Press Releases

September 27, 2017

NH Congressional Delegation Reiterates Call for Full-Service VA Hospital

WASHINGTON – In a letter to Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin, Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan, and Representatives Carol Shea-Porter and Annie Kuster reiterated their call for a full-service VA hospital in New Hampshire and expressed concern that official guidance given to the VA New Hampshire VISION 2025 Task Force did not include direct reference to “full services.” 

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September 27, 2017

Senator Hassan Highlights Importance of Visa Security Teams in the Long-Term Fight Against ISIS

WASHINGTON – Today, at the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing on threats to the homeland, Senator Maggie Hassan highlighted the importance of Visa Security teams in the fight against ISIS, and emphasized her commitment to ensuring that the FBI has the resources it needs to combat domestic terrorism and keep Granite Staters and Americans safe, secure, and free.

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September 27, 2017

Senator Hassan Calls for Urgent Action to Address Crisis in Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today pushed acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke on the Trump Administration’s response to the crisis in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria and called for urgent federal action to get resources to Puerto Rico. Senator Hassan questioned Acting Secretary Duke at a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing. 

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September 26, 2017

Senator Hassan Calls for Return to Bipartisan Health Care Negotiations

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today joined her Senate Democratic colleagues at a press conference following the defeat of the latest Trumpcare bill to underscore the importance of returning to bipartisan negotiations on lowering health care costs and stabilizing the individual insurance market.

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September 26, 2017

Senator Hassan on Court Order Temporarily Protecting Members of the Indonesian Community from Deportation

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 temporarily preventing the deportation of members of New Hampshire’s Indonesian community, including some individuals who had been ordered to leave as early as this week: 

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September 26, 2017

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Join Colleagues Calling for Extension of DACA Renewal Deadline in Wake of Storms

WASHINGTON - In the wake of three massive storms that have disrupted the day-to-day lives of millions of people in the U.S., Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a group of their colleagues in calling on the Trump administration to extend the crucial Oct. 5 deadline for Dreamers to renew their DACA status. The group made the request in a letter to Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke. 

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September 26, 2017

Senator Hassan Joins Democratic Colleagues, Disability Rights Advocates to Highlight Harmful Impact Graham-Cassidy Trumpcare Proposal Would Have on Individuals Who Experience Disabilities

WASHINGTON –Senator Maggie Hassan joined her Democratic colleagues and disability rights advocates at a press conference today to highlight how the Graham-Cassidy Trumpcare bill would harm individuals who experience disabilities. Senator Hassan shared the story of Bodhi Bhattari, a Concord boy who experiences spinal muscular atrophy and needs hundreds of thousands of dollars in life-saving drugs every year. Bodhi’s mother, Deodonne Bhattarai, told WMUR that under the Graham-Cassidy Trumpcare proposal, "If we sold our house, we could probably keep him alive for another year."

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September 26, 2017

Senator Hassan on CNN Health Care Debate: “Saying that Medicaid Expansion Did Not Help Save Ashley’s Life Demeans her Journey and Shows a Fundamental Lack of Understanding of this Crisis”

WASHINGTON – During last night’s health care debate, CNN took a question from Ashley Hurteau, a New Hampshire substance misuse treatment advocate who got treatment because of her coverage through New Hampshire’s bipartisan Medicaid expansion. Ashley was Senator Hassan’s guest of honor for President Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress. 

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September 25, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Join NH Healthcare Providers and Patients To Condemn Disastrous Graham-Cassidy Repeal Bill

(Washington, DC)— At a press conference this morning at Elliot Hospital in Manchester, Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined New Hampshire healthcare providers and patients who would be impacted by the catastrophic effects of the Graham-Cassidy healthcare repeal bill.

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September 22, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Announce $1.7 Million to Upgrade Water System at Ossipee Mountains Estates

WASHINGTON – Today, Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan announced $1.7 million in federal funding from U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development to finance water system upgrades at the Ossipee Mountains Estates, a cooperative of manufactured homes in rural Carroll County.

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September 22, 2017

Senator Hassan Presents Purple Heart to Korean War Veteran from Manchester

MANCHESTER – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan presented the Purple Heart and several other service medals to CPL Sylvio J. Chouinard of Manchester for his service in the Korean War. 

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September 21, 2017

Senator Hassan Joins Colleagues Urging Office of Management and Budget to Investigate Taxpayer-Funded Travel for Executive Branch Officials

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan joined 15 of her colleagues in a letter to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) following reports that a number of high-ranking officials in the Trump Administration are incurring excessive travel costs. According to a September 19th POLITICO report, at least three members of the Cabinet have used taxpayer funds to charter expensive private airplanes or incurred excessive travel costs that signal a culture of wasteful spending. 

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September 21, 2017

Senator Hassan Meets Child with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Underscores Harmful Impact Graham-Cassidy Trumpcare Proposal Would Have on New Hampshire

CONCORD – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan visited with Bodhi Bhattarai of Concord, who experiences spinal muscular atrophy and needs hundreds of thousands of dollars in lifesaving drugs every year. Senator Hassan also spoke with Bodhi’s mother Deodonne Bhattarai -- who the Senator also saw at an emergency health care field hearing she and Senator Shaheen held in June -- about how the Graham-Cassidy health care proposal would be devastating for children like Bodhi. 

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September 21, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Announce Over $2 Million in Federal Aid to Help Fight Opioid Epidemic

Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced over $2 million dollars in federal funds to help combat New Hampshire’s opioid epidemic. The funds will be allocated through different awards from the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, of which both senators offered letters of support, and from the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

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September 21, 2017

Senator Hassan Announces Opening of Nashua Senate Office

NASHUA – This week, Senator Maggie Hassan announced the opening of her Senate office in Nashua, where members of her staff will be available to meet with constituents about their issues and concerns and provide help with federal agencies. In addition to the new permanent office in Nashua, Senator Hassan also has New Hampshire offices in Manchester and Portsmouth. Senator Hassan also has an office in Concord, which is open by appointment only.

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September 20, 2017

Daines, Hassan Introduce Legislation to Protect Children When Disaster Strikes

U.S. SENATE —U.S. Senators Steve Daines (R-MT) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today introduced legislation to ensure that children are adequately protected when an emergency arises.

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September 20, 2017

Senator Hassan Introduces Legislation to Provide $1,000 Tax Break for Middle Class Families

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan introduced the Middle Class Tax Break Act, legislation that would create a $1,000 Working America Tax Credit for middle class families in New Hampshire and across America who have earned income up to $200,000. The bill would also provide a $500 tax credit for individual filers who have earned income up to $100,000.

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September 20, 2017

Senator Hassan on Secretary Price’s Taxpayer-Funded Private Jet Trips

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on reports that U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price broke with department precedent and took five taxpayer-funded private jet trips last week: 

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September 19, 2017

Senator Hassan on Senate Floor: Graham-Cassidy Bill: “Every Bit as Dangerous as the Trumpcare Plans We Saw This Summer – If Not Worse”

WASHINGTON – This evening, Senator Maggie Hassan spoke on the U.S. Senate floor highlighting the harmful impact that the Graham-Cassidy health care bill would have on Granite Staters and all Americans. As a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, Senator Hassan participated this month in bipartisan health care hearings focused on stabilizing the individual health insurance market and lowering costs.

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September 19, 2017

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Join Bipartisan Effort to Extend Critical Funding for Community Health Centers before End of Month Deadline

WASHINGTON – Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today joined a bipartisan group of Senators to call for immediate action to extend critical funding for the Community Health Centers Fund (CHCF) before funding runs out at the end of this month. In a letter to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Chairman and Ranking Member, Senators Shaheen, Hassan and 68 other Senators expressed their strong support for community health centers, which provide access to cost-effective primary and preventive care for families across the country.  

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