Press Releases

September 03, 2021

Senator Hassan Statement Ahead of Labor Day

NEW HAMPSHIRE – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement ahead of Labor Day:

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September 03, 2021

NH Delegation Announces Nearly $6 Million in Federal Awards for UNH & Dartmouth to Invest in STEM, Climate Research

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee which funds the National Science Foundation (NSF), announced with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that the U.S. National Science Foundation – with support from federal funds secured in the American Rescue Plan – has awarded the University of New Hampshire and Dartmouth College robust federal funding through the NSF Research Traineeship program. The program supports and trains graduate students and science and math professionals using specific research and development topics as focal points.

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September 03, 2021

NH Delegation Announces $525,000 to Boost Substance Use Disorder Response Services at Nashua’s Harbor Homes

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded Nashua’s Harbor Homes $525,000 to boost the center’s integrated recovery support services for those impacted by substance use disorders. Just last week, Shaheen visited New Futures in Concord to discuss how the pandemic exacerbated the substance use disorder crisis and ongoing efforts in Congress to increase response relief to help providers on the frontlines. Additionally, Senator Hassan is leading bipartisan efforts to increase access to medication-assisted treatment for substance use disorders, and introduced bipartisan legislation to eliminate unnecessary barriers that make it more difficult for doctors to prescribe this lifesaving treatment.  

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September 03, 2021

Senator Hassan Participates in AARP Telephone Town Hall, Takes Questions from Granite Staters on Lowering Health Costs and Providing More Support to Caregivers

NEW HAMPSHIRE – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan participated in a telephone town hall yesterday hosted by AARP, where she took questions from Granite Staters on a range of issues, including lowering the cost of prescription drugs and providing more support to caregivers.

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September 02, 2021

Senator Hassan Tours New Boston Space Force Station; Discusses Need to Invest in Space Technology

NEW BOSTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan yesterday toured the New Boston Space Force Station, which is part of the U.S. Space Force Delta 6 –  Space Access and Cyberspace Operations, and met with military officials, civilian employees, and contractors to discuss American satellites and defense systems.

 

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September 02, 2021

NH Delegation Applauds $1.6 Million for New Hampshire Health Care Navigators Program

(Manchester, NH) – Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) applauded the announcement that $1.6 million is heading to the state to support the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Navigators program. This program helps American families get information and support to find quality health care plans at affordable prices. 

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September 02, 2021

Senator Hassan Visits Apprenticeship Training Center in Brentwood to Discuss Importance of Infrastructure Investments

BRENTWOOD – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan today visited the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Training (IUPAT) Center in Brentwood, where she spoke with union leaders and apprentices about the importance of infrastructure investments to help create good-paying jobs for Granite Staters. The Senate recently passed a bipartisan bill that Senator Hassan helped to negotiate that would provide major investments to help address New Hampshire’s aging infrastructure and create jobs that help benefit union members.

 

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September 01, 2021

Senator Hassan Leads NH Delegation in Announcing $800,000 in Federal Grant Funding for New Hampshire Telehealth Program from December COVID Relief Legislation

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Representative Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) awarded $801,768 in federal grant funding to Harbor Care Health and Wellness Center in Nashua to help strengthen the telehealth services it provides amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The funding will help the center obtain computers and telecommunications devices, as well as make improvements to its network and security, to provide enhanced telehealth services to patients, including those who identify as experiencing homelessness. The funding was secured as part of Senator Hassan’s work to invest in telehealth programs in the end of year COVID-19 relief bill. 

 

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August 31, 2021

Senators Hassan, Ernst, Cassidy, and Warnock Lead Bipartisan Group Calling on VA to Address Impact of Afghanistan Withdrawal on Veterans’ Mental Health

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), and Raphael Warnock (D-GA) are leading a bipartisan group of 31 additional Senators calling on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to swiftly develop and conduct outreach to veterans of the Global War on Terrorism – especially those who served in Afghanistan – to provide them with mental health resources. Their call for action comes as reports find calls to veterans’ suicide hotlines have increased since the fall of Kabul earlier this month.

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August 31, 2021

Senator Hassan Visits Littleton, Colebrook to Discuss Economic & Community Development in the North Country

LITTLETON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan visited White Mountains Community College (WMCC) Littleton Academic Center yesterday, where she heard about WMCC’s plan to use federal funding to help equip a new campus building that will house its advanced technology lab and classes. Northern Border Regional Commission funding is supporting this effort.

 

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August 31, 2021

Senator Hassan Leads Bipartisan Group Calling on VA to Address Impact of Afghanistan Withdrawal on Veterans’ Mental Health

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), and Raphael Warnock (D-GA) are leading a bipartisan group of 31 additional Senators calling on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to swiftly develop and conduct outreach to veterans of the Global War on Terrorism – especially those who served in Afghanistan – to provide them with mental health resources. Their call for action comes as reports find calls to veterans’ suicide hotlines have increased since the fall of Kabul earlier this month.

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August 30, 2021

Senator Hassan Statement on U.S. Withdrawal from Afghanistan

NEW HAMPSHIRE -- U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement on the news that all U.S. troops have left Afghanistan:

 

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August 30, 2021

NH Delegation Announces More than $1.5 Million in Federal Funding to Support NH Firefighters

(Manchester, NH) – Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Homeland Security Committee, and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $1,512,358.47 in federal funding to support Granite State firefighters.  

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August 27, 2021

Senator Hassan Celebrates Laconia Colonial Theatre Grand Opening

LACONIA – Today, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan delivered remarks at Colonial Theatre’s ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony, where attendees celebrated the historic efforts to revitalize the venue. The Senator highlighted how this will support the arts and the local economy.  

 

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August 27, 2021

NH Delegation Meets with DHS to Discuss U.S.-Canada Border Re-Opening

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) hosted a virtual meeting with the New Hampshire Congressional delegation and representatives from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Canadian Consul General in Boston and numerous Granite State industry representatives on re-opening the U.S.-Canada border to vaccinated Canadians and the impact it has had on New Hampshire.

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August 26, 2021

Senator Hassan Statement on Kabul Bombings

NEW HAMPSHIRE - Following the Kabul bombings that killed and wounded American service members and Afghan civilians, Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement:

 

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August 26, 2021

Senators Shaheen, Collins Lead Colleagues in Urging HHS Secretary to Distribute Remaining COVID-19 Relief for Health Care Providers

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) led 41 of their bipartisan colleagues in urging U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra to distribute the funds remaining in the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) and other health care relief programs. Over the course of the pandemic, Congress has appropriated $178 billion for the PRF as well as an additional $8.5 billion for rural providers, however, the Government Accountability Office recently reported that 25 percent of the funding remains unspent. Senator Hassan also signed the letter.

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August 25, 2021

President Signs Into Law Bipartisan Legislation Cosponsored by Senator Hassan to Expand Access to Service Dogs for Veterans

WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden today signed into law bipartisan legislation cosponsored by U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan to authorize the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to create a pilot program on dog training therapy and provide service dogs to veterans with mental health challenges regardless of whether they or not they have mobility issues.

 

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August 25, 2021

Senator Hassan Visits Infrastructure Projects in Downtown Claremont with City Officials and Business Leaders

CLAREMONT – Senator Hassan visited downtown Claremont to tour ongoing infrastructure revitalization projects, including repairs to roads, water sites, and sewage sites. There, the Senator spoke with city officials and business leaders about how funding from the bipartisan infrastructure package that the Senate recently passed could provide a major boost to infrastructure revitalization efforts in Claremont and across New Hampshire.

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August 25, 2021

Senators Hassan and Shaheen Cheer Passage of National Lobster Day Resolution

WASHINGTON – Earlier this month, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution cosponsored by U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen that designates September 25, 2021 as “National Lobster Day.” National Lobster Day seeks to recognize the economic and cultural importance of the species, which is a major economic driver for coastal New England.

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