Press Releases

January 26, 2018

New Hampshire Congressional Delegation Calls on EPA to Ensure That Deep Bedrock Investigation at Coakley Landfill Is Completed Without Delay

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan, along with Representatives Carol Shea-Porter and Annie Kuster, yesterday sent a letter calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ensure that the deep bedrock investigation at Coakley Landfill is conducted as quickly as possible. The delegation also called on the EPA to ensure that the public is kept informed throughout the process.

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January 26, 2018

Bipartisan Legislation Cosponsored by Senator Hassan to Bolster Veteran Peer Specialist Services Passes U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON – The Senate yesterday passed bipartisan legislation, cosponsored by U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), to expand veterans’ access to peer counseling specialists to better combat the risks of suicide and treat associated mental health conditions. The Veteran Partners’ Efforts to Enhance Reintegration Act (Veteran PEER Act) was first introduced by U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Roy Blunt (R-MO).

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January 25, 2018

During HELP Committee Hearing, Senator Hassan Highlights Importance of Expanding High-Quality Competency-Based Education Programs, Touts Southern New Hampshire University’s Successful CBE Efforts

WASHINGTON – During a Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing today, Senator Maggie Hassan highlighted the importance of expanding high-quality Competency-Based Education (CBE) programs and touted Southern New Hampshire University’s successful CBE efforts.

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January 25, 2018

Senator Hassan Statement on “Extremely Troubling” Office of Special Counsel Report on the Manchester VAMC

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on the Office of Special Counsel’s report on the Manchester VAMC:

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January 25, 2018

Senator Hassan to Host Laconia School District School Wellness Program Administrator McKenzie Harrington-Bacote as Her Guest of Honor for President Trump’s State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan announced today that she will host McKenzie Harrington-Bacote of Plymouth as her guest of honor for President Trump’s State of the Union Address on January 30th in Washington, D.C. McKenzie works as the Program Administrator for the Office of School Wellness in the Laconia School District, focusing on preventing substance misuse and addressing students’ behavioral health and wellness.

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January 24, 2018

Senator Hassan Statement on Confirmation of HHS Secretary Alex Azar

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement following her vote against the confirmation of Alex Azar to be Secretary of Health and Human Services:

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January 24, 2018

Senator Hassan Participates in Commerce Committee Field Hearing on Future of Autonomous Vehicles

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan participated today in a Commerce, Science, and Transportation field hearing titled “Driving Automotive Innovation and Federal Policies” at the Washington Convention Center where she questioned witnesses from the auto industry and academia on how autonomous vehicles (AVs) can support people who experience disabilities and the importance of protecting AV consumer privacy.

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January 23, 2018

Senator Hassan Questions Medical Professionals about Public Health Preparedness in Event of Disasters like Hurricane Maria

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan questioned medical professionals during a Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing today on the reauthorization of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA) about the nation’s preparedness and response plans to address public health needs in the event of major disasters like Hurricane Maria. 

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January 23, 2018

Bipartisan Bill Cosponsored by Senator Hassan to Support Ocean Monitoring, Protect Oceans and Coasts Passes U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON – Bipartisan legislation cosponsored by Senator Maggie Hassan, the Coordinated Ocean Monitoring and Research Act, which reauthorizes and provides support to the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS), passed the U.S. Senate. The network provides scientists and researchers with vital information about the nation’s coasts and oceans, as well as the Great Lakes.

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January 22, 2018

JOINT STATEMENT: Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan Help Forge Agreement to Reopen the Government as Part of Bipartisan Working Group

WASHINGTON – Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan released the following statement on the bipartisan agreement they helped negotiate to reopen the government and move forward on key priorities: 

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January 19, 2018

Joint Statement from Senators Shaheen and Hassan on Their Continuing Bipartisan Efforts to Find Common Ground

Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan released the following statement on their continued bipartisan efforts to reach an agreement: 

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January 19, 2018

Trump Administration Again Proposes to Effectively Eliminate White House Drug Czar Office

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement on reports that the Trump Administration is planning to effectively eliminate the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) by cutting its budget by 95 percent. The Administration was forced to back down from a similar plan in May 2017 after facing strong bipartisan opposition.   

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January 18, 2018

Senator Hassan Statement on Four-Week House Continuing Resolution

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement on the four-week House Continuing Resolution:

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January 18, 2018

During HELP Hearing, Senator Hassan Questions Higher Education Experts on Strategies to Increase Graduation Rates, Lower Student Loan Debt Burden

WASHINGTON – During a Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing today, Senator Maggie Hassan questioned higher education experts about how to help students complete degrees and the harmful impact of a proposed graduate student loan cap on students.

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January 18, 2018

Senator Hassan Announces Mark Cournoyer of Jaffrey as January “Granite Stater of the Month”

WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan announced today her "Granite Stater of the Month" for January, Mark Cournoyer, of Jaffrey, who has dedicated himself to making our roads safer by educating drivers - particularly new drivers - about the serious danger and potentially tragic consequences of distracted driving. Senator Hassan launched the "Granite Stater of the Month" initiative last year to recognize outstanding New Hampshire citizens who go above and beyond to help their neighbors and make thei… Continue Reading


January 17, 2018

Senator Hassan Leads Colleagues in Calling on President Trump to Nominate Strong, Experienced Leadership to Key Drug Policy Positions

WASHINGTON – Following reports that a 24-year-old with no relevant work experience served as Deputy Chief of Staff for the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) led a group of nine colleagues in calling on President Trump to nominate strong, experienced leadership to key drug policy positions and to provide information on all political appointees serving in key drug policy positions, including those appointees’ relevant qualifications. 

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January 17, 2018

Senator Hassan Joins Colleagues in Introducing Bipartisan Legislation to Expand Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction

WASHINGTON – Today, As part of her efforts to combat the fentanyl, heroin, and opioid epidemic and help save lives, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senators Ed Markey (D-MA), Rand Paul (R-KY), and Susan Collins (R-ME), in introducing the bipartisan Addiction Treatment Access Improvement Act, to expand access to medication-assisted therapies for opioid addiction. The legislation codifies a 2016 regulation that expanded the number of patients that qualified physicians could treat with life-saving medication-assisted therapies such as buprenorphine from 100 to 275. The legislation also builds upon a pilot program established in the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), signed into law in 2016, allowing non-physician qualified health practitioners to prescribe buprenorphine, making this authorization permanent and expanding the types of professionals who qualify. 

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January 17, 2018

Senator Hassan, Colleagues Question Administration Decision to Suspend Updates to Database on Effective Substance Misuse and Mental Health Treatment Practices

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today sent a letter to Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz, Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), following reports that SAMHSA has suspended updates to the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) – a database of effective addiction and mental health treatment practices. The registry is an important tool in helping behavioral health professionals and advocacy groups identify treatment options for behavioral health and substance use disorder. 

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January 16, 2018

Senators Shaheen and Hassan Announce Federal Grants to New Hampshire Homeless Assistance Programs

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today announced the New Hampshire recipients of $7.2 million in Fiscal Year 2017 Continuum of Care (CoC) Competition Program awards, a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) program designed to help state and local governments and organizations reduce homelessness. The full list of New Hampshire recipients can be read here.

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January 16, 2018

Senator Hassan Visits Safe Harbor Recovery Center, Discusses Importance of Expanding Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Services

PORTSMOUTH – Senator Maggie Hassan visited Safe Harbor Recovery Center today where she met with the Center’s leadership and staff and discussed the importance of expanding substance use disorder treatment and recovery services. The Senator also commended the Center’s efforts to help people in recovery secure jobs and supportive housing.  

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