Press Releases

October 25, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on Repeal of Critical Consumer Protection Rule

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement today after Senate Republicans voted to repeal the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) forced arbitration rule, which helped to ensure that consumers are not forced to forfeit their rights in settling disputes with big banks and other financial firms.

 

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October 24, 2017

Senate Passes Bipartisan Legislation Cosponsored by Senator Hassan to Help Reduce National Rape Kit Backlog

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, the U.S. Senate passed bipartisan legislation cosponsored by Senator Maggie Hassan to help reduce the national rape kit backlog. The Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Reporting (SAFER) Act would reauthorize, strengthen, and extend the Sexual Assault Forensic Reporting program.

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October 24, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on Change in Leadership of Manchester VA Task Force

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin’s decision to change the leadership of the Manchester VA Task Force exploring how to provide full services to New Hampshire veterans. Following calls from New Hampshire’s Congressional delegation, Dr. Mike Mayo- Smith has been replaced as the Co-Chair of the Task Force by Dr. Jennifer Lee, the VA’s Deputy Under Secretary of Health for Policy and Services.

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October 20, 2017

Senators Hassan, Shaheen Question EPA on Timing of Determination that Coakley Landfill Does Not Pose “Unacceptable Human Health Risk”

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) sent a letter to Acting Administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) New England Region, Deborah Szaro, questioning the timing of the EPA’s disclosure that it had determined the Coakley Landfill does not pose an “unacceptable human health risk.”

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October 19, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on FY 2018 Budget Resolution

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement after voting against the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Resolution, which paves the way for Republicans to fast-track tax legislation that would hurt hard-working Granite Staters and Americans:

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October 19, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Co-Sponsor Bipartisan Legislation to Lower Health Care Costs for Patients & Families Nationwide, Stabilize Individual Insurance Market

(Washington, DC) – Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a bipartisan group of 24 co-sponsors, led by Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee Leadership, for legislation to lower premiums and improve quality of care for patients and families across the country. 

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October 19, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Join Effort to Block Trump Administration’s Roll Back of Birth Control Mandate

(Washington, DC)  – Today, Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined 33 Senate and House Democrats to introduce the Protect Access to Birth Control Act, which would rescind the Trump Administration’s interim final rules issued on October 6th that allow companies to interfere in their employees’ healthcare choices and force women to pay more for an essential part of their healthcare.

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October 18, 2017

Senators Hassan and Shaheen Secure New Hampshire Priorities in Bipartisan Health Care Stabilization Deal

WASHINGTON – Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today announced that the bipartisan health care stabilization deal includes a provision that the New Hampshire Insurance Department could use to support its proposal to create a reinsurance pool to help reduce premiums in the state’s individual health insurance market. 

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October 18, 2017

Following President Trump’s Threats to Press Freedom, Senator Hassan Joins Colleagues Calling for FCC Oversight Hearing

WASHINGTON – Today, Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Brian Schatz (D-HI), and Tom Udall (D-NM), all members of the Senate Commerce Committee, called on the Chairman and Ranking Member of the committee to hold a hearing on President Trump’s attacks on the media and his latest threat to interfere with the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) television station license renewal proceedings.

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October 17, 2017

Senator Hassan Questions PhRMA Representative on Allergan’s Anti-Competitive Attempt to Shield Its Patents from Review and Keep Prescription Drug Prices High

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan questioned a representative from the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of American (PhRMA), the trade group representing the branded drugs, on Allergan’s anti-competitive attempt to shield its patents from review and keep drug prices high during a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing. 

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October 17, 2017

In HELP Committee Hearing, Senator Hassan Presses Drug Distributor Representative on Efforts to Undermine DEA’s Enforcement Authority

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan pressed a drug distributor representative today on the industry’s efforts to undermine the Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA) authority to crack down on opioid distributors during a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing. Senator Hassan highlighted comments from the DEA Chief Administrative Law Judge stating that the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2016 makes it much harder for the DEA to use its authority.

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October 17, 2017

Senator Hassan Helps Introduce Legislation Repealing 2016 Law After Reports that It Hurts Aggressive DEA Enforcement of Opioid Distributors

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced that she helped introduce legislation sponsored by Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) repealing the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2016 after media reports indicated that Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) personnel believe it has restricted the ability of the DEA to crack down on opioid distributors suspected of wrongdoing.

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October 17, 2017

Senator Hassan: President Trump Must Quickly Nominate a Qualified New Drug Czar

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on Representative Tom Marino’s decision to withdraw his name from consideration to lead the Office of National Drug Control Policy, a position also known as the “drug czar.”  

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October 16, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Join Senate Democrats to File Amicus Brief in Support of Planned Parenthood; Stand Up for Women’s Health & Rights in Texas

(Washington, DC) – On Friday, Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), joined a group of 23 Senate Democrats to file an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in the case of Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas Family Planning and Preventive Health Services, Inc. et al v. Charles Smith et al

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October 16, 2017

Senator Hassan and Colleagues Ask DeVos to Clarify Confusing Sexual Assault Guidance for Schools

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today joined other members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee in sending a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and Acting Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Candice Jackson following up on the Department of Education’s decision to revoke guidance that directs schools on how to handle investigations of sexual assault—and to inquire how they plan to enforce interim guidance. 

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October 13, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on President Trump’s Remarks on Iran

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan statement on President Trump’s remarks on Iran:

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October 13, 2017

At Senate Commerce Committee Field Hearing in Keene, Senator Hassan Highlights Importance of Expanding Broadband Infrastructure in New Hampshire

KEENE – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan convened a field hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, where she highlighted the importance of expanding broadband infrastructure, especially in rural areas throughout New Hampshire and across the country.

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October 13, 2017

Senator Hassan: “President Trump is Cruelly and Intentionally Raising Health Care Costs for Millions of Americans”

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on President Trump’s decision to halt payments for cost-sharing reductions, which the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office estimated would lead to higher insurance premiums and raise the federal deficit. 

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October 12, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on Nomination of Kirstjen Nielsen to be Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan, member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, released the following statement after President Trump announced Kirstjen Nielsen as his nominee for Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security:

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October 12, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on President Trump’s Effort to Create Trumpcare by Executive Order

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement today after President Trump signed an executive order to undermine the Affordable Care Act, continuing his efforts to sabotage health insurance markets and undermine critical protections for countless Granite Staters and Americans:

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