Press Releases

July 11, 2017

Senator Hassan Questions Nominee for Undersecretary for the DHS Office of Intelligence & Analysis on Intelligence Sharing and Preventing Homegrown Terrorism

WASHINGTON – Today, during a Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Hearing, Senator Maggie Hassan continued her focus on addressing the threat of terrorism by questioning David Glawe, nominee for Undersecretary for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Intelligence & Analysis, on intelligence sharing within the DHS and the importance of preventing homegrown terrorism.

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July 11, 2017

Senator Hassan Addresses School Superintendents Association’s Legislative Advocacy Conference

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan addressed the School Superintendents Association’s Legislative Advocacy Conference, where she highlighted the critical role that superintendents and school administrators play in ensuring that students, teachers, and public school districts can thrive. As a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, Senator Hassan has supported strong K-12 public school systems and stood firm against efforts by President Trump and Secretary DeVos to undermine our public schools.

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July 10, 2017

Senator Hassan Visits Granite State Independent Living, Discusses Harmful Impact Trumpcare Would Have on Individuals with Disabilities and Older Americans

CONCORD – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan visited Granite State Independent Living, a non-profit that provides a range of assisted-living services for Granite Staters, where she discussed the harmful impact that the Republican health care legislation, known as Trumpcare, would have on individuals with disabilities and older Americans.

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July 10, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on the Passing of C. Arthur Soucy

MANCHESTER – Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement on the passing of C. Arthur Soucy:

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July 06, 2017

Senator Hassan Visits Dartmouth Regional Technology Center, Emphasizes Importance of Supporting New Hampshire’s Innovative Businesses

LEBANON – Yesterday, Senator Maggie Hassan visited the Dartmouth Regional Technology Center, where she met with innovative business leaders, highlighted the importance of supporting New Hampshire’s entrepreneurs, and discussed a bill she introduced to build on those efforts – the Reigniting Opportunity for Innovators (ROI) Act. During her visit, Senator Hassan met with employees of Celdara Medical, Mobile Virtual Player, Avitide, and FreshAir Sensor.

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July 05, 2017

At Newport Health Center, Senator Hassan Highlights Harmful Impact Trumpcare Would Have on Patients in New Hampshire

NEWPORT – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan visited Newport Health Center at New London Hospital, where she toured the facility, met with staff members, and highlighted the harmful impact Trumpcare would have on patients in New Hampshire and across the entire country.

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June 29, 2017

VIDEO: Nominee for DHS Under Secretary for Management Expresses Support for Hassan-Portman Hack DHS Act

WASHINGTON – The Hassan-Portman Hack DHS Act could be a valuable tool for improving cybersecurity, Claire Grady, the nominee to be Under Secretary for Management at the Department of Homeland Security, said yesterday during her confirmation hearing before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) introduced the legislation with Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) last month.

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June 29, 2017

Senators Shaheen and Hassan Announce $5.8 Million in Grants from HUD for Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control in New Hampshire

WASHINGTON – Today, Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded New Hampshire $5.8 million in grants for lead-based paint hazard control. The City of Nashua and the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority will each receive $2.9 million in federal funding to keep families and their children safe from lead-based paint and other home health and safety hazards.

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June 29, 2017

Senator Hassan Priorities Included in Bipartisan FAA Reauthorization Bill

WASHINGTON – Today, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation voted on bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which includes key provisions championed by Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH). The legislation (S.1405) reauthorizes the FAA for 4 years, through FY 2021.

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June 29, 2017

ICYMI: TIME Magazine Focuses on NH to Underscore Devastating Impact Trumpcare’s Medicaid Cuts Would have on Efforts to Combat the Opioid Crisis, State Budgets, And Care for Most Vulnerable Citizens

WASHINGTON – TIME Magazine highlighted the devastating impact that the massive cuts to Medicaid included in Trumpcare and the President’s budget proposal would have on efforts to combat the opioid crisis, state budgets, and care for children, individuals who experience disabilities, and seniors in nursing homes.

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June 28, 2017

Senator Hassan Applauds Veterans’ Affairs Committee Passage of Bipartisan Measure to Modernize VA Appeals Process

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) applauded the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee’s passage of the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act. The bipartisan legislation, which Senator Hassan helped introduce, seeks to overhaul the current process for veterans’ appeals at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and was led by Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Jon Tester (D-MT), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT).

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June 28, 2017

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Speak Together on Senate Floor Highlighting Stories of Granite Staters Who Would be Hurt by Trumpcare

WASHINGTON – Today, Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan went to the Senate floor together to highlight a few of the stories they heard at an emergency Trumpcare field hearing they held last Friday in Concord. The Senators also emphasized that even though Republican leadership has delayed a vote on Trumpcare this week, the fundamentals of what is wrong with Trumpcare will not change.

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June 28, 2017

Senator Hassan Joins Prominent Doctor Organizations to Speak Out Against Trumpcare

WASHINGTON – Today, Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) joined doctors from the American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, Americans College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists, American College of Physicians, American Psychiatric Association, and the American Osteopathic Association, to speak out against the dangerous Trumpcare proposal in the Senate, which would harm millions of Americans.

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June 27, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on EPA Administrator Pruitt Decision to Repeal Clean Water Rule

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement after EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced the repeal of the Clean Water Rule:

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June 27, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Join Senate Democrats to Call Out Secretary DeVos for Harmful Actions on Civil Rights Protections, Enforcement

**SENATORS: “You claim to support civil rights and oppose discrimination, but your actions belie your assurances.”**

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June 27, 2017

Senator Maggie Hassan: “No One Believes that Trumpcare is Dead Yet”

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement following news that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is delaying a vote on the Senate version of Trumpcare:

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June 27, 2017

Senator Hassan Joins Colleagues Highlighting How Trumpcare Undermines Efforts to Combat the Substance Misuse Crisis

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan joined colleagues and experts, including former Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Michael Botticelli, to highlight how Trumpcare, which ends Medicaid expansion and includes massive cuts to Medicaid, would undermine efforts to combat the heroin, fentanyl, and opioid crisis that is devastating communities across New Hampshire and America.

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June 26, 2017

Senator Maggie Hassan: CBO Report Confirms Once Again that “Trumpcare Would Lead to Higher Costs for Worse Health Coverage”

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on today’s report from the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office:

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June 26, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on New Study on Co-Occurrence of Mental Health Issues and Substance Use Disorders

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement after Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center released a study finding that adults across the country who experience mental health issues receive more than half of the total opioid prescriptions distributed annually in the United States:

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June 26, 2017

As White House Prepares Gift to Big Pharma, Senator Hassan Joins Colleagues in Urging President Trump to Get Behind Real Solutions to Bring Down Prescription Drug Costs

WASHINGTON – On Friday, as the White House prepares to gift the big pharmaceutical companies with an executive order that reportedly favors the industry over consumers, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined colleagues from the Senate and House in urging President Donald Trump to get behind real solutions to bring down the skyrocketing price of prescription drugs, one of the central reasons why health care costs are rising. 

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