Press Releases

December 19, 2018

Senator Hassan Recognizes Schilling Beer Co. as December 2018 Granite Staters of the Month

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today recognized Dr. Bruce Cozzens, his sons Jeff, Stuart, and Matt; long-time friend John Lenzini, as well as Head Brewer Chris Deapo of Schilling Beer Co. as December 2018’s Granite Staters of the Month for their work to help those impacted by the Northern California wildfires.  

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December 18, 2018

Senator Hassan Votes to Approve Bipartisan “First Step Act” to Reform Criminal Justice System

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today voted on the Senate floor to approve the bipartisan First Step Act, which would make much-needed reforms to the nation’s criminal justice system, including expanding treatment options for prisoners struggling with substance use disorders and increasing protections for pregnant prisoners.

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December 15, 2018

Senator Hassan on ACA Court Ruling: “We Will Fight This Awful Decision with Everything We’ve Got”

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on a Texas court decision that would strike down the entire Affordable Care Act. The ruling will not be in effect as it is appealed.

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December 14, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan & Shea-Porter Announce $3.7 Million for Lead Based Paint Hazard Reduction in Manchester

(Washington, DC) — U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today announced $3,694,854 from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for lead based paint hazard reduction in Manchester. This funding will allow the City of Manchester to perform healthy home assessments and address lead hazards in 180 housing units to ensure the safety and security of low and very low-income families with children.

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December 14, 2018

Senate Passes Bipartisan Legislation Cosponsored by Senator Hassan to Help Combat Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Types of Dementia

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate this week passed bipartisan legislation cosponsored by Senator Maggie Hassan that will create a public health infrastructure to help combat Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. The bill now heads to the U.S. House of Representatives for a vote.

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December 13, 2018

Senator Hassan Statement on Senate Vote on Yemen

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement after voting for a measure that would prohibit the United States from supporting Saudi efforts in the Yemeni civil and only allow U.S. forces to engage in anti-Al Qaeda operations. After the measure passed, the Senate also passed a resolution supporting a diplomatic solution in Yemen and condemning the murder of Jamal Khashoggi by voice vote.

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December 13, 2018

Senator Hassan Announces Committee Assignments for 116th Congress

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan today announced that she will join the Senate Finance Committee in January, positioning her to continue leading on efforts to expand economic opportunity and support job-creating businesses. The Senator will also continue to serve on the Homeland Security and Governmental Relations Committee, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and the Joint Economic Committee.

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December 13, 2018

Senator Hassan Joins Colleagues in Introducing Legislation to Increase Financial Literacy Among Young People

Washington, DC – U.S. Senators Doug Jones (D-Ala.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) today introduced legislation that would establish a competitive grant program at the U.S. Department of Education to help states build in-school financial literacy programs, and to encourage community partnerships to promote financial literacy among school-age youth.

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December 12, 2018

Senator Hassan Votes to Reverse IRS Rule Allowing “Dark Money” Groups to Further Hide Identities of Major Donors

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today voted to reverse an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) rule that allows “dark money” groups to hide the identities of their major donors from law enforcement. The measure was introduced as a Congressional Review Act resolution, which Senator Hassan cosponsored, and passed the Senate by a vote of 50-49. The resolution will now move to the House for a vote.

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December 12, 2018

Senator Hassan Joins Group of 15 Senators In Introducing New Bill To Help Protect People’s Personal Data Online

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), the top Democrat on the Senate Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet Subcommittee, led a group of 15 senators in introducing new legislation to protect people’s personal data online. The Data Care Act would require websites, apps, and other online providers to take responsible steps to safeguard personal information and stop the misuse of users’ data.

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December 12, 2018

Bipartisan Bill Cosponsored by Senator Hassan to Protect Victims of Child Abuse Passes the Senate

WASHINGTON – The Senate yesterday passed a bipartisan bill cosponsored by Senator Maggie Hassan to protect victims of child abuse. The legislation reauthorizes the Victims of Child Abuse Act (VOCAA), which provides funding for Children’s Advocacy Centers that support victims of child abuse and help law enforcement hold perpetrators accountable. The bill will now move to the U.S. House of Representatives for a vote.

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December 11, 2018

Bipartisan Farm Bill Includes Hassan-Supported Provision to Reauthorize Northern Border Regional Commission

WASHINGTON – The Senate voted to approve the bipartisan Farm Bill this afternoon, which include a provision cosponsored by Senator Hassan to reauthorize the Northern Border Regional Commission for five years and make other reforms to expand the reach of the program to Cheshire and Belknap counties.

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December 11, 2018

Senator Hassan Statement on Bipartisan Farm Bill Agreement that Includes Critical Priorities for New Hampshire

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement after the final bill text for the bipartisan Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 was released -  also known as the “Farm Bill.” The legislation includes critical support for New Hampshire’s agricultural industry and helps prevent Granite Staters from going hungry. The legislation also makes vital investments in the State’s rural communities and water infrastructure, and helps support efforts to combat the devastating fentanyl, heroin, and opioid epidemic.

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December 10, 2018

Hassan & Shaheen Release Statements on FCC Investigation Into Flawed Mobile Broadband Mapping

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan, a member of the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, and Senator Jeanne Shaheen released the following statements today in response to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) investigation into whether any major carriers violated the Mobility Fund Phase II reverse auction’s mapping rules and submitted incorrect broadband coverage maps to the FCC. The FCC’s coverage maps determine areas that are eligible for federal funds targeted to underserved communities that do not have access to reliable mobile broadband service, and the FCC’s decision to open an investigation follows Senator Hassan’s successful call for the FCC to extend the deadline to challenge its broadband coverage maps.

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December 07, 2018

Senator Hassan Cosponsors Bipartisan Legislation to Recoup Millions from Pharma Ripoff

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, this week cosponsored bipartisan legislation introduced by Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) that would fix an issue in Medicaid that has allowed pharmaceutical manufacturers to misclassify their drugs and overcharge taxpayers by hundreds of millions of dollars.

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December 07, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan Introduce Bill to Protect Small Businesses From Burdensome Internet Sales Tax Collection Requirement

(Washington, DC)— U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee, introduced the Online Sales Simplicity and Small Business Relief Act with Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), the lead Democrat of the Senate Finance Committee, and Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR). The bill would prevent new red tape from being imposed on small businesses as a result of the Supreme Court ruling in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. This Supreme Court ruling overturned a previous precedent, and will allow states to collect sales tax from out-of-state businesses as soon as January 1st. This new burden will hurt small businesses, which do not have the resources to navigate collecting sales taxes for more than 10,000 taxing jurisdictions across the country.

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December 07, 2018

Senate Passes Senator Hassan’s Legislation to Help Department of Homeland Security Better Identify Potential Terrorist Threats

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate yesterday passed legislation introduced by Senator Maggie Hassan that will help the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) better identify potential terrorist threats.

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December 06, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan & Shea-Porter Announce $7.5M to Rehabilitate the Main Wharf at Market Street Marine Terminal

(Washington, DC) – Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) announced $7,504,854 from the U.S. Department of Transportation to the Pease Development Authority, Division of Ports and Harbors (PDA-DPH) for the Main Wharf Rehabilitation and Modification Project. This funding will allow PDA-DPH to rehabilitate approximately 17,500 square feet of the Main Wharf at the Market Street Marine Terminal and return the terminal to full capacity by replacing the deteriorating wharf access bridge and decking the area between the shoreline and the back of the Main Wharf.

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December 06, 2018

Senator Hassan Statement on Nominee for Director of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement today after voting against President Trump’s nominee, Kathy Kraninger, to serve as the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB):

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December 06, 2018

Portman, Hassan Introduce Bipartisan Public-Private Cybersecurity Cooperation Act to Bolster Cybersecurity

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) have introduced the bipartisan Public-Private Cybersecurity Cooperation Act, which would require the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to establish a cyber-vulnerabilities disclosure program (VDP) so that vulnerabilities in DHS’ cyber systems can be easily reported and fixed. This is a companion bill to legislation sponsored by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), the Public-Private Cybersecurity Cooperation Act (H.R.6735,) which passed the House earlier this year.

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