Press Releases

May 15, 2018

More than Two Hundred Members of Congress Oppose a Title X Domestic Gag Rule

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Senator Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus Representative Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.), Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee Nita M. Lowey (N.Y.), and Co-Chairs of the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus Representatives Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) and Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) led more than two hundred of their colleagues in sending a letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar expressing opposition to the implementation of a domestic gag rule on Title X, the only federal grant program solely dedicated to family planning and related preventive services. The Members of Congress on this letter outnumber the House and Senate Republicans who urged the Trump Administration to implement the rule in April.

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May 15, 2018

NH Delegation Calls on Trump Administration to Immediately Release Study About Health Impacts of PFOA and PFOS

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) yesterday led a letter with Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) calling on the Trump Administration to immediately release an important study about the health impacts of PFOA and PFOS.

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May 14, 2018

Senator Hassan Cosponsors Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Survivors of Domestic Violence, Human Trafficking

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan announced this week that she is cosponsoring two bipartisan bills to support survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking.

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May 14, 2018

Senator Hassan Visits Stonyfield, Highlighting the Negative Impact of Repealing Net Neutrality on New Hampshire Businesses

LONDONDERRY – Senator Maggie Hassan today visited Stonyfield Farm, Inc., where she met with employees to discuss the negative impact that repealing net neutrality would have on businesses across New Hampshire. Stonyfield has been outspoken about the negative impact that repealing net neutrality protections would have on rural businesses, including the farms and cooperatives that supply products to Stonyfield. Roger Noonan, New England Farmer's Union President and a farmer from New Boston, also participated in the discussion. 

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May 14, 2018

Senator Hassan Calls on White House, EPA to Stop Blocking Release of Study About Health Impacts of PFOA and PFOS

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today called on the White House and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to stop blocking the release of an important study about the health impacts of PFOA and PFOS. Politico reported this morning on emails showing that Trump Administration officials actively blocked the release of a draft study that concludes that PFOA and PFOS pose a danger to public health at levels much lower than what the EPA had previously considered safe.

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May 11, 2018

Senator Hassan on President’s Prescription Drug Speech: “We Need to See Real Action to Lower Drug Prices”

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement following President Trump’s speech today on prescription drug prices. As a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, Senator Hassan has made taking comprehensive action to address the skyrocketing costs of prescription drugs a top priority. The New Hampshire Insurance Department estimated that Granite State patients and families spent more than $1 billion on prescription drugs in 2015.

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May 11, 2018

Senator Hassan Leads Letter to OIRA Administrator Rao Seeking Answers on Review of Proposed EPA Rule on Regulatory Science

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Senator Maggie Hassan led her colleagues in sending a letter to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) Administrator Neomi Rao, seeking further information about the process by which the OIRA review of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rule on regulatory science was completed. In the letter, the Senators question Administrator Rao on when the review was completed and why it was completed in such a short time frame. 

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May 10, 2018

Senator Hassan Statement on New Report Showing Dramatic Increase in Illicit Fentanyl Seized At Ports of Entry into United States

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on a new report from Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) showing that the amount of illicit fentanyl seized by the Department of Homeland Security has increased dramatically, and that the overwhelming majority of fentanyl seizures along the border are occurring at ports of entry. Senator McCaskill is the ranking Democratic member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, on which Senator Hassan also serves. 

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May 10, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan Seek Increased Funding for Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge

(Washington, DC) – This week, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a group of Senators in sending a letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) seeking to double federal conservation funds for the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge—a unique refuge dedicated to protecting more than 36,000 acres within parts of the Connecticut River watershed through New Hampshire, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont. Preservation of the Conte Refuge is critical to the economic vitality and environmental health of the Connecticut River watershed and surrounding region, including environmentally significant land in Jefferson, Whitefield, Carroll and Columbia, New Hampshire.

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May 10, 2018

Senator Hassan Statement on National PFAS Study at Pease International Tradeport

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement today following the announcement that the federal Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) will conduct a national study looking at potential health impacts of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at Pease International Tradeport:

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May 09, 2018

Senators Hassan, Shaheen Join Colleagues in Forcing a Vote on Net Neutrality

WASHINGTON – Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen today joined their colleagues in forcing a vote to pass a measure in the Senate to reinstate net neutrality protections. The Senators joined their Democratic colleagues at a press conference today announcing that they are officially filing a discharge petition for a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution of disapproval, setting up a vote on the Senate floor. For video from the press conference, click here.

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May 09, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan Secure NH Priorities in Bipartisan Water Infrastructure Bill to Address Mitigation Efforts at Hampton & Portsmouth Harbors

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statements in response to the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works’ (EPW) release of the 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 08, 2018

Senator Hassan Statement on President Trump Withdrawing the U.S. from the Iran Deal

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement today after President Trump announced that the United States will withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal:

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May 08, 2018

Senator Hassan Introduces Legislation to Help Colleges Address Substance Misuse Crisis

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan joined Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) in introducing legislation this week that would help prevent substance misuse on college campuses and connect students with treatment options.

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May 07, 2018

Senator Hassan Visits NEMO Equipment in Dover, Discusses Impact Internet Sales Tax Would Have on New Hampshire Small Businesses

DOVER – Senator Maggie Hassan today visited NEMO Equipment, where she met with employees, toured the company’s facility, and discussed the impact an internet sales tax would have on New Hampshire’s innovative small businesses that help drive economic growth and create jobs. 

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May 07, 2018

Senator Hassan Visits U.S.-Mexico Border, Mexico City to Assess Drug Interdiction Efforts

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan, a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, recently returned from an official visit to the U.S-Mexico border, where she evaluated firsthand the efforts underway to combat the trafficking of illicit drugs, such as fentanyl, that make their way to New Hampshire and communities across the country.

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May 02, 2018

Senator Hassan Statement on Report Confirming Fentanyl as Number One Killer in Opioid Epidemic

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement today after a report published in the journal JAMA confirmed that synthetic opioids such as fentanyl have surpassed prescription opioids as the top killer in the opioid epidemic:

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May 01, 2018

Senator Hassan Statement on Former Trump Health Secretary’s Comments about GOP Health Care Sabotage

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement today in response to comments from President Trump’s former Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price, who admitted that the Republican tax bill’s health care sabotage measures will raise prices for consumers: 

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April 30, 2018

Senator Hassan to Travel to U.S.-Mexico Border, Meet with DEA and CBP Agents and Assess Drug Interdiction Efforts

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan will travel this week to the U.S.-Mexico border, where she will evaluate firsthand the efforts underway to combat the trafficking of illicit drugs, including fentanyl, that make their way to New Hampshire and communities across the United States. Senator Hassan is a member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, which has oversight on a number of border functions. 

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April 30, 2018

Senator Hassan to Travel to U.S.-Mexico Border, Meet with DEA and CBP Agents and Assess Drug Interdiction Efforts

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan will travel this week to the U.S.-Mexico border, where she will evaluate firsthand the efforts underway to combat the trafficking of illicit drugs, including fentanyl, that make their way to New Hampshire and communities across the United States. Senator Hassan is a member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, which has oversight on a number of border functions. 

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