Press Releases

February 16, 2018

Senator Hassan Leads Colleagues in Urging DOT to Prioritize Consumers Over Airlines

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) led her colleagues today in sending a letter to Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, urging the Department of Transportation (DOT) to consider the rights of consumers before rolling back critical protections in the commercial aviation sector. The letter follows requests from DOT for a list of rules and regulations that are good candidates for repeal, replacement, suspension, or modification. The airline industry filed a 222-page response, including requests to eliminate the requirement for airlines to display the full price of a ticket to consumers when they shop, and a potential weakening of requirements that airlines provide “prompt” service for wheelchair assistance for passengers who experience disabilities, among others.

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February 15, 2018

Senator Hassan Statement on Confirmation of Scott Murray as U.S. Attorney for New Hampshire

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following on the confirmation of Merrimack County Attorney Scott Murray to serve as the U.S. Attorney for New Hampshire:

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February 15, 2018

Senator Hassan Statement on Failure to Pass Bipartisan Immigration Agreement

WASHINGTON — Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement after the Senate failed to pass a bipartisan immigration agreement to protect Dreamers and strengthen border security. As a member of the bipartisan Common Sense Coalition, Senator Hassan participated in negotiations for weeks that produced this bipartisan agreement. 

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February 15, 2018

Senator Hassan Helps Introduce Legislation with Shaheen and Others to Expand Funding to Help States and Tribal Communities Fight the Opioid Epidemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today introduced the Opioid Response Enhancement Act to help states and tribal communities better fight the opioid epidemic that is ravaging communities and families across this country. This reform would expand a grant program that was created as part of the bipartisan 21st Century Cures Act of 2017 and ensure states and tribes have access to continued and additional funding for the next five years under this program. 

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February 15, 2018

Senator Hassan Votes to Approve Bipartisan Measures to Help Address Sexual Violence, Protect Whistleblowers in Homeland Security Committee

WASHINGTON – As a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Senator Maggie Hassan yesterday voted to approve a bipartisan measure to help address sexual violence, as well as a bipartisan bill to support and protect federal government whistleblowers.

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February 14, 2018

Senator Hassan Presses FTC Nominees on Protecting Consumers from Student Loan Scams

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today questioned nominees to be Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Commissioners about the importance of protecting consumers from predatory student loan scams during a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee hearing.

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February 14, 2018

Senator Hassan Commends Mothers of Opioid Overdose Victims on Senate Floor

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan this week spoke on the Senate floor, where she commended mothers of opioid overdose victims for their courage in speaking out about their personal experiences and highlighted the importance of increasing federal resources to combat the fentanyl, heroin, and opioid epidemic in New Hampshire and across the country.

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February 14, 2018

Ahead of House Vote, Senator Hassan Statement on Shameful Legislation Undermining Protections for Individuals with Disabilities

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement ahead of a vote in the House of Representatives on backward legislation that would undermine critical protections for individuals who experience disabilities. Senator Hassan spoke out against this legislation last year, and she continues to stand with hundreds of disability rights organizations in opposing the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017.

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February 13, 2018

Senator Hassan Cosponsors Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Veterans from Predatory Home Lending

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan cosponsored the bipartisan Protecting Veterans from Predatory Lending Act of 2018 to protect veterans from predatory home loan practices by requiring lenders to demonstrate a material benefit to consumers when refinancing their mortgage through the VA home loan program. The bill was first introduced by Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).

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February 13, 2018

Senator Hassan Recognizes Cassandra Levesque as “Granite Stater of the Month” for February

Barrington Teen Fights to Outlaw the Practice of Child Marriage in NH Click here to watch the Senator's floor speech. WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan yesterday recognized Cassandra Levesque, an 18-year-old from Barrington, as her "Granite Stater of the Month" for February. Cassandra fights to outlaw the practice of child marriage in New Hampshire, where she got a bill introduced in the state legislature that would have closed the loopholes that allow childhood marriage to occur. C… Continue Reading


February 13, 2018

Senators Hassan and Capito Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Help Close the Urban-Rural Digital Divide

WASHINGTON – Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today introduced the bipartisan Rural Reasonable and Comparable Wireless Act of 2018 to help close the urban-rural digital divide and expand access to broadband in rural parts of New Hampshire, and across the country.

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February 09, 2018

Senator Hassan Cosponsors Bipartisan Bill to Help Improve Courts’ Handling of Child Welfare Cases

WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan cosponsored the bipartisan Continuation of Useful Resources To States (COURTS) Act to extend and permanently fund the Court Improvement Program (CIP) and provide much-needed support to courts handling child welfare cases. The COURTS Act was first introduced by Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX) and Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA).

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February 09, 2018

Senator Hassan Statement on Senate Passage of Bipartisan Budget Agreement

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement after voting in favor of the bipartisan budget agreement:

 

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February 08, 2018

Bipartisan Group of Senate Health Committee Members Introduce Bill to Spur Development of New Non-Addictive Painkiller

WASHINGTON, February 8 — Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and committee members Todd Young (R-Ind.), and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), today introduced legislation to advance urgently needed research to address the opioid crisis.

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February 08, 2018

Senator Hassan Highlights Impact of Opioid Crisis on Children and Families in Health Committee Hearing

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan highlighted the impact that the opioid crisis has on children and families in a Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing today.

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February 08, 2018

Senator Hassan Introduces Gateway to Careers Act to Expand Opportunity and Help Innovative Businesses Thrive

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) introduced the Gateway to Careers Act to expand economic opportunity for hard-working Granite Staters and Americans and strengthen the nation’s workforce to help innovative businesses succeed. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and Jack Reed (D-RI) are cosponsors of the bill.

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February 07, 2018

During Homeland Security Committee Hearing on DHS Reauthorization, Senator Hassan Presses DHS Officials on Intelligence Sharing, Election Infrastructure Security

Click here for video of the Senator's questions. WASHINGTON - During a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing today on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reauthorization, Senator Maggie Hassan pressed DHS officials on the importance of effective intelligence sharing across the department's agencies and the need to ensure that the nation's election infrastructure is secure. Senator Hassan asked DHS Deputy Secretary Elaine Duke and Under Secretary for Manageme… Continue Reading


February 07, 2018

Senator Hassan Introduces Legislation to Help Department of Homeland Security Better Identify Potential Terrorist Threats

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan, a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, today introduced the DHS Data Framework Act to help the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) better identify potential terrorist threats. 

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February 07, 2018

Shaheen & Hassan Help Secure Agreement to Increase Funding for Opioid Response Efforts & Improve Funding Formula To Prioritize New Hampshire

(Washington, DC)—U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statement after helping to secure an agreement to provide an additional $6 billion to respond to the opioid epidemic over the next two years, with $3 billion being provided each year. The Senators also received assurances that the opioid funding formula will be improved to prioritize states like New Hampshire with high mortality rates from overdoses. In recent weeks, Senators Shaheen and Hassan have been participating in bipartisan negotiations as part of a common sense caucus where they’ve been advocating for additional opioid funding and a change in the federal funding formula. 

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February 06, 2018

Senator Hassan Highlights Importance of Improving Higher Education Affordability During HELP Committee Hearing

WASHINGTON – During a Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing today, Senator Maggie Hassan highlighted the importance of improving higher education affordability to help students obtain postsecondary credentials and degrees, particularly given workforce needs in the 21st century innovation economy. 

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