Press Releases

April 16, 2018

New Hampshire Congressional Delegation Announces Nearly $8 Million in Federal Grants to Repair Transportation Infrastructure in Communities Impacted by Severe Flooding Last Year

WASHINGTON - Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan, and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter and Annie Kuster today announced nearly $8 million in federal grants to repair transportation infrastructure in communities impacted by severe flooding last June, July, and October.

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April 13, 2018

Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduces Bill to Allow Safe Disposal of Unwanted Drugs in Hospice

Washington, D.C. — A bipartisan group of five Senators introduced the Safe Disposal of Unused Medication Act of 2018 to respond to one aspect of the heroin and opioid abuse epidemic that is harming communities and families across the country.  This bipartisan legislation would address the problem of unused prescription drugs when a patient is receiving hospice care at home.  The bill was introduced by U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).

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April 11, 2018

Senator Hassan Highlights Importance of Prioritizing Funding for States Hardest-Hit by Opioid Epidemic, Expanding Medication-Assisted Treatment in Health Committee Hearing

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today participated in the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing on the bipartisan Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018, which includes a number of priorities Senator Hassan has championed. 

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April 10, 2018

Senator Hassan to Mark Zuckerberg: “Why should we think that Facebook on its own will ever truly make the changes that we need to protect Americans’ well-being and privacy?”

Click here for a link to the full video of Senator Hassan's questioning of Mr. Zuckerberg. WASHINGTON - As a member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, Senator Maggie Hassan today questioned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at the joint Senate Commerce and Judiciary Committees hearing titled, "Facebook, Social Media Privacy, and the Use and Abuse of Data." Senator Hassan pressed Mr. Zuckerberg on Facebook's business model, which as the Senator said, relies on two potenti… Continue Reading


April 06, 2018

Senator Hassan Statement on EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement today on EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt:

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April 05, 2018

Senator Hassan Statement on 2017 Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Economic Impact Report

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement today on the Seacoast Shipyard Association’s 2017 Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Economic Impact Report:

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April 05, 2018

New Hampshire Congressional Delegation Announces More Than $2.5 Million in Federal Grants to Strengthen Transportation Infrastructure in Nashua and Southeastern New Hampshire

WASHINGTON – Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan, and Representatives Carol Shea-Porter and Annie Kuster today announced more than $2.5 million in federal grants to strengthen transportation infrastructure in Nashua and Southeastern New Hampshire.

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April 05, 2018

Key Hassan Measures Included in Bipartisan Legislation to Address Opioid Crisis

WASHINGTON – Key measures championed by Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) were included in bipartisan draft legislation to combat the fentanyl, heroin, and opioid epidemic, announced by the leadership of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee yesterday. 

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April 05, 2018

Senator Hassan Visits Seacoast Science Center, Emphasizes Importance of Combating Climate Change and Protecting New Hampshire’s Natural Resources

RYE – Senator Maggie Hasan visited the Seacoast Science Center in Odiorne Point State Park yesterday, where she toured the center, met with conservation leaders, and discussed the critical importance of combating climate change and protecting New Hampshire’s natural resources.

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April 03, 2018

Senator Hassan Participates in National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit

ATLANTA, GA – Senator Maggie Hassan today participated in the National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit, where she spoke during the Congressional Leader Plenary Session about the critical importance of working together at all levels to implement a comprehensive approach that strengthens prevention, treatment, recovery, and law enforcement efforts to combat the opioid crisis and help save lives. The summit was created under the leadership of Congressman Hal Rogers (R-KY).

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March 29, 2018

Senator Hassan Cosponsors Bipartisan Legislation to Support Veterans and Their Families

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan announced this week that she is cosponsoring bipartisan legislation to support service members, veterans, and their families. The bipartisan Military and Veteran Caregiver Services Improvement Act expands the VA caregiver program that helps those who care for wounded, ill, or injured veterans, opening the program to veterans of all eras and ensuring that resources are available to more of the family members and other loved ones who have taken on a caregiving role for veterans.

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March 28, 2018

Senator Hassan Discusses Importance of Supporting Career Pathways, Workforce Development with Industry Leaders at Nashua Community College

NASHUA – Senator Maggie Hassan, New Hampshire educators, business and community leaders, and students discussed the important role career pathways and workforce development play in expanding middle class opportunity at a roundtable discussion today at Nashua Community College. 

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March 28, 2018

Bipartisan Bill Cosponsored by Senators Shaheen and Hassan to Support Veterans Signed into Law by President Trump

WASHINGTON – Today, bipartisan legislation cosponsored by Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan to promote better care for veterans was signed into law by President Trump. The State Veterans Home Adult Day Health Care Improvement Act would enable veterans who are living in their own homes to receive certain services at their residences through state veterans homes, while also cutting costs and increasing the standard of living for veterans who need specialized medical assistance. 

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March 28, 2018

NH Delegation Calls on Trump Administration to Prioritize Emergency Dredging for Hampton Harbor in Army Corps Of Engineers’ Yearly Work Plan

(Washington, DC) – Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led a letter with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02), to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney and Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works R.D. James, requesting that emergency dredging for Hampton Harbor be included in the OMB and Army Corps of Engineers’ (Corps) fiscal year 2018 work plan. The two agencies develop an annual work plan to address high-need projects following the implementation of government funding legislation.

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March 27, 2018

Senator Hassan and Internet Association Visit Claremont, NH to Discuss How the Internet Helps Boost Economic Growth in Claremont and Across New Hampshire

Claremont, NH – Internet Association (IA) and Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today hosted an Internet Community Crawl to showcase the value of the internet for local businesses and the community in Claremont, New Hampshire. Participants toured four local businesses and community organizations, and the event concluded with a roundtable discussion on how federal policy can support the internet's role in driving economic growth. Senator Hassan highlighted the importance of reinstating net neutrality and expanding access to broadband in order to help innovative businesses – particularly those in rural parts of New Hampshire – succeed.

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March 27, 2018

After Securing Significant Increase in Opioid Response Funding & Set-Aside For Hardest Hit States, NH Delegation Makes Recommendations to Trump Administration to Make Sure New Hampshire Gets its Fair Share

(Washington, DC)— U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led a New Hampshire delegation letter with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) to the Health and Human Services (HHS) Department and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), calling on the Trump administration to make sure New Hampshire gets its fair share of new opioid funding that the delegation was instrumental in securing. The omnibus government funding bill signed into law on Friday, provides an increase of $3.3 billion in opioid funding, of which $142 million is set aside for states with the highest mortality rates from overdoses. The Senators and Congresswomen are requesting that the Trump administration implement specific policies that ensures this set-aside fund prioritizes funding for states like New Hampshire.

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March 27, 2018

Senator Hassan Visits Smiths Medical in Keene, Highlights Importance of Supporting Innovative Businesses & Ensuring All Hard-Working Granite Staters Have Quality, Affordable Health Care

KEENE – Senator Maggie Hassan today visited Smiths Medical, where she toured the facility, held a town hall with employees, and emphasized the importance of supporting innovative businesses and ensuring that all hard-working Granite Staters have quality, affordable health care. 

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March 26, 2018

Bipartisan STAR Act to Combat Childhood Cancer Supported by Senators Shaheen & Hassan Passes the Senate

WASHINGTON – Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) applauded the Senate passage of the bipartisan Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Access, and Research (STAR) Act of 2017. The senators are cosponsors of the bipartisan bill, which 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. The bill passed the Senate on Thursday.

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March 23, 2018

Bipartisan Bill Cosponsored by Senator Hassan to Support Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Passes the Senate

Bipartisan Bill Will Help Strengthen Health and Well-Being of Granite State Families Impacted by the Opioid Epidemic WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan today applauded Senate passage of the bipartisan Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Act, which she cosponsored, to ensure that grandparents raising grandchildren are better able to meet the needs of the children in their care. A growing consequence of the opioid crisis is the increasing number of grandparents raising their grandch… Continue Reading


March 22, 2018

Senator Hassan Statement on Key New Hampshire Priorities in Government Funding Bill

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on the key New Hampshire priorities included in the government funding bill, which implements the bipartisan February funding agreement and includes an additional $3.3 billion to combat the opioid crisis. As members of the bipartisan Common Sense Coalition, Senators Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen worked to pave the way for the bipartisan agreement in February.  

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