19 Package

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen are calling on Congressional leadership to provide specific relief to the restaurant and hospitality industries in the upcoming COVID-19 package.

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February 04, 2021

Shaheen and Hassan Call For Additional Relief for State And Local Governments

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) sent a letter with a group of Senators calling for additional relief for state, localities, and tribal governments in the next COVID relief package, including a strong all-state minimum to ensure every state can meet the economic and public health challenges the nation still faces. U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) led the letter.

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February 04, 2021

Senator Hassan Questions Labor Secretary Nominee on Workforce Training and Expanding Job Opportunities for Workers in Recovery from Substance Misuse

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today participated in the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee nomination hearing for Marty Walsh, President Joe Biden’s nominee to be the Secretary for the Department of Labor.

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February 04, 2021

Peters, Sullivan, Hassan & Tillis Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Protect Firefighters from Hazardous PFAS Chemicals

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) reintroduced a bipartisan bill to help protect the health and safety of firefighters, emergency responders and the communities they serve. The Protecting Firefighters from Adverse Substances (PFAS) Act, which passed the Senate last Congress, directs federal agencies to develop best practices, training, and educational programs to reduce, limit and prevent exposure to PFAS, also known as ‘forever chemicals’ because they do not naturally break down. The bill would also require guidance to be issued on alternative foams and personal protective equipment that do not contain PFAS. U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Tom Carper (D-DE) and Susan Collins (R-ME) are also original cosponsors of the bill.

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February 03, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan & Kuster Announce More than $12.6 Million in CARES Act Funding to Nashua’s St. Joseph Hospital

(Washington, DC) – Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representative Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced that St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua will receive $12,628,962 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Provider Relief Fund. The funding was allocated as an add-on payment to the previous round of disbursements from the Provider Relief Fund, from which New Hampshire health care providers received nearly $77 million. Add-on payments are awarded to account for revenue losses and expenses attributable to COVID-19, and will allow St. Joseph Hospital to continue to serve New Hampshire’s Southern Tier communities as a frontline health care provider during this pandemic.

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February 03, 2021

Senators Hassan, Shaheen Join in Reintroducing Bill to Provide $130 Billion to Improve School Infrastructure in NH and Across the Country

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined their colleagues in reintroducing legislation to provide $130 billion in federal funds to help schools in New Hampshire and across the country improve their aging infrastructure and modernize classrooms to increase student and teacher safety amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The reintroduction of the Reopen and Rebuild America’s Schools Act comes as Manchester faces millions of dollars in deferred maintenance and infrastructure costs for its schools.  

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February 03, 2021

Senators Hassan, Cassidy Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen COVID-19 Response by Improving Electronic Health Record Systems

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) reintroduced bipartisan legislation to improve patient record matching among health care providers and strengthen the country’s COVID-19 response efforts. The bipartisan Patient Matching Improvement Act works to address inadequate patient matching – the ability to link records for an individual patient across multiple health care providers – which can pose dangers to patients and complicates COVID-19 vaccine distribution and administration efforts.

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