Press Releases

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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August 31, 2020

NH Delegation Announces $11 Million in CARES Act Funding to Help Protect and Care for N.H. Nursing Home Residents

(Washington, DC)— Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced $11.4 million in funding through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to help New Hampshire nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, the funding will help hire and train staff, as well as purchase PPE and testing. The New Hampshire delegation voted for the CARES Act and stood firm during negotiations to make sure additional funding was provided to health care providers and nursing home facilities. 

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August 28, 2020

Senator Hassan Recognizes Kendra Smith of Nashua as August’s Granite Stater of the Month

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan recognized Kendra Smith of Nashua as August’s Granite Stater of the Month. At a time when so many are facing financial uncertainty, Kendra is selflessly working to provide substantial and popular hot meals to community members in need amid this public health and economic crisis. 

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August 27, 2020

Senator Hassan Tours Manchester Cedar Swamp Preserve with The Nature Conservancy

U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan today toured the Manchester Cedar Swamp Preserve. She was joined by Jim O'Brien, Director of External Affairs at The Nature Conservancy, who discussed plans to create a new accessible trail. The Land and Water Conservation Fund was recently permanently funded through the Great American Outdoors Act, bipartisan legislation that Senator Hassan cosponsored and that President Trump signed into law. The Manchester Cedar Swamp Preserve has previously received funding thr… Continue Reading


August 26, 2020

Senator Hassan Discusses Safety at Houses of Worship, Nonprofits During Virtual Roundtable

NEW HAMPSHIRE - U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, held a virtual roundtable discussion with New Hampshire leaders on efforts to protect nonprofits and houses of worship from foreign and domestic terrorist threats. Participants included Laconia Police Chief Matthew Canfield; New Hampshire Homeland Security and Emergency Management Director Jennifer Harper and Section Chief Robert Christensen; Donald Bliss with the Firs… Continue Reading


August 26, 2020

Senator Hassan Meets Virtually with Portsmouth-Based Lonza Leaders to Discuss Vaccine Manufacturing Efforts

U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) met virtually with leaders and employees of Portsmouth-based Lonza to discuss their efforts to produce ingredients for a COVID-19 vaccine candidate being developed by Moderna. The CARES Act that Senator Hassan voted to pass into law earlier this year included $3.5 billion in federal funding to support vaccine production and distribution, including funding to support Moderna and Lonza's efforts. Senator Hassan's office and other U.S. government officials als… Continue Reading


August 25, 2020

Senator Hassan, Colleagues Raise Concerns Over Impact of Postal Service Changes on Deployed Service Members

U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee which oversees the United States Postal Service (USPS), joined her colleagues in raising concerns about how Postmaster General Louis DeJoy's harmful changes are disproportionately impacting service members and their families. The letter to Postmaster General DeJoy was led by Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT). The changes that the Postmaster General made to long-standing Postal Service oper… Continue Reading


August 25, 2020

NH Delegation Stands With American Postal Workers in Manchester to Condemn the Trump Administration’s Sabotage of USPS

(Manchester, NH) – Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) stood with members of New Hampshire’s American Postal Workers Union (APWU) at an event condemning the Trump administration’s sabotage of the U.S. Postal Service that’s causing mail delivery delays in New Hampshire and across the country.

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August 24, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan, Pappas & Assistant Navy Secretary Williams Visit PNSY & Receive Ongoing Projects & COVID-19 Briefing from Shipyard Leadership

(Manchester, NH) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) joined Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations and Environment Charles Williams in a visit to the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. The visit comes as the Shipyard resumes full scale operations amid the COVID-19 pandemic and continues construction projects that will support the Shipyard's role in support of… Continue Reading


August 24, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan, Pappas & Assistant Navy Secretary Williams Visit PNSY & Receive Ongoing Projects & COVID-19 Briefing from Shipyard Leadership

(Manchester, NH) – Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) joined Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations and Environment Charles Williams in a visit to the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. The visit comes as the Shipyard resumes full scale operations amid the COVID-19 pandemic and continues construction projects that will support the Shipyard’s role in support of American national security. During the visit, Shaheen, Hassan, Pappas and Williams received a briefing from PSNY leadership on the state of these projects, as well as the facility’s efforts to protect workers from the spread of COVID-19.

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August 21, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan & Kuster Announce Over $400K Investment to Support Services for Survivors of Domestic & Sexual Violence in Claremont

(Manchester, NH) – Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced $468,000 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to Turning Points Network in Claremont to strengthen the organization’s capacity to serve survivors of domestic and sexual violence, stalking and human trafficking. Specifically, the funds will come in the form of a federal loan of $332,000, a grant of $59,700 from USDA’s Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant Program and a $76,300 USDA Rural Development’s Economic Impact Initiative Grant. These federal funds will allow the organization to make urgently needed renovations and move into its new office space to meet increasing demand for services, accommodate a growing number of staff and ensure privacy for survivors and advocates.

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August 21, 2020

Senator Hassan Grills Postmaster General Over Harmful Changes He Made to Postal Service & Secures Commitment to Prioritize Election Mail Delivery

NEW HAMPSHIRE – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan grilled United States Postal Service (USPS) Postmaster General Louis DeJoy today over the significant and damaging operational changes he is making to the USPS that are slowing mail delivery for Granite Staters and all Americans.

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August 19, 2020

NH Delegation Announces More Than $4.4 Million for NH Projects through NBRC

(Manchester, NH) – 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) that New Hampshire agencies and organizations have been awarded $4,443,428 from the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) for various projects that invest in the Granite State’s economic and community development. This is an increase of more than half a million dollars for New Hampshire compared to last year’s amount.

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August 19, 2020

Senators Hassan, Whitehouse Continue to Press for 2006 Purdue Pharma Prosecution Memo Following New Guardian Reporting

WASHINGTON – Today, The Guardian published additional details about a 2006 Department of Justice memo laying out federal prosecutors’ strong criminal case against Purdue Pharma. The Guardian’s reporting discusses crimes that Purdue Pharma allegedly committed, the evidence that the Department of Justice had against Purdue Pharma, and the Department of Justice’s decision to settle instead of prosecuting Purdue Pharma.

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August 18, 2020

Senator Hassan Statement on Postmaster General DeJoy Heeding Calls to Temporarily Stop Some Changes that are Slowing Mail Delivery to Granite Staters and Americans

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan, a member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee which oversees the United States Postal Service (USPS), released the following statement after USPS Postmaster General Louis DeJoy announced that he would “suspend” some of the harmful operational changes that he made to the agency, which have slowed mail delivery. Senator Hassan and a number of her Democratic colleagues have called for an immediate end to DeJoy’s policies, and Senator Hassan will be questioning DeJoy about the impact on Granite Staters at a hearing on Friday.

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August 18, 2020

Senators Hassan, Shaheen, Colleagues Urge Administration to Offer COVID-19 Guidance for Child Care Providers

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined a bicameral group of their colleagues in urging the Office of Child Care at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide more detailed public health guidance to support child care providers during and following the COVID-19 pandemic. The letter was led by Senators Chris Coons (D-DE) and Patty Murray (D-WA) and Representatives Bobby Scott (D-VA) and Abby Finkenauer (D-IA).

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August 17, 2020

Senators Hassan, Shaheen, Colleagues Call on Postmaster General to Testify Before Congress

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan, a member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee which oversees the United States Postal Service, and Senator Jeanne Shaheen joined their colleagues today in calling on Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to answer questions about his significant operational changes, which are leading to serious delays for postal customers in New Hampshire and across the country. The Senators called on Postmaster General DeJoy to testify before Congress and provide clear, transparent answers on service delays that have caused seniors and veterans to miss their prescription medications, small businesses to lose money, and other serious disruptions that affect communities across the country who count on the Postal Service for timely delivery.

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