Press Releases

August 17, 2021

Senator Hassan, Colleagues Join Senators Shaheen, Menendez-Led Bipartisan Letter Urging Biden Administration to Protect Afghan Women Leaders in Wake of Taliban Takeover

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan and her colleagues joined a letter led by Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees and Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) to urge the Biden administration to take swift, robust action to protect and support Afghan women leaders facing unparalleled danger following the Taliban’s violent sweep across Afghanistan and seizure of Kabul.  

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August 16, 2021

Senator Hassan Meets with NH Fire Chiefs to Share Updates; Discuss Public Safety Concerns

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan joined a virtual meeting with New Hampshire fire chiefs to hear directly from them on the public safety challenges facing New Hampshire fire fighters and the communities that they serve. During the virtual discussion, the fire chiefs shared with Senator Hassan their concern regarding the rise in the COVID-19 Delta Variant and the increased presence of methamphetamine in certain regions of New Hampshire.

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August 16, 2021

Senator Hassan Recognizes Tyler Blanchette of Hudson as August’s Granite Stater of the Month

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan recognized Tyler Blanchette of Hudson as August’s Granite Stater of the Month for his efforts to steadfastly raise funds for Alzheimer’s research, even as he faces his own medical challenges.  

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August 15, 2021

Senator Hassan on the Situation in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) released the following statement on the situation in Afghanistan:

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August 13, 2021

Senator Hassan Visits Hampton Wastewater Treatment Plant to Discuss Water Infrastructure Investments in Bipartisan Infrastructure Package

HAMPTON – Today, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan visited the Hampton Wastewater Treatment Plant, where she spoke with senior leadership at the plant, as well as community leaders on the Seacoast, about the water infrastructure needs that would be addressed in the bipartisan infrastructure bill.

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August 13, 2021

NH Delegation Announces More than $1.8 Million in AmeriCorps Vista Funding for NH Programs Serving Vulnerable Communities

(Manchester, NH) – Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced that New Hampshire has received $1,832,100 in funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency for volunteering and service programs. These funds were awarded through CNCS’ Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) program, which is a national service program designed to alleviate poverty in America. AmeriCorps VISTA members serve full-time for one year at non-profit organizations, schools or local government agencies to help underserved communities across the nation. The AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associate program offers individuals the opportunity to become engaged in a community through an existing AmeriCorps VISTA project for 8, 9, or 10 weeks during the summer.

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August 13, 2021

NH Stakeholders, Activists Hail Shaheen and Hassan for Historic Investments in Environment, Spearheading Water Infrastructure, Energy Efficiency & Coastal Resilience Priorities Included in Bipartisan Infrastructure Package

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) celebrated the Senate’s passage of the bipartisan infrastructure deal this week, which makes historic investments in the environment. Shaheen was a key negotiator around provisions related to water infrastructure – which she led with Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) – and Senator Hassan spearheaded provisions related to coastal resiliency with Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA). The bill also addresses the need to improve energy efficiency – Shaheen successfully included crucial provisions of her bipartisan energy efficiency bill with Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) in the legislation. The infrastructure package also builds on the bill introduced by Senators Hassan and Susan Collins (R-ME) – the Battery Storage Innovation Act. After the Senate cleared the legislation on Tuesday, New Hampshire environmental stakeholders and activists lauded the landmark investments:

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August 13, 2021

Senators Hassan, Braun Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Make It Easier and Safer to Dispose of Opioids and Other Medications

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Mike Braun (R-IN) introduced a bipartisan bill to make it easier to dispose of opioids and other medications. Under current law, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is only able to recommend use of mail-in drug disposal products for prescription drugs such as opioids. The Better Options for Drug Disposal Systems to Reduce Diversion Act of 2021 would eliminate this burdensome requirement and allow for more broad use of safe and effective in-home disposal products, such as those which modify the chemical makeup of the drugs and make them unusable.

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August 12, 2021

NH Delegation Announces More than $375K in Federal Funding to Support Granite State Firefighters

(Manchester, NH) – 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),  a member of the Homeland Security Committee, and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $375,768 in federal funding to support Granite State firefighters. Through the agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program, the following cities and towns received grants: 

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August 12, 2021

UNH Receives $3.2 million to Help Low Income Students in New Hampshire

DURHAM, N.H.— The U.S. Department of Education awarded the University of New Hampshire’s Educational Talent Search (ETS) a five-year grant totaling more than $3.2 million to provide support to more than 1,160 low-income and first-generation students in Granite State middle and high schools.

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August 11, 2021

NH Leaders, Stakeholders Laud Shaheen & Hassan for Leadership on Historic Infrastructure Legislation

(Washington, DC) – On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly voted in support of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act with a bipartisan vote of 69-30. The bill represents the largest investment in infrastructure in our nation’s history. This package would provide a $550 billion investment in our nation’s core infrastructure priorities – including roads and bridges, rail, transit, ports, airports, the electric grid, water systems and broadband. The bipartisan legislation was the result of months of negotiations that Shaheen led, and Hassan participated in, which will deliver robust investments for Granite State communities. Shaheen was a key negotiator and led provisions on broadband and water infrastructure. Senator Hassan helped secure key provisions related to passenger rail, coastal resilience, and cybersecurity. Hours after the Senate cleared the historic legislation, New Hampshire municipal leaders and stakeholders praised Shaheen and Hassan for their work to deliver the legislation through the Senate:

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August 11, 2021

Senator Hassan Statement on Senate Passage of FY 22 Budget Resolution

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement after the Senate moved forward on the Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Resolution:

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August 10, 2021

With Senators Hassan & Young’s Bipartisan Leadership, Senate Includes Provision in Senate Budget Bill to Spur U.S. Innovation through R&D Tax Credit

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Todd Young (R-IN) successfully secured a bipartisan provision in the Senate budget package to promote U.S competitiveness and support American innovation. The amendment is supported by National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the largest manufacturing association in the United States.

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August 10, 2021

Hassan-Led State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program Passes Senate

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Senate passed a state and local cybersecurity grant program introduced by Senator Maggie Hassan, Chair of the Emerging Threats Subcommittee, as part of the bipartisan infrastructure package.

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August 10, 2021

Shaheen Leads NH Delegation in Letter Asking VA to Work with Pease Air National Guard Base on New Toxic Exposure Initiative

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today led a letter with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough to urge the VA to work with the 157th Air Refueling Wing on a new occupational toxic exposure initiative.  

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August 10, 2021

Senator Hassan Delivers for New Hampshire as Bipartisan Infrastructure Package Passes Senate

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today voted to pass the bipartisan infrastructure package, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Senator Hassan was one of the 22 original negotiators of the bill working closely on provisions related to passenger rail, high-speed internet access, coastal resilience, clean energy, and cybersecurity.

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August 09, 2021

Senator Hassan Cosponsors Bipartisan Bill to Help End Preventable Maternal and Childhood Deaths

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan cosponsored the Reach Every Mother and Child Act, bipartisan legislation that would strengthen the United States’ efforts to help end preventable deaths of mothers, newborns, and young children in the developing world. The bipartisan bill was introduced by Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Chris Coons (D-DE).

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August 09, 2021

NH Delegation Announces Nearly $4.6 Million for NH Projects through NBRC

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced today with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that New Hampshire agencies and organizations have been awarded $4,591,679 from the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) for various projects that invest in economic and community development. This is $823,386 more for New Hampshire compared to last year’s funding from the NBRC. Last week, Shaheen announced that she helped secure $35 million for the NBRC in bipartisan funding legislation for fiscal year (FY) 2022 that passed the committee and will next be considered by the full Senate, which is a $5 million increase above the FY2021 funding level and the highest the program has ever been funded. 

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August 09, 2021

Delegation Announces Nearly $4.6 Million for NH Projects through NBRC

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced today with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that New Hampshire agencies and organizations have been awarded $4,591,679 from the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) for various projects that invest in economic and community development. This is $823,386 more for New Hampshire compared to last year’s funding from the NBRC. Last week, Shaheen announced that she helped secure $35 million for the NBRC in bipartisan funding legislation for fiscal year (FY) 2022 that passed the committee and will next be considered by the full Senate, which is a $5 million increase above the FY2021 funding level and the highest the program has ever been funded. 

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August 06, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan & Kuster Announce $1 Million to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center to Combat the Substance Use Disorder Crisis in Rural NH

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, and Representative Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon $1 million in federal funding through its Rural Communities Opioid Response-Implementation program. The grant will help Dartmouth-Hitchcock expand prevention, treatment and recovery services to combat the substance use disorder epidemic in rural New Hampshire. 

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