Press Releases

September 10, 2019

Senator Hassan Statement on Anniversary of the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement ahead of the anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001:

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September 09, 2019

At 9/11 Hearing in New York City, Senator Hassan Discusses Threats to Homeland Security with Former Department of Homeland Security Secretaries

NEW YORK CITY – Ahead of the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan joined bipartisan members of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee for a field hearing at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City. The hearing focused on the current state of homeland security and what needs to be done to keep Granite Staters and all Americans safe. Hearing witnesses were three former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) secretaries from the Bush and Obama Administrations.

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September 04, 2019

NH Delegation Announces Over $300K in Federal Grant Funding for New Training and Safety Equipment for NH Fire Training Academy

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded the New Hampshire Fire Training Academy $341,086 in federal funding through the agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. The AFG program provides direct financial assistance to eligible fire departments in order to enhance the safety of firefighters and the public. The funding will be used to purchase new firefighter training equipment and breathing apparatus cylinders.

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September 04, 2019

NH Delegation Announces More Than $26.6 Million in Funding to Combat Substance Use Disorder Epidemic

(Washington, DC) – Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced the award of over $26.6 million in federal funding to help combat the substance use disorder epidemic. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced the award of $22,982,608 in grants for the remainder of Fiscal Year (FY) 2019, under the State Opioid Response (SOR) grant program. This is the second allotment of $22.9 million to be made available to the state due to the New Hampshire congressional delegation’s successful negotiations of the bipartisan budget agreement in 2018. Thanks to the delegation’s efforts, New Hampshire will receive a total of nearly $35 million in SOR grants in FY 2019, more than a ten-fold increase compared to FY 2017. New Hampshire will use the SOR grant dollars to increase access to substance use disorder treatment and recovery supports, and enhance efforts to prevent substance misuse.

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September 03, 2019

Reps. Ratcliffe, Khanna to introduce bill with Sens. Cornyn and Hassan to advance and modernize CDM program at DHS

WASHINGTON – Reps. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) and Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) will introduce legislation this week to advance and modernize the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Continuous Diagnostics Mitigation (CDM) program.

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August 30, 2019

NH Delegation Announces Over $1 Million to Support Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) today announced over $1 million to support survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Turning Points Network in Claremont will receive a $450,000 award through the Transitional House Grant Assistance Program, which is administered by the Department of Justice (DOJ), to support transitional housing for survivors or domestic violence. The amount awarded by the DOJ is an increase of $100,000 over last year’s grant award. Additionally, the Northern Border Regional Commission has awarded Turning Points Network $250,000 to support infrastructure efforts to move locations within Claremont. The delegation also announced that the New Hampshire Department of Justice would separately receive $383,741 through the Office on Violence Against Women to support rape crisis centers and other non-profit organizations that provide assistance to survivors of sexual assault. Senator Shaheen is the lead Democrat on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the Department of Justice. Congresswoman Kuster advocated on behalf of Turning Points for the NBRC grant. Shaheen and Kuster supported the organization’s Transitional House Grant Assistance Program grant application.

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August 28, 2019

Hassan Highlights Impact of Wayfair Decision During U.S. Senate Hearing in Concord on Impact of Online Sales Tax Collection Requirement on NH Small Businesses

(Washington, DC) – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan highlighted the impact of the backwards Supreme Court Wayfair decision on small businesses during a field hearing on the internet sales tax collection requirement in Concord. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, hosted the event. The recent Supreme Court ruling in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. determined that states with a sales tax are now allowed to collect sales tax from out-of-state businesses, including those in states without a sales tax, such as New Hampshire. Shaheen heard from representatives from Littleton Coin, TradePort, Alpenglow Benefit Auctions and Lupine Pet about the impact of this burdensome requirement on New Hampshire businesses, which are now forced to navigate additional red tape and incur new costs to meet this obligation.

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August 27, 2019

Senator Hassan Speaks with Providers, Moms in Recovery About Opioid Addiction Treatment at Dartmouth-Hitchcock

LEBANON – Senator Maggie Hassan yesterday spoke with providers at Dartmouth-Hitchcock about efforts to expand access to medication-assisted treatment, and also met with participants in Moms in Recovery, a program for pregnant or parenting women who are grappling with substance use disorders. Senator Hassan recently introduced bipartisan legislation that would eliminate barriers that currently restrict health care providers from prescribing buprenorphine – a proven medication-assisted treatment – to patients struggling with addiction.

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August 26, 2019

Senator Hassan Statement on Johnson & Johnson Fueling Opioid Epidemic

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement after an Oklahoma judge ruled against Johnson & Johnson for its role in the opioid epidemic:

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August 22, 2019

Senator Hassan Encouraged by Administration’s Fentanyl Trafficking Actions, Calls for Continued Efforts

WASHINGTON – In an effort to curb international fentanyl and synthetic opioid trafficking, the Office of National Drug Control Policy this week announced private-sector advisories to help banks and other businesses identify and alert law enforcement to possible drug trafficking. In addition, the Department of Treasury announced sanctions on three Chinese nationals it identified as foreign narcotics traffickers.

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August 21, 2019

Senator Hassan Recognizes Erik Becker of Lancaster as August’s Granite Stater of the Month

WASHINGTON – Senator Hassan recognized Erik Becker of Lancaster as August’s Granite Stater of the Month for his dedication to improving his community and for lending support to those in need.

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August 20, 2019

Senator Hassan’s Bipartisan R&D Tax Credit Bill Gains Support From Entrepreneurship and Innovation Leaders

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan’s bipartisan legislation to expand the refundable research and development (R&D) tax credit for startups and small businesses has gained support among entrepreneurship and innovation leaders. Senator Hassan announced the bill during a visit to Sunrise Labs in Bedford, New Hampshire, which develops products for startups and companies.

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August 19, 2019

Senator Hassan Slams Trump Administration’s Gag Rule Jeopardizing Patients’ Access to Health Care

WASHINGTON – Planned Parenthood announced today that it will pull out of the Title X program due to the Trump Administration’s gag rule that prohibits medical professionals at Title X health centers from providing full and complete information on reproductive health options to their patients. Title X is a federally-funded program that supports health centers that provide reproductive health care, cancer screenings, and other services. Title X funded centers deliver care to nearly 18,000 Granite Staters annually, and Title X supported Planned Parenthood centers serve 60 percent of those individuals. 

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August 16, 2019

NH Delegation Applauds Administration’s Approval of Disaster Declaration for Grafton County

(Washington, DC) – Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) applauded the decision by the Trump administration to grant a Major Disaster Declaration for the state of New Hampshire following a severe storm on July 11th, which led to flash flooding and significant damage to state and local infrastructure in Grafton County. In the wake of the July storm, the New Hampshire delegation wrote a letter of support for a Major Disaster Declaration for the state of New Hampshire. The cost associated with the storm damage is approximately $2.9 million statewide. The disaster declaration will provide assistance to Grafton County.

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August 16, 2019

Senator Hassan, Colleagues Send Letter to HHS Demanding Answers on How Agency is Combating Health Care Fraud

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan joined her colleagues in sending a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma demanding more information about what they’re doing to address fraud, waste, and abuse in the health care system.

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August 14, 2019

NH Delegation Calls on President to Grant Disaster Declaration for Grafton County

(Washington, DC) – Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led a letter with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) urging President Trump to issue a Major Disaster Declaration for the state of New Hampshire following a severe storm on July 11th, which led to flash flooding and significant damage to state and local infrastructure in Grafton County. The cost associated with the July storm is approximately $2.9 million statewide.

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August 14, 2019

Hassan, Colleagues Press FCC to Take Action to Protect Consumers from Cellphone Fraud

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan joined her colleagues in sending a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) asking the agency to protect and educate consumers on the issue of cellphone fraud and assist victims in understanding their recourse options. In 2018, there were 680,000 reported victims of cellphone fraud, a 78 percent increase from 2017.

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August 14, 2019

Cassidy, Whitehouse, Hassan Raise Red Flag on Latest Scam Targeting Seniors

WASHINGTON–U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) have called on Attorney General Barr and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar to protect seniors being targeted by the latest scam on Medicare recipients. There have been recent reports that criminals are targeting seniors by offering genetic testing they claim is covered by Medicare.

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August 13, 2019

NH Delegation Announces $3.8 Million for STEM Programs at UNH & Dartmouth

(Washington, DC)— U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that the National Science Foundation awarded Dartmouth College and the University of New Hampshire (UNH) $3.8 million for projects that invest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Dartmouth will receive $2,791,391 for a project that targets STEM undergraduate curriculum. UNH will receive $999,558 for a project that prioritizes training and retention of STEM students in an effort to increase degree completion of low-income undergraduates in STEM fields. Specifically, the UNH funding would pay for scholarships for STEM students transferring from Great Bay Community College in Portsmouth to UNH.

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August 13, 2019

Senator Hassan Joins in Introducing a Bipartisan Resolution Honoring the Battle of the Bulge 75th Anniversary

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan joined in introducing a bipartisan resolution to honor the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge.

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