Press Releases

December 07, 2017

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Call On Trump Administration to Reinstate Birth Control Coverage for Millions of Women

WASHINGTON – This week, Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined 36 of their colleagues in calling on Acting Secretary of Health and Human Services Eric Hargan to rescind President Trump’s interim final rules (IFRs) issued on October 13, 2017, enabling employers and universities to interfere with their employees’ and students’ access to preventive health care by allowing them to choose not to cover birth control for religious or moral reasons. 

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December 06, 2017

Senator Hassan Meets with Nominee for Federal Reserve Chair Jay Powell

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today met with President Trump’s nominee to serve as Chair of the Federal Reserve, Jay Powell, where she highlighted the importance of expanding middle class opportunity and driving economic growth to help all hard-working Americans get ahead and stay ahead.

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December 06, 2017

Senator Hassan Questions Counterterrorism Officials on Evolving Terror Threats

WASHINGTON – As part of her efforts to keep New Hampshire and the United States safe, secure, and free, Senator Maggie Hassan participated today in a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing, where she questioned counterterrorism officials about evolving terror threats, particularly stemming from the flight of ISIS fighters from Syria to other countries.

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December 06, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on President Trump’s Decision to Move U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement after President Trump announced plans to move the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem: 

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December 06, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on Al Franken

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on Senator Al Franken:

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December 05, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement Following Confirmation of Kirstjen Nielsen to Lead the Department of Homeland Security

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement today after voting against Kirstjen Nielsen’s nomination to serve as Secretary of Homeland Security:

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December 05, 2017

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Join Colleagues Urging President to Swiftly Nominate Aggressive Head of Consumer Watchdog

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined 42 other Senators in a letter urging President Trump to follow the law and swiftly nominate a permanent director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) who will put working families ahead of Wall Street. 

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December 04, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on Passing of Former State Senator Mary Louise Hancock

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement on the passing of former State Senator Mary Louise Hancock:

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December 04, 2017

To Recognize Computer Science Education Week, Senator Hassan Highlights Importance of STEM Education at Southside Middle School in Manchester

MANCHESTER – Senator Maggie Hassan today visited Southside Middle School, where she met with students engaging in project-based learning in coding as part of Computer Science Education Week and highlighted the importance of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education to ensuring that New Hampshire’s students are prepared to succeed in the 21st century innovation economy.

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December 04, 2017

Senator Hassan Leads Colleagues in Urging FCC Chairman Pai to Delay Vote Rolling Back Net Neutrality Rules

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today led 27 of her colleagues in a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai, expressing concern over reports that bots filed hundreds of thousands of comments to the FCC during the net neutrality policymaking process and calling on the Chairman to delay the planned December 14th vote to roll back net neutrality rules until an investigation of the state of the record is conducted.

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December 02, 2017

Senator Hassan: “This Partisan Tax Bill Is A Giveaway to Corporate Special Interests”

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) released the following statement after voting against the Senate Republican tax bill, which will hurt hard-working Granite Staters and small businesses just to benefit big corporations and the wealthiest few:

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December 01, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on former National Security Advisor Flynn’s Guilty Plea

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn’s guilty plea for lying to the FBI: 

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December 01, 2017

Senator Hassan Cosponsors Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Opioid Safety in the VA Community Care Programs

WASHINGTON –  Senator Maggie Hassan cosponsored a bipartisan bill, the Andrew White Veterans Community Care Opioid Safety Act, to strengthen opioid therapy safety and pain care through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) community care programs, including through the VA Choice program.

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November 30, 2017

Senator Hassan Underscores Urgent Need for Increased Federal Funding to Address Opioid Epidemic During Hearing on the Crisis

Senator Maggie Hassan participated today in a Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing with substance misuse experts, medical professionals, and public safety officials where she underscored the urgent need for increased federal funding to address the fentanyl, heroin, and opioid epidemic. Senator Hassan also highlighted the critical role that prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) and New Hampshire’s Safe Stations play in combatting substance misuse.

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November 29, 2017

Senator Hassan Presses HHS Secretary Nominee Alex Azar on Need for Additional Funding to Combat the Opioid Crisis

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan participated today in a Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing on the nomination of former pharmaceutical company executive Alex Azar to be Secretary of Health and Human Services. Senator Hassan pressed Azar on the need for more federal opioid funding for the hardest hit states like New Hampshire, and raised concerns about his commitment to lowering skyrocketing prescription drug prices given his close ties to pharmaceutical companies. 

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November 29, 2017

Senator Hassan Applauds More Than $650,000 in Federal Funds for NH Department of Safety to Combat Fentanyl, Heroin, and Opioid Epidemic

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today applauded the announcement that the U.S. Department of Justice awarded the New Hampshire Department of Safety, Division of State Police, a $688,856 grant to help combat the devastating fentanyl, heroin, and opioid crisis in New Hampshire.  In August, Senator Hassan wrote a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions supporting New Hampshire’s grant request through the Anti-Heroin Task Force Program (AHTF) from the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Office under the U.S. Department of Justice. 

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November 28, 2017

As Homeland Security Committee Roundtable, Senator Hassan Highlights Importance of Restoring DEA Enforcement Power Over Drug Distributors in Fight Against Substance Misuse

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today participated in a Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee roundtable discussion focused on “Restoring the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Power Over Drug Distributors.” Senator Hassan helped introduce legislation repealing the 2016 law following media reports indicating that the DEA personnel believe that the bill restricted the ability of the DEA to crack down on opioid distributors suspected of wrongdoing. 

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November 27, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on Court Order Delaying Deportation of Indonesian Community Members

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement after Chief Judge Patti Saris of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts issued an order delaying the deportation of New Hampshire’s Indonesian community members in order to give them time to make their legal case:

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November 27, 2017

Senator Hassan Meets with Secretary of Health and Human Services Nominee Alex Azar

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan, a member of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, met today with Alex Azar, President Trump’s nominee to be Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Senator Hassan pressed Mr. Azar on the importance of addressing skyrocketing prescription drug costs, and the need to take urgent action to support states like New Hampshire that have been hardest hit by the fentanyl, heroin, and opioid crisis.

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November 21, 2017

Senator Hassan and Colleagues Press DoD and VA to Protect Veterans and Service Members at Bridgepoint Education’s Ashford University

WASHINGTON— Senator Maggie Hassan and a group of her colleagues today urged the Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to take steps to protect service members using Tuition Assistance (TA) benefits and veterans using GI Bill benefits at Bridgepoint Education’s Ashford University in light of the company’s impending loss of VA Post-9/11 GI Bill approval. On November 9th, the VA notified Ashford that it is not in compliance with GI Bill eligibility requirements related to state approval and has 60 days to come into compliance or lose eligibility.

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