Press Releases

May 10, 2018

Senator Hassan Statement on New Report Showing Dramatic Increase in Illicit Fentanyl Seized At Ports of Entry into United States

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on a new report from Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) showing that the amount of illicit fentanyl seized by the Department of Homeland Security has increased dramatically, and that the overwhelming majority of fentanyl seizures along the border are occurring at ports of entry. Senator McCaskill is the ranking Democratic member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, on which Senator Hassan also serves. 

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May 10, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan Seek Increased Funding for Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge

(Washington, DC) – This week, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a group of Senators in sending a letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) seeking to double federal conservation funds for the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge—a unique refuge dedicated to protecting more than 36,000 acres within parts of the Connecticut River watershed through New Hampshire, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont. Preservation of the Conte Refuge is critical to the economic vitality and environmental health of the Connecticut River watershed and surrounding region, including environmentally significant land in Jefferson, Whitefield, Carroll and Columbia, New Hampshire.

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May 10, 2018

Senator Hassan Statement on National PFAS Study at Pease International Tradeport

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement today following the announcement that the federal Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) will conduct a national study looking at potential health impacts of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at Pease International Tradeport:

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May 09, 2018

Senators Hassan, Shaheen Join Colleagues in Forcing a Vote on Net Neutrality

WASHINGTON – Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen today joined their colleagues in forcing a vote to pass a measure in the Senate to reinstate net neutrality protections. The Senators joined their Democratic colleagues at a press conference today announcing that they are officially filing a discharge petition for a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution of disapproval, setting up a vote on the Senate floor. For video from the press conference, click here.

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May 09, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan Secure NH Priorities in Bipartisan Water Infrastructure Bill to Address Mitigation Efforts at Hampton & Portsmouth Harbors

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statements in response to the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works’ (EPW) release of the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, biennial legislation that authorizes water infrastructure projects around the country. Shaheen and Hassan helped secure critical New Hampshire objectives in the bill that urge the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to prioritize mitigation efforts at Hampton and Portsmouth Harbors.

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May 08, 2018

Senator Hassan Statement on President Trump Withdrawing the U.S. from the Iran Deal

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement today after President Trump announced that the United States will withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal:

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May 08, 2018

Senator Hassan Introduces Legislation to Help Colleges Address Substance Misuse Crisis

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan joined Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) in introducing legislation this week that would help prevent substance misuse on college campuses and connect students with treatment options.

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May 07, 2018

Senator Hassan Visits NEMO Equipment in Dover, Discusses Impact Internet Sales Tax Would Have on New Hampshire Small Businesses

DOVER – Senator Maggie Hassan today visited NEMO Equipment, where she met with employees, toured the company’s facility, and discussed the impact an internet sales tax would have on New Hampshire’s innovative small businesses that help drive economic growth and create jobs. 

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May 07, 2018

Senator Hassan Visits U.S.-Mexico Border, Mexico City to Assess Drug Interdiction Efforts

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan, a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, recently returned from an official visit to the U.S-Mexico border, where she evaluated firsthand the efforts underway to combat the trafficking of illicit drugs, such as fentanyl, that make their way to New Hampshire and communities across the country.

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May 02, 2018

Senator Hassan Statement on Report Confirming Fentanyl as Number One Killer in Opioid Epidemic

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement today after a report published in the journal JAMA confirmed that synthetic opioids such as fentanyl have surpassed prescription opioids as the top killer in the opioid epidemic:

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May 01, 2018

Senator Hassan Statement on Former Trump Health Secretary’s Comments about GOP Health Care Sabotage

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement today in response to comments from President Trump’s former Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price, who admitted that the Republican tax bill’s health care sabotage measures will raise prices for consumers: 

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April 30, 2018

Senator Hassan to Travel to U.S.-Mexico Border, Meet with DEA and CBP Agents and Assess Drug Interdiction Efforts

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan will travel this week to the U.S.-Mexico border, where she will evaluate firsthand the efforts underway to combat the trafficking of illicit drugs, including fentanyl, that make their way to New Hampshire and communities across the United States. Senator Hassan is a member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, which has oversight on a number of border functions. 

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April 30, 2018

Senator Hassan to Travel to U.S.-Mexico Border, Meet with DEA and CBP Agents and Assess Drug Interdiction Efforts

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan will travel this week to the U.S.-Mexico border, where she will evaluate firsthand the efforts underway to combat the trafficking of illicit drugs, including fentanyl, that make their way to New Hampshire and communities across the United States. Senator Hassan is a member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, which has oversight on a number of border functions. 

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April 26, 2018

Wenstrup, Takano, Rubio, and Hassan Introduce Legislation to Prioritize Veterans’ Employment and Education Programs at the VA

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Brad Wenstrup (R-OH), Congressman Mark Takano (D-CA), Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) introduced the bipartisan Veterans’ Education, Transition, and Opportunity Prioritization Plan (VET OPP) Act of 2018.

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April 26, 2018

Shaheen & Hassan Praise Nomination of Chief Willard to Serve as U.S. Marshal for New Hampshire

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) have issued the following statements following the Trump administration’s nomination of Manchester Police Chief Nick Willard to serve as U.S. Marshal: 

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April 25, 2018

Senator Hassan Introduces Bill to Create National Study on Net Metering

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today introduced the National Evaluation of Techniques for Making Energy Technologies more Effective and Resilient (NET METER) Act to create a national study on net metering to guide states interested in starting a net metering program or expanding an existing program. 

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April 25, 2018

Senators Hassan, Shaheen Statements on New Analysis Showing Economic Impact of Opioid Crisis in New Hampshire

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen today released the following statements on a new report about the economic impact of the opioid crisis in New Hampshire. The analysis, prepared by the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Democratic staff and modeled after a national analysis conducted by President Trump’s Council of Economic Advisers, found that in 2016 alone the opioid crisis cost New Hampshire more than $5.3 billion from a variety of factors including health care spending, substance use disorder treatment, criminal justice, and lost productivity.

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April 24, 2018

At Homeland Security Committee Hearing, Senator Hassan Highlights Importance of Bolstering Election Security as 2018 Midterm Elections Get Underway

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today participated in a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on mitigating cybersecurity risks, where she highlighted the importance of bolstering election security as the 2018 midterm elections get underway. The Senator also reiterated the need to strengthen security around the Internet of Things.  

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April 24, 2018

Senate HELP Committee Passes Bipartisan Legislation with Key Hassan Provisions to Combat Opioid Crisis

WASHINGTON – The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee today unanimously passed the bipartisan Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 to strengthen efforts to combat the opioid crisis. As a member of Senate HELP Committee, Senator Hassan successfully fought to include a number of key New Hampshire priorities in the legislation. 

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April 23, 2018

Senator Hassan Cosponsors Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Reporting of Student Outcomes

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today announced that she is cosponsoring bipartisan legislation to modernize the post-secondary education data reporting system to provide students and their families with greater transparency and accuracy as they consider higher education options. 

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