Press Releases

January 27, 2021

Senator Hassan Mourns 1,000 Granite State Lives Lost to COVID-19

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statement on the more than 1,000 Granite State lives lost to COVID-19:

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January 27, 2021

Senator Hassan Calls on IRS to Quickly Address Issues Granite Staters Have Experienced in Receiving their Economic Impact Payments and Tax Refunds

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan is urging the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to quickly address issues that the Senator’s office has heard about from Granite Staters regarding their Economic Impact Payments and tax refunds. More than 100 Granite Staters have contacted Senator Hassan’s office because they did not receive the full Economic Impact Payments or tax refunds for which they are eligible.

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January 27, 2021

Government Accountability Office Report Requested by Senators Hassan, Murray, Durbin & Representative Scott Highlights Need for Better Oversight of For-Profit College Conversions

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Patty Murray (D-WA), Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Representative Bobby Scott (VA-3) announced today the release of a Government Accountability Office report that they requested into for-profit college conversions – the process used by some for-profit colleges to become nonprofit, changing both their tax filing status and level of higher education accountability requirements applied to the institution.

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January 27, 2021

New Hampshire Breweries Applaud Senator Hassan’s Successful Efforts to Permanently Extend Tax Relief Measure for Craft Breweries in End-of-Year Package

NEW HAMPSHIRE – New Hampshire breweries applauded bipartisan efforts that U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan helped lead to permanently extend the reduction in excise taxes for craft breweries in the government funding and COVID-19 relief package. Senator Hassan successfully worked to temporarily extend these tax cuts in the bipartisan government funding bill in 2019 and to permanently extend this tax relief at the end of 2020.

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January 26, 2021

Senators Hassan, Young, Collins, Kaine Introduce Bipartisan Gateway to Careers Act to Expand Job Opportunities and Strengthen Innovative Businesses

WASHINGTON – Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Todd Young (R-IN), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Tim Kaine (D-VA) reintroduced the bipartisan Gateway to Careers Act to help expand economic opportunity for hard-working Americans and support innovative businesses in need of a strong workforce. The legislation is the first bill that Senator Hassan introduced in the 117th Congress.

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January 25, 2021

Senator Hassan Statement on Senate Confirmation of Janet Yellen as Treasury Secretary

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, released the following statement after the Senate voted on an overwhelmingly bipartisan basis today to confirm Janet Yellen as the Secretary of the Department of Treasury:

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January 25, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan & Kuster Announce More than $1.2 Million to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center to Address Health Care Workforce Shortages in Rural NH

(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), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has awarded Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon $1,231,238 in federal funding to help address health care workforce shortages communities in rural New Hampshire are facing. Specifically, the funding was awarded through the DOL Employment and Training Administration’s H-1B Rural Healthcare Grant Program, which supports employment and training programs that increase the number of individuals training in health care occupations that will serve rural communities across the country.

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January 25, 2021

Senator Hassan Meets with Education Secretary Nominee

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan, a member of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, met virtually today with President Joe Biden’s nominee for Secretary of Education, Miguel Cardona.

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January 25, 2021

NH Delegation Announces Nearly $150K in AmeriCorps Funding to Expand Community Services for Senior Citizen Volunteers

(Washington, DC) – Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) – a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee – announced with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that the Friends Program in Concord has been awarded $149,811 in AmeriCorps funding to support their AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers in the Retired and Senior Volunteer (RSVP) Program which engages people 55 and older in volunteer services to meet critical community needs and provide them with an enriching experience. The funds were awarded as part of a grant competition to increase the impact of national service in New Hampshire.  

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January 22, 2021

Senators Hassan, Cotton, Warren Call for Return of POW/MIA Flag to Atop the White House

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Tom Cotton (R-AR), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) are calling on President Joe Biden to return the POW/MIA flag to its place atop the White House, with the American flag, which is required by the Senators' National POW/MIA Flag Act that became law in November 2019. "We write to request that you restore the POW/MIA flag to its rightful place atop the White House," wrote the Senators. "As you may be aware, last year the POW/MIA flag was removed fro… Continue Reading


January 22, 2021

NH Delegation Announces More than $2.8 Million to Combat the Substance Use Disorder Epidemic & Support Mental Health Services in NH Secured in COVID-19 Relief

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced today with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that New Hampshire will receive $2,859,647 in federal grants allocated under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act that was passed by Congress and signed into law last month. Specifically, the funding was awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services and will support efforts to combat the substance use disorder epidemic and bolster access to mental health services during the COVID-19 pandemic. During negotiations for the emergency COVID-19 relief legislation that passed Congress and was signed into law last month, 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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January 22, 2021

Senators Hassan, Shaheen Applaud Announcement that Schools Will Be Reimbursed for COVID-Related Reopening Costs

WASHINGTON – Today, President Joe Biden announced upcoming Executive Orders to strengthen the COVID-19 public health response, including key measures called for by Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH).

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January 21, 2021

Shaheen & Hassan Respond to Biden Executive Order Seeking to Fully Utilize Defense Production Act, Bolster U.S. Supply Chain to Combat COVID-19

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statements in response to President Joe Biden signing an Executive Order to fully utilize the Defense Production Act (DPA) and fill supply shortfalls for essential medical equipment and supplies needed to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Executive Order follows the Senators’ call earlier this week for President Biden to quickly utilize his authorities under the DPA.

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January 21, 2021

Senator Hassan Statement on the Inauguration of President Joe Biden

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement after the inauguration of Joe Biden as the next President of the United States and Kamala Harris as the next Vice President of the United States:  

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January 19, 2021

Following Shaheen-led Effort, Army Corps Approves Funding for Portsmouth Navigation Project

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statements in response to the Army Corps of Engineers’ (The Corps) release of their Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Work Plan, which includes $18,232,000 for the Portsmouth Harbor and Piscataqua River Navigation Improvement Project.

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January 19, 2021

NH Delegation Announces $575,000 to Help Expand Career Pathways Opportunities in New Hampshire

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan, a member of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, and Senator Jeanne Shaheen, along with Representatives Annie Kuster and Chris Pappas, announced a $575,000 federal grant through the U.S. Department of Education to help New Hampshire expand access to career pathway opportunities and prepare students for careers in STEM-oriented fields. Senator Hassan wrote a letter of support for the grant award last year.

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January 19, 2021

Senator Hassan Questions Homeland Security Secretary Nominee on Terrorism and Cybersecurity Threats

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today participated in the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee nomination hearing for Alejandro Mayorkas, President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee to be the Secretary for Homeland Security. Senator Hassan focused her questioning on addressing terrorist threats and strengthening federal, state, and local cybersecurity.

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January 19, 2021

Senator Hassan Questions Treasury Secretary Nominee on Expanding R&D Tax Credit, Raising Awareness of Additional Relief for Small Businesses, and Combating Terrorist Financing

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today participated in a Senate Finance Committee nomination hearing for President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee to be Secretary for the Department of Treasury, Dr. Janet Yellen. The Senator questioned Dr. Yellen about a number of economic priorities, including the importance of expanding the Research and Development (R&D) tax credit for startups, raising awareness about COVID-19 relief available to small businesses, and combating terrorist financing.

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January 16, 2021

Senator Hassan Greets NH National Guard Members at Joint Base Andrews Ahead of Inauguration

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan greeted members of the New Hampshire Army and Air National Guard upon their arrival at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland today ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration next week. Approximately 50 members of the New Hampshire Army and Air National Guard are supporting the security mission within D.C. ahead of and during the inauguration.

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January 15, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan & Bipartisan Group Call on CDC to Boost COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Funding for Smaller States Shortchanged by CDC Formula

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) sent a letter today with a bipartisan group of Senators to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regarding the formula used to distribute federal funding to states for COVID-19 vaccine administration efforts, which leaves smaller states at a distinct disadvantage. The Senators requested that the CDC use available discretionary funds to bolster funding for states like New Hampshire, which are receiving significantly fewer dollars under the revised allocation method for these grants relative to what the states would have received under traditional approach to allocations. The letter is also signed by U.S. Senators Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Jack Reed (D-RI), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Tom Carper (D-DE), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Chris Coons (D-DE), Jon Tester (D-MT), Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Ben Schatz (D-HI).

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