Press Releases

July 11, 2018

New Hampshire Delegation Applauds Approval of Medicaid Waiver to Expand Substance Use Disorder Treatment Availability in New Hampshire

(Washington, DC)—U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02), welcomed approval of New Hampshire’s request to allow Medicaid recipients suffering from substance use disorders to receive treatment from larger inpatient substance use disorder and mental health treatment facilities for short-term stays. The waiver addresses the Medicaid Institution for Mental Diseases (IMD) exclusion, which bars Medicaid matching funds from being used to treat Medicaid beneficiaries in mental health facilities with more than 16 beds. This exclusion places burdens on smaller facilities to meet service capacity needs that exceed the smaller facilities’ resources. In April, the New Hampshire delegation wrote a letter to the Trump administration requesting approval of this necessary waiver to help meet the high demand for substance use disorder treatment.  

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July 10, 2018

At SNHU Panel, Senator Hassan Highlights Importance of Partnerships Between Businesses and Higher Education to Strengthen Workforce Pipeline

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today highlighted the importance of innovative workforce partnerships between higher education institutions and businesses during a panel discussion hosted by Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) focused on workforce partnerships in higher education.

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July 10, 2018

Senator Hassan Applauds Signing of Bipartisan Bill to Support Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today applauded President Trump’s signing of the bipartisan Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Act into law, which she cosponsored to ensure that grandparents raising grandchildren are better able to meet the needs of the children in their care.

 

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July 09, 2018

Senator Hassan Statement on President Trump’s Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement on President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court:

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July 09, 2018

At Pinkerton Academy CTE Summer Camp, Senator Hassan Emphasizes Importance of CTE Programs to Success of Young People in 21st Century Innovation Economy

DERRY – Senator Maggie Hassan today visited Pinkerton Academy’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) Summer Camp, where she met with campers and staff and emphasized the importance of CTE programs to the success of young people in the 21st century innovation economy.

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July 06, 2018

Senator Hassan Discusses Importance of Career and Technical Education Programs to Granite State Businesses at Williams & Hussey Machine Co. in Amherst

AMHERST – Senator Maggie Hassan today visited Williams & Hussey Machine Co. Inc., where she toured the facility, met with employees, and discussed the importance of career and technical education programs to New Hampshire’s businesses and workforce. Williams and Hussey Machine has been manufacturing molders and profile knives for more than 60 years for woodworking professionals. For more information, visit here.

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July 06, 2018

Senators Hassan, Shaheen Announce $73,000 Grant for UNH Institute on Disability to Study Individuals Who Experience Disabilities in Housing and Urban Development Programs

WASHINGTON – Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen today announced that the University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability (UNH IOD) received a federal grant of more than $73,000 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to conduct research in collaboration with HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R). The grant will support research on Granite Staters and Americans who experience disabilities using HUD programs. In 2017, it was estimated that that 44 percent of HUD-assisted adults experience a disability.

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July 05, 2018

Senator Hassan Visits U.S. Coast Guard Station Portsmouth Harbor, Emphasizes Important Role of Coast Guard in Drug Interdiction Efforts

NEW CASTLE –Senator Maggie Hassan visited the U.S. Coast Guard Station Portsmouth Harbor today, where she boarded a 29-foot response boat to tour the area and highlighted the important role the Coast Guard plays in the state and country’s national security.

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July 03, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan Announce $800K National Science Foundation Grant for Dartmouth College

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced today that the National Science Foundation awarded Dartmouth College an $800,000 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program grant for Professor Michael Hoppa, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, to research nerve signaling in the human brain.

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July 03, 2018

Senator Hassan Highlights Importance of Expanding CTE Programs at Mas-Con Site in Concord

CONCORD – Senator Maggie Hassan today visited a Mas-Con construction site at the new Merrimack County Court House, where she toured the site, discussed Mas-Con’s partnership with the Concord Regional Technical Center, and discussed bipartisan efforts she’s supporting in the Senate to strengthen and expand career and technical education programs in New Hampshire.

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July 03, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan Announce Plaistow Company Awarded $13 Million Contract with US Navy

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced today that Methuen Construction, a Plaistow-based construction company, secured a $13 million federal contract with the United States Navy to modernize and upgrade dry dock pumping facilities related to the docking and undocking of submarines at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.

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July 02, 2018

Senator Hassan Visits VA Regional Office in Bedford to Discuss Importance of Supporting Veterans and their Families

BEDFORD, MA – Senator Maggie Hassan visited the VA Regional Office today, where she met with leadership of the VA New England Health Care System, visited with veterans, and highlighted the importance of ensuring that veterans in New Hampshire and across the country have the care and support that they need and have earned.

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June 29, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan Join Senate & House Democrats to Introduce New Legislation to Strengthen Rights of Workers to Join Unions & Bargain Collectively

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senate and House Democrats yesterday to introduce the Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act, bicameral legislation to guarantee the right for public employees to organize, act concertedly and bargain collectively in states that currently do not afford these basic protections. Senate and House Democrats introduced the legislation in response to the Supreme Court’s decision in Janus v. AFSCME, which will weaken unions’ ability to advocate for public workers. The legislation was led by Senators Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Patty Murray (D-WA), as well as Senate and House Democratic Leadership.

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June 29, 2018

Senator Hassan Statement on New Hampshire Medicaid Expansion Bill Signing

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement today after Governor Chris Sununu signed a bill to reauthorize New Hampshire’s Medicaid expansion program:

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June 29, 2018

Following Regional EPA Summit on PFAS in New Hampshire, Senators Hassan and Shaheen Call on EPA to Take Immediate Action to Protect Granite Staters from Further Contamination

WASHINGTON – Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen today called on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt to take immediate action to protect Granite Staters from further contamination from polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water. The letter comes following the inaugural PFAS community engagement event in Exeter, New Hampshire earlier this week.

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June 29, 2018

Senator Hassan Releases Video Highlighting Critical Importance of Maintaining Protections for Granite Staters and Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released a video this week highlighting the critical importance of maintaining protections for Granite Staters and Americans with pre-existing conditions. The video comes as the Trump Administration attempts once again to sabotage health care for hard-working Americans by refusing to defend federal law and instead siding with a number of Republican state Attorneys General in a partisan lawsuit attempting to undermine the Affordable Care Act’s popular pre-existing conditions protections. Senator Hassan has emphasized how now more than ever the fight to protect Americans’ health care is critical given the recent vacancy on the Supreme Court.

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June 28, 2018

Senator Hassan Votes to Approve Bipartisan Farm Bill to Support New Hampshire’s Agricultural Industry, Invest in Rural Communities

WASHINGTON – As part of her efforts to help build a stronger, healthier New Hampshire, Senator Maggie Hassan today voted to approve the bipartisan Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018. The bipartisan bill provides critical support to New Hampshire’s agricultural industry over the next five years, including dairy farmers; while also investing in rural communities in the Granite State, helping to combat the devastating opioid crisis, supporting innovative small businesses, and working to ensure that no Granite Stater goes hungry.

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June 28, 2018

Shaheen & Hassan Praise Judiciary Committee’s Approval of Chief Willard to Serve as U.S. Marshal for New Hampshire

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statements on the Senate Judiciary Committee’s approval of Manchester Police Chief Nick Willard to serve as U.S. Marshal for the state of New Hampshire:

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June 28, 2018

Following Calls From Senators Hassan and Shaheen, Health IG Launches Inquiry Into Health Department’s Treatment of Children Separated from Parents Under Trump Administration Policy

WASHINGTON – Following calls from Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen, the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced yesterday that it would conduct a comprehensive review of the Office of Refugee Resettlement’s (ORR) Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) program. The request for an investigation follows weeks of uncertainty about the Department’s ability to appropriately care for children placed in its custody as a result of President Trump’s family separation policy, as well as the Department’s lack of clarity around plans to reunite children and parents. Senators Hassan and Shaheen joined 39 of their colleagues in sending a letter to the Office of Inspector General of HHS, requesting a comprehensive review of the Office of Refugee Resettlement’s (ORR) Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) program. 

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June 28, 2018

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Announce more than $4 Million in AmeriCorps Funding in New Hampshire

WASHINGTON – Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan announced today that New Hampshire has received more than $4 million in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps and other national service programs. The funding from CNCS will support 298 AmeriCorps members in New Hampshire. The funding is a significant increase from last year when New Hampshire received $2.9 million in AmeriCorps funding.

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