Press Releases

April 30, 2020

Shaheen & Hassan Announce Legislation to Federalize Medical Supply Chain, Increase National Production and Delivery of Necessary Supplies Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced legislation with U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) Chris Murphy (D-CT), Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senate Democrats on Wednesday that lays out a framework for an effective COVID-19 response by federalizing and adding critical oversight and transparency to the supply chain for critical medical supplies and equipment. The Medical Supply Transparency and Delivery Act requires the president to utilize all available authorities under the Defense Production Act to mobilize a federal response to the pandemic through an equitable and transparent process. The AFL-CIO, SEIU, the National Nurses United, and United Steelworkers support this legislation.

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April 30, 2020

Senators Hassan, Colleagues Urge Greater Support for Pregnant Patients, Infants Amid COVID-19

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) led her colleagues in urging additional, robust funding for the Surveillance for Emerging Threats to Mothers and Babies program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the next COVID-19 stimulus package. The program helps to detect and respond to public health crises’ impact on pregnant and postpartum individuals, as well as infants and young children, in real-time.

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April 30, 2020

Senator Hassan Hears from NH Law Enforcement, First Responders About Protecting Public Health and Safety During COVID-19 Pandemic

U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan today held a virtual roundtable discussion with New Hampshire law enforcement officials and first responders about the impact of COVID-19 on their efforts to protect public health and safety.

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April 29, 2020

NH Delegation Announces Nearly $16 Million in Additional Funding Through CARES Act for NH Health Care Providers

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced today with Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that New Hampshire health care providers received $15.95 million from a second installment of federal grants established under the bipartisan Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was passed by Congress and signed into law. In total, the law includes $100 billion for health care providers. The first $30 billion was dispersed to providers throughout the country earlier this month and included $164.5 million for Granite State providers. An additional $10.8 billion will be soon be made available for providers in New Hampshire and across the country.

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April 29, 2020

Senator Hassan Briefs Members of the New England Council on COVID-19 Response Efforts, Takes Questions from Members

U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan briefed members of the New England Council today on the federal government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and answered questions on efforts to combat this deadly virus.

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April 28, 2020

NH Delegation Urges Federal Communications Commission to Coordinate With Other Federal Agencies to Inform Low-Income Families That They Can Receive Broadband Services

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen and Representatives Annie Kuster and Chris Pappas urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to work directly with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to ensure that the millions of Americans who are now eligible for the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) or Medicaid because they lost their jobs or lost income know that they are also eligible for the FCC’s Lifeline program. The Lifeline program is the primary federal program charged with helping low-income families obtain broadband and telephone services. The letter was led by Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Richard Durbin (D-IL).

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April 28, 2020

Senator Hassan Discusses COVID-19 Impact with New Hampshire Nonprofits

U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan spoke with a variety of New Hampshire nonprofit and community organizations about how they have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. On the call, organized by the New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits, Senator Hassan thanked these organizations, as well as their workforces, for continuing to serve as a vital resource for Granite Staters, even as they experience their own challenges, including an increased demand for services and a reduction in staffing and financial resources.

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April 28, 2020

Senators Hassan, Lankford Press Administration on Counterterrorism Efforts Amid COVID-19

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and James Lankford (R-OK), both members of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, called for answers on what the Department of Homeland Security, FBI, and Intelligence Community are doing to address ongoing and emerging terrorist threats amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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April 27, 2020

Shaheen & Hassan Call for Relief for Local News Media During COVID-19 Pandemic

(Madbury, NH) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) called on Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Acting Director Russell Vought to support radio and television broadcasters and local newspapers as they confront the economic fallout from the COVID-19 crisis. In a letter to Acting Director Vought, the Senators wrote, "Our radio and television broadcasters and rural newspapers provide local and national news, emergency alerts, educational programs, and more to all cor… Continue Reading


April 27, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan Call on Senate Leadership to Provide Housing Support for Domestic Violence Survivors During Coronavirus Pandemic

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)- the lead Democrat of the Appropriations Subcommittee that funds Violence Against Women Act programs - and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) sent a letter to Senate leaders last week with a group of 20 Senators, asking that future legislation to address the coronavirus pandemic also include resources to meet domestic and sexual violence survivors' urgent housing needs, which have been exacerbated by stay-at-home orders, social distancing and … Continue Reading


April 27, 2020

Shaheen & Hassan Urge Administration to Remove Restrictions Limiting Relief Funds for State & Local Governments

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) called on the Trump administration to remove bureaucratic restrictions preventing state and local governments from using COVID-19 emergency relief funds distributed through the CARES Act. In a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, the Senators called on the administration to revise initial guidelines so that states and local governments can provide essential public services amidst the COVID-19 global pandemic, as the law intends.

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April 25, 2020

NH Delegation Urges Courts & State Officials to Issue Guidance Prohibiting Release of Violent Offenders Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) – the lead Democrat of the Appropriations Subcommittee that funds Violence Against Women Act programs – and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) issued the following statement regarding the release of offenders convicted of domestic violence and sex offenses amid the coronavirus pandemic, and urged courts and officials in New Hampshire to issue guidance prohibiting their release. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, New Hampshire correctional facilities have released inmates in an effort to stop the spread of the disease. The delegation’s statement comes as concerns were raised with the release of an inmate in Carroll Country who was a violent offender.

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April 24, 2020

Bipartisan Senators Push for Social Security & Railroad Retirement Beneficiaries Who Missed Deadline to Still Receive Additional $500 Stimulus Payment Per Eligible Child This Year

Washington, D.C. – A bipartisan group of Senators urged the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to explore options for allowing non-filing Social Security and Railroad Retirement beneficiaries with dependents who missed the April 22 deadline to still receive the additional $500 per qualified dependent this year.  The letter also asked that consideration be given to other federal beneficiaries who may be affected by a future deadline, such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients and veterans receiving disability compensation and other benefits from Veterans Affairs (VA). The letter was signed by U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Bill Cassidy (D-LA), and Michael Bennet (D-CO).

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April 24, 2020

Shaheen & Hassan Call for $3.6 Billion to Expand Vote-By-Mail, Early Voting in CARES 2 Relief Package

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) sent a letter with U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Senator Chris Coons (D-DE), Ron Wyden (D-OR) and a group of Senators to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, urging them to include $3.6 billion to help states expand vote-by-mail and early voting in the CARES 2 COVID-19 relief package.

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April 24, 2020

NH Delegation Raises Concerns Over Potential Changes to Veterans’ Disability Claims Process

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen and Representatives Annie Kuster and Chris Pappas raised concerns over potential changes to how the Department of Veterans Affairs considers disability claims.

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April 24, 2020

Senator Hassan Statement on President Signing Into Law Additional Funding for Small Businesses, Hospitals, and COVID-19 Testing

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement after President Donald Trump signed into law bipartisan legislation to significantly bolster funding for programs that support small businesses, hospitals, and COVID-19 testing.

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April 24, 2020

Senators Hassan, Carper, Wyden Warn of Scammers Targeting Americans’ Stimulus Payments, Call for IRS to Strengthen Fraud Prevention Efforts

WASHINGTON – Following reports of scammers seeking to steal Americans’ identities and COVID-19 stimulus payments, U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Tom Carper (D-DE), and Ron Wyden (D-OR), are calling for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to continue strengthening its fraud prevention efforts and further educate Americans about these scams.

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April 24, 2020

Shaheen & Hassan Call on Administration to Fully Utilize Defense Production Act & Protect Veterans from COVID-19

(Washington, D.C.) – To better protect veterans, health care professionals, and all Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Jon Tester (D-MT) and 13 colleagues called on the Administration and its Coronavirus Task Force to make full use of the Defense Production Act (DPA).

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April 23, 2020

Delegation Announces NH Will Receive At Least $17 Million for COVID-19 Testing From Emergency Bill That Will Soon Be Voted on in the House

(Washington, DC) –  Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced that New Hampshire is set to receive approximately $17 million for COVID-19 testing in legislation that will soon be voted on in the House. President Trump is expected to sign the legislation into law.   

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April 23, 2020

Senators Hassan, Brown, Bennet, and Booker Lead Push to Ensure Families Receive Promised COVID-19 Stimulus Payments for Their Children as Quickly as Possible

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Michael Bennet (D-CO), and Cory Booker (D-NJ) today led a group of 40 Senators in calling on the U.S. Treasury Department to ensure that families who are not required to file taxes and will automatically receive their COVID-19 stimulus payment do not need to wait until next year to receive the additional $500 payment per dependent child that they were promised.

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