Press Releases

September 10, 2020

Senator Hassan Cosponsors Bipartisan Legislation to Support Veterans’ Employment Opportunities During the COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) cosponsored bipartisan legislation to help address the high rate of unemployment among veterans as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The bipartisan Veterans Economic Recovery Act of 2020 was introduced by Senators Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Jon Tester (D-MT).

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September 10, 2020

Senator Hassan Statement Ahead of 9/11 Anniversary

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement ahead of the 19th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

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September 10, 2020

Shaheen Leads NH Delegation in Announcing Over $1 Million for Transitional Housing Services that Support NH Domestic & Sexual Violence Survivors

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the Vice Chair of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee that funds the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), announced with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) over $1 million for New Hampshire organizations to provide transitional housing and other housing assistance to domestic and sexual violence survivors. HAVEN Violence Prevention and Support Services, located in Portsmouth, Epping and Rochester, will receive $625,000 and Bridges: Domestic & Sexual Violence Support Services will receive $400,000 through the OVW’s Transitional Housing Program.

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September 10, 2020

Senator Hassan Takes to Senate Floor in Response to President Trump Reportedly Calling Service Members “Losers” and “Suckers”

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan took to the Senate floor yesterday in response to President Trump reportedly calling service members “losers” and “suckers.”

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September 09, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan & Bipartisan Group of Senators Call on Trump to Restore Full Funding for National Guard’s COVID-19 Response

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) sent a letter this week with a bipartisan group of Senators to President Trump, urging him to reinstate the 100 percent federal cost share for all National Guard members activated under 502(f) authority to support states’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The bipartisan letter, led by Senators Lindsay Graham (R-SC) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT), is signed by 33 other Senators on both sides of the aisle. Shaheen and Leahy sent a letter with a group of Senators last month, calling on him to restore full funding to states for National Guard units responding to the public health crisis.

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September 09, 2020

Senator Hassan Raises Need for Her Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Safety, Efficacy, and Public Confidence in a Potential COVID-19 Vaccine During HELP Committee Hearing

WASHINGTON – In a Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing today on vaccine development, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) highlighted the importance of ensuring the safety and efficacy of a potential COVID-19 vaccine, and discussed the need for her bipartisan bill that would help maintain critical safeguards in the vaccine process. The bipartisan Safe Authorization for Vaccines during Emergencies (SAVE) Act, introduced by Senators Hassan, Mike Braun (R-IN), and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), also aims to improve public confidence in a potential COVID-19 vaccine by helping to ensure transparency in the vaccine review process.

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September 08, 2020

Veterans’ Groups Announce Support for Bipartisan Bill Introduced by Hassan, Collins, and Sinema to Help Ensure Americans Receive Stimulus Payments

WASHINGTON – The American Legion and VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) added their support for bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) to help ensure that Social Security, Veterans Affairs (VA), and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries automatically receive any future COVID-19 relief stimulus payments. The bill is also supported by DAV (Disabled American Veterans) and Paralyzed Veterans of America.

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September 08, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan Announce $175K in LWCF Funds to Support NH Parks & Recreation

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced two New Hampshire projects that will receive funding through the Land and Water Conservation Fund’s (LWCF) State and Local Assistance Program. Nearly $129,000 will be invested in improving 13 miles of the Rockingham Recreational Trail from Fremont to Windham, and more than $45,000 will be used for renovations and the addition of a multi-use support and picnic facility at Daniell Park in Franklin. Shaheen and Hassan were cosponsors of the Great American Outdoors Act, bipartisan legislation that was signed into law last month that permanently funds the LWCF.

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September 04, 2020

Senator Hassan Statement Ahead of Labor Day

NEW HAMPSHIRE – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement ahead of Labor Day:

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September 03, 2020

Senator Hassan Leads Colleagues in Calling for Updated Energy Efficiency Standards

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) led her colleagues today in raising concerns over the Department of Energy’s (DOE) failure to update key national energy efficiency standards for consumer and commercial appliances. The DOE has yet to review 26 of the energy efficiency standards, despite the mandate of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act.

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September 03, 2020

NH Delegation Announces Nearly $600K Investment to Combat Campus Sexual Assault & Support Survivors at St. Anselm College and Rivier University

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the Vice Chair of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee that funds the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), announced with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congress members Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) nearly $600,000 in federal funding through the OVW for St. Anselm College and Rivier University to invest in programs that combat campus sexual assault and boost support services for survivors. St. Anselm will receive $294,970 and Rivier will receive $299,900.

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September 03, 2020

Senator Hassan Joins NH Veterans in Recreational Therapy Session on the Lamprey River

NEWMARKET – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan joined New Hampshire veterans yesterday who participated in recreational therapy on a kayaking trip on the Lamprey River. The event was organized by Northeast Passage, an organization that works to empower people living with disabling conditions, both visible and invisible, to define, pursue and achieve whole life health, community engagement and fulfillment through the purposeful use of sports and recreation such as kayaking.

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September 03, 2020

Senator Hassan, Granite Staters Discuss Harmful Impact of Postmaster General’s Changes & Importance of Reliable Postal Delivery

NEW HAMPSHIRE – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) led a virtual roundtable with Granite Staters yesterday to discuss the importance of the U.S. Postal Service for small businesses, medication delivery, and service members. Participants raised the harmful impact of the Postmaster General’s changes and the mail delivery delays that they have experienced.

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September 02, 2020

Senator Hassan Joins Bipartisan Group of Senators in Calling on Defense Department to Reinstate Funding for Stars & Stripes Newspaper

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and a bipartisan group of their colleagues in calling on the Department of Defense to reinstate funding for the Stars and Stripes newspaper. The Department of Defense currently plans to stop publishing the newspaper at the end of this month and dissolve the organization by January 31, 2021.

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September 02, 2020

Senator Hassan, NH Entrepreneurs Discuss Needs of Startups & New Businesses in Next COVID-19 Package

NEW HAMPSHIRE – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) held a virtual roundtable this week with New Hampshire business owners and entrepreneurial leaders to discuss the challenges facing startups and newer businesses amid the COVID-19 pandemic and priorities to support them in the next legislative relief package.

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September 01, 2020

Senator Hassan Leads 28 Colleagues Urging School Nutrition Program Extension for 2020-2021 School Year

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) is leading 28 of her colleagues in calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to fully extend school meal waivers through the end of the 2020-2021 school year so that schools have the flexibility to fully serve students whether or not they are attending school in person.

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September 01, 2020

U.S. Postal Service Tells Senator Hassan That Manchester Sorting Machines Will Not Be Reconnected

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement after the U.S. Postal Service confirmed to her office that it would not reconnect sorting machines that have been taken offline at the Manchester Processing and Distribution Center.

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September 01, 2020

Senators Hassan, Shaheen Raise Concerns Over Political Interference in COVID-19 Response

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and Jeanne Shaheen joined colleagues in raising concerns over the Trump administration’s continued political interference in the COVID-19 response. The Senators warned that decisions to pressure and overrule public health experts will erode public trust and hamper efforts to respond to the COVID-19 crisis.

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August 31, 2020

USDA Heeds Senator Hassan & Colleagues’ Calls to Extend School Nutrition Program

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today that it will extend some of the critical flexibilities that have allowed students to access much-needed meals. However, these extensions only go through the end of 2020, not the end of the school year in 2021.

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August 31, 2020

Senator Hassan Launches Portal to Hear from Granite Staters About Their Experiences with the Postal Service

NEW HAMPSHIRE – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan launched a portal to allow Granite Staters to share their experiences following recent changes that the Trump administration has made to the Postal Service, which are delaying mail and essential goods.

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