Press Releases

February 06, 2018

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Cosponsor FAMILY Act to Guarantee Paid Family and Medical Leave to All Hard-Working Granite Staters and Americans

WASHINGTON – Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan announced today that they are cosponsoring the Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act or FAMILY Act, to create a universal, gender-neutral paid family and medical leave program in order to help support caregivers in the workforce. 

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February 05, 2018

Senator Hassan Highlights Importance of Supporting New Hampshire’s Public Schools & Educators At New Hampshire School Administrators Association Legislative Review

CONCORD – Senator Maggie Hassan today spoke at the New Hampshire School Administrators Association Legislative Review, where she highlighted the critical importance of supporting New Hampshire’s public schools and commended the hard work of New Hampshire School Administrators to ensure that all of New Hampshire’s students receive the quality education they need to compete and succeed in the 21st century innovation economy.

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February 02, 2018

Senator Hassan Statement on Court Order Protecting Members of New Hampshire’s Indonesian Community

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement after Chief Judge Patti Saris of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts issued an order temporarily protecting members of New Hampshire’s Indonesian community from deportation: 

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January 31, 2018

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Request GAO Review of Trump Administration’s Failure to Meaningfully Address Opioid Epidemic

Washington, DC – Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined colleagues in requesting that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) review actions taken by President Trump’s Administration to address the opioid epidemic since he declared it a public health emergency.

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January 30, 2018

Senator Maggie Hassan Statement in Response to President Trump’s State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s State of the Union address. The Senator brought McKenzie Harrington-Bacote, who works as the Program Administrator for the Office of School Wellness in the Laconia School District, as her guest of honor for the President’s address. 

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January 29, 2018

Following Vote Against Backward Anti-Choice Bill, Senator Hassan Speaks on Senate Floor about Importance of Protecting a Woman’s Right to Choose

WASHINGTON – After voting against a backward, partisan bill that would roll back access to care and undermine the health of women, Senator Maggie Hassan spoke today on the Senate floor about the critical importance of protecting a woman’s constitutional right to make her own reproductive health decisions and control her own destiny. 

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January 29, 2018

Senator Hassan Visits Texas Instruments, Meets with Employees

MANCHESTER – Senator Maggie Hassan today visited Texas Instruments, a global semiconductor design and manufacturing company in Manchester, where she met with employees and discussed her efforts to help ensure that job-creating businesses have the workforce they need. 

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January 26, 2018

New Hampshire Congressional Delegation Calls on EPA to Ensure That Deep Bedrock Investigation at Coakley Landfill Is Completed Without Delay

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan, along with Representatives Carol Shea-Porter and Annie Kuster, yesterday sent a letter calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ensure that the deep bedrock investigation at Coakley Landfill is conducted as quickly as possible. The delegation also called on the EPA to ensure that the public is kept informed throughout the process.

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January 26, 2018

Bipartisan Legislation Cosponsored by Senator Hassan to Bolster Veteran Peer Specialist Services Passes U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON – The Senate yesterday passed bipartisan legislation, cosponsored by U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), to expand veterans’ access to peer counseling specialists to better combat the risks of suicide and treat associated mental health conditions. The Veteran Partners’ Efforts to Enhance Reintegration Act (Veteran PEER Act) was first introduced by U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Roy Blunt (R-MO).

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January 25, 2018

During HELP Committee Hearing, Senator Hassan Highlights Importance of Expanding High-Quality Competency-Based Education Programs, Touts Southern New Hampshire University’s Successful CBE Efforts

WASHINGTON – During a Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing today, Senator Maggie Hassan highlighted the importance of expanding high-quality Competency-Based Education (CBE) programs and touted Southern New Hampshire University’s successful CBE efforts.

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January 25, 2018

Senator Hassan Statement on “Extremely Troubling” Office of Special Counsel Report on the Manchester VAMC

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on the Office of Special Counsel’s report on the Manchester VAMC:

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January 25, 2018

Senator Hassan to Host Laconia School District School Wellness Program Administrator McKenzie Harrington-Bacote as Her Guest of Honor for President Trump’s State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan announced today that she will host McKenzie Harrington-Bacote of Plymouth as her guest of honor for President Trump’s State of the Union Address on January 30th in Washington, D.C. McKenzie works as the Program Administrator for the Office of School Wellness in the Laconia School District, focusing on preventing substance misuse and addressing students’ behavioral health and wellness.

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January 24, 2018

Senator Hassan Statement on Confirmation of HHS Secretary Alex Azar

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement following her vote against the confirmation of Alex Azar to be Secretary of Health and Human Services:

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January 24, 2018

Senator Hassan Participates in Commerce Committee Field Hearing on Future of Autonomous Vehicles

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan participated today in a Commerce, Science, and Transportation field hearing titled “Driving Automotive Innovation and Federal Policies” at the Washington Convention Center where she questioned witnesses from the auto industry and academia on how autonomous vehicles (AVs) can support people who experience disabilities and the importance of protecting AV consumer privacy.

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January 23, 2018

Senator Hassan Questions Medical Professionals about Public Health Preparedness in Event of Disasters like Hurricane Maria

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan questioned medical professionals during a Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing today on the reauthorization of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA) about the nation’s preparedness and response plans to address public health needs in the event of major disasters like Hurricane Maria. 

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January 23, 2018

Bipartisan Bill Cosponsored by Senator Hassan to Support Ocean Monitoring, Protect Oceans and Coasts Passes U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON – Bipartisan legislation cosponsored by Senator Maggie Hassan, the Coordinated Ocean Monitoring and Research Act, which reauthorizes and provides support to the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS), passed the U.S. Senate. The network provides scientists and researchers with vital information about the nation’s coasts and oceans, as well as the Great Lakes.

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January 22, 2018

JOINT STATEMENT: Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan Help Forge Agreement to Reopen the Government as Part of Bipartisan Working Group

WASHINGTON – Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan released the following statement on the bipartisan agreement they helped negotiate to reopen the government and move forward on key priorities: 

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January 19, 2018

Joint Statement from Senators Shaheen and Hassan on Their Continuing Bipartisan Efforts to Find Common Ground

Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan released the following statement on their continued bipartisan efforts to reach an agreement: 

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January 19, 2018

Trump Administration Again Proposes to Effectively Eliminate White House Drug Czar Office

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement on reports that the Trump Administration is planning to effectively eliminate the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) by cutting its budget by 95 percent. The Administration was forced to back down from a similar plan in May 2017 after facing strong bipartisan opposition.   

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January 18, 2018

Senator Hassan Statement on Four-Week House Continuing Resolution

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement on the four-week House Continuing Resolution:

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