Press Releases

November 20, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Announce $500K in Federal Funds for NH Police Departments

(Washington, DC)—Today, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the Commerce, Justice & Science Appropriations Subcommittee, and Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), announced $500,000 in federal funding for the Lebanon, Farmington and Laconia Police Departments to hire additional law enforcement officers and invest in community policing efforts. The funding was awarded through the COPS Hiring Program (CHP), which is managed by the Department of Justice (DOJ).

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November 20, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on White House Report on Economic Impact of Opioid Epidemic

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement today following a report from the White House finding that the opioid epidemic cost the economy more than $500 billion in 2015:

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November 20, 2017

At Ruderman Inclusion Summit, Senator Hassan Calls for Continued Action to Fully Include Individuals Who Experience Disabilities

BOSTON – Senator Maggie Hassan participated today in the 2017 Ruderman Inclusion Summit, an annual gathering of advocates, stakeholders, and policymakers to advance the full inclusion of individuals who experience disabilities in our society, including at home, in school, and at work. 

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November 20, 2017

Senator Hassan, Congresswoman Kuster, Mayor Donchess Highlight How Republican Tax Bill Leaves Middle Class Families Behind

NASHUA – Senator Maggie Hassan, Congresswoman Annie Kuster and Nashua Mayor Jim Donchess today highlighted how the Republican tax bills, which give tax breaks to big corporations and the wealthiest few at the expense of middle class Americans, would hurt Granite Staters. They were joined by Ken Ferreira, associate vice president for student financial services at Franklin Pierce University; Lisa Henderson, executive director of LeadingAge Maine & NH; and Adria Bagshaw, vice president of W.H. Bagshaw Co., Inc.

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November 17, 2017

Senator Hassan Leads Group of Colleagues in Letter to Trump on Nominating Key Leaders for Office of Science and Technology Policy

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan led a group of her colleagues in sending a letter to President Trump calling on him to finally appoint well-qualified science and technology experts to fill key positions at the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). 

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November 17, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on President Trump’s Nomination of Scott Murray as U.S. Attorney for New Hampshire

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement today after President Trump announced the nomination of Merrimack County Attorney Scott Murray to serve as the U.S. Attorney for New Hampshire:

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November 16, 2017

National Defense Authorization Act with Important New Hampshire Priorities Supported by Senator Hassan Sent to President for Signature

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement after the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act, which includes key priorities for New Hampshire that Senator Hassan fought to include. The bipartisan bill is now on its way to the President’s desk to be signed into law. 

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November 16, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on Al Franken

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

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November 16, 2017

Senator Hassan Announces Substance Misuse Advocate Linda Saunders Paquette as “Granite Stater of the Month” for November

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan announced today that Linda Saunders Paquette, of Contoocook, is the “Granite Stater of the Month” for November. Senator Hassan launched the “Granite Stater of the Month” initiative earlier this year to recognize exemplary New Hampshire citizens who stand out for their contributions to their community. 

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November 15, 2017

Shaheen and Hassan Call on DHS to Accept DACA Applications Delayed by Postal Service

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a group of 24 Democratic Senators in sending a letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) expressing their concern with recent reports that DHS has rejected renewal requests for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) that were received after the application deadline due to U.S. Postal Service processing delays, and called on the Department to take immediate action to reverse this decision.  

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November 15, 2017

Senator Hassan Helps Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Expand Breastfeeding Protections at Work

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan announced that she helped introduce the Supporting Working Moms Act of 2017. This bipartisan legislation would help ensure that more working mothers can continue to breastfeed their babies after they return to work. 

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November 14, 2017

Senator Hassan on GOP Plan to Raise Health Care Premiums as Part of Tax Bill

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on Washington Republicans’ plans to include a repeal of the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate as part of their tax bill: 

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November 14, 2017

Senator Hassan Votes Against Kirstjen Nielsen’s Nomination for Secretary of Homeland Security in HSGAC Committee

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement after voting in opposition to the nomination of President Trump’s nomine for the Secretary of Homeland Security, Kirstjen Nielsen, in the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. 

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November 14, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Introduce Bipartisan Opioid Funding Formula Bill to Prioritize NH and Other Hardest-Hit States

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced the Targeted Opioid Formula Act with Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) to prioritize federal funding for states that have been hardest hit by the opioid epidemic, including New Hampshire and West Virginia. The bill would require the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), which operates under the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), to take… Continue Reading


November 14, 2017

Senator Hassan Leads Letter to FCC Chairman Raising Concerns Over Proposed Rule That Could Harm Rural Americans Who Depend on Landline Service

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) led a group of Senators in sending a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai raising concerns about a proposed rule that could harm rural consumers by undermining existing protections for landline service.

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November 13, 2017

Senator Hassan Cosponsors Bipartisan Bill To Permanently Close Gun Loophole Exploited By Texas Shooter

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan announced today that she cosponsored the bipartisan Domestic Violence Loophole Closure Act to close the background check loophole exploited by the Sutherland Springs, Texas shooter, helping ensure that any individual convicted of domestic violence – whether it is in criminal or military court – are prevented from purchasing firearms.

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November 13, 2017

Bipartisan Legislation Cosponsored by Senators Shaheen and Hassan to Promote Better Care for Veterans Passes the Senate

WASHINGTON -  Last week, bipartisan legislation cosponsored by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) to promote better care for veterans unanimously passed the U.S. Senate. The State Veterans Home Adult Day Health Care Improvement Act would enable veterans who are living in their own homes to receive certain services at state veterans homes. The bill would also cut costs and increase the standard of living for veterans needing specialized medical assistance.

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November 13, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on Nomination of Alex Azar to be Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan, member of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, released the following statement after President Trump announced Alex Azar as his nominee for Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services:

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November 13, 2017

Senator Hassan Cosponsors Bill to Close Loophole that Gives Tax Breaks for Corporate Misconduct

WASHINGTON – Last week, Senator Maggie Hassan cosponsored the No Tax Write-Offs for Corporate Wrongdoers Act to close a tax loophole that allows corporations to write off the punishment they receive for egregious wrongdoing as an “ordinary” business expense. 

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November 10, 2017

Following Reports of White House Political Interference at DHS, Senator Hassan and Homeland Security Committee Colleagues Call for Kirstjen Nielsen to Testify Before the Committee Again

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, following a Washington Post article reporting that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly pressured acting Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Elaine Duke to expel thousands of Hondurans, Senator Hassan led a group of colleagues in calling on the leadership of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee to hold an additional hearing on the nomination of White House Principal Deputy Chief of Staff Kirstjen Nielsen to be the next Secretary of Homeland Security.

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