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August 11, 2021

NH Leaders, Stakeholders Laud Shaheen & Hassan for Leadership on Historic Infrastructure Legislation

(Washington, DC) – On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly voted in support of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act with a bipartisan vote of 69-30. The bill represents the largest investment in infrastructure in our nation’s history. This package would provide a $550 billion investment in our nation’s core infrastructure priorities – including roads and bridges, rail, transit, ports, airports, the electric grid, water systems and broadband. The bipartisan legislation was the result of months of negotiations that Shaheen led, and Hassan participated in, which will deliver robust investments for Granite State communities. Shaheen was a key negotiator and led provisions on broadband and water infrastructure. Senator Hassan helped secure key provisions related to passenger rail, coastal resilience, and cybersecurity. Hours after the Senate cleared the historic legislation, New Hampshire municipal leaders and stakeholders praised Shaheen and Hassan for their work to deliver the legislation through the Senate:

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August 11, 2021

Senator Hassan Statement on Senate Passage of FY 22 Budget Resolution

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement after the Senate moved forward on the Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Resolution:

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August 10, 2021

With Senators Hassan & Young’s Bipartisan Leadership, Senate Includes Provision in Senate Budget Bill to Spur U.S. Innovation through R&D Tax Credit

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Todd Young (R-IN) successfully secured a bipartisan provision in the Senate budget package to promote U.S competitiveness and support American innovation. The amendment is supported by National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the largest manufacturing association in the United States.

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August 10, 2021

Hassan-Led State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program Passes Senate

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Senate passed a state and local cybersecurity grant program introduced by Senator Maggie Hassan, Chair of the Emerging Threats Subcommittee, as part of the bipartisan infrastructure package.

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August 10, 2021

Shaheen Leads NH Delegation in Letter Asking VA to Work with Pease Air National Guard Base on New Toxic Exposure Initiative

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today led a letter with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough to urge the VA to work with the 157th Air Refueling Wing on a new occupational toxic exposure initiative.  

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August 10, 2021

Senator Hassan Delivers for New Hampshire as Bipartisan Infrastructure Package Passes Senate

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today voted to pass the bipartisan infrastructure package, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Senator Hassan was one of the 22 original negotiators of the bill working closely on provisions related to passenger rail, high-speed internet access, coastal resilience, clean energy, and cybersecurity.

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August 09, 2021

Senator Hassan Cosponsors Bipartisan Bill to Help End Preventable Maternal and Childhood Deaths

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan cosponsored the Reach Every Mother and Child Act, bipartisan legislation that would strengthen the United States’ efforts to help end preventable deaths of mothers, newborns, and young children in the developing world. The bipartisan bill was introduced by Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Chris Coons (D-DE).

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August 09, 2021

NH Delegation Announces Nearly $4.6 Million for NH Projects through NBRC

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced today with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that New Hampshire agencies and organizations have been awarded $4,591,679 from the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) for various projects that invest in economic and community development. This is $823,386 more for New Hampshire compared to last year’s funding from the NBRC. Last week, Shaheen announced that she helped secure $35 million for the NBRC in bipartisan funding legislation for fiscal year (FY) 2022 that passed the committee and will next be considered by the full Senate, which is a $5 million increase above the FY2021 funding level and the highest the program has ever been funded. 

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August 09, 2021

Delegation Announces Nearly $4.6 Million for NH Projects through NBRC

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced today with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that New Hampshire agencies and organizations have been awarded $4,591,679 from the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) for various projects that invest in economic and community development. This is $823,386 more for New Hampshire compared to last year’s funding from the NBRC. Last week, Shaheen announced that she helped secure $35 million for the NBRC in bipartisan funding legislation for fiscal year (FY) 2022 that passed the committee and will next be considered by the full Senate, which is a $5 million increase above the FY2021 funding level and the highest the program has ever been funded. 

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August 06, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan & Kuster Announce $1 Million to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center to Combat the Substance Use Disorder Crisis in Rural NH

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, and Representative Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon $1 million in federal funding through its Rural Communities Opioid Response-Implementation program. The grant will help Dartmouth-Hitchcock expand prevention, treatment and recovery services to combat the substance use disorder epidemic in rural New Hampshire. 

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August 06, 2021

Senator Hassan Discusses Bipartisan Infrastructure Package with NH Leaders During Virtual Roundtable

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan hosted a virtual roundtable with New Hampshire leaders to discuss how the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will help New Hampshire communities. Senator Hassan was joined by New Hampshire community leaders and stakeholders who spoke about the need for infrastructure investments.

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August 06, 2021

Senate Passes Bipartisan Legislation Cosponsored by Senator Hassan to Expand Access to Service Dogs for Veterans

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate unanimously passed bipartisan legislation that Senator Maggie Hassan cosponsored to authorize the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to create a pilot program on dog training therapy and provide service dogs to veterans with mental health challenges regardless of whether they or not they have mobility issues.

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August 05, 2021

Senator Hassan Emphasizes Need to Strengthen Efforts to Address Domestic Terrorism and Violent Extremism During Committee Hearing

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan participated in two Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearings this week to examine the threat posed by domestic terrorism and violent extremism. During the hearings, the Senator focused her questioning on the threat of online radicalization, as well as the danger domestic terrorism poses to houses of worship.

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August 05, 2021

U.S. Department of Education Approves New Hampshire’s Plan for Use of American Rescue Plan Funds to Support K-12 Schools and Students, Distributes Remaining $116 Million To State

Today, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) announced the approval of New Hampshire’s American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) plan and distributed remaining ARP ESSER funds to them. New Hampshire’s plan details how the state is using and plans to use ARP ESSER funds to safely reopen and sustain the safe operation of schools and equitably expand opportunity for students who need it most, particularly those most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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August 04, 2021

Senate Committee Passes Senator Hassan’s Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Suicide Prevention Training in Schools

WASHINGTON – The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee voted to pass U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan’s bipartisan bill to address rising youth suicide rates, which she introduced with Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) earlier this year. The Suicide Training and Awareness Nationally Delivered for Universal Prevention (STANDUP) Act encourages states, public schools, and Tribes to implement evidence-based policies and trainings to prevent suicides by prioritizing grantees with these policies to receive certain types of grants, including ones to promote youth mental health awareness among schools and communities and improve connections to services for school-age youth.

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August 03, 2021

Senator Hassan Secures $1 Billion for State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program in Bipartisan Infrastructure Package

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan, chair of the Emerging Threats and Spending Oversight Subcommittee, successfully led efforts to create and fund a state and local cybersecurity grant program in the recently released bipartisan infrastructure package.

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August 03, 2021

Senator Hassan Secures Nearly $1 Billion in Critical Funding for Coastal Resiliency in Bipartisan Infrastructure Package

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan successfully led efforts to secure significant federal funding to strengthen coastal resiliency efforts for coastal communities in New Hampshire and across the country in the recently released bipartisan infrastructure package. The funding that Senator Hassan helped to secure in the final package will help protect coastal communities from flooding as climate change continues to cause more severe weather events and flooding.

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August 03, 2021

Senator Hassan Secures Key Priorities for New Hampshire in Bipartisan Infrastructure Package

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) is working across the aisle to pass a bipartisan infrastructure package. She was one of the 22 original negotiators of the bill, and now that the final draft legislation has been released, the Senate is working to get this bill across the finish line. The bill includes key provisions that Senator Hassan secured to expand high-speed internet access, support coastal resilience, invest in clean energy, and strengthen cybersecurity.

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August 02, 2021

Senate Passes Hassan-Supported Effort to Increase Access to Substance Use Disorder Treatment in Jails and Prisons

WASHINGTON –The U.S. Senate passed bipartisan legislation that Senator Maggie Hassan helped introduce to expand access to important substance use disorder treatment in jails and prisons around the country, and help those exiting correctional facilities continue their treatment in the community.

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August 01, 2021

Senators Hassan, Shaheen Join Colleagues in Introducing Bipartisan Bill to Tear Down Unnecessary Barriers for Students with Disabilities

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen joined a bipartisan group of Senators in introducing the Respond, Innovate, Succeed, and Empower (RISE) Act to help ease the transition from high school to college for students with disabilities. The legislation would amend the Higher Education Act (HEA) and clarify that students with previous documentation of a disability would be able to continue using that documentation as proof when they transition to higher education. This would help ensure that students who receive special education or accommodations because of a disability do not need to spend time and money to go through unnecessary new diagnostic testing.

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