Press Releases

June 03, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan Call for Full Funding for the PILT Program

(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) joined Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO), Mike Crapo (R-ID) and a bipartisan group of lawmakers in urging Senate Appropriations Committee leadership to fully fund the Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program for fiscal year (FY) 2022. PILT provides payments to counties with non-taxable federal land within their borders to offset lost property tax revenue. 

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June 02, 2021

Senator Hassan Pushes for Tougher Penalties for Illegal Robocalls

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan joined her colleagues in introducing legislation to deter harmful robocalls by cracking down on the individuals who intentionally harass consumers. The Deter Obnoxious, Nefarious, and Outrageous Telephone (DO NOT) Call Act would increase penalties on companies and individuals placing deceptive calls, which can number in the billions per year, and help block them from taking advantage of people, particularly seniors.

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June 01, 2021

Senator Hassan Hosts Virtual Discussion on Need to Pass Bipartisan Legislation to Boost U.S. Competitiveness and Outcompete China with NH Business & Education Leaders

NEW HAMPSHIRE – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan, Chair of the Emerging Threats and Spending Oversight Subcommittee, held a virtual roundtable today with New Hampshire business and education leaders about the need to boost U.S. competitiveness in order to outcompete China and strengthen U.S. national security. Senator Hassan is working to pass the United States Innovation and Competition Act, a comprehensive, bipartisan bill that will invest more than $200 billion in domestic research, development, and manufacturing. The bill is expected to be voted on in the Senate later this month. 

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June 01, 2021

Senate Unanimously Passes Senator Hassan’s Bipartisan Bill to Continue Providing Rewards for Whistleblowers Who Help Root Out Waste, Fraud, and Corruption

WASHINGTON – The Senate unanimously passed bipartisan legislation that U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and others in introducing to preserve a whistleblower program that is in danger of being depleted due to its own success. The bipartisan CFTC Fund Management Act ensures that the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) program that provides monetary rewards for whistleblowers can continue to operate without needing to spend a single taxpayer dollar by creating a separate account should the work of whistleblowers continue past the allocated cap for the initial program. The bill now heads to the House for consideration.

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May 29, 2021

Senator Hassan Recognizes Elizabeth “Izzy” McKinney of Londonderry as May’s Granite Stater of the Month

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan recognized Elizabeth “Izzy” McKinney of Londonderry as May’s Granite Stater of the Month for using poetry, illustrations, and her personal experiences to bring much-needed attention to neurodivergent conditions in children.

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May 28, 2021

Senator Hassan Raises Concerns Over President’s Proposed Budget for the Department of Homeland Security

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Chair of the Emerging Threats Subcommittee of the Homeland Security Committee, today raised concerns that the President’s newly released budget request for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is essentially flat.

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May 28, 2021

Senator Hassan Statement Ahead of Memorial Day

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement ahead of Memorial Day:

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May 28, 2021

Senator Hassan Joins Bipartisan Group in Introducing Legislation to Strengthen Rural Broadband

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senators John Thune (R-SD), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), and Jerry Moran (R-KS) in introducing the bipartisan Rural Connectivity Advancement Program (RCAP) Act of 2021. The bipartisan bill would dedicate a portion of proceeds from congressionally mandated Federal Communications Commission (FCC) spectrum auctions to be used for the buildout of broadband networks, which would help strengthen connectivity in rural communities in New Hampshire and throughout the country.

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May 28, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan Help Introduce Resolution Marking May as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) in introducing a resolution marking May as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. The resolution highlights the contributions to our country by generations of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders. 

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May 27, 2021

Senate Finance Committee Advances Key New Hampshire Priorities in Landmark Clean Energy Bill

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan joined colleagues on the Senate Finance Committee yesterday in advancing the Clean Energy for America Act, which included key provisions that Senator Hassan authored to combat climate change and support Granite Staters. 

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May 27, 2021

Senators Hassan and Shaheen Introduce Bill to Protect Granite Staters from Unconstitutional Massachusetts Taxes

WASHINGTON -- Senators Maggie Hassan, Jeanne Shaheen, and colleagues today introduced legislation that would prevent other states from taxing Granite Staters who telework for companies located in another state. With more Americans than ever working remotely because of technological advances and the pandemic, the Multistate Worker Tax Fairness Act would simplify the tax code by establishing a simple, uniform standard based on physical presence in order to ensure that teleworkers are not taxed unfairly. Representative Chris Pappas will be co-leading the House companion bill.  

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May 27, 2021

Senators Hassan, Blackburn Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen K-12 STEM Education

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) introduced bipartisan legislation to modernize math curriculum and improve K-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education in the United States. The bipartisan Mathematical and Statistical Modeling Education Act would help schools to update their math curriculum to make it more relevant and applicable to real-world scenarios. U.S. Representatives Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA-6) and Representative Jim Baird (R-IN-4) introduced companion legislation in the House.

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May 26, 2021

Senator Hassan Advances Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Health Care for Veterans Exposed to Toxic Substances

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan, a member of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, today helped advance historic bipartisan legislation to address the failure to provide sufficient compensation and care for veterans exposed to toxic substances during their service.

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May 26, 2021

Senator Hassan Criticizes Biden Administration Decision to Ask Supreme Court to Decline New Hampshire Remote Tax Case

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan issued this statement following the news that President Biden’s acting Solicitor General urged the United States Supreme Court to not hear New Hampshire’s complaint against Massachusetts for unfairly taxing Granite Staters:

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May 26, 2021

NH Delegation Announces More Than $340,000 to Tuftonboro for a New Police Station

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen and Representative Chris Pappas announced a $341,063 grant to Tuftonboro through the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help the town build a new police station. The new, ADA-accessible station will better meet the growing operational needs of the police department, and will include improved staff facilities, a separate entry to ensure privacy and protection for crime victims and witnesses, a secure booking area, more space for evidence and vehicle storage, a secure lobby with a transaction window, and a dedicated administrative area.

 

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May 26, 2021

Senators Hassan, Murkowski Call on CDC and Coast Guard to Change Mask Requirements for Commercial Fishing Industry

WASHINGTON -- Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) are calling on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Coast Guard to change mask requirements for crews on commercial fishing vessels. 

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May 25, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan & Kuster Announce $300K in CARES Act Funding to Cheshire County to Support Economic Revitalization & Development in Monadnock Region

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) – Chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies – along with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representative Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) will award the Cheshire County government $300,000. The funding will be allocated through the CARES Act to support the Monadnock region’s economic revitalization from the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, the funding will support the county’s Monadnock Region COVID-19 Recovery Campaign by marketing the region to outside visitors and businesses, supporting economic growth and job creation.

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May 25, 2021

Senator Hassan Leads Colleagues in Introducing Bipartisan Bill to Encourage Job Training Opportunities for Workers

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Todd Young (R-IN), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), and Tim Scott (R-SC) today reintroduced bipartisan legislation that would expand educational assistance programs to help ensure that employers have the tools to hire and retrain workers. The 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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May 25, 2021

Key Senate Committee Advances Senator Hassan’s Bipartisan Bill to Support Maternal Health

WASHINGTON – The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions today advanced bipartisan legislation that Senator Maggie Hassan joined in introducing to improve maternal health outcomes for pregnant and postpartum women. The bipartisan Maternal Health Quality Improvement Act aims to reduce maternal mortality rates and address health disparities that disproportionality impact women who live in rural areas and women of color.  

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May 24, 2021

Senators Hassan and Grassley Introduce Bill to Strengthen Efforts to Root Out Waste, Fraud, & Abuse in Government

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) are today introducing the bipartisan Inspector General Testimonial Subpoena Authority Act, which would give Inspectors General the authority to subpoena former federal employees, as well as contractors and grantees, for in-person testimony, strengthening their ability to safeguard taxpayers.

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