Press Releases

April 26, 2018

Wenstrup, Takano, Rubio, and Hassan Introduce Legislation to Prioritize Veterans’ Employment and Education Programs at the VA

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Brad Wenstrup (R-OH), Congressman Mark Takano (D-CA), Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) introduced the bipartisan Veterans’ Education, Transition, and Opportunity Prioritization Plan (VET OPP) Act of 2018.

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April 26, 2018

Shaheen & Hassan Praise Nomination of Chief Willard to Serve as U.S. Marshal for New Hampshire

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) have issued the following statements following the Trump administration’s nomination of Manchester Police Chief Nick Willard to serve as U.S. Marshal: 

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April 25, 2018

Senator Hassan Introduces Bill to Create National Study on Net Metering

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today introduced the National Evaluation of Techniques for Making Energy Technologies more Effective and Resilient (NET METER) Act to create a national study on net metering to guide states interested in starting a net metering program or expanding an existing program. 

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April 25, 2018

Senators Hassan, Shaheen Statements on New Analysis Showing Economic Impact of Opioid Crisis in New Hampshire

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen today released the following statements on a new report about the economic impact of the opioid crisis in New Hampshire. The analysis, prepared by the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Democratic staff and modeled after a national analysis conducted by President Trump’s Council of Economic Advisers, found that in 2016 alone the opioid crisis cost New Hampshire more than $5.3 billion from a variety of factors including health care spending, substance use disorder treatment, criminal justice, and lost productivity.

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April 24, 2018

At Homeland Security Committee Hearing, Senator Hassan Highlights Importance of Bolstering Election Security as 2018 Midterm Elections Get Underway

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today participated in a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on mitigating cybersecurity risks, where she highlighted the importance of bolstering election security as the 2018 midterm elections get underway. The Senator also reiterated the need to strengthen security around the Internet of Things.  

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April 24, 2018

Senate HELP Committee Passes Bipartisan Legislation with Key Hassan Provisions to Combat Opioid Crisis

WASHINGTON – The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee today unanimously passed the bipartisan Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 to strengthen efforts to combat the opioid crisis. As a member of Senate HELP Committee, Senator Hassan successfully fought to include a number of key New Hampshire priorities in the legislation. 

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April 23, 2018

Senator Hassan Cosponsors Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Reporting of Student Outcomes

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today announced that she is cosponsoring bipartisan legislation to modernize the post-secondary education data reporting system to provide students and their families with greater transparency and accuracy as they consider higher education options. 

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April 23, 2018

Senator Hassan Announces Opposition to Mike Pompeo’s Nomination for Secretary of State

WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement today announcing her opposition to Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Mike Pompeo's nomination to serve as Secretary of State:

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April 19, 2018

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Announce More than $1 Million for Renovations at New Hampshire State Veterans Home

WASHINGTON – As part of their efforts to support New Hampshire’s veterans, Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan today announced that the VA has awarded the New Hampshire State Veterans Home in Tilton more than $1 million in federal funding for renovation projects through the VA State Veterans Home Construction Grant program.

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April 19, 2018

NH Delegation, 170 Members of Congress, Introduce Resolution Calling for EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s Resignation

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (D-02), joined a group of 170 members of Congress to introduce companion resolutions in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives formally calling on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt to resign. The resolution comes in response to Pruitt’s repeated ethics violations, misuse of taxpayer dollars, and actions that fundamentally undermine the mission of the EPA to prioritize efforts that keep our land, air and water clean, and safeguard environmentally conscious policy priorities.

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April 19, 2018

Senator Hassan Announces Jerry Lachance of Sandown as April “Granite Stater of the Month”

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan announced today her “Granite Stater of the Month” for April, Jerry Lachance of Sandown. At 70 years old, Jerry is currently biking more than 2,000 miles from Florida to New Hampshire in order to raise funds for Project Hero, a nonprofit that supports veterans who have been injured or suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). 

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April 19, 2018

Senators Hassan, Portman Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Help Train More New Doctors to Prescribe Medication-Assisted Treatment

WASHINGTON – Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) today introduced the bipartisan Enhancing Access to Addiction Treatment Act of 2018 to help train more new doctors to prescribe medication-assisted treatment to help combat the fentanyl, heroin, and opioid epidemic and saves lives. 

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April 18, 2018

Shaheen and Hassan Statements on Release of CURES Act Opioid Funding

(Washington, DC)—U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statements after the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the release of $485 million, authorized through the 21st Century Cures Act, to combat the opioid crisis. Of this amount, New Hampshire will receive $3.1 million. 

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April 18, 2018

Senator Hassan Commends Bravery and Courage of Survivors of Olympic Abuse, Highlights Importance of Holding Those Responsible Accountable to Prevent Further Abuse

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today participated in the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection hearing titled, “Olympic Abuse: The Role of National Governing Bodies in Protecting Our Athletes,” where she commended the bravery and courage of survivors of sexual abuse and highlighted the importance of holding those responsible accountable in order to prevent further abuse. 

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April 18, 2018

Bipartisan Hassan-Portman Hack DHS Act Unanimously Passes Senate

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

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April 18, 2018

Senator Hassan Joins Colleagues in Introducing Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Addiction Recovery Homes

WASHINGTON – As part of her efforts to combat the fentanyl, heroin, and opioid epidemic, Senator Maggie Hassan joined a number of her colleagues in introducing the bipartisan Ensuring Access to Quality Recovery Living Act. The bipartisan bill would give states the resources and guidelines necessary to ensure that recovery homes are able to effectively help residents sustain recovery from substance use disorders. 

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April 17, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan Announce New Hampshire Military Service Academy Day

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) invite New Hampshire students interested in attending any of the country’s military service academies to attend the New Hampshire Military Service Academy Day on Saturday, May 12th in Pembroke

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April 17, 2018

Senators Hassan, Shaheen Cosponsor Bipartisan Legislation to Combat the Fentanyl, Heroin, and Opioid Epidemic

As Member of Senate HELP Committee, Senator Hassan Has Fought to Include a Number of Key New Hampshire Priorities in the Legislation WASHINGTON - Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen today cosponsored the bipartisan Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 as part of their efforts to combat the fentanyl, heroin, and opioid epidemic that's devastating communities across New Hampshire. As a member of Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, Senator Hassan has fought to inc… Continue Reading


April 17, 2018

Senator Hassan Statement on Supreme Court Oral Arguments in Case Regarding Internet Sales Tax

WASHINGTON – Following the Supreme Court oral arguments today in the South Dakota v. Wayfair case, which affects whether New Hampshire small businesses selling products over the internet will be forced to collect sales tax for other states, Senator Hassan reiterated her opposition to any effort to impose mandatory internet sales tax collection. Senator Hassan signed an amicus brief to the Supreme Court, urging the Court to rule against South Dakota in the current case. 

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April 16, 2018

Senator Hassan Participates in Granite State Children’s Alliance KNOW & TELL Leadership Collaborative Meeting

MANCHESTER – In honor of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month, Senator Maggie Hassan today participated in the Granite State Children’s Alliance KNOW & TELL Leadership Collaborative meeting, where she commended the Granite State Children’s Alliance for strengthening the well-being and development of the children that they serve and emphasized the importance of raising awareness about signs of abuse. Senator Hassan was joined by Senator Jeanne Shaheen, New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon MacDonald, and Joy Barrett, Executive Director of Granite State Children’s Alliance.

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