Press Releases

March 08, 2017

Senator Hassan Presses DHS Deputy Secretary Nominee on Impact of Proposed Cuts to TSA, Coast Guard on National Security and Drug Interdiction Efforts

WASHINGTON - Today, in the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee (HSGAC) hearing on Elaine Duke's nomination for Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Deputy Secretary, Senator Maggie Hassan pressed Ms. Duke on reports that the Trump Administration is considering deep cuts to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the Coast Guard in order to pay for the President's border wall, and on the impact that such cuts would have on national security and drug interdiction efforts.

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March 08, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement Following Her Meeting with Secretary of Labor Nominee Alex Acosta

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement after meeting with Alex Acosta, President's Trump's nominee to serve as Secretary of the Department of Labor. As a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, Senator Hassan will participate in hearings on Mr. Acosta's nomination.

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March 08, 2017

Senator Hassan to Trump Administration: Restore Coast Guard Budget

WASHINGTON - In a bipartisan letter sent today, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a bipartisan group of 23 Senators including Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Gary Peters (D-MI), Roger Wicker (R-MS), and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) in urging Office of Management and Budget Administrator Mick Mulvaney not to make a devastating $1.3 billion dollar cut to the budget of the United States Coast Guard.

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March 07, 2017

Senator Hassan Highlights Devastating Impact of New House Health Care Repeal Bill on New Hampshire’s Effort to Combat Substance Misuse Crisis

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan spoke out against the new House bill that would repeal the Affordable Care Act and New Hampshire's bipartisan Medicaid expansion plan, force older Americans and middle class families to pay more while providing tax breaks for insurance CEOs and the wealthiest Americans, force drastic cuts to New Hampshire's traditional Medicaid program for children, seniors and people with disabilities, and defund Planned Parenthood.

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March 07, 2017

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Call on DHS and DOJ to Address Threats to Jewish Institutions Across the Country

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined all 100 Senators in urging the Trump Administration to take action in response to the recent anonymous bomb threats made against Jewish Community Centers (JCC's), Jewish Day Schools, and Synagogues. In a bipartisan letter that will be sent to Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and FBI Director James Comey, the Senators stressed the importance of these centers within their communities, and offer suggestions for deterring the threats of violence.

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March 07, 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 Bedford, Dover, Hudson, Lancaster, Lincoln, Londonderry, Merrimack, Peterborough, Plymouth and Wolfeboro from Wednesday, March 8, through Friday, March 10.

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March 06, 2017

Senator Hassan Visits Cramer Fabrics in Dover to Highlight the Importance of New Hampshire Innovative Businesses

DOVER - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan visited Cramer Fabrics, an innovative New Hampshire business that is developing and manufacturing highly engineered industrial textiles for use across the globe. Senator Hassan received a briefing on Cramer Fabrics' work and a tour of the facility, where she learned about how Cramer Fabrics is partnering with education systems to strengthen their workforce.

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March 06, 2017

Senator Hassan’s Statement on the Trump Administration’s Latest Attempt at a Backdoor Muslim Ban

WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on the Trump Administration's latest attempt at a backdoor Muslim ban:

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March 06, 2017

Senator Hassan, Colleagues Demand Answers on High Prices of Drug for Patients with Rare Genetic Disorder

WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and seven colleagues sent a letter on Friday to the chairman and CEO of Marathon Pharmaceuticals, Jeffrey S. Aronin, demanding answers regarding the initial proposed pricing scheme for Marathon Pharmaceuticals' recently approved steroid for use in patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). Marathon intended to sell its treatment, Emflaza (deflazacort), for $89,000, despite the fact that deflazacort is not a new innovation for DMD.

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March 03, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Introduce Bill to Establish Permanent Funding to Expand Access to Substance Misuse Treatment

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a group of 9 senators to re-introduce the Budgeting for Opioid Addiction Treatment Act (LifeBOAT Act),which would establish a permanent funding stream to provide and expand access to substance misuse treatment. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Angus King (I-ME), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Bill Nelson (D-FL), Chris Murphy (D-CT), Elizabeth Warren, (D-MA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) are also original co-sponsors of the legislation.

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March 03, 2017

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Join in Introducing Legislation to Protect Women’s Access to Reproductive Health Care

WASHINGTON - Today, building on their efforts to protect women's access to critical health services, Senators Shaheen and Hassan joined dozens of their colleagues in introducing the Women's Health Protection Act.

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March 02, 2017

Senator Hassan’s Statement on Secretary of Energy Nominee Rick Perry

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on her opposition to Rick Perry's nomination to serve as Secretary of Energy:

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March 02, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement Following Confirmation of Dr. Ben Carson to Lead Department of Housing and Urban Development

WASHINGTON - Senator Hassan released the following statement after the confirmation of Dr. Ben Carson to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development:

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March 02, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on CMS Administrator Nominee Seema Verma

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan met with Seema Verma, President Trump's nominee to lead the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS). Following their meeting, Senator Hassan released the following statement:

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March 01, 2017

Senators Shaheen, Hassan, and Colleagues Call On Mitch McConnell to Drop Efforts to Gut Family Planning Centers

WASHINGTON - Today, Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and dozens of their colleagues sent a letter to Republican leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) calling on him to "protect the health and wellbeing of millions of women" by committing not to bring to the Senate floor legislation passed by House Republicans seeking to overturn rules protecting Title X health centers.

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March 01, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Express Concerns Over Trump’s Nominee to Lead Centers for Medicare and Medicaid and Her Commitment to Protect Maternity Care

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined 19 senators on a letterto the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Nominee Seema Verma expressing concern about her commitment to protecting women's health care given her recent comments concerning maternity care during her confirmation hearing. The Senate Finance Committee will vote on Verma's confirmation today.

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March 01, 2017

Senator Hassan Highlights Importance of Bridging Digital Divide for Rural Communities in New Hampshire

WASHINGTON - Today, in a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee hearing on improving access to infrastructure, Senator Maggie Hassan highlighted the importance of addressing challenges for rural communities in New Hampshire given the rural-urban digital divide.

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February 28, 2017

Senator Hassan Co-Sponsors Bipartisan Legislation to Crack Down on Synthetic Drugs

WASHINGTON - Yesterday, as part of her comprehensive efforts to combat the heroin, opioid, and fentanyl crisis devastating communities across New Hampshire, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), John Cornyn (R-TX), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Mark Warner (D-VA), Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) in co-sponsoring the Synthetic Abuse and Labeling of Toxic Substances (SALTS) Act.

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February 28, 2017

Senator Maggie Hassan Statement on President Trump’s Address

WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement after President Trump's address to a joint session of Congress this evening:

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February 28, 2017

Senator Hassan Joins Colleagues in Introducing Bill to Strengthen Education for America’s Troops and Veterans

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) and other colleagues in introducing legislation to ensure that America's veterans have access to educational opportunities. The Educational Development (ED) for Troops and Veterans Act will provide education benefits to service members who often have to leave behind schools, jobs, and homes to serve their country.

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