Press Releases

April 24, 2020

NH Delegation Raises Concerns Over Potential Changes to Veterans’ Disability Claims Process

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen and Representatives Annie Kuster and Chris Pappas raised concerns over potential changes to how the Department of Veterans Affairs considers disability claims.

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April 24, 2020

Senator Hassan Statement on President Signing Into Law Additional Funding for Small Businesses, Hospitals, and COVID-19 Testing

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement after President Donald Trump signed into law bipartisan legislation to significantly bolster funding for programs that support small businesses, hospitals, and COVID-19 testing.

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April 24, 2020

Senators Hassan, Carper, Wyden Warn of Scammers Targeting Americans’ Stimulus Payments, Call for IRS to Strengthen Fraud Prevention Efforts

WASHINGTON – Following reports of scammers seeking to steal Americans’ identities and COVID-19 stimulus payments, U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Tom Carper (D-DE), and Ron Wyden (D-OR), are calling for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to continue strengthening its fraud prevention efforts and further educate Americans about these scams.

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April 24, 2020

Shaheen & Hassan Call on Administration to Fully Utilize Defense Production Act & Protect Veterans from COVID-19

(Washington, D.C.) – To better protect veterans, health care professionals, and all Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Jon Tester (D-MT) and 13 colleagues called on the Administration and its Coronavirus Task Force to make full use of the Defense Production Act (DPA).

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April 23, 2020

Delegation Announces NH Will Receive At Least $17 Million for COVID-19 Testing From Emergency Bill That Will Soon Be Voted on in the House

(Washington, DC) –  Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced that New Hampshire is set to receive approximately $17 million for COVID-19 testing in legislation that will soon be voted on in the House. President Trump is expected to sign the legislation into law.   

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April 23, 2020

Senators Hassan, Brown, Bennet, and Booker Lead Push to Ensure Families Receive Promised COVID-19 Stimulus Payments for Their Children as Quickly as Possible

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Michael Bennet (D-CO), and Cory Booker (D-NJ) today led a group of 40 Senators in calling on the U.S. Treasury Department to ensure that families who are not required to file taxes and will automatically receive their COVID-19 stimulus payment do not need to wait until next year to receive the additional $500 payment per dependent child that they were promised.

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April 22, 2020

Senators Hassan & Shaheen Push for Critical Investments in Workforce Development in Next COVID-19 Package

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today joined their colleagues in pushing for critical workforce development and career and technical education funding in the next COVID-19 relief bill. As unemployment in New Hampshire and across the country continues to hit record levels, the Senators’ letter highlights the concern that workers will need additional training to meet current workforce needs, such as in health care or for manufacturers producing personal protective equipment. The letter was led by Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT).

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April 22, 2020

Senator Hassan Marks 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement in recognition of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day:

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April 22, 2020

Senator Hassan Recognizes Salem High School Cheerleading Team as April’s Granite Staters of the Month

SALEM – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan recognized the Salem High School cheerleading team as April’s Granite Staters of the Month for coming together, even while social distancing, to help raise the spirits of residents at a local nursing home.

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April 22, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan Call on Trump Admin to Address Shortfalls in Domestic Supply Chain for Syringes & Needles Necessary to Deliver Eventual COVID-19 Vaccine

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) called on the Trump administration to immediately address concerns regarding the domestic supply chain for hypodermic needles and syringes needed to administer a COVID-19 vaccine to the nation once one has been developed. New Hampshire industry partners, including Smiths Medical which manufactures syringes and hypodermic needles in Keene, have raised these concerns with New Hampshire’s congressional delegation.

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April 21, 2020

Senators Markey, Van Hollen, Bennet, and Hassan Statement on New E-Rate Legislation Introduced in House of Representatives

Washington (April 21, 2020) – Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) today applauded the introduction by Congresswoman Grace Meng (NY-06) of E-rate legislation that would create a special $2 billion Emergency Connectivity Fund at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to disburse funds to schools and libraries, as well as Tribal schools and libraries, to purchase Wi-Fi hotspots, modems, routers, and internet-connected devices for students and patrons. 

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April 21, 2020

Senator Hassan Statement on Senate Passage of Additional Funding for Small Businesses, Hospitals, and COVID-19 Testing

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate approved legislation that significantly bolsters funding for programs that support small businesses, hospitals, and COVID-19 testing.

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April 20, 2020

During Calls Hosted By New Hampshire’s Emergency Operations Center, Senator Hassan Thanks State, Local Leaders for their Work to Confront COVID-19 Pandemic

During the regular calls with communities hosted by New Hampshire’s Emergency Operations Center, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan thanked state and local leaders for their work to confront the COVID-19 pandemic, and emphasized the need for leadership from the Trump administration to increase testing capacity and address supply chain issues. The New Hampshire Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management opened the State Emergency Operations Center in mid-March to bring together emergency management directors, first responders, municipal leaders, health officials, and other agency personnel to coordinate efforts to combat COVID-19.

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April 20, 2020

Senator Hassan Statement on New Hampshire Receiving First Half of $1.25 Billion Included in Bipartisan CARES Act to Support the State’s Efforts to Combat COVID-19

NEW HAMPSHIRE – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on the announcement that New Hampshire has received the first half of the $1.25 billion included in the bipartisan CARES Act to support the state’s efforts to confront COVID-19. The CARES Act, which was signed into law last month, included $150 billion to assist states incurring costs and other financial impacts due to the COVID-19 crisis.

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April 19, 2020

Shaheen & Hassan Call For Rural Housing Assistance Amid Economic Fallout from Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In an effort to prevent people in small towns and rural communities—particularly low-income families, seniors and people with disabilities—from losing their housing during the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) sent a letter with U.S. Senator Tina Smith (D-MN) and a bipartisan group of colleagues in pressing top Senate Appropriators for emergency funding to help rural renters.

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April 19, 2020

N.H. Congressional Delegation Calls on President Trump to Approve State’s Request for Full Reimbursement of COVID-19 FEMA-Funded Projects

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen and Representatives Annie Kuster and Chris Pappas called on President Trump to approve the state’s request for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to fully reimburse costs that the state incurs under FEMA Public Assistance related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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April 18, 2020

Hassan, Shaheen Urges Congressional Leaders to Expand Health Care Coverage in Any Future COVID-19 Legislation

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and 35 of their Senate colleagues in pressing congressional leaders to make sure that any future coronavirus relief legislation includes strong measures to secure health care coverage for Americans in the wake of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. In the letter, the Senators urged Senate and House leaders to take steps to ensure that those who have lost their employer-based benefits – and those who are uninsured or underinsured – do not have to face this major public health crisis without access to health insurance. 

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April 18, 2020

N.H. Congressional Delegation Calls on President Trump to Approve State’s Request for Full Reimbursement of COVID-19 FEMA-Funded Projects

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen and Representatives Annie Kuster and Chris Pappas called on President Trump to approve the state’s request for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to fully reimburse costs that the state incurs under FEMA Public Assistance related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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April 17, 2020

Senator Hassan Speaks Remotely with Fourth Grade Students at Exeter's Lincoln Street School

EXETER – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan joined a virtual discussion with fourth grade students at Exeter's Lincoln Street School, who have been learning remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. The class's scheduled visit to the State House was canceled due to COVID-19, and Senator Hassan wanted to give the students the opportunity to ask questions about her experience as Governor and now as Senator.

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April 17, 2020

Following Calls from Senator Hassan and Colleagues, Veterans Receiving VA Benefits Will Automatically Receive COVID-19 Direct Cash Assistance

WASHINGTON – Following bipartisan calls from Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and colleagues including Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the U.S. Treasury Department announced today that veterans, their caregivers, and family survivors who receive Department of Veterans Affairs pension payments, disability compensation, or survivors’ benefits will automatically receive direct cash assistance included in the CARES Act without having to file tax returns.

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