Press Releases

January 16, 2020

Senator Hassan Applauds Passage of U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today voted to send bipartisan legislation implementing the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) to the President for his signature. As a member of the Senate Finance Committee, Senator Hassan helped to advance the bill, citing feedback from New Hampshire businesses and workers, as well as improved labor and enforcement standards. The deal is also supported by key New Hampshire business leaders.

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January 15, 2020

Senator Hassan Statement on Senate Impeachment Trial

WASHINGTON – Following the House of Representatives’ vote to send articles of impeachment to the Senate, Senator Maggie Hassan issued this statement:

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January 15, 2020

Senate Passes Bipartisan Hassan, Romney Bill to Confront Rise of China

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate yesterday passed the Indo-Pacific Cooperation Act of 2019, a bipartisan bill that Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Todd Young (R-IN), and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) introduced that would require the U.S. to partner with allies in the Indo-Pacific region, Europe, and elsewhere to develop a unified approach to address the rise of China.

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January 14, 2020

Senator Hassan Votes to Confirm FEMA Administrator

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan, the top Democrat on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management, voted today to confirm Peter Gaynor as the next Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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January 14, 2020

NH Delegation Announces More Than $735K to Support NH Youth Suicide Prevention Efforts

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced today with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) the award of $735,844 in federal funding to the National Alliance on Mental Illness New Hampshire (NAMI NH) that will bolster the organization’s youth suicide prevention efforts throughout New Hampshire. This grant was distributed through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMSHA) Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Suicide Prevention Program. SAMSHA is a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

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January 13, 2020

Senator Hassan Cosponsors Bipartisan Bill to Support Maternity Care in Rural Areas

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan has cosponsored bipartisan legislation, led by Senators Tina Smith (D-MN) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), aimed at helping to ensure that new and expecting moms living in rural communities get the care that they need. The legislation would take significant steps forward to improve health care outcomes for moms and their babies, including by expanding prenatal and postpartum telehealth services and creating new federal grants to address maternal mortality.

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January 13, 2020

Senators Hassan, Shaheen Criticize Flawed E-Cigarette Policy, Call for Action From New FDA Commissioner

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, and Jeanne Shaheen joined their colleagues in sending a letter to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn criticizing the FDA’s decision to break the Trump Administration’s promise to remove non-tobacco flavored e-cigarette products from the market by moving forward with a policy that includes exceptions for menthol-flavored products and any flavored e-liquids that are not in cartridges.

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January 10, 2020

Senator Hassan Visits Contoocook Creamery, Discusses Impact of USMCA on Dairy Farmers

CONTOOCOOK – Senator Maggie Hassan discussed how the bipartisan U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement will help support dairy farmers in New Hampshire during a visit today to Contoocook Creamery. Earlier this week, Senator Hassan voted in the Senate Finance Committee to advance the USMCA, which was the next major step forward in the trade agreement going into effect.

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January 10, 2020

Following House Vote on Major Bipartisan PFAS Bill, Hassan Calls for Senate Action

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed major bipartisan legislation to address PFAS contamination in New Hampshire and across the country. In response, Senator Hassan issued the following statement:

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January 09, 2020

Senator Hassan Cosponsors Renewable Energy Extension Act to Help Promote Use of Renewable Energy

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) cosponsored the Renewable Energy Extension Act to promote the use of renewable energy, reduce carbon emissions, spur solar innovation, and invest in thousands of jobs. The Renewable Energy Extension Act would extend clean energy tax incentives and ensure continued deployment, growth, and innovation of these technologies. The legislation was introduced by Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV).

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January 08, 2020

Bipartisan Bill to Help Rural Students and Communities Succeed Introduced by Collins, Hassan

Washington, D.C.—In a bipartisan effort to help rural communities thrive, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) introduced The Success for Rural Students and Communities Act of 2020 today.  Their bipartisan bill would help rural students reach their higher education goals and connect them with employment opportunities in their hometowns.

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January 08, 2020

Senator Hassan Statement on Iranian Ballistic Missile Attacks in Iraq

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement after today’s address from President Trump regarding the Iranian ballistic missile attacks in Iraq last night:

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January 07, 2020

Senator Hassan Votes to Advance USMCA at Senate Finance Committee Markup

WASHINGTON – Citing the benefits to New Hampshire businesses, workers, and consumers, as well as improved labor and enforcement standards, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today voted to support the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) during a Senate Finance Committee markup. The Senate Finance Committee has jurisdiction over trade policy, and today’s vote marks the next major step forward in consideration of the deal.

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January 06, 2020

Senator Hassan Announces Support for US-Mexico-Canada Agreement

WASHINGTON – Citing improved labor and enforcement standards, as well as feedback from New Hampshire businesses and workers, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan said today that she will support the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement when the Senate Finance Committee, on which she serves, considers the trade agreement tomorrow.

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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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