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May 25, 2021

Key Senate Committee Advances Senator Hassan’s Bipartisan Bill to Support Maternal Health

WASHINGTON – The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions today advanced bipartisan legislation that Senator Maggie Hassan joined in introducing to improve maternal health outcomes for pregnant and postpartum women. The bipartisan Maternal Health Quality Improvement Act aims to reduce maternal mortality rates and address health disparities that disproportionality impact women who live in rural areas and women of color.  

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May 24, 2021

Senators Hassan and Grassley Introduce Bill to Strengthen Efforts to Root Out Waste, Fraud, & Abuse in Government

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) are today introducing the bipartisan Inspector General Testimonial Subpoena Authority Act, which would give Inspectors General the authority to subpoena former federal employees, as well as contractors and grantees, for in-person testimony, strengthening their ability to safeguard taxpayers.

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May 24, 2021

Senator Hassan Delivers Remarks at Dedication Ceremony for North Conway’s New Fire Station

NORTH CONWAY – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan attended the dedication ceremony for North Conway’s new fire station today, which replaced the town’s old fire station which had been standing since 1962. Following the dedication ceremony, the Senator joined additional state and local leaders in taking a tour of the newly-finished fire station.

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May 24, 2021

Senators Hassan, Shaheen Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Fund Substance Use Disorder Treatment

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined their colleagues in introducing the bipartisan Life Budgeting for Opioid Addiction Treatment (LifeBOAT) Act, which would establish a permanent funding stream to provide and expand access to substance use disorder treatment.

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May 21, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan Introduce Legislation to Protect America’s Small Businesses From Cybersecurity Threats

(Washington, DC) — U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Chair of the Emerging Threats Subcommittee, joined U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) to reintroduce legislation this week that would protect America’s small businesses from the threats of cyber-crimes.  

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May 21, 2021

NH Delegation Welcomes Nearly $9 Million from American Rescue Plan for NH to Hire and Train Public Health Workers in Response to COVID-19

 

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) welcomed the announcement that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will award $8,952,425 to the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services. Specifically, these are funds allocated through the delegation-backed American Rescue Plan that will allow the state and local communities to hire and train public health workers to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and future public health challenges.  

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May 21, 2021

Senator Hassan Discusses COVID-19 Relief Efforts with NH Nonprofits

NEW HAMPSHIRE – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan today discussed ways that federal COVID-19 relief funding is supporting Granite Staters and nonprofits during a virtual event hosted by the NH Center for Nonprofits, a statewide association dedicated to providing programs and resources to support nonprofits across New Hampshire. Senator Hassan also thanked the nonprofits on the video call for stepping up and providing vital services during the pandemic to Granite Staters in need.

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May 21, 2021

Senator Hassan, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Postal Service and Improve Agency’s Long-Term Financial Stability

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan, a member of the Senate committee that oversees the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), joined a bipartisan group of her colleagues in introducing legislation to overhaul the Postal Service and improve the agency’s long-term financial stability. The bipartisan Postal Service Reform Act would eliminate requirements that have decimated the Postal Services’ finances, increase transparency and accountability at the agency, and strengthen support for postal workers.  

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May 21, 2021

Senator Hassan Joins Colleagues in Pushing Administration to Set Limits on PFAS in Bottled Water

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan joined a bipartisan group of 11 senators in calling on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to set standards for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) found in bottled water to ensure that bottled water products are safe for drinking. PFAS are pervasive and persistent chemicals that accumulate in people’s bodies over time, and exposure to these chemicals has been linked to cancer, liver damage, decreased fertility, and other serious health conditions.

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May 20, 2021

Senators Hassan, Collins Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Lower Energy Costs for Consumers, Increase Energy Efficiency

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) reintroduced the bipartisan Home Energy Savings Act to help lower energy costs for families and reduce carbon emissions by expanding and extending a tax credit for energy efficient home upgrades. U.S. Representative Jimmy Gomez (D-CA) also reintroduced the bill in the House.

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May 20, 2021

Senator Hassan Pushes for Additional Resources to Address Children’s Mental Health Challenges During Committee Hearing

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan today pushed for additional resources to address children’s mental and behavioral health challenges during a Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing.

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May 20, 2021

Senator Hassan Secures Key Commitments for NH Priorities from VA Nominees During Nomination Hearing

WASHINGTON – During yesterday’s Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee hearing for nominations to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) secured key commitments on supporting veterans’ mental health care and improving VA accountability. Senator Hassan also raised the recent whistleblower allegations of misconduct at the White River Junction VA Medical Center.

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May 20, 2021

Senators Hassan and Young Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Help High School Students Earn College Credit

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Todd Young (R-IN) reintroduced the bipartisan Fast Track To and Through College Act, which would create a grant program aimed at helping more students earn college credits while still in high school. Senators Hassan and Young are working to include elements of their bill, including expanding access to college-level STEM classes for high school students, in the Endless Frontier Act, a bipartisan bill to help the United States boost innovation and outcompete China.

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May 19, 2021

Senator Hassan Pushes to Strengthen Health Care Access at Committee Hearing

Granite Staters’ access to health care during a Senate Finance Committee hearing today on the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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May 19, 2021

Grassley, Hassan, Lankford Reintroduce Bipartisan Retirement Bill to Give Small Businesses More Flexibility

WASHINGTON – Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) and James Lankford (R-Okla.) today introduced the Improving Access to Retirement Savings Act. This bill will build off the successful implementation of the SECURE Act and make improvements so that more organizations and small businesses can participate in multiple employer plans (MEPs).

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May 19, 2021

NH Delegation Announces More Than $1.3 Million to NH Veterans Home from American Rescue Plan

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan, a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, and Representatives Annie Kuster and Chris Pappas, Chair of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee on the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, announced today that the New Hampshire Veterans Home will receive $1.32 million from the American Rescue Plan that the NH Delegation worked to pass into law to help support veteran care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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May 19, 2021

Senators Hassan, Shaheen Join Colleagues in Urging Biden Administration to Reverse Gag Rule and Implement New Title X Rule to Restore Family Planning Services

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and Jeanne Shaheen joined their colleagues in urging Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Xavier Becerra to quickly finalize the proposed rule for the Title X family planning program that would reverse the Trump Administration’s gag rule. Earlier this year, Senator Hassan helped lead more than 150 of her colleagues, including Senator Shaheen, in the Senate and the House in calling on the Biden administration to begin the process of reversing the Trump Administration’s gag rule which had severely curtailed access to family planning and sexual health services. 

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May 18, 2021

Senator Hassan Highlights the Need for Intelligence Coordination to Combat Terrorism & Cybersecurity Threats

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan today emphasized the importance of intelligence coordination in order to safeguard American national security interests at a Senate Homeland Security Committee hearing. The hearing specifically examined the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A), which facilitates the sharing of intelligence between DHS, the Intelligence Community, state and local governments, and the private sector.

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May 18, 2021

Senator Hassan & NH DOT Commissioner Sheehan Discuss NH’s Infrastructure Projects During Finance Hearing

WASHINGTON – In a Senate Finance Committee hearing today, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan discussed the importance of securing long-term funding for infrastructure projects in New Hampshire. Senator Hassan asked questions of hearing witnesses including Victoria Sheehan, Commissioner of New Hampshire Department of Transportation and President of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.

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May 18, 2021

NH Delegation Announces Nearly $10.7 Million through American Rescue Plan to Combat the Substance Use Disorder Epidemic & Support Mental Health Services in NH

(Washington, DC) – Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced with Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will award New Hampshire $10,671,860 in federal grants allocated through the American Rescue Plan to support efforts to combat the substance use disorder epidemic and increase access to mental health services in the state in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, HHS will award $5,640,385 in supplemental funding for New Hampshire from the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant and $5,031,475 in supplemental funding from the Community Mental Health Services Block Grant.

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