Press Releases

March 22, 2018

Senators Hassan, Capito Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Establish Comprehensive Opioid Recovery Centers

WASHINGTON – Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today introduced bipartisan legislation to establish comprehensive opioid recovery centers that provide coordinated and comprehensive care to Americans struggling with addiction.

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March 21, 2018

Senator Hassan Statement on Increase in Funding to Combat Opioid Crisis in Government Funding Bill

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement after helping secure an increase in funding to combat the opioid crisis in the government funding bill. The bill, which implements the bipartisan February funding agreement, includes an additional $3.3 billion to combat the opioid crisis, with $142 million set aside for hardest-hit states such as New Hampshire.

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March 21, 2018

Senator Hassan Joins Colleagues in Introducing Legislation to Help Make Health Care More Affordable, Hold Insurance Companies Accountable, and Strengthen Consumer Protections

WASHINGTON  Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and a number of her colleagues today in introducing the Consumer Health Insurance Protection Act to help make health care more affordable, hold health insurance companies accountable, and strengthen consumer protections in private health insurance. In the wake of the Trump Administration sabotaging the health care system and causing instability in the markets, the bill includes provisions to help improve the quality and affordability of health insurance purchased on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchanges or provided through employer coverage. 

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March 19, 2018

Senator Hassan Statement on President Trump’s Visit to New Hampshire

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on President Trump’s visit to New Hampshire, where he announced a proposal to combat the opioid crisis during a speech at Manchester Community College:

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March 16, 2018

Bipartisan Bill Cosponsored by Senator Hassan to Strengthen Protections for Whistleblowers Passes the Senate

WASHINGTON – A bipartisan bill cosponsored by Senator Maggie Hassan to strengthen protections for whistleblowers passed the Senate this week. The bipartisan Whistleblower Protection Coordination Act will permanently extend the program requiring a dedicated official in each inspector general office focused on whistleblower protection issues. The bill changes the title of these officials from ombudsman to “Whistleblower Protection Coordinator” so that potential whistleblowers better understand the role of this position and authorizes Whistleblower Protection Coordinators to more actively promote and protect whistleblowing to employees in their agency.  

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March 16, 2018

Senator Hassan Cosponsors Bill to Help Veterans Access Child Care, Reduce Veteran Unemployment

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) cosponsored legislation this week to support veterans and their families, as well as to reduce veteran unemployment by helping improve access to child care services for veterans participating in workforce and job training programs offered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Labor (DOL). 

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March 16, 2018

Senator Hassan Statement on Passing of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement today on the passing of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter:

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March 15, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan Introduce Resolution to Push Back Against Nationwide Internet Sales Tax Collection Requirement

(Washington, DC) – This week, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) took a stand against a nationwide online sales tax collection requirement. Shaheen and Hassan joined Senators Jon Tester (D-MT), Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Jeff Merkley (D-OR), all representing states without a sales tax, to introduce a resolution opposing a bill that would require businesses selling products or services over the internet to collect sales tax for other states, even if the seller is located in a state without a sales tax.

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March 15, 2018

Following Calls From Senators Shaheen and Hassan to Investigate Equifax Stock Sales, SEC Charges Former Equifax Executive For Insider Trading

WASHINGTON – Following calls from Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) for a full investigation into the sale of nearly $2 million in Equifax securities by high-level Equifax executives shortly after the company learned of a massive cybersecurity breach, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged a former Equifax executive with committing securities fraud by engaging in insider trading and dumping his stock before the credit reporting agency went public with a massive data breach. 

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March 15, 2018

Senator Hassan Presses Trump Cabinet Secretaries on Important Issues Facing Granite Staters

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan participated in a Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing today, where she pressed Trump Administration cabinet secretaries on the importance of protecting consumers, investing in water infrastructure, and supporting workforce training initiatives.

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March 15, 2018

Senators Hassan, Shaheen Cosponsor Legislation to Fully Fund Special Education

WASHINGTON – Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) this week cosponsored the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Full Funding Act to ensure Congress’s commitment to fully fund the IDEA. In 1975, Congress passed IDEA to ensure that every child with a disability has access to educational opportunity. This legislation was a historic step forward, but since its passage Congress has failed to provide the funding promised under this bill.

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March 14, 2018

Senator Hassan Statement on Senate Passage of the Bipartisan Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on Senate passage of the bipartisan Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act:

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March 14, 2018

Senator Hassan Highlights Urgent Need to Act to Combat Climate Change on Senate Floor

Click here to watch the Senator's speech. WASHINGTON - In the wake of the third nor'easter in two weeks, Senator Maggie Hassan spoke on the Senate floor today to highlight the devastating impacts of climate change in New Hampshire and across the country, and stressed the urgent need to act to combat climate change. Senator Hassan discussed the impact climate change has had on the Seacoast in New Hampshire, resulting in rising sea levels and a heightened risk of flooding in coastal communiti… Continue Reading


March 14, 2018

Senator Hassan Announces Spaulding High School Community as March’s “Granite Staters of the Month”

WASHINGTON- Today, as students across the country engage in walk-outs and demand action to prevent future acts of gun violence, Senator Maggie Hassan announced the Spaulding High School community as March’s “Granite Staters of the Month,” recognizing the compassion and commitment to helping others that they displayed following the horrific shooting in Parkland, Florida.  

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March 13, 2018

Senator Hassan Highlights Need to Improve Broadband Infrastructure During Commerce Subcommittee Hearing

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today highlighted the importance of improving and expanding broadband infrastructure during a Commerce, Science, and Transportation subcommittee hearing. Senator Hassan specifically highlighted the AIRWAVES Act, bipartisan legislation she introduced with Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) to help free up more spectrum resources and invest in rural broadband initiatives. 

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March 13, 2018

Senator Hassan Statement on the Firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement today after President Trump announced that he has removed Rex Tillerson from the position of Secretary of State and will nominate Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Mike Pompeo as his replacement:

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March 12, 2018

Senator Hassan Leads Roundtable Discussion on Importance of Passing Bipartisan CARA 2.0 Act to Support Public Safety Officials

MANCHESTER – Senator Maggie Hassan today led a roundtable discussion on the importance of passing the bipartisan Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) 2.0, specifically highlighting provisions in the bill that would support first responders and public safety officials. Senator Hassan was joined by Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig, DEA Assistant Special Agent in Charge Jon C. DeLena, Manchester Police Chief Nick Willard, and Manchester Fire Chief Dan Goonan.

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March 09, 2018

Casey, Hassan, Dingell Continue Fight Against Campus Sexual Assault

Washington, D.C. – Although great strides have been made in advancing protections against sexual violence on college campuses, students with disabilities still suffer a disproportionate number of violent sexual crimes. A recent report from the National Council on Disability, “Not on the Radar: Sexual Assault of College Students with Disabilities,” found that the needs of these students are often not addressed under existing policies. To address this gap and build upon the work of the landmark Jeanne Clery Act and the Americans with Disabilities ActU.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), alongside U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), introduced the Safe Equitable Campus Resources and Education (SECuRE) Act.  U.S. Representative Debbie Dingell (D-MI-12)introduced companion legislation in the House of Representatives.

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March 09, 2018

Donnelly, Murkowski, Hassan Announce Bipartisan Bill to Address Opioid Treatment Workforce Shortage

Legislation would incentivize students to pursue much-needed substance use disorder treatment work Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Donnelly (D-IN), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced the Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Act, bipartisan legislation that would address the ongoing shortage of professionals needed to provide treatment and recovery services as communities combat the opioid abuse epidemic. The bill would incentivize students to pursue subs… Continue Reading


March 08, 2018

Senator Hassan Emphasizes Urgent Need for More Funding to Combat Opioid Epidemic in Hearing with Bipartisan Governors

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan emphasized the urgent need for additional federal funding to combat the fentanyl, heroin, and opioid epidemic, an assesment echoed by witnesses Governors Larry Hogan (R-MD) and Kate Brown (D-OR) today at a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing. 

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