Press Releases

May 30, 2018

Senator Hassan Participates in Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for Advanced Solutions Life Sciences

Senator Maggie Hassan today participated in the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Advanced Solutions Life Sciences – a global leader in 3D bioprinting – where she commended the Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute (ARMI) for its expansion and highlighted the importance of supporting innovative businesses that are creating jobs in the Granite State while encouraging scientific discovery and improving public health. 

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May 30, 2018

Senators to FCC: Wireless Coverage Map Falls Short

A bipartisan group of 30 Senators, led by U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., and Jerry Moran, R-Kan., today asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to extend the challenge process for the map of eligible areas for Mobility Fund Phase II support. The FCC’s presumptive eligibility map will help determine up to $4.53 billion in support for rural wireless broadband expansion over the next 10 years.

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May 29, 2018

Senator Hassan Visits Timken Aerospace, Highlights Importance of Supporting Innovative Businesses in New Hampshire

LEBANON – Senator Maggie Hassan today visited Timken Aerospace, where she toured the facility, met with employees, and discussed the importance of supporting innovative businesses like Timken that are helping to create jobs and boost economic development in the region and across the state.

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May 26, 2018

Senator Hassan Statement on USS Manchester Commissioning

PORTSMOUTH – Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement today after participating in the commissioning of the Navy’s latest Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), the USS Manchester (LCS 14):

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May 24, 2018

Wicker, Hassan, & Moran Introduce ‘MAP Broadband Act’ to Address Wireless Coverage Map Gaps

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., and Jerry Moran, R-Kan., today introduced S. 2955, the “Mobile Accuracy and Precision Broadband Act” (MAP Broadband Act). If enacted, the bill would help improve the accuracy of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) mobile broadband coverage map and ensure that federal resources are targeted to unserved communities that do not have access to reliable mobile broadband service.

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May 24, 2018

Senator Hassan Recognizes MaKenzie Sheehan of Monroe as May “Granite Stater of the Month”

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today recognized MaKenzie Sheehan of Monroe as the “Granite Stater of the Month” for May for her bravery and quick-thinking, which helped save her family when their house caught on fire recently.

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May 23, 2018

HELP Committee Passes Bipartisan Legislation to Combat Public Health Threats

WASHINGTON – The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee today voted to advance the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act, which reauthorizes and improves programs to respond to public health threats. 

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May 23, 2018

Senator Hassan Statement on Passage of Bipartisan VA MISSION Act

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on Senate passage of the bipartisan VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks “MISSION” Act. The bill, which passed the House of Representatives last week, now heads to the President’s desk for signature.  

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May 23, 2018

Senators Markey, Murkowski and Hassan Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Measure Progress in Ending Opioid Crisis

Washington (May 23, 2018) – Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) today introduced legislation to create a national roadmap for ending the opioid epidemic, which claimed more than 42,000 lives in 2016 alone. Their legislation, the National Milestones to Measure Progress in Ending the Opioid Epidemic Act, would require the federal government to set tangible benchmarks for how it is addressing the opioid crisis in and by measuring progress on key objectives each year. These objectives include reducing overdose deaths, expanding treatment availability, increasing the number of individuals in sustained recovery, and decreasing emergency room visits for overdoses.

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May 22, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan Priorities to Address Mitigation Efforts at Hampton & Portsmouth Harbors Clear Key Committee Hurdle

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statements after the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) cleared the bipartisan America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, biennial legislation that authorizes water infrastructure projects around the country. Shaheen and Hassan helped secure critical New Hampshire objectives in the bill that urge the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to prioritize mitigation efforts at Hampton and Portsmouth Harbors.

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May 22, 2018

At Senate HELP Committee Hearing, Senator Hassan Highlights Importance of Supporting and Strengthening Health Care Workforce

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan participated in a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing on the health care workforce in America, where she highlighted the importance of supporting and strengthening the direct care workforce in New Hampshire and across the country, noting that the majority of hands-on care for older adults and individuals who experience disabilities is provided by direct care workers and that the demand for direct care workers is expected to increase by 49 percent between now and 2022. 

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May 22, 2018

Under Pressure from Senator Hassan, EPA to Consider Setting Maximum Contaminant Level for PFAS in Drinking Water

WASHINGTON – Under pressure from Senator Maggie Hassan and others, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt announced that the EPA will consider setting a maximum contaminant level allowed in drinking water for the chemicals PFOA and PFOS. Senator Hassan has cosponsored legislation that would require the EPA to develop a maximum contaminant level for perfluorinated compounds (including PFOA and PFOS). Administrator Pruitt’s announcement also follows pressure from Senator Hassan to stop blocking the release of a study about the health impacts of PFOA and PFOS in drinking water. 

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May 22, 2018

Bipartisan Hassan-Capito Bill to Help Close the Urban-Rural Digital Divide Passes Senate Commerce Committee

WASHINGTON – The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee today approved the bipartisan Rural Reasonable and Comparable Wireless Act of 2018, which was introduced by Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) to help close the urban-rural digital divide and expand access to broadband in rural parts of New Hampshire and across the country.

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May 18, 2018

Senator Hassan Honors Fallen Law Enforcement Officers at Annual NH Law Enforcement Officers’ Memorial Ceremony

CONCORD – Senator Maggie Hassan today participated in the annual New Hampshire Law Enforcement Officers’ Memorial Ceremony, where she honored fallen law enforcement officers for their selfless sacrifice to protect their fellow Granite Staters and keep their communities safe. 

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May 18, 2018

Senator Hassan Statement on Trump Administration’s Latest Effort to Restrict Women’s Access to Health Care

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on reports that the Trump Administration plans to announce its latest effort to restrict women’s access to health care. The Administration’s reported changes to the Title X program, the only federal grant program solely dedicated to family planning and related preventive services, would undermine women’s access to critical health services and block women from getting care at places like Planned Parenthood.   

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May 17, 2018

Senator Hassan Announces FCC Public Meeting in Concord on Mobile Broadband Mapping

WASHINGTON – As part of her efforts to expand access to broadband in New Hampshire and close the urban-rural digital divide, Senator Maggie Hassan today announced that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will host a public meeting on Tuesday, May 22 at 10 am at the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission in Concord regarding the FCC’s flawed maps suggesting that most of New Hampshire already has adequate mobile broadband coverage. For more information on the meeting, click here

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May 17, 2018

Senator Hassan Announces Opposition to Gina Haspel’s Nomination for CIA Director

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan, a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, released the following statement on her opposition to Gina Haspel’s nomination to serve as CIA Director: 

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May 16, 2018

Senator Hassan Joins Colleagues in Successfully Advancing Measure to Reinstate Net Neutrality Protections

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan joined her colleagues today in voting to approve a bipartisan resolution to reinstate net neutrality protections. 

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May 15, 2018

Senator Hassan Gets Commitment from DHS Secretary to Boost Support for Drug Interdiction Efforts at U.S.-Mexico Border

WASHINGTON – As member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Senator Maggie Hassan today questioned Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen at a hearing on the “authorities and resources needed to protect and secure the United States.” 

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May 15, 2018

Senator Hassan Introduces Legislation to Help Prevent Diversion of Opioids, Crack Down on Bad Actors in the Pharmaceutical Industry

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan introduced legislation yesterday to help prevent the diversion of opioids, which is exacerbating the devastating fentanyl, heroin, and opioid crisis in New Hampshire and across the country. The Preventing Drug Diversion Act would crack down on bad actors in the pharmaceutical industry by strengthening the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) system for addressing suspicious orders of opioid-based prescription drugs from drug distributors and increasing penalties for bad actors in the pharmaceutical industry that fail to report suspicious orders to the DEA.

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