Press Releases

June 15, 2018

Senator Hassan Asks Granite Staters to Share Concerns about Elimination of Protections for People with Pre-Existing Conditions

WASHINGTON – As the Trump Administration seeks yet again to allow insurance companies to discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions, Senator Hassan is asking Granite Staters to share their personal stories about what eliminating these critical protections would mean for them and their families.

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June 14, 2018

Shaheen & Hassan Announce a Significant Increase in Opioid Treatment Funding for New Hampshire Following Their Efforts in Budget Negotiations & Work With the Trump Administration

(Washington, DC)—Following a multi-pronged effort by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) to deliver resources to help New Hampshire battle the opioid epidemic, today the Senators announced a significant increase in treatment funding for the state. New Hampshire will receive $22.9 million for the remainder of fiscal year 2018 through the state-based opioid response grants provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), a significant increase over the previous year’s total of $3.1 million.

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June 14, 2018

Senator Hassan's Bipartisan Bill to Support Law Enforcement in Combating the Opioid Epidemic Passes Senate Judiciary Committee

WASHINGTON – The Senate Committee on the Judiciary today passed bipartisan legislation introduced by Senator Maggie Hassan as part of her efforts to combat the deadly fentanyl, heroin, and opioid epidemic in New Hampshire and across the country.

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June 14, 2018

Senator Hassan Statement on Manchester VA Task Force Report

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement today on the VA New Hampshire Vision 2025 Task Force’s final report. The Task Force was formed last summer after whistleblowers raised allegations of poor conditions and quality of care at the Manchester VA Medical Center.

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June 13, 2018

Hassan Bill to Help Department of Homeland Security Better Identify Potential Terrorist Threats Passes Out of Homeland Security Committee

WASHINGTON – The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs today voted to approve the DHS Data Framework Act, which was introduced by Senator Maggie Hassan to help the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) better identify potential terrorist threats. The Committee also voted to approve a bill cosponsored by Senator Hassan to help strengthen drug interdiction efforts at the border.

 

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June 13, 2018

U.S. House Passes Version of Bipartisan Hassan-Capito Legislation to Establish Comprehensive Opioid Recovery Centers

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House last night passed a version of bipartisan legislation, sponsored by Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Senator Shelley Capito (R-WV), to establish comprehensive opioid recovery centers that would provide coordinated care to Americans struggling with addiction.

 

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June 12, 2018

Senator Hassan Highlights Importance of Protecting Drinking Water from PFAS at Green Science Policy Institute Briefing

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan participated in a briefing hosted by the Green Science Policy Institute today, where she highlighted the importance of protecting drinking water from contaminants such as PFAS in New Hampshire and across the country and the critical role that clean drinking water plays in helping people lead healthy, productive lives.

 

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June 12, 2018

Senator Hassan Presses HHS Secretary Azar on Trump Administration’s Effort to Gut Protections for People with Pre-Existing Conditions

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today pressed Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on the Trump Administration’s efforts to gut the Affordable Care Act’s protections for patients with pre-existing conditions. During a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing, Senator Hassan called out Secretary Azar for claiming that the Administration is concerned about lowering prescription drug prices while also seeking to eliminate protections for people with pre-existing conditions, which would lead many Americans to lose health insurance coverage and, in turn, force them to pay more for prescription drugs.

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June 12, 2018

Senator Hassan Statement on President Trump’s Meeting with Kim Jong Un

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on President Trump’s meeting with Kim Jong Un:

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June 11, 2018

Senator Hassan Applauds Army Corps of Engineers’ Fiscal Commitment to Hampton Harbor Emergency Dredging

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today issued the following statement after the Army Corps of Engineers’ released its 2018 fiscal year work plan that includes $275,000 to support moving forward with emergency dredging at Hampton Harbor.

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June 11, 2018

Senator Hassan Meets with Veterans at New Hampshire Veterans of Foreign Wars State Convention, Visits Wildcat Mountain

SHELBURNE – Senator Maggie Hassan was in the North Country this weekend, where she spoke at the New Hampshire Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) State Convention in Shelburne and met with Clare Mendelsohn, the new Forest Supervisor for the White Mountain National Forest, and visited Wildcat Mountain in Gorham.

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June 11, 2018

Senators Shaheen, Hassan, and Congresswoman Shea-Porter Applaud Administration’s Approval of Their Request for Disaster Declaration for NH Counties

WASHINGTON - Senators Jeanne Shaheen, Maggie Hassan, and Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter today applauded the Trump Administration for heeding their call to approve a disaster declaration for New Hampshire for the severe storm and flooding that occurred in Rockingham County from March 2 to March 8, 2018. The Trump Administration also approved a disaster declaration for New Hampshire in Carroll, Rockingham, and Strafford Counties, which were impacted by the severe winter snowstorm from March 13-14, 2018.

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June 08, 2018

Senator Hassan Celebrates New Sarah Mildred Long Bridge

KITTERY, ME – Senator Maggie Hassan today participated in the celebration of the newly replaced Sarah Mildred Long Bridge, where she highlighted the importance of the bridge as a vital economic link for the region and for the country’s national security given the support it provides to the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. 

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June 08, 2018

Senator Hassan Statement on Trump Administration’s Latest Attempt to Sabotage Health Care for Hard-Working Granite Staters and Americans

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement today on the Trump Administration’s latest attempt to sabotage health care for hard-working Granite Staters and Americans, including those with pre-existing conditions. The Department of Justice yesterday announced that it would refuse to defend a federal law and instead side with a number of Republican state Attorneys General in a partisan lawsuit attempting to undermine the Affordable Care Act. 

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June 07, 2018

Shea-Porter, Shaheen, and Hassan Announce $6.8 Million Federal Grant to Manchester Airport to Realign and Reconstruct Two Taxiways

 

WASHINGTON, DC— Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan today announced that Manchester-Boston Regional Airport will receive a $6.8 million grant from the Department of Transportation to realign and reconstruct two taxiways. The new configuration will ensure they meet current Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) design standards and will enhance safety and efficiency for aircraft arriving and departing on Runway 35.

 

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June 07, 2018

At Homeland Security Committee Hearing, Senator Hassan Highlights Importance of Strengthening Counterterrorism Efforts

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan participated in a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing yesterday, where she highlighted the importance of strengthening counterterrorism efforts and pressed Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Undersecretary David Glawe, who also serves as Counter Terrorism Coordinator, about the Department’s efforts to prevent, respond to, and mitigate terrorist threats to the homeland. 

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June 07, 2018

The State of the Media and the Future of the Free Press

Join Senator Maggie Hassan for a panel discussion on the current state of media and the future of the free press. The discussion will take place Wednesday, June 20th at 1:30 pm in the Kennedy Caucus Room (Russell 325).

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June 06, 2018

Senator Hassan Applauds Signing of Bipartisan VA Mission Act

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today applauded President Trump’s signing of the bipartisan VA MISSION (Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks) Act into law, but raised concerns about the reports from the Washington Post that the Trump Administration is working to kill a bipartisan plan to actually fund the legislation. 

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June 05, 2018

Bipartisan Shaheen-Hassan Bill to Combat Childhood Cancer Signed into Law

WASHINGTON – The bipartisan Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Access, and Research (STAR) Act, which Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan cosponsored, was signed into law by President Trump today. The bipartisan bill will advance pediatric cancer research and child-focused cancer treatments, while also improving childhood cancer surveillance and providing resources for survivors and those impacted by childhood cancer. 

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June 05, 2018

Senator Hassan Meets with Nominee to be White House “Drug Czar”

WASHINGTON – Senator Hassan released the following statement after meeting with James Carroll, the President’s nominee to lead the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), otherwise known as the White House “drug czar:" 

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