Press Releases

August 01, 2018

Senator Hassan Votes to Approve Bipartisan Funding Bill for FY19 that Invests in Critical New Hampshire Priorities

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today voted to approve a bipartisan appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2019 that provides funding to spur economic opportunity, strengthen transportation infrastructure, support innovative small businesses, help combat the opioid epidemic, promote healthy communities, invest in rural areas, and more. This bill is one of several expected appropriations bills for Fiscal Year 2019, which begins on October 1. Senator Hassan voted for another bipartisan appropriations bill last month.

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August 01, 2018

Senator Hassan Statement on Trump Administration’s Action to Expand Junk Health Insurance Plans and Undermine Protections for Pre-Existing Conditions

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement today after the Trump Administration moved forward with plans to expand junk health insurance plans, which will further destabilize health insurance markets and undermine important consumer protections, including for people with pre-existing conditions:

 

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July 31, 2018

Senator Hassan Marks 53rd Anniversary of Medicaid and Medicare, Calls for Commitment to Protect The Programs for Years to Come

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan spoke on the Senate floor today marking this week’s 53rd anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson signing Medicare and Medicaid into law. Senator Hassan highlighted the need to fight back against attempts from the Trump Administration and congressional Republicans to slash funding for these critical programs.  

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July 31, 2018

New Hampshire Delegation Announces Northern Border Regional Commission Grants

(Washington, DC) – Today, Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan and Congresswomen Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) announced that the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) has awarded federal grant funds to development projects throughout the Granite State. These grants will support economic development projects in rural communities across the state.

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July 31, 2018

Senators Hassan, Portman Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Bolster “Cyber Incident Response Teams” to Strengthen Cybersecurity, Protect the Homeland

WASHINGTON – Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH), both members of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, introduced the bipartisan DHS Cyber Incident Response Teams Act of 2018 today to bolster cybersecurity by requiring the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to make permanent the “cyber hunt” and “cyber incident response” teams that work to help prevent cyberattacks on federal agencies and the private sector, as well as help mitigate the impact of such attacks when they occur. Cyber response teams play a vital role to help federal agencies, critical infrastructure, and key private sector partners address cyber challenges and disrupt threats from cyber criminals, cyber terrorists, and hostile countries.

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July 31, 2018

Senator Hassan Speaks About the Need to Reduce Administrative Burdens for Patients and Families in the Health Care System

WASHIGNTON – Senator Maggie Hassan, during a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pension (HELP) committee hearing today, discussed the need to reduce administrative burdens in the health care system for patients and their families. Senator Hassan referenced her own experience navigating administrative hurdles with insurance companies to get her son Ben, who experiences disabilities, the care he needs.

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July 31, 2018

Senator Hassan Statement on President Trump Signing Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Career and Technical Education Programs in New Hampshire

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement today after President Trump signed the bipartisan Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, a measure she helped craft and advance as a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, which will help strengthen the workforce pipeline and prepare hard-working Granite Staters for jobs in the 21st century innovation economy. The bipartisan legislation requires states and local programs to collaborate with the business community and workforce development organizations so that education programs will better meet the needs of innovative businesses.

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July 27, 2018

Senator Hassan Honors Korean War Veterans in Boscawen on Anniversary of Korean War Armistice

BOSCAWEN - Senator Maggie Hassan joined veterans and their families today in marking the 65th anniversary of the armistice of the Korean War at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery. The Senator expressed her profound gratitude for all of the Korean War veterans for their courageous sacrifice to defend American values overseas and spoke about the need to dispel the notion of the “Forgotten War.”

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July 27, 2018

U.S. House of Representatives Passes Companion Bill to Bipartisan Hassan-Rubio Legislation to Prioritize Veterans’ Employment and Education Programs at the VA

WASHINGTON – This week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed companion legislation to the bipartisan bill Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced to prioritize veterans’ employment and education programs at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

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July 27, 2018

Senator Hassan Meets with Granite State District Export Council, Discusses President Trump’s Trade Policies

PORTSMOUTH – Senator Maggie Hassan today discussed the importance of international trade for Granite State businesses with members of the Granite State District Export Council, where she also highlighted the importance of supporting innovative businesses.

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July 27, 2018

Senators Hassan and Harris Request Extension of Comment Period for Trump Administration’s Proposed Domestic Gag Rule on Title X Family Planning Program

WASHINGTON – Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Kamala Harris (D-CA) today called on the Trump Administration to extend the comment period for its proposed domestic gag rule on the Title X family planning program. The Senators, members of the Senate Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, sent a letter to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar and Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) Administrator Neomi Rao.

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July 27, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan, and Shea-Porter Announce $545K Grant for Urban Community Development

(Washington, DC) – Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) announced a $545,208 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to the City of Portsmouth. The grant will support Portsmouth’s efforts to expand affordable housing, particularly for people experiencing a housing crisis or homelessness, and expand economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate income individuals.

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July 26, 2018

Senator Hassan Responds to Trump Administration’s Proposal to Weaken Registered Apprenticeship Model, Highlights Successful Registered Apprenticeship Programs in New Hampshire

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan, during a Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing today, responded to the Trump Administration’s efforts to weaken the quality of the Registered Apprenticeship model and highlighted the success of these programs in New Hampshire. She also discussed the importance of retaining and training direct care workers, who provide hands-on care for older adults and individuals who experience disabilities, through apprenticeship programs.

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July 26, 2018

Senator Hassan Statement on 28th Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement today on the 28th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA):

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July 26, 2018

Cassidy, Hassan, Kustoff, Kuster Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill Targeting Counterfeit Pill Makers

WASHINGTON— U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), along with U.S. Representatives David Kustoff (R-TN) and Annie Kuster (D-NH), today introduced the Substance Tableting and Encapsulating Enforcement and Registration (STEER) Act (S. 3281 / H.R. 6554), bipartisan legislation to combat the opioid crisis by cracking down on counterfeit pill makers

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July 25, 2018

Senator Hassan Votes to Approve Bipartisan Measure to Prohibit “Pharmacy Gag Clauses” That Cause Consumers to Pay Higher Prices for Prescription Drugs in Senate Health Committee

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, today voted to advance a bipartisan measure to prohibit so-called “pharmacy gag clauses” that conceal prices from patients and cause many consumers to pay higher prices for prescription drugs.

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July 25, 2018

At Senate Commerce Hearing, Telecommunication Officials Applaud Hassan-Gardner AIRWAVES Act

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan participated in a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee Hearing today, where witnesses applauded Senator Hassan’s leadership in authoring, with Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), the AIRWAVES Act, which focuses on closing the urban-rural digital divide and promoting 5G innovation. Senator Hassan questioned the witnesses on what 5G would mean for telemedicine, public safety, rural communities, and people living with disabilities.

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July 25, 2018

Senator Hassan Recognizes Dianne Paquette of Salem as July “Granite Stater of the Month”

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today recognized Dianne Paquette of Salem as the Granite Stater of the Month for July for her steadfast commitment to strengthening her community and supporting her fellow Granite Staters in times of need.

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July 24, 2018

Senator Hassan Confronts Michigan State Interim President for Disparaging Survivor of Larry Nassar’s Abuse

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today confronted Michigan State University Interim President John Engler for disparaging Rachael Denhollander, a survivor of Larry Nassar’s abuse. 

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July 24, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan and Shea-Porter Announce $6.5 Million in NOAA Funding for UNH/NOAA Joint Hydrographic Center

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) announced today that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has awarded the University of New Hampshire (UNH) a $6.5 million grant to continue operations at the Joint Hydrographic Center (JHC). A world-renowned program, the JHC has made UNH an international leader in coastal mapping. 

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