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February 28, 2018

Senator Hassan Speaks on Senate Floor about Importance of Common-Sense Gun Safety Legislation

WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan spoke today on the Senate floor in support of common-sense legislation to help prevent gun violence and protect our communities. 

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February 28, 2018

Bipartisan Bills Cosponsored by Senator Hassan to Help Combat the Opioid Crisis and Improve Rural Health Care Pass in HELP Committee

WASHINGTON –The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee today passed two bipartisan bills cosponsored by Senator Maggie Hassan, one addressing the opioid crisis and one aimed at improving rural health care.

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February 27, 2018

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Introduce Bipartisan Resolution to Reinstate Net Neutrality

WASHINGTON – On the Net Neutrality National Day of Action, Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan today joined colleagues in the Senate and House in introducing a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to overturn the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) partisan decision to repeal net neutrality protections. 

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February 27, 2018

Portman, Whitehouse, Capito, Klobuchar, Sullivan, Hassan, Cassidy & Cantwell Introduce CARA 2.0 Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) today introduced the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) 2.0 Act to increase the funding authorization levels for the CARA programs enacted in 2016 and put in place additional policy reforms to help combat the opioid epidemic — including limiting opioid prescriptions to three days.  CARA was a bipartisan, national effort designed to ensure that federal resources were devoted to evidence-based education, treatment and recovery programs that work.  CARA 2.0 builds on this effort by increasing the funding authorization levels to better coincide with the recent budget agreement while laying out new policy reforms to strengthen the federal government’s response to this crisis.  The CARA 2.0 bill text is here, section-by-section here, and a brief summary here.

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February 26, 2018

Senator Hassan Travels to UK, Israel, Jordan, and Greece as Part of Bipartisan Senate Delegation

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, recently returned from her first overseas delegation ?where she and a bipartisan group led by Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) participated in meetings in the United Kingdom, Israel, Jordan, and Greece focused on the impacts of U.S. foreign aid to Jordan and Israel and the ability of U.S. support to achieve stability in the Middle East. The delegation also helped reaffirm the United States’ bipartisan commitment to these key national security allies.

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February 22, 2018

Senators Shaheen and Hassan Push Interior Secretary to Restart Key Study of Offshore Drilling Safety Enforcement

WASHINGTON – Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a group of their colleagues today urging Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to resume a study of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement’s inspection program for offshore oil and gas development, which has been under way since 2016. The final report would include recommendations for how best to minimize risks associated with drilling operations, and help the Bureau make needed improvements to its safety and environmental stewardship programs that the Government Accountability Office says have fallen short.  

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February 22, 2018

Senator Hassan Statement on First Public Demonstrations of LUKE Arm Advancements in Prosthetic Design

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement today on the first public demonstrations of LUKE arm advancements in prosthetic design:

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February 22, 2018

Senator Hassan Cosponsors Bipartisan Bill to Help Bring Justice to Victims of Heinous Crimes

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan has cosponsored bipartisan legislation to help bring justice to victims of heinous crimes, including sexual assault, by ensuring that prosecutors have the resources they need to resolve cold cases. The Justice Served Act of 2018 was introduced by Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and John Cornyn (R-TX) and would provide funds for the prosecution of crimes cleared through DNA. A companion bill has been introduced in the House of Representatives by Representative John Carter (R-TX).

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February 21, 2018

Senator Hassan Cosponsors Bipartisan Bill to Support Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

WASHIGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan cosponsored the bipartisan Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Act, which was introduced by Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Bob Casey (D-PA). 

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February 16, 2018

Senator Hassan Visits National Institutes of Health, Discusses Work on Non-Addictive Pain Treatment Options

BETHESDA, M.D. – Senator Maggie Hassan today visited the National Institutes of Health (NIH), where she discussed its work to develop non-addictive pain treatment options and her efforts as a member of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee to address the overprescribing of highly addictive painkillers. 

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February 16, 2018

Senator Hassan Statement on Special Counsel Mueller Indictment of Russian Nationals and Entities for Interfering in 2016 Elections

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement today after Special Counsel Robert Mueller indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities for interfering in the 2016 elections:

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February 16, 2018

Bipartisan Bill Cosponsored by Senators Shaheen and Hassan to Support State and Local Veterans Treatment Courts Passes U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON – Bipartisan legislation cosponsored by Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan to support state and local veterans treatment courts passed the U.S. Senate on Thursday. The Veterans Treatment Court Improvement Act would require the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to hire additional Veterans Justice Outreach (VJO) specialists in order to ensure that veterans have greater access to effective and tailored treatment. The veterans treatment court model removes veterans from the regular criminal justice process and helps to address symptoms that are unique to veterans, such as post-traumatic stress disorder and substance misuse.

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February 16, 2018

Bipartisan Bill Cosponsored by Senator Hassan to Protect Veterans from Financial Scams Heads to President’s Desk

WASHINGTON – The bipartisan Veterans Care Financial Protection Act, cosponsored by Senator Maggie Hassan, will be heading to the President’s desk for his signature after passing both the House of Representatives and Senate. The bill would help protect veterans who receive Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) assistance from financial scams.

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February 16, 2018

Senator Hassan Leads Colleagues in Urging DOT to Prioritize Consumers Over Airlines

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) led her colleagues today in sending a letter to Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, urging the Department of Transportation (DOT) to consider the rights of consumers before rolling back critical protections in the commercial aviation sector. The letter follows requests from DOT for a list of rules and regulations that are good candidates for repeal, replacement, suspension, or modification. The airline industry filed a 222-page response, including requests to eliminate the requirement for airlines to display the full price of a ticket to consumers when they shop, and a potential weakening of requirements that airlines provide “prompt” service for wheelchair assistance for passengers who experience disabilities, among others.

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February 15, 2018

Senator Hassan Statement on Confirmation of Scott Murray as U.S. Attorney for New Hampshire

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following on the confirmation of Merrimack County Attorney Scott Murray to serve as the U.S. Attorney for New Hampshire:

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February 15, 2018

Senator Hassan Statement on Failure to Pass Bipartisan Immigration Agreement

WASHINGTON — Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement after the Senate failed to pass a bipartisan immigration agreement to protect Dreamers and strengthen border security. As a member of the bipartisan Common Sense Coalition, Senator Hassan participated in negotiations for weeks that produced this bipartisan agreement. 

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February 15, 2018

Senator Hassan Helps Introduce Legislation with Shaheen and Others to Expand Funding to Help States and Tribal Communities Fight the Opioid Epidemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today introduced the Opioid Response Enhancement Act to help states and tribal communities better fight the opioid epidemic that is ravaging communities and families across this country. This reform would expand a grant program that was created as part of the bipartisan 21st Century Cures Act of 2017 and ensure states and tribes have access to continued and additional funding for the next five years under this program. 

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February 15, 2018

Senator Hassan Votes to Approve Bipartisan Measures to Help Address Sexual Violence, Protect Whistleblowers in Homeland Security Committee

WASHINGTON – As a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Senator Maggie Hassan yesterday voted to approve a bipartisan measure to help address sexual violence, as well as a bipartisan bill to support and protect federal government whistleblowers.

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February 14, 2018

Senator Hassan Presses FTC Nominees on Protecting Consumers from Student Loan Scams

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today questioned nominees to be Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Commissioners about the importance of protecting consumers from predatory student loan scams during a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee hearing.

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February 14, 2018

Senator Hassan Commends Mothers of Opioid Overdose Victims on Senate Floor

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan this week spoke on the Senate floor, where she commended mothers of opioid overdose victims for their courage in speaking out about their personal experiences and highlighted the importance of increasing federal resources to combat the fentanyl, heroin, and opioid epidemic in New Hampshire and across the country.

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