Press Releases

October 11, 2017

Senator Hassan Cosponsors Legislation to Standardize the Cost of Climate Pollution

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan joined her colleagues in introducing the Pollution Transparency Act to standardize the metric used by federal agencies to measure the cost of climate pollution. This counters a directive from the Trump administration to agencies to ignore existing metrics—uprooting years of progress and economic certainty—and an attempt made yesterday by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke in the revised BLM methane rule to change his department’s metric without any prior consultation or transparency.

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October 11, 2017

Senator Hassan to Convene Field Hearing on Broadband Deployment in New Hampshire

KEENE – Senator Maggie Hassan will convene a Commerce Committee field hearing titled, “Expanding Broadband Infrastructure in the Granite State,” on Friday October 13, at 10:00 a.m. in Keene, where she will highlight the importance of expanding broadband infrastructure, especially in rural areas.

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October 10, 2017

Senator Hassan to FCC: Abandon Efforts to Lower High-Speed Internet Standards

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan joined her colleagues last week in calling on Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai to abandon efforts to lower standards for broadband connectivity for people in New Hampshire and across the nation. Th e FCC's proposed change could slow or halt investments in improving access and the speed of broadband service for some 30 million people across the country.  

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October 10, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on Trump Administration’s Efforts to Repeal Clean Power Plan

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today released the following statement after EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt signed a proposed rule to begin repealing the Clean Power Plan:

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October 10, 2017

Senator Hassan Receives Briefing on KC-46 Air Refueling Tanker at Pease Air National Guard Base

PEASE – Senator Maggie Hassan visited Pease Air National Guard Base Friday, where she received a briefing on the latest developments with the KC-46 air refueling tanker, including a progress update on facilities preparation, and toured the base. Pease Air National Guard Base is home to the 157th Air Refueling Wing of the New Hampshire Air National Guard and will become home to the U.S. Air Force's next generation refueling tanker, the KC-46.

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October 06, 2017

Senator Hassan Cosponsors Bill to Help Address National Rape Kit Backlog

WASHINGTON –Senator Maggie Hassan announced today that she cosponsored the bipartisan Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Reporting (SAFER) Act to reauthorize, strengthen, and extend the Sexual Assault Forensic Reporting program in an effort to help reduce the national rape kit backlog. 

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October 06, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter’s Decision Not to Seek Re-election

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement on Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter's decision not to seek re-election in 2018:

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October 06, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on President Trump Rolling Back Birth Control Coverage for Granite State Women and Families

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today released the following statement after President Trump rolled back the provision under the Affordable Care Act that requires employers to include birth control coverage in their health insurance plans. Because of this important provision, more than 55 million women across America have access to birth control coverage with no out-of-pocket cost. 

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October 06, 2017

Senate Passes Shaheen, Hassan Bipartisan Resolution to Designate National Community Policing Week

(Washington, DC) – Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced the passage of their Senate Resolution designating the first week of October as “National Community Policing Week.” The bipartisan resolution recognizes the sacrifices of police officers and expresses support for building trust and mutual respect in communities through sustained and meaningful engagement between law enforcement and civilians. It encourages the people of the United States, law enforcement agencies, and elected officials to identify ways in which communities may improve public safety, strengthen relationships and build trust. Yesterday, during an event at the Derry Police Department, Shaheen and Hassan presented the resolution text to New Hampshire law enforcement leaders.

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October 05, 2017

Senator Hassan Participates in HELP Committee Hearing on Federal Response to the Opioid Crisis

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan participated today in a Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing on the federal response to the heroin, fentanyl, and opioid crisis. Senator Hassan questioned Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on what steps the FDA is taking to implement the bipartisan Opioid Addiction Risk Transparency Act, legislation that Senator Hassan introduced with Senator Todd Young (R-IN) to help ensure that health care providers understand the addiction risks of “abuse-deterrent” opioids so that they can properly communicate those risks to their patients. The bill was signed into law as part of the FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017. 

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October 04, 2017

Senator Hassan, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Close Automatic Weapon Loophole

WASHINGTON —Senator Maggie Hassan today helped introduce the Automatic Gun Fire Prevention Act, a bill to close a loophole that allows semi-automatic weapons to be easily modified to fire at the rate of automatic weapons, which have been illegal for more than 30 years. 

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October 04, 2017

On Equifax: Senator Hassan, Colleagues Urge FTC to Prevent Second Round of Identity Theft and Fraud

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today joined a number of her colleagues in calling on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to outline specific actions being taken to ensure that consumers do not fall victim to a second round of attacks on their personal information following the massive Equifax breach.  

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October 04, 2017

Senate Homeland Security Committee Passes Bipartisan Hassan-Gardner Connected Government Act

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee passed the bipartisan Connected Government Act, which was introduced by Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Cory Gardner (R-CO). The bill would expand access to government services and information by requiring all new and redesigned federal websites to be mobile-friendly. 

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October 04, 2017

Senate Committee Passes McCain-McCaskill-Hassan Bill to Improve Border Security Operations

Washington, D.C. ­– The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs today passed the Border Security Technology Accountability Act, legislation cosponsored by Senators John McCain (R-AZ), Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) that would improve the management and accountability of Department of Homeland Security border technology acquisition programs, which numerous reports have concluded are at “high-risk” for waste, fraud and abuse. Congresswoman Martha McSally (R-AZ) also introduced companion legislation in the House of Representatives.

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October 04, 2017

Senate Homeland Security Committee Passes Bipartisan Hassan-Portman Hack DHS Act

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee passed the bipartisan Hack Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Act, which was introduced by Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH). The bill, which is also cosponsored by Senators Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Kamala Harris (D-CA), would establish a bug bounty pilot program – modeled off of similar programs at the Department of Defense and major tech companies – in order to strengthen cyber defenses at DHS by utilizing “white-hat” or ethical hackers to help identify unique and undiscovered vulnerabilities in the DHS networks and information technology.

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October 03, 2017

Senator Hassan Highlights Importance of Fully Including Students who Experience Disabilities in Order to Improve Outcomes for All Students

WASHINGTON – In a Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing today, Senator Hassan highlighted the more than 30 years of educational research showing that all students perform better when students who experience disabilities are fully included in the classroom, and asked how states should apply these insights in their plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). 

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October 03, 2017

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Call on President Trump to Step Up Disaster Relief Efforts for Puerto Rican Islands of Vieques and Culebra

WASHINGTON –Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan today  joined their colleagues in calling on President Trump to step up disaster recovery efforts on the Puerto Rican islands of Vieques and Culebra after the islands were devastated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. 

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October 03, 2017

Senator Hassan Announces Opening of Berlin Senate Office

BERLIN – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan announced the opening of her Senate office in Berlin, where members of her staff will be available to meet with constituents about their issues and concerns and provide help with federal agencies. In addition to the new permanent office in Berlin, Senator Hassan also has New Hampshire offices in Manchester, Portsmouth, and Nashua. Senator Hassan also has an office in Concord, which is available by appointment only.

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September 29, 2017

Senator Maggie Hassan: Next HHS Secretary Must Commit to Immediately Dropping Attempts to Sabotage Health Care Markets

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on Tom Price’s resignation as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Last night, Senator Hassan called for Secretary Price to resign.

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September 29, 2017

Senator Hassan Applauds Senate Passage of Bipartisan MAIN STREET Cybersecurity Act

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today applauded the Senate’s unanimous passage of the bipartisan Making Available Information Now to Strengthen Trust and Resilience and Enhance Enterprise Technology (MAIN STREET) Cybersecurity Act. The legislation, which Senator Hassan cosponsored, will help to provide a consistent set of resources for small businesses to best protect their digital assets from cybersecurity threats.

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