Press Releases

April 25, 2017

Senator Hassan Responds to United Airlines’ Failure to Respond to Basic Questions about Troubling Incident with Passenger

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) responded to United Airlines' failure to meet a deadline for answering basic questions regarding the incident of a ticketed passenger being forcibly removed on Flight 3411 from Chicago to Louisville. Senator Hassan is a member of the Aviation Operations, Safety and Security Subcommittee of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee.

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April 25, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement Following White House Meeting on the Opioid Crisis

WASHINGTON - This afternoon, Senator Maggie Hassan joined Senator Jeanne Shaheen and a bipartisan group of Senators at a White House meeting on the opioid crisis with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who chairs the President's recently established opioid commission.

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April 24, 2017

At ReVision Energy, Senator Hassan Highlights Harmful Impact of President Trump’s Proposed Budget Cuts on New Hampshire’s Renewable Energy Industry

BRENTWOOD - Today, building on her efforts to create a more innovative and affordable clean energy future for New Hampshire's people and businesses, Senator Maggie Hassan visited ReVision Energy, a solar energy company that is helping to create jobs and reduce New Hampshire's carbon footprint while cutting energy costs for consumers.

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April 24, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on Confirmation of Governor Perdue as Agriculture Secretary

WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement after voting to confirm Governor Sonny Perdue as Agriculture Secretary:

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April 21, 2017

Senator Hassan Visits General Electric Facility in Hooksett, Emphasizes Importance of Supporting Innovative Businesses

HOOKSETT - Yesterday, Senator Maggie Hassan visited General Electric (GE) Aviation, where she toured the facility, met with employees, and highlighted the important role innovative businesses like GE play in creating high-quality jobs in the state and boosting New Hampshire's economy.

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April 21, 2017

Senator Hassan Leads Group of Senators Urging President Trump to Fill Key Science Posts Throughout Administration

WASHINGTON - Today, in advance of the March for Science, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) led a group of Senators in urging President Trump to appoint well-qualified experts for critical science posts at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and throughout the federal government.

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April 20, 2017

At Alpha Loft in Manchester, Senator Hassan Highlights Reigniting Opportunity for Innovators (ROI) Act and Importance of Supporting Entrepreneurs

MANCHESTER - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan hosted a roundtable discussion on entrepreneurship at Alpha Loft, where she discussed with members of the Alpha Loft team and innovative business leaders the importance of supporting New Hampshire's entrepreneurs and highlighted her first bill, the Reigniting Opportunity for Innovators (ROI) Act,which will provide the student loan debt relief necessary for innovators working to start up and grow small businesses.

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April 20, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on the Release of Federal Funding to Fight Opioid Epidemic

WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement after the Trump Administration announced that it will be releasing $3.1 million in 21stCentury Cures Act funding to New Hampshire to fight the heroin, fentanyl and opioid crisis:

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April 18, 2017

Senator Hassan Joins Bipartisan Group of Colleagues in Urging Trump Administration to Swiftly Nominate Inspectors General at Federal Agencies

WASHINGTON - Today, building on her efforts to improve efficiency in federal spending, Senator Maggie Hassan joined a bipartisan group of Senators in sending a letter to President Trump, urging him to quickly nominate qualified candidates for Inspectors General (IG) to serve as watchdogs at federal agencies. Senator Hassan was joined by her colleagues of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, including Senators McCaskill (D-MO), Johnson (R-WI),Carper (D-DE), Daines (R-MT), Enzi (R-WY), Heitkamp (D-ND), Lankford (R-OK), Markey (D-MA), Paul (R-KY), Peters (R-MI), and Portman (R-OH).

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April 18, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Announce New Hampshire Military Service Academy Day

WASHINGTON - 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 13th in Pembroke.

 

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April 18, 2017

Senator Hassan’s Staff to Hold Open Office Hours Across the Granite State

NEW HAMPSHIRE - Senator Maggie Hassan's staff will hold open office hours this week at town and city halls across New Hampshire in order to engage with Granite Staters in local communities and address their issues and concerns. The Senator's staff will be in Somersworth, Pelham, Colebrook, and Pembroke, Wednesday, April 19, through Friday, April 21.

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April 14, 2017

At Nashua Fire Station, Senator Hassan Highlights Importance of the Safe Station Initiative in Fight Against Substance Misuse

NASHUA - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan visited Nashua Fire Station Number 4, where she toured the station, met with fire fighters on duty, and emphasized the importance of the Safe Station initiative in combating substance misuse in New Hampshire.

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April 14, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Urge Appropriations Committee to Designate $3.3 Billion to Community Development Block Grant Funding for 2018

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined 40 U.S Senators in urging federal appropriators to include $3.3 billion in federal funding for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 budget. CDBG is a federal program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. Over the last 40 years, the program invested more than $149 billion nationwide and provided services helping over 133 million people.

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April 13, 2017

Senator Hassan Receives KC-46 Briefing at Pease Air National Guard Base

PEASE - Yesterday, Senator Maggie Hassan visited Pease Air National Guard Base, where she received a briefing on the latest developments with the KC-46A air refueling tanker and toured the base. Pease Air National Guard Base is home to the 157th Air Refueling Wing of the New Hampshire Air National Guard and will become home to the U.S. Air Force's next generation refueling tanker, the KC-46A.

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April 12, 2017

Senators Hassan, Shaheen Reaffirm Commitment to Protecting Funding for NH Community Development Block Grants

CONCORD - Today, Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen held a press conference at the Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA), where they highlighted the positive impact Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) have had on New Hampshire's people, communities, and economy, and reaffirmed their commitment to protecting funding for the program.

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April 11, 2017

Senator Hassan Travels Across New Hampshire to Highlight Her First Bill, Which Would Help Ease Burden of Student Debt for Entrepreneurs

CONWAY - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan traveled across New Hampshire to highlight her first bill, the Reigniting Opportunity for Innovators (ROI) Act, which would provide the student loan debt relief necessary for entrepreneurs to start up and grow small businesses.

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April 11, 2017

Hassan Demands Answers From United Airlines Following the Forcible Removal of a Passenger

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) led colleagues in sending a letter demanding answers from United Airlines following the forcible removal of a ticketed passenger on Flight 3411 from Chicago, Illinois to Louisville, Kentucky. As a member of the Aviation Operations, Safety and Security Subcommittee of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, Senator Hassan helps to oversee aviation consumer protection initiatives.

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April 11, 2017

Senator Hassan Visits Friendship House in Bethlehem, Highlights Important Programs Trump Budget Cuts Would Threaten

BETHLEHEM - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan visited Friendship House, a substance misuse treatment facility that has received funding through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) grant program. President Trump's budget would eliminate both the CDBG program and the NBRC.

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April 07, 2017

Bipartisan Legislation Cosponsored by Senator Hassan to Help Protect Small Businesses from Cyber Threats Passes Commerce Committee

WASHINGTON - The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee this week passed bipartisan legislation, co-sponsored by Senator Maggie Hassan, to help protect small businesses against cybersecurity threats.

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April 07, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Join Bipartisan Group of Senators in Reintroducing Legislation to Combat Sexual Assault on College & University Campuses

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH)joined a bipartisan coalition of Senators to reintroduce theCampus Accountability and Safety Act-legislation to combat sexual assault on college and university campuses by protecting students, and strengthening accountability and transparency for institutions. The Senators' legislation would reform the way colleges and universities address and report incidents of sexual assault that occur on their campuses, and the bill safeguards both survivors and accused students. It incorporates feedback from key stakeholders to improve how student surveys are conducted, and it strengthens newly required training standards. The bill additionally sets new notification requirements for both survivors and accused students involved in the campus disciplinary process.

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