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April 05, 2018

Key Hassan Measures Included in Bipartisan Legislation to Address Opioid Crisis

WASHINGTON – Key measures championed by Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) were included in bipartisan draft legislation to combat the fentanyl, heroin, and opioid epidemic, announced by the leadership of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee yesterday. 

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April 05, 2018

Senator Hassan Visits Seacoast Science Center, Emphasizes Importance of Combating Climate Change and Protecting New Hampshire’s Natural Resources

RYE – Senator Maggie Hasan visited the Seacoast Science Center in Odiorne Point State Park yesterday, where she toured the center, met with conservation leaders, and discussed the critical importance of combating climate change and protecting New Hampshire’s natural resources.

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April 03, 2018

Senator Hassan Participates in National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit

ATLANTA, GA – Senator Maggie Hassan today participated in the National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit, where she spoke during the Congressional Leader Plenary Session about the critical importance of working together at all levels to implement a comprehensive approach that strengthens prevention, treatment, recovery, and law enforcement efforts to combat the opioid crisis and help save lives. The summit was created under the leadership of Congressman Hal Rogers (R-KY).

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March 29, 2018

Senator Hassan Cosponsors Bipartisan Legislation to Support Veterans and Their Families

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan announced this week that she is cosponsoring bipartisan legislation to support service members, veterans, and their families. The bipartisan Military and Veteran Caregiver Services Improvement Act expands the VA caregiver program that helps those who care for wounded, ill, or injured veterans, opening the program to veterans of all eras and ensuring that resources are available to more of the family members and other loved ones who have taken on a caregiving role for veterans.

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March 28, 2018

Senator Hassan Discusses Importance of Supporting Career Pathways, Workforce Development with Industry Leaders at Nashua Community College

NASHUA – Senator Maggie Hassan, New Hampshire educators, business and community leaders, and students discussed the important role career pathways and workforce development play in expanding middle class opportunity at a roundtable discussion today at Nashua Community College. 

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March 28, 2018

Bipartisan Bill Cosponsored by Senators Shaheen and Hassan to Support Veterans Signed into Law by President Trump

WASHINGTON – Today, bipartisan legislation cosponsored by Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan to promote better care for veterans was signed into law by President Trump. The State Veterans Home Adult Day Health Care Improvement Act would enable veterans who are living in their own homes to receive certain services at their residences through state veterans homes, while also cutting costs and increasing the standard of living for veterans who need specialized medical assistance. 

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March 28, 2018

NH Delegation Calls on Trump Administration to Prioritize Emergency Dredging for Hampton Harbor in Army Corps Of Engineers’ Yearly Work Plan

(Washington, DC) – Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led a letter with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02), to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney and Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works R.D. James, requesting that emergency dredging for Hampton Harbor be included in the OMB and Army Corps of Engineers’ (Corps) fiscal year 2018 work plan. The two agencies develop an annual work plan to address high-need projects following the implementation of government funding legislation.

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March 27, 2018

Senator Hassan and Internet Association Visit Claremont, NH to Discuss How the Internet Helps Boost Economic Growth in Claremont and Across New Hampshire

Claremont, NH – Internet Association (IA) and Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today hosted an Internet Community Crawl to showcase the value of the internet for local businesses and the community in Claremont, New Hampshire. Participants toured four local businesses and community organizations, and the event concluded with a roundtable discussion on how federal policy can support the internet's role in driving economic growth. Senator Hassan highlighted the importance of reinstating net neutrality and expanding access to broadband in order to help innovative businesses – particularly those in rural parts of New Hampshire – succeed.

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March 27, 2018

After Securing Significant Increase in Opioid Response Funding & Set-Aside For Hardest Hit States, NH Delegation Makes Recommendations to Trump Administration to Make Sure New Hampshire Gets its Fair Share

(Washington, DC)— U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led a New Hampshire delegation letter with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) to the Health and Human Services (HHS) Department and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), calling on the Trump administration to make sure New Hampshire gets its fair share of new opioid funding that the delegation was instrumental in securing. The omnibus government funding bill signed into law on Friday, provides an increase of $3.3 billion in opioid funding, of which $142 million is set aside for states with the highest mortality rates from overdoses. The Senators and Congresswomen are requesting that the Trump administration implement specific policies that ensures this set-aside fund prioritizes funding for states like New Hampshire.

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March 27, 2018

Senator Hassan Visits Smiths Medical in Keene, Highlights Importance of Supporting Innovative Businesses & Ensuring All Hard-Working Granite Staters Have Quality, Affordable Health Care

KEENE – Senator Maggie Hassan today visited Smiths Medical, where she toured the facility, held a town hall with employees, and emphasized the importance of supporting innovative businesses and ensuring that all hard-working Granite Staters have quality, affordable health care. 

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March 26, 2018

Bipartisan STAR Act to Combat Childhood Cancer Supported by Senators Shaheen & Hassan Passes the Senate

WASHINGTON – Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) applauded the Senate passage of the bipartisan Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Access, and Research (STAR) Act of 2017. The senators are cosponsors of the bipartisan bill, which will advance pediatric cancer research and child-focused cancer treatments, while also improving childhood cancer surveillance and providing resources for survivors and those impacted by childhood cancer. The bill passed the Senate on Thursday.

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March 23, 2018

Bipartisan Bill Cosponsored by Senator Hassan to Support Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Passes the Senate

Bipartisan Bill Will Help Strengthen Health and Well-Being of Granite State Families Impacted by the Opioid Epidemic WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan today applauded Senate passage of the bipartisan Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Act, which she cosponsored, to ensure that grandparents raising grandchildren are better able to meet the needs of the children in their care. A growing consequence of the opioid crisis is the increasing number of grandparents raising their grandch… Continue Reading


March 22, 2018

Senator Hassan Statement on Key New Hampshire Priorities in Government Funding Bill

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on the key New Hampshire priorities included in the government funding bill, which implements the bipartisan February funding agreement and includes an additional $3.3 billion to combat the opioid crisis. As members of the bipartisan Common Sense Coalition, Senators Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen worked to pave the way for the bipartisan agreement in February.  

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March 22, 2018

Senators Hassan, Capito Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Establish Comprehensive Opioid Recovery Centers

WASHINGTON – Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today introduced bipartisan legislation to establish comprehensive opioid recovery centers that provide coordinated and comprehensive care to Americans struggling with addiction.

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March 21, 2018

Senator Hassan Statement on Increase in Funding to Combat Opioid Crisis in Government Funding Bill

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement after helping secure an increase in funding to combat the opioid crisis in the government funding bill. The bill, which implements the bipartisan February funding agreement, includes an additional $3.3 billion to combat the opioid crisis, with $142 million set aside for hardest-hit states such as New Hampshire.

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March 21, 2018

Senator Hassan Joins Colleagues in Introducing Legislation to Help Make Health Care More Affordable, Hold Insurance Companies Accountable, and Strengthen Consumer Protections

WASHINGTON  Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and a number of her colleagues today in introducing the Consumer Health Insurance Protection Act to help make health care more affordable, hold health insurance companies accountable, and strengthen consumer protections in private health insurance. In the wake of the Trump Administration sabotaging the health care system and causing instability in the markets, the bill includes provisions to help improve the quality and affordability of health insurance purchased on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchanges or provided through employer coverage. 

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March 19, 2018

Senator Hassan Statement on President Trump’s Visit to New Hampshire

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on President Trump’s visit to New Hampshire, where he announced a proposal to combat the opioid crisis during a speech at Manchester Community College:

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March 16, 2018

Bipartisan Bill Cosponsored by Senator Hassan to Strengthen Protections for Whistleblowers Passes the Senate

WASHINGTON – A bipartisan bill cosponsored by Senator Maggie Hassan to strengthen protections for whistleblowers passed the Senate this week. The bipartisan Whistleblower Protection Coordination Act will permanently extend the program requiring a dedicated official in each inspector general office focused on whistleblower protection issues. The bill changes the title of these officials from ombudsman to “Whistleblower Protection Coordinator” so that potential whistleblowers better understand the role of this position and authorizes Whistleblower Protection Coordinators to more actively promote and protect whistleblowing to employees in their agency.  

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March 16, 2018

Senator Hassan Cosponsors Bill to Help Veterans Access Child Care, Reduce Veteran Unemployment

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) cosponsored legislation this week to support veterans and their families, as well as to reduce veteran unemployment by helping improve access to child care services for veterans participating in workforce and job training programs offered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Labor (DOL). 

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March 16, 2018

Senator Hassan Statement on Passing of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement today on the passing of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter:

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