Press Releases

September 21, 2017

Senator Hassan Meets Child with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Underscores Harmful Impact Graham-Cassidy Trumpcare Proposal Would Have on New Hampshire

CONCORD – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan visited with Bodhi Bhattarai of Concord, who experiences spinal muscular atrophy and needs hundreds of thousands of dollars in lifesaving drugs every year. Senator Hassan also spoke with Bodhi’s mother Deodonne Bhattarai -- who the Senator also saw at an emergency health care field hearing she and Senator Shaheen held in June -- about how the Graham-Cassidy health care proposal would be devastating for children like Bodhi. 

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September 21, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Announce Over $2 Million in Federal Aid to Help Fight Opioid Epidemic

Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced over $2 million dollars in federal funds to help combat New Hampshire’s opioid epidemic. The funds will be allocated through different awards from the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, of which both senators offered letters of support, and from the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

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September 21, 2017

Senator Hassan Announces Opening of Nashua Senate Office

NASHUA – This week, Senator Maggie Hassan announced the opening of her Senate office in Nashua, 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 Nashua, Senator Hassan also has New Hampshire offices in Manchester and Portsmouth. Senator Hassan also has an office in Concord, which is open by appointment only.

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September 20, 2017

Daines, Hassan Introduce Legislation to Protect Children When Disaster Strikes

U.S. SENATE —U.S. Senators Steve Daines (R-MT) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today introduced legislation to ensure that children are adequately protected when an emergency arises.

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September 20, 2017

Senator Hassan Introduces Legislation to Provide $1,000 Tax Break for Middle Class Families

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan introduced the Middle Class Tax Break Act, legislation that would create a $1,000 Working America Tax Credit for middle class families in New Hampshire and across America who have earned income up to $200,000. The bill would also provide a $500 tax credit for individual filers who have earned income up to $100,000.

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September 20, 2017

Senator Hassan on Secretary Price’s Taxpayer-Funded Private Jet Trips

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on reports that U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price broke with department precedent and took five taxpayer-funded private jet trips last week: 

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September 19, 2017

Senator Hassan on Senate Floor: Graham-Cassidy Bill: “Every Bit as Dangerous as the Trumpcare Plans We Saw This Summer – If Not Worse”

WASHINGTON – This evening, Senator Maggie Hassan spoke on the U.S. Senate floor highlighting the harmful impact that the Graham-Cassidy health care bill would have on Granite Staters and all Americans. As a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, Senator Hassan participated this month in bipartisan health care hearings focused on stabilizing the individual health insurance market and lowering costs.

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September 19, 2017

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Join Bipartisan Effort to Extend Critical Funding for Community Health Centers before End of Month Deadline

WASHINGTON – Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today joined a bipartisan group of Senators to call for immediate action to extend critical funding for the Community Health Centers Fund (CHCF) before funding runs out at the end of this month. In a letter to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Chairman and Ranking Member, Senators Shaheen, Hassan and 68 other Senators expressed their strong support for community health centers, which provide access to cost-effective primary and preventive care for families across the country.  

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September 19, 2017

Senator Hassan Stresses Importance of Justice for Sex Trafficking Survivors During Senate Commerce Committee Hearing

WASHINGTON  - Senator Maggie Hassan stressed the importance of supporting sex trafficking survivors and making it easier for them to seek justice during a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee hearing today on the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act of 2017 – legislation that Senator Hassan cosponsored. This bipartisan measure will help ensure justice for victims of sex trafficking and that websites such as Backpage.com can be held liable and brought to justice.

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September 19, 2017

Shaheen and Hassan Announce $350,000 Grant for Nashua Domestic and Sexual Violence Support Services

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced that the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women has awarded a $350,000 Transitional Housing Assistance Grant to the Bridges Domestic & Sexual Violence Support Services. The Transitional Housing Assistance Program provides aid to survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking who are homeless, or in need of transitional housing or other housing assistance.

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September 19, 2017

Following Equifax Data Breach, Senator Hassan Calls for Immediate Review of Consumer Data Protection at Top Consumer Reporting Agencies

WASHINGTON – Today, in the wake of a massive data breach at Equifax, Senator Maggie Hassan joined a group of Democratic colleagues in calling for the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to immediately review data security not only at Equifax, but also at the other two major consumer reporting agencies, Experian and TransUnion. 

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September 18, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on Bipartisan Approval of National Defense Authorization Act

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement after voting in support of the bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018:

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September 18, 2017

Senator Hassan Participates in SOS Recovery Legislative Breakfast, Highlights Importance of Recovery Services for Granite Staters Struggling with Substance Misuse

DOVER – Senator Maggie Hassan today highlighted the importance of prevention, treatment, and recovery services for Granite Staters struggling with substance use disorder at a legislative breakfast hosted by the SOS Recovery Community Organization.

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September 15, 2017

Senator Hassan Cosponsors STEM Opportunities Act to Improve Inclusion of Underrepresented Groups in STEM Fields

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan announced that she is cosponsoring the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Opportunities Act, legislation introduced by Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) that would improve the inclusion of women, minorities, and people who experience disabilities in STEM careers.

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September 15, 2017

Senator Hassan Joins Colleagues in Calling on Secretary DeVos to Reverse Rollback of Student Loan Borrower Protections

WASHINGTON –Today, Senator Maggie Hassan joined a number of her colleagues in the U.S. House and Senate in calling on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to reverse her decision to stop cooperating with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

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September 14, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Introduce Amendment to Protect DACA and Undocumented Military Recruits from Discharge Due to Immigration Status

(Washington, DC)—U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), who is a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined eight of their Democratic colleagues in filing an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to protect Dreamers and other undocumented military recruits from deportation. The amendment requires recruits in the Military Accessions Vital to National Interest (MAVNI) program to remain in the Armed Forces until the completion of background checks and security screenings. The MAVNI program allows immigrants with skills deemed vital to American national interest to enlist in the Armed Forces.

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September 14, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on Confirmation of NH's Pamela Hughes Patenaude as Deputy Secretary of HUD

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement after voting to confirm Pamela Hughes Patenaude of New Hampshire as Deputy Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development:

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September 14, 2017

Senator Hassan Helps Introduce Affordable Child Care and Early Learning Bill

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan helped introduced the Child Care for Working Families Act, a comprehensive bill to ensure that hard-working families have access to affordable, high-quality child care and preschool. 

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September 14, 2017

At Bipartisan Health Care Hearing, Senator Hassan Highlights Importance of Stable, Affordable Health Care Market for All Granite Staters and Americans

WASHINGTON – Today, at a bipartisan Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing, Senator Maggie Hassan highlighted the importance of a stable health insurance market so that all Granite Staters and Americans have access to affordable health care.

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September 14, 2017

Senator Hassan Announces “Granite Stater of the Month” Initiative to Recognize Efforts of New Hampshire Citizens

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan announced the launch of her “Granite Stater of the Month” initiative to recognize New Hampshire citizens who represent the Granite State’s values and all-hands-on-deck spirit.

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