Press Releases

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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August 24, 2021

Senator Hassan and New Hampshire Cybersecurity Leaders Discuss Importance of State and Local Cybersecurity Funding in Bipartisan Infrastructure Package

MANCHESTER, NH – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan yesterday discussed the state and local cyber security grant program that she helped secure in the bipartisan infrastructure package at a roundtable at the University of New Hampshire at Manchester. In addition, New Hampshire now has a State Cybersecurity Coordinator following passage of the annual defense bill that included Senator Hassan’s provision to create this position in every state. Senator Hassan was joined by cybersecurity experts in New Hampshire, including Denis Goulet, Chief Information Officer for the State of New Hampshire, and other local leaders on cybersecurity, including those who have been directly impacted by cyberattacks.

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August 23, 2021

Senator Hassan Statement on the Targeting of Peterborough by Cybercriminals

NEW HAMPSHIRE – Following the news of cybercriminals targeting the Town of Peterborough, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), chair of the Emerging Threats and Spending Oversight Subcommittee, issued the following statement. Earlier this afternoon, Senator Hassan led a roundtable with New Hampshire state and local officials about the importance of investing in state and local cybersecurity and the grant program that she included in the bipartisan infrastructure package that the Senate recently passed.

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August 23, 2021

Senators Hassan, Grassley, and Whitehouse Lead Call to FDA to Provide Answers on Potential Conflicts of Interest with Consulting Firm McKinsey in Relation to Opioid Crisis

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) are calling on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to provide answers on its past work with the consulting firm McKinsey & Company and the potential conflicts of interest that may have arisen while the consulting firm was working simultaneously for the FDA and opioid manufacturers such as Purdue Pharma. The letter was also signed by Senators Ed Markey (D-MA), Joe Manchin (D-WV), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).

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August 23, 2021

Senator Hassan Statement on Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Receiving FDA Approval

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) released the following statement after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted full approval for Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine:

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August 19, 2021

Senator Hassan Joins Bipartisan Effort Led by Shaheen, Ernst in Urging the Administration on Immediate Evacuation of SIV Applicants & Full Implementation of their SIV Legislation

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan joined a bipartisan efforts led by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) in urging the Biden administration to address the quickly deteriorating situation in Afghanistan that threatens the lives of tens of thousands of Afghan partners.  

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August 19, 2021

NH Delegation Announces More than $2.1 Million Heading to UNH for Scientific Research to Support Arctic Resilience & Improve Understanding of Space Weather

(Manchester, NH)— U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that the National Science Foundation awarded the University of New Hampshire (UNH) $2,109,164 to support scientific research to better understand the impact of magnetic storms, or space weather, on Earth and bolster the Arctic’s resiliency and sustainability. Shaheen chairs the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies which oversees funding for the National Science Foundation.

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August 18, 2021

GAO Report Finds DHS Should’ve Considered Designating January 6th as a High-Security Event; Finding Echoes Senator Hassan’s Earlier Questioning of DHS Officials

WASHINGTON - Earlier this month, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) failed to consider whether it should designate the Joint Session of Congress on January 6, 2021 as a National Special Security Event (NSSE), a distinction that would’ve provided access to more security resources for the Capitol that day. 

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August 18, 2021

Senator Hassan Urges IRS to Take Action to Prevent Child Tax Credit Scams

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan is urging the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to combat scammers using the child tax credit to target Granite State families. Her call follows reports about how scammers may use the new Child Tax Credit to conduct phishing attacks and secure personal or financial information.

 

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