Press Releases

March 08, 2021

Senators Hassan, Warren and Representatives Chu, DeGette, and Lee Call for Restoring Full Family Planning Funding by Rescinding Former Administration’s Title X Policies

or Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Representative Diana DeGette (D-CO), and Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA) led more than 150 of their colleagues in urging the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to rescind the former administration’s Title X policies that severely curtailed access to vital family planning and sexual health services. 

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March 08, 2021

Relief Package Closes Loophole For-Profit Colleges Use to Exploit Veterans; Provision Follows Long-Time Push from Senators Hassan & Durbin

WASHINGTON – The American Rescue Plan that the Senate passed on Saturday will close a loophole that for-profit colleges use to increase their own profits by taking advantage of veterans, service members, and their families. For-profit colleges -- which have troubling track records of misleading students and saddling them with crippling debt -- have seen an uptick in enrollment due to the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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March 08, 2021

Senators Hassan, Murphy, Van Hollen Secure Dedicated Funding to Support Students with Disabilities in COVID-19 Relief Package

WASHINGTON - Following a push from Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Chris Murphy (D-CT), and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), the American Rescue Plan that the Senate passed Saturday includes specific funding to support students who experience disabilities. As part of the tens of billions of dollars for K-12 education, the package includes more than $2.5 billion in state grants to support K-12 students with disabilities, $200 million to support preschoolers with disabilities, and $250 million for infan… Continue Reading


March 07, 2021

Senators Markey, Cantwell, Van Hollen, Bennet, and Hassan and Congresswoman Meng Applaud Senate Passage of More Than $7 Billion in E-Rate Distance Learning Funding in Coronavirus Relief Package

Washington (March 6, 2020) – Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) and Congresswoman Grace Meng (NY-06) applauded inclusion of their legislation, the Emergency Educational Connections Act, and more than $7 billion in funding for the E-Rate (Education-Rate) program in the coronavirus rescue package that passed the Senate today. The lawmakers’ legislation funds elementary and secondary schools and libraries, including tribal schools and libraries, to provide Wi-Fi hotspots, modems, routers, and internet-enabled devices, including internet service through such equipment, to students, staff, and patrons.

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March 07, 2021

Duckworth, Casey & Hassan Secure $12.6 Billion for Home Community-Based Services in American Rescue Plan

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Bob Casey (D-PA) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today announced the successful inclusion of more than $12.6 billion in dedicated emergency funding for State Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) in the American Rescue Plan that passed the Senate today. HCBS are essential to assisting older Americans and people with disabilities, who receive critical healthcare and support services in their homes. The HCBS program is especially vital in the midst of a deadly pandemic that has tragically killed more than 500,000 Americans and disproportionately harmed individuals living in congregate care settings, who are at greater risk of exposure, severe illness and death from COVID-19. 

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March 06, 2021

Senator Hassan Votes to Pass Comprehensive COVID-19 Relief Package

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) voted today to pass the American Rescue Plan, a comprehensive COVID-19 relief package that supports public health and provides critical assistance to Granite Staters and small businesses. The package includes Senator Hassan’s bipartisan bill to support new businesses that are currently left out of most relief programs and Senator Hassan’s amendment that passed on a bipartisan basis to require schools receiving relief funds to develop and make publicly available plans to return to in-person learning.

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March 05, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan & Klobuchar Introduce Legislation to Keep Guns From Stalkers and Protect Women from Domestic Abuse

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) reintroduced the Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act with a group of Senators to close what is commonly referred to as the ‘boyfriend loophole.’ This legislation will prevent people who have abused dating partners from buying or owning firearms and stop convicted stalkers from possessing a gun.

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March 05, 2021

Following Push from Senator Hassan, Department of Homeland Security to Fully Implement Hassan-Backed Legislation to Stop Influx of Synthetic Opioids & Fentanyl into the U.S.

WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security this week announced steps to fully implement the bipartisan STOP Act that Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) worked to pass into law in order to strengthen efforts to block illegal drug trafficking.

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March 04, 2021

Senator Hassan Pushes Postmaster General to Address Mail Delivery Delays in NH

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Senate committee that oversees the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), is calling for the Postmaster General to quickly address mail delivery delays that she has heard about from Granite Staters.

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March 04, 2021

Senate Passes Bipartisan Legislation Introduced by Senators Hassan & Cassidy to Help Lower Health Care Costs by Improving Education about Drug Products

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate passed bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) to enhance education about biosimilar drug products in an effort to increase competition and lower the cost of biologic medicines.

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March 04, 2021

Senator Hassan, American Legion Discuss Importance of “Buddy Checks” to Help Improve Veterans’ Mental Health Amid Pandemic During Committee Hearing

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan participated in a Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs hearing today where she spoke with James “Bill” Oxford, National Commander of The American Legion, about the importance of conducting peer wellness checks – otherwise known as “Buddy Checks” – to connect veterans with their peers and help ensure that they are receiving the care that they need.  

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March 04, 2021

Senator Hassan Statement on Comprehensive COVID-19 Relief Moving Forward in the Senate

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) released the following statement after voting to advance legislation to provide comprehensive COVID-19 relief to Granite Staters and Americans:

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March 04, 2021

Senators Hassan & Peters Secure Support for Fire Fighters & Emergency Management in the COVID-19 Relief Package

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Gary Peters (D-MI) secured additional resources to support fire fighters and emergency management in the comprehensive COVID-19 relief package that they voted to advance today.

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March 04, 2021

Senator Hassan Secures Relief for New Businesses in COVID-19 Relief Package

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) secured critical relief for New Hampshire businesses in the COVID-19 relief package that the Senate voted to advance today.

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March 03, 2021

Senator Hassan Leads Call for Improved Vaccine Access for Individuals with Disabilities

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, led 12 of her colleagues in calling on the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division and Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights to ensure that the COVID-19 vaccine distribution process is accessible for individuals with disabilities.

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March 03, 2021

Senators Hassan, Murkowski, Capito Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Seniors and People with Disabilities Struggling with Eating Disorders

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) reintroduced bipartisan legislation to improve access to care for seniors and people living with disabilities who struggle with eating disorders. Representative Judy Chu (CA-27) introduced a companion bill today in the House of Representatives.

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March 03, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan and Kuster Announce Nearly $1 Million Grant to Fall Mountain Regional School District to Strengthen Remote Learning Capabilities

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representative Annie Kuster (NH-02) today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded $995,158 to the Fall Mountain Regional School District. Specifically, the grant was awarded by the USDA Rural Development Agency’s Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grants Program, and will bolster the ability of the school district to provide distance learning services to the students it serves in Cheshire and Sullivan Counties during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Shaheen supports funding for this program at the USDA each year in government funding legislation.

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March 03, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan & Group of Senators Reintroduce Background Check Expansion Act to Reduce Gun Violence

(Washington, DC) — U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-NH) and a group of Senators in reintroducing the Background Check Expansion Act to expand federal background checks to all gun sales. Under current federal law, unlicensed or private sellers are not required to conduct a background check prior to transferring a firearm. The vast majority of Americans support comprehensive background checks. Research indicates that as many as a quarter of all gun sales in the United States may occur without a background check. 

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March 03, 2021

Ernst, Hassan Call for Memorial on National Mall Honoring Troops Who Served in the Global War on Terrorism

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), who commanded 150 troops during Operation Iraqi Freedom and is the first female combat veteran to serve in the U.S. Senate, and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) are leading a bipartisan effort to build a new memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. to honor the troops who served during the Global War on Terror.

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March 02, 2021

NH Delegation Announces Over $8.75 Million in Fish and Wildlife Funding Heading to NH

(Washington, DC) – Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that New Hampshire will receive over $8.75 million to support wildlife and sport fish restoration, as well as vulnerable species conservation, through the US Fish and Wildlife Service. The funding will help state wildlife agencies pursue conservation projects and programs, including support for hunting and fishing education, fish and wildlife management, scientific research, habitat restoration and protection and more.

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