Press Releases

August 04, 2020

Senator Hassan Leads NH Delegation in Calling for Additional & Flexible Broadband Support in Upcoming COVID-19 Relief Package

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen and Representatives Annie Kuster and Chris Pappas are calling for additional funding and flexibility for states to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, in particular to help states use the funding to build out additional broadband infrastructure to support telehealth, remote learning, and working from home.

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August 04, 2020

Senators Hassan, Braun, Murkowski Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help Ensure Safety and Efficacy of Potential COVID-19 Vaccine

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Mike Braun (R-IN), and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) introduced bipartisan legislation to maintain critical safeguards to help assure the public that a potential COVID-19 vaccine that receives emergency use authorization is safe and effective. The Safe Authorization for Vaccines during Emergencies (SAVE) Act also aims to improve public confidence in a potential COVID-19 vaccine by increasing the transparency of the vaccine approval process.

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August 04, 2020

Senators Hassan, Young Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Encourage Educational & Training Opportunities for Workers Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Todd Young (R-IN) introduced bipartisan legislation that would expand educational assistance programs to help ensure that employers have the tools to hire and retrain workers who may have lost their jobs due to COVID-19. The bipartisan Upskilling and Retraining Assistance Act would increase the amount of tax-free educational assistance that employees in workforce development programs can receive from their employers, and would modernize the program to cover expenses for tools and technology that are required for educational programs.

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August 04, 2020

Following Health Inequities Roundtable, Senator Hassan Pushes for Provisions to Address Racial Disparities in Health Outcomes in Next COVID-19 Relief Package

WASHINGTON – U.S Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today urged Congressional leadership to address the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on communities of color in the next COVID-19 response package. The Senator’s outreach follows a discussion she held recently with a group of predominately Black and Latina public health leaders in New Hampshire about racial disparities in health care outcomes. 

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August 03, 2020

Senator Hassan Receives Briefing on NH National Guard’s Annual Cybersecurity Exercise

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan met virtually with New Hampshire Army National Guard Lieutenant Colonel Woody Groton, who helped organize the annual Cyber Yankee cybersecurity training exercise that concluded on Friday.

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July 31, 2020

Senators Hassan, Coons Urge President Trump to Drop Plan to Reduce Level of U.S. Troops in South Korea

WASHINGTON – Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Chris Coons (D-DE) today wrote a letter to President Trump, urging him to drop plans to reduce the level of U.S. troops based in South Korea, following reports that the administration is considering a potential withdrawal. The Senators raised concerns that any large scale troop reduction would harm American security, while strengthening the interests of North Korea, China, and Russia.

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July 31, 2020

Senator Hassan Leads NH Congressional Delegation in Calling on FCC to Help Preserve Iconic 603 Area Code

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen and Representatives Annie Kuster and Chris Pappas called on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to take action to help prevent the depletion of New Hampshire’s iconic 603 area code.

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July 31, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan Urge Inclusion of Home and Community-Based Services Funding for Seniors and People with Disabilities in Future COVID-19 Legislation

(Washington, DC) – With seniors and people with disabilities accounting for a disproportionate percentage of all COVID-19 deaths, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) sent a letter with a group of Senators urging Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to include key provisions related to Medicaid home and community-based services (HCBS) in any future COVID-19 relief package. The Senators emphasize the need for expanded access to HCBS as a necessary tool in keeping safe those who are most at-risk for contracting the virus.

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July 30, 2020

Senator Hassan Statement on GDP Numbers that Show U.S. Economy Shrinking at Historic Rate

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan released a statement following newly released economic estimates showing that U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) shrank at an annualized rate of 32.9 percent last quarter, marking the worst quarterly decline in modern U.S. history. The Department of Labor also announced this morning that 1.43 million workers filed new unemployment claims last week. 

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July 30, 2020

Senator Hassan Statement on President Trump Suggesting Election Delay

WASHINGTON – In response to President Trump’s tweet this morning suggesting a delay of the 2020 elections, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statement:

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July 29, 2020

Senator Hassan Joins Bipartisan Colleagues in Introducing Bill to Reinforce U.S. Supply Chain Against Future Threats

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan joined Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.), Marco Rubio (R-Fl.), and Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) and U.S. Representatives Haley Stevens (D-Mich.) and Troy Balderson (R-Ohio) in introducing the Resilient Manufacturing Task Force Act of 2020, a bipartisan, bicameral bill to help build a stronger, more resilient post-COVID economy. 

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July 29, 2020

Hassan, Collins, 34 Colleagues Push for Support of School Meal Programs Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Susan Collins (R-ME), and 34 of their colleagues are urging the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to continue critical flexibilities that have allowed students to access much-needed meals throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. If extended throughout the 2020-2021 school year, children would maintain access regardless of school opening status, and struggling school nutrition programs would benefit from additional financial relief.

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July 29, 2020

Senators Hassan, Cassidy, Bennet Statement on White House, Congressional Efforts to End Surprise Medical Billing

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), and Michael Bennet (D-CO) issued the following statement after the Trump administration issued a report on the importance of ending surprise medical billing. Their statement comes as Congress continues to negotiate the next COVID-19 relief package.

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July 28, 2020

Senator Hassan Highlights Importance of Independent Oversight of Federal Government’s COVID-19 Response During Homeland Security Committee Hearing

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan, the lead Democrat on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management, highlighted the importance of conducting independent oversight of the federal government’s COVID-19 response efforts to ensure that billions of dollars in federal funding are properly distributed.  

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July 28, 2020

Senator Hassan Leads Colleagues in Calling on Facebook to Stop Spread of Climate Change Disinformation on Its Platform

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan led several colleagues in urging Facebook to stop the spread of climate change disinformation on its platform. In their letter to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, the Senators detail how Facebook’s decision to label climate change content as “opinion content” has prevented fact checks on misleading or false information on climate change, which emboldens climate deniers and promotes the spread of disinformation. The letter follows reporting from the New York Times detailing the harmful effects of Facebook’s policy.

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July 28, 2020

Senator Hassan Recognizes Carter Manson of Manchester as July’s Granite Stater of the Month

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan recognized Carter Manson of Manchester as July’s Granite Stater of the Month for encouraging Granite Staters and all Americans to get outside and help clean up their communities.

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July 27, 2020

Senator Hassan Holds Virtual Roundtable Discussion on Challenges to Reopening New Hampshire’s Schools in the Fall

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan held a virtual roundtable discussion today on the challenges that school districts are facing as they make plans for remote, in-person, or hybrid approaches this fall. The Senator heard from teachers, schools administrators, and parents from across New Hampshire on a number of issues, including concerns over safety, staffing, accessing personal protective equipment, and a lack of broadband access for expanded online learning.

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July 25, 2020

Shaheen & Hassan Help Introduce the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined 46 other Senators, led by Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), in introducing the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. The bipartisan bill would restore the landmark Voting Rights Act, end the scourge of minority voter suppression and help preserve the legacy of John Lewis – one of America’s greatest civil rights heroes.

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July 24, 2020

Senator Hassan Statement Ahead of 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

WASHINGTON – Senator Hassan released the following statement ahead of the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on Sunday, July 26:

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July 24, 2020

Senators Hassan, Shaheen Join Colleagues in Introducing Legislation to Help Address COVID-19 Racial Disparities

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined a group of their Senate colleagues in introducing the COVID-19 Health Disparities Action Act to help address the disproportionate impact COVID-19 has had on communities of color. The bill would require targeted testing, contact tracing, public awareness campaigns, and outreach efforts specifically directed at communities of color and other populations that have been made vulnerable to the COVID-19 pandemic. This legislation is led by Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Ben Cardin (D-MD).

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