Press Releases

April 09, 2019

Senator Hassan Expresses “Profound Concern” About Turmoil at Department of Homeland Security During Committee Hearing

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today expressed her “profound concern” with the latest turmoil at the topmost levels at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) during a hearing of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee focused on the southern border.

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April 08, 2019

Senator Hassan Statement on Resignation of Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on the resignation of Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. Senator Hassan serves as the ranking member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee on Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management:

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April 05, 2019

At University of New Hampshire Law School Forum, Senator Hassan Discusses Bipartisan Efforts to Tackle Rising Costs of Health Care

CONCORD – Senator Maggie Hassan, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee and the Senate Finance Committee, delivered remarks today at a University of New Hampshire (UNH) School of Law forum on the rising costs of health care, where she discussed her bipartisan efforts to lower health care costs for hard-working Granite Staters and all Americans.

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April 05, 2019

Casey, Dingell, Hassan Continue Fight Against Campus Sexual Assault

Washington, D.C. - Although great strides have been made in advancing protections against sexual violence on college campuses, students with disabilities still suffer a disproportionate number of violent sexual crimes. A recent Last year, a report from the National Council on Disability, “Not on the Radar: Sexual Assault of College Students with Disabilities,” found that the needs of these students are often not addressed under existing policies. To address this gap and build upon the work of the landmark Jeanne Clery Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), U.S. Representative Debbie Dingell (D-MI-12) and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) introduced the Safe Equitable Campus Resources and Education (SECuRE) Act.

 

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April 04, 2019

Senator Hassan Cosponsors Bipartisan Legislation to Better Detect PFAS Contamination

WASHINGTON – As part of her efforts to ensure that all Granite Staters and Americans have access to clean drinking water, Senator Maggie Hassan today cosponsored bipartisan legislation to better detect contamination from per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water and in the environment.

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April 03, 2019

Senator Hassan Applauds Senate and House Passage of Bipartisan Bill to Improve Medicaid

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, applauded the unanimous Senate passage yesterday of bipartisan legislation to help improve Medicaid, which includes a provision backed by Senator Hassan to close a loophole that allows the pharmaceutical industry to exploit taxpayer dollars. The bipartisan Medicaid Services Investment and Accountability Act of 2019 passed the House of Representatives last month and now heads to the President’s desk for a signature.

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April 03, 2019

Reps. Wenstrup, Levin, Sens. Rubio, Hassan Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Prioritize Veterans' Employment, Transition, Education Benefits at VA

Washington, D.C. - Today, Representatives Brad Wenstrup (R-Ohio) and Mike Levin (D-Cali.), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, and Senators Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) introduced the Veterans’ Education, Transition, and Opportunity Prioritization Plan (VET OPP) Act of 2019. The bipartisan bill is cosponsored by Reps. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla.), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity. It is supported by multiple Veteran Service Organizations (VSOs). 

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April 03, 2019

Senators Hassan and Ernst Discuss their Bipartisan Green Alert Legislation on Fox News

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) were on Fox and Friends this morning, discussing the bipartisan Green Alert Act that they recently introduced to help states implement “Green Alert” systems to locate at-risk veterans when they go missing so that they can receive appropriate care.  

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April 02, 2019

Senator Hassan Takes to Senate Floor to Push for Hassan-Durbin Legislation to Protect Students from Predatory Higher Education Practices

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Help, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, joined Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), Democratic Whip, on the Senate floor today to highlight legislation they introduced last week that will help protect students and taxpayers from predatory higher education practices. The PROTECT Students Act will help safeguard students, including servicemembers and veterans, and taxpayers from predatory and anti-student higher education practices and ensure that higher education meets the needs of hard-working students. The comprehensive bill has been endorsed by 56 organizations representing and advocating for students, families, taxpayers, veterans and service members, faculty and staff, civil rights and consumers.

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April 02, 2019

On Equal Pay Day, Senator Hassan Highlights Economic Impact of Campus Sexual Assault on Survivors

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today participated in a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing on campus sexual assault, where she questioned Ms. Fatima Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center, about the long-term implications that a campus sexual assault can have on a survivor’s economic potential. Today’s hearing was one in a series of hearings focused on reauthorizing the comprehensive Higher Education Act.

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April 02, 2019

Shaheen & Hassan Join Bipartisan Coalition of Senators to Reintroduce Legislation to Combat Sexual Assault on College Campuses, Strengthen Accountability and Transparency for Institutions

Washington, DC – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) in a bipartisan coalition of Senators to reintroduce the Campus Accountability and Safety Act, legislation to combat sexual assault on college and university campuses by protecting students and by strengthening accountability and transparency for colleges and universities. Shaheen, Hassan, Gillibrand and Grassley are reintroducing this legislation with Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Jack Reed (D-RI), and Mark Warner (D-VA).

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April 02, 2019

Cassidy, Hassan, Kustoff, Kuster Reintroduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill Targeting Counterfeit Pill Makers

WASHINGTON— U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), along with U.S. Representatives David Kustoff (R-TN) and Annie Kuster (D-NH), today reintroduced the Substance Tableting and Encapsulating Enforcement and Registration (STEER) Act, bipartisan, bicameral legislation to combat the opioid crisis by cracking down on counterfeit pill makers.

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April 01, 2019

Shaheen & Hassan Urge Implementation of Farm Bill Dairy Improvements

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), the lead Democrat of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) in sending a bipartisan letter urging Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to prioritize the implementation of the dairy provisions in the 2018 Farm Bill.

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March 29, 2019

Shaheen & Hassan Call for Equal Pay for U.S. Women’s Soccer Team

(Washington, DC) —U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) sent a letter with Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Patty Murray (D-WA) and 31 other Senators calling on U.S. Soccer to establish equal pay for its athletes. Despite their successes on the field, players on the U.S. Women’s National Team are still paid considerably less than their male counterparts.

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March 28, 2019

Senators Hassan, Markey Call on Commissioner Gottlieb to Provide Answers on FDA’s Past Actions Regarding the Opioid Crisis

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pension Committee (HELP), and Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) sent a letter yesterday to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Commissioner, Scott Gottlieb, M.D., calling for a fuller accounting of the FDA’s past decision-making processes for the approval and labeling of opioid drugs.

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March 26, 2019

Senators Hassan and Durbin Introduce Comprehensive Legislation to Protect Students and Taxpayers from Predatory Higher Education Practices

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), Democratic Whip, today introduced the Preventing Risky Operations from Threatening the Education and Career Trajectories of Students Act of 2019, also known as the PROTECT Students Act. The bill will help safeguard students, including servicemembers and veterans, and taxpayers from predatory and anti-student higher education practices and ensure that higher education meets the needs of hard-working students. As the Senate HELP Committee works to reauthorize the Higher Education Act, the PROTECT Students Act represents common-sense consumer protections for students and holds predatory institutions, including for-profit schools, accountable when they engage in unfair, deceptive, and other fraudulent practices.   

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March 26, 2019

Senator Hassan Statement on Trump Administration’s Latest Action to Raise Health Care Costs and Rip Away Coverage from Millions of Americans

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement today after President Trump’s Department of Justice urged the courts in a new legal filing to strike down the entire Affordable Care Act. Previously, the Department of Justice had advocated for striking down portions of the law, including the protections for people with pre-existing conditions.

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March 25, 2019

NH Delegation Announces Nearly $4 Million for NH Energy Efficiency Projects

(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), announced today that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded Brayton Energy in Hampton $1 million and Creare LLC in Hanover $2,999,901, totaling nearly $4 million in federal funds for energy efficiency projects.

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March 25, 2019

Senator Hassan Discusses Importance of Strengthening Workforce Development at GE Aviation in Hooksett

HOOKSETT – Senator Maggie Hassan today visited GE Aviation, where she met with leadership and employees to discuss the importance of strengthening workforce development in New Hampshire and across the country, as well as the impact that President Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum are having on New Hampshire businesses. GE Aviation’s facility in Hooksett specializes in high-tech machining and manufacturing for GE’s aircraft engines that are used both in the U.S. military and the airline industry. For more information on GE Aviation, click here.

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March 24, 2019

Statement on Attorney General's Summary of Special Counsel Mueller's Report

WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on Attorney General William Barr's summary of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report: 

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