Press Releases

February 14, 2018

Ahead of House Vote, Senator Hassan Statement on Shameful Legislation Undermining Protections for Individuals with Disabilities

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement ahead of a vote in the House of Representatives on backward legislation that would undermine critical protections for individuals who experience disabilities. Senator Hassan spoke out against this legislation last year, and she continues to stand with hundreds of disability rights organizations in opposing the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017.

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February 13, 2018

Senator Hassan Cosponsors Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Veterans from Predatory Home Lending

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan cosponsored the bipartisan Protecting Veterans from Predatory Lending Act of 2018 to protect veterans from predatory home loan practices by requiring lenders to demonstrate a material benefit to consumers when refinancing their mortgage through the VA home loan program. The bill was first introduced by Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).

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February 13, 2018

Senator Hassan Recognizes Cassandra Levesque as “Granite Stater of the Month” for February

Barrington Teen Fights to Outlaw the Practice of Child Marriage in NH Click here to watch the Senator's floor speech. WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan yesterday recognized Cassandra Levesque, an 18-year-old from Barrington, as her "Granite Stater of the Month" for February. Cassandra fights to outlaw the practice of child marriage in New Hampshire, where she got a bill introduced in the state legislature that would have closed the loopholes that allow childhood marriage to occur. C… Continue Reading


February 13, 2018

Senators Hassan and Capito Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Help Close the Urban-Rural Digital Divide

WASHINGTON – Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today introduced the bipartisan Rural Reasonable and Comparable Wireless Act of 2018 to help close the urban-rural digital divide and expand access to broadband in rural parts of New Hampshire, and across the country.

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February 09, 2018

Senator Hassan Cosponsors Bipartisan Bill to Help Improve Courts’ Handling of Child Welfare Cases

WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan cosponsored the bipartisan Continuation of Useful Resources To States (COURTS) Act to extend and permanently fund the Court Improvement Program (CIP) and provide much-needed support to courts handling child welfare cases. The COURTS Act was first introduced by Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX) and Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA).

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February 09, 2018

Senator Hassan Statement on Senate Passage of Bipartisan Budget Agreement

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement after voting in favor of the bipartisan budget agreement:

 

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February 08, 2018

Bipartisan Group of Senate Health Committee Members Introduce Bill to Spur Development of New Non-Addictive Painkiller

WASHINGTON, February 8 — Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and committee members Todd Young (R-Ind.), and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), today introduced legislation to advance urgently needed research to address the opioid crisis.

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February 08, 2018

Senator Hassan Highlights Impact of Opioid Crisis on Children and Families in Health Committee Hearing

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan highlighted the impact that the opioid crisis has on children and families in a Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing today.

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February 08, 2018

Senator Hassan Introduces Gateway to Careers Act to Expand Opportunity and Help Innovative Businesses Thrive

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) introduced the Gateway to Careers Act to expand economic opportunity for hard-working Granite Staters and Americans and strengthen the nation’s workforce to help innovative businesses succeed. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and Jack Reed (D-RI) are cosponsors of the bill.

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February 07, 2018

During Homeland Security Committee Hearing on DHS Reauthorization, Senator Hassan Presses DHS Officials on Intelligence Sharing, Election Infrastructure Security

Click here for video of the Senator's questions. WASHINGTON - During a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing today on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reauthorization, Senator Maggie Hassan pressed DHS officials on the importance of effective intelligence sharing across the department's agencies and the need to ensure that the nation's election infrastructure is secure. Senator Hassan asked DHS Deputy Secretary Elaine Duke and Under Secretary for Manageme… Continue Reading


February 07, 2018

Senator Hassan Introduces Legislation to Help Department of Homeland Security Better Identify Potential Terrorist Threats

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan, a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, today introduced the DHS Data Framework Act to help the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) better identify potential terrorist threats. 

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February 07, 2018

Shaheen & Hassan Help Secure Agreement to Increase Funding for Opioid Response Efforts & Improve Funding Formula To Prioritize New Hampshire

(Washington, DC)—U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statement after helping to secure an agreement to provide an additional $6 billion to respond to the opioid epidemic over the next two years, with $3 billion being provided each year. The Senators also received assurances that the opioid funding formula will be improved to prioritize states like New Hampshire with high mortality rates from overdoses. In recent weeks, Senators Shaheen and Hassan have been participating in bipartisan negotiations as part of a common sense caucus where they’ve been advocating for additional opioid funding and a change in the federal funding formula. 

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February 06, 2018

Senator Hassan Highlights Importance of Improving Higher Education Affordability During HELP Committee Hearing

WASHINGTON – During a Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing today, Senator Maggie Hassan highlighted the importance of improving higher education affordability to help students obtain postsecondary credentials and degrees, particularly given workforce needs in the 21st century innovation economy. 

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February 06, 2018

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Cosponsor FAMILY Act to Guarantee Paid Family and Medical Leave to All Hard-Working Granite Staters and Americans

WASHINGTON – Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan announced today that they are cosponsoring the Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act or FAMILY Act, to create a universal, gender-neutral paid family and medical leave program in order to help support caregivers in the workforce. 

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February 05, 2018

Senator Hassan Highlights Importance of Supporting New Hampshire’s Public Schools & Educators At New Hampshire School Administrators Association Legislative Review

CONCORD – Senator Maggie Hassan today spoke at the New Hampshire School Administrators Association Legislative Review, where she highlighted the critical importance of supporting New Hampshire’s public schools and commended the hard work of New Hampshire School Administrators to ensure that all of New Hampshire’s students receive the quality education they need to compete and succeed in the 21st century innovation economy.

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February 02, 2018

Senator Hassan Statement on Court Order Protecting Members of New Hampshire’s Indonesian Community

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement after Chief Judge Patti Saris of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts issued an order temporarily protecting members of New Hampshire’s Indonesian community from deportation: 

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January 31, 2018

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Request GAO Review of Trump Administration’s Failure to Meaningfully Address Opioid Epidemic

Washington, DC – Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined colleagues in requesting that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) review actions taken by President Trump’s Administration to address the opioid epidemic since he declared it a public health emergency.

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January 30, 2018

Senator Maggie Hassan Statement in Response to President Trump’s State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s State of the Union address. The Senator brought McKenzie Harrington-Bacote, who works as the Program Administrator for the Office of School Wellness in the Laconia School District, as her guest of honor for the President’s address. 

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January 29, 2018

Following Vote Against Backward Anti-Choice Bill, Senator Hassan Speaks on Senate Floor about Importance of Protecting a Woman’s Right to Choose

WASHINGTON – After voting against a backward, partisan bill that would roll back access to care and undermine the health of women, Senator Maggie Hassan spoke today on the Senate floor about the critical importance of protecting a woman’s constitutional right to make her own reproductive health decisions and control her own destiny. 

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January 29, 2018

Senator Hassan Visits Texas Instruments, Meets with Employees

MANCHESTER – Senator Maggie Hassan today visited Texas Instruments, a global semiconductor design and manufacturing company in Manchester, where she met with employees and discussed her efforts to help ensure that job-creating businesses have the workforce they need. 

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