Press Releases

October 26, 2018

Senator Hassan Reaffirms Commitment to Supporting New Hampshire Veterans at North Country Veterans Conference

SHELBURNE – Senator Maggie Hassan today gave remarks at the North Country Veterans Conference, where she reaffirmed her commitment to supporting New Hampshire’s veterans, service members, and their families, and highlighted bipartisan efforts in Congress to ensure that veterans receive the resources and support that they need to thrive in civilian life. Organized by the North Country Veterans Committee, the Conference hosted guests speakers, including retired New Hampshire Superior Court Chief Justice John Broderick, and provided veterans access to resources. For more information, visit here.

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October 25, 2018

Senator Hassan Recognizes Hannah Guillemette of Bedford as October’s Granite Stater of the Month

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today recognized Hannah Guillemette of Bedford as the Granite Stater of the Month for October for her dedication to promoting kindness and combating bullying in schools.

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October 24, 2018

Senator Hassan Attends White House Bill Signing Ceremony for Bipartisan Opioid Legislation With Key New Hampshire Priorities

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan was at the White House today as the President signed into law bipartisan legislation she helped develop to combat the deadly fentanyl, heroin, and opioid epidemic. The bipartisan legislation, the Substance Use Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act, includes key New Hampshire priorities that Senator Hassan fought to include in order to strengthen prevention, treatment, recovery, and law enforcement efforts.

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October 23, 2018

Shaheen & Hassan Provisions to Address Mitigation Efforts at Hampton-Seabrook & Portsmouth Harbors Signed into Law

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statements after the bipartisan America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 was signed into law. The biennial legislation authorizes water infrastructure projects around the country, and Shaheen and Hassan helped secure approval of mitigation efforts at Hampton-Seabrook and Portsmouth Harbors.

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October 23, 2018

Senator Hassan Visits Concord Regional Technical Center, Emphasizes Importance of Career and Technical Education Programs to New Hampshire’s Workforce, Businesses, & Economy

CONCORD – Senator Maggie Hassan today visited the Concord Regional Technical Center, where she toured various career and technical education (CTE) classes, met with staff and students, and emphasized the importance of career and technical education programs to New Hampshire’s workforce, businesses, and economy.  

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October 22, 2018

Pemi Youth Center to Receive $35,000 to Expand After School Youth Programs in Franklin

Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02), a member of the House Agriculture Committee and a Conferee on the Farm Bill Conference Committee, along with Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan, announced a $35,000 USDA Rural Development grant to the Pemi Youth Center to support the renovation of a building for the afternoon teen center in Franklin. The center will provide after school mentoring, academic assistance, substance misuse prevention, and mental and emotional health services. As a member of the Farm Bill Conference Committee, Kuster has advocated for robust funding for the USDA Rural Development program in the 2018 Farm Bill.

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October 22, 2018

Senator Hassan Statement on Trump Administration’s Newest Proposal to Weaken Protections for Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement regarding the Trump Administration’s latest effort to weaken protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions:

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October 22, 2018

Senator Hassan Discusses Importance of CTE Programs with Teachers and Students at Dover Regional Career Technical Center

DOVER – Senator Maggie Hassan today visited the newly completed Dover Regional Career Technical Center (CTC), where she met with teachers and students to discuss the importance of expanding access to Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs, which help to strengthen New Hampshire’s workforce and expand economic opportunity for Granite Staters. In 2014, then-Governor Hassan signed a bill to provide $13.5 million in funding for the construction of Dover Regional CTC. Offering 15 distinct technical programs, Dover Regional CTC provides students with the opportunity to gain certifications, licenses, and college credit. To learn more about Dover Regional CTC, click here.

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October 19, 2018

Senator Hassan Visits NSA Industries in Groveton, Discusses Company’s Expansion and Need For a Highly Skilled Workforce

GROVETON – Senator Maggie Hassan today visited NSA Industries in Groveton where she discussed the company’s expansion and need for more highly skilled workers. Then-Governor Hassan supported NSA’s expansion into the state, which created over 100 jobs at the Groveton facility alone. To learn more about NSA Industries, click here.  

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October 19, 2018

Senator Hassan to Host Innovate NH Entrepreneurship Forum

MANCHESTER – On November 13th at Manchester Community College, Senator Maggie Hassan will host the Innovate NH Entrepreneurship Forum as part of her efforts to support New Hampshire’s entrepreneurs and ensure that they have the tools they need to launch innovative businesses and thrive.

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October 19, 2018

NH Delegation Letter Calls for Focus on Potential Connection of PFAS Exposure and Pediatric Cancer

(Manchester, NH)—Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02), sent a letter to the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) calling on the federal agency to focus research efforts on the potential connection between per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) exposure and pediatric cancer. Their letter follows a Senate Committee hearing in September in which the Director of NIEHS, Linda Birnbaum, testified that the agency had yet to investigate potential links between pediatric cancer and exposure to PFAS. A report released in June from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicated that between 2003 and 2014, New Hampshire had the highest pediatric cancer rate in the country—with 205 pediatric cancer cases per 1,000,000 in the population.

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October 18, 2018

Senator Hassan Highlights Importance of Early Childhood Education at Head Start Program in Rochester

ROCHESTER – Senator Maggie Hassan today toured the Strafford Country Head Start program, where she discussed the importance of early childhood education with families and Head Start staff. The Senator also thanked the staff for all of their efforts. To learn more about Strafford Country Head Start program, click here.

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October 18, 2018

NH Delegation Announces $800K in Trauma Support Services to Help Children Exposed to Substance Misuse

(Washington, DC) – Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced $800,000 from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Bureau of Justice Assistance to the City of Manchester. This grant will support the Manchester Police Department’s Adverse Childhood Experiences Response Team Enhancement (ACERT) Project, which provides services to children exposed to trauma, including substance use, domestic violence and sexual assault. ACERT consists of a comprehensive support network, including a police officer, a crisis services advocate and a community health worker who provide security, safety and support to victims of childhood trauma.

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October 18, 2018

New Hampshire Delegation Joins Democratic Colleagues to Call on Secretary DeVos to Release More Information about the Department’s Failure to Faithfully Implement the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) joined more than 150 of their Democratic colleagues in requesting Education Secretary Betsy DeVos turn over more information—and swiftly act to fix— the Department’s flawed handling of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program.

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October 17, 2018

Senator Hassan Visits Milpower Source, Discusses Efforts to Support Innovative New Hampshire Businesses

BELMONT –Senator Maggie Hassan today visited Milpower Source, a military power supply technology company, to discuss her efforts to support New Hampshire’s innovative businesses and ensure that they have the highly skilled workforce they need to thrive. The Senator also highlighted that Congress funded the Defense Department on time this year for the first time in a decade, and how important that is to our national defense and innovative defense contractors.  

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October 17, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan & Shea-Porter Announce More Than $700,000 for UNH Aquaculture Training Program

(Washington, DC) – Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) announced that the University of New Hampshire (UNH) received $747,673 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) through the NOAA Sea Grant 2018 Aquaculture Initiative. The funding will support a UNH project that seeks to boost U.S. seafood production through a specialized aquaculture training program that will recruit fishermen and farmers from across the northeast, including New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Maine. The training will specifically include workshops on farming steelhead trout and blue mussels.

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October 15, 2018

NH Delegation Honors Recipients of 2018 Congressional Law Enforcement Awards

(Concord, NH) – On Friday, members of New Hampshire’s law enforcement community were honored for exemplary service at the New Hampshire Congressional Law Enforcement Awards (NH-CLEA) ceremony in Concord.

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October 15, 2018

Senator Hassan Joins Bipartisan Group of Senators to Introduce Bill to Promote Innovation in Higher Education

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), along with Senators Todd Young (R-IN), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), and Tim Kaine (D-VA), announced last week that they have introduced the Innovation Zone Act (S.3596). The bipartisan legislation gives higher education institutions additional flexibility to pursue innovative, evidence-based pilot programs to better serve students and prepare them for the workforce. The legislation also renames these pilot programs, which were previously called “experimental sites,” to be “innovation zones” to better reflect the mission of the initiative.

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October 15, 2018

Senator Hassan Presents Hampton Fire/Rescue with Federal Grant to Support Fire Fighters

HAMPTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today visited Hampton Fire/Rescue, where she presented the Department with a Federal Assistance to Firefighters Grant of approximately $80,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and commended the brave public safety officials for all that they do to protect their fellow Granite Staters, particularly through their efforts on the front lines of the fentanyl, heroin, and opioid epidemic. The federal grant will allow Hampton Fire/Rescue to purchase mobile radios, base radios, and pagers for Hampton’s fire fighters.

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October 14, 2018

NH Delegation Announces $5.8M to Respond to Severe Weather Events in NH

(Washington, DC) – Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced $5,786,070 in federal Public Assistance grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). These grants include $1,687,439 to Belknap and Carroll counties, $1,417,542 to Coos and Grafton counties, $1,942,460 to Belknap, Carroll, Coos, Grafton, Merrimack, and Sullivan counties, and $738,628 to Carroll, Rockingham, and Strafford counties to assist response efforts after severe flooding and winter storms last year.

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