Press Releases

August 24, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on President Trump Signing Bipartisan Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act into Law

WASHINGTON –Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement after President Trump yesterday signed the bipartisan Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act into law. Earlier this year, Senator Hassan joined Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and others in introducing the bipartisan bill to help reduce wait times and improve the process for New Hampshire and America’s veterans seeking benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

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August 24, 2017

NH Delegation Calls for Community Update on Water Contamination

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), along with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH), sent a letter to the United States Air Force this week, requesting a community update on efforts to treat water supplies contaminated with perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) at Pease International Tradeport, the former Pease Air Force Base. The letter also asks for specific responses to concerns raised by Members of the New Hampshire State Legislature. Thousands of New Hampshire families were exposed to the contaminated water supply at Haven well.

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August 23, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan, Kuster, Shea-Porter, Bipartisan Group of New England Members Urge USDA to Provide Relief to Dairy Farmers

(Washington, DC) – As dairy farmers across New England continue to struggle with historically low milk prices, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Senator Maggie Hassan, Congresswoman Annie Kuster, and Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter joined a bipartisan, bicameral group of members of Congress on Wednesday in urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to use its authority to provide dairy farmers with the relief and new insurance they desperately need. In a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, the members of Congress emphasized that safety net programs for dairy farmers, such as the Margin Protection Program (MPP), have failed to provide farmers with adequate support. Led in the House by Congresswoman Kuster, the letter urged the Agriculture Department to make milk an eligible commodity under the Federal Crop Insurance Program – which successfully insures farmers across the country for hundreds of different kinds of crops – and to work with USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) to develop new insurance products for dairy producers.

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August 23, 2017

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Announce Professional Development Grants to Support Granite Staters Who Experience Disabilities

WASHINGTON – Today, Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced that the New Hampshire Department of Education has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Education to improve early interventions and education for students who experience disabilities. The New Hampshire Department of Education will receive $770,000.00, and the grant is anticipated to be for a total of five years. This grant program is authorized under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to assist states in providing professional development to improve results for students who experience disabilities.

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August 22, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on Announcement of First Two September Bipartisan Health Care Hearings

WASHINGTON — Today, Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement after Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) announced that the committee will hear from state insurance commissioners and governors, respectively, at the first two bipartisan hearings in September on stabilizing premiums in the individual insurance market. Senator Hassan serves as a member of the HELP Committee.

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August 22, 2017

ICYMI: Senator Hassan’s Bipartisan Opioid Addiction Risk Transparency Act Signed Into Law as Part of FDA Bill

WASHINGTON – Last week, President Trump signed the Food and Drug Administration Reauthorization Act of 2017 into law, which included two measures championed by Senator Maggie Hassan.

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August 21, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on President Trump's Remarks on Afghanistan

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and a number of her colleagues on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee are asking for a hearing on violent white supremacism following the domestic terrorist attack in Charlottesville that killed one woman and injured many others.   

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August 21, 2017

Senator Hassan, Homeland Security Committee Colleagues Call for Hearing on Domestic Violent Extremism

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and a number of her colleagues on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee are asking for a hearing on violent white supremacism following the domestic terrorist attack in Charlottesville that killed one woman and injured many others.  

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August 16, 2017

Senator Hassan, Colleagues Urge NCAA to Recommend Policies to Combat Campus Sexual Assault

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan and seven of her colleagues urged the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Commission to Combat Campus Sexual Violence to recommend uniform policies for student-athletes to its member schools.

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August 15, 2017

ICYMI: Senator Hassan Highlights Importance of Supporting Innovators at Claremont MakerSpace Ground-Making Ceremony

CLAREMONT – Yesterday, Senator Maggie Hassan attended the Claremont MakerSpace Ground-Making Ceremony where she highlighted the importance of supporting innovators and entrepreneurs who drive New Hampshire’s economy.

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August 11, 2017

ICYMI: Senator Hassan Tours Innovative New Hampshire Businesses, Attends Surfing with Smiles Event in Hampton

NEW HAMPSHIRE -  Yesterday, Senator Maggie Hassan toured Jaeger USA in Rochester and Tuckerman Brewing in Conway where she highlighted how New Hampshire’s innovative businesses are driving the economy and helping create good jobs for Granite Staters.

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August 10, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on President Trump’s Comments that He Will Declare the Opioid Crisis a National Emergency

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement after President Trump made comments that he will declare the opioid crisis a national emergency:

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August 09, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on President Trump’s Disaster Declaration for New Hampshire

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement today after President Trump approved New Hampshire for a disaster declaration for the severe storms and flooding that impacted communities from July 1 – 2, 2017:

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August 09, 2017

Senator Hassan Visits Siege Technologies, Highlights Importance of Robust Cybersecurity

MANCHESTER – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan visited Siege Technologies, an advanced research and development company that provides world-class technological and cybersecurity solutions to a diverse customer base. Senator Hassan is working to strengthen America’s cyber defenses through her role on the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC). She has introduced the bipartisan Hack Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Act, which would utilize the talents of ethical hackers to help identify unique and undiscovered vulnerabilities in the DHS networks and data systems – a program which has already found success at the Department of Defense and major tech companies.

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August 09, 2017

Senate Approves Bipartisan Measures Senator Hassan Helped Introduce to Reform VA, Support Veterans

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate approved last week several bipartisan measures that Senator Maggie Hassan helped introduce to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs and to better support veterans as they transition to civilian life. The bipartisan Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017 passed the Senate, while the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Education Assistance Act of 2017 and provisions of the Better Workforce for Veterans Act have passed both the House and Senate and are awaiting the President’s signature.

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August 09, 2017

ICYMI: Senator Hassan Joins Former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy in Portsmouth, Calls on Trump to Endorse Federal Climate Change Report

PORTSMOUTH – Yesterday, Senator Maggie Hassan joined former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and Portsmouth Mayor Jack Blalock for an event hosted by the League of Conservation Voters at the Portsmouth Brewery to highlight the importance of working together to combat climate change and protect New Hampshire’s natural resources. Senator Hassan also called on President Trump to endorse his Administration’s report showing the real impact that climate change is already having in New Hampshire and across America. 

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August 08, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on New Hampshire DOJ Lawsuit Against Purdue Pharma

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement after the New Hampshire Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against the maker of OxyContin, Purdue Pharma, related to deceptive marketing practices of opioid products:

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August 08, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan, Shea-Porter: Air Force to Pay for Pease PFC Filtration System

PORTSMOUTH — Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Senator Maggie Hassan, and Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today announced that the U.S. Air Force has agreed to pay the City of Portsmouth $1.3 million to complete next steps in the ongoing Pease clean-up effort.

 

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August 08, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Announce AmeriCorps Grant for Combating the Opioid Epidemic

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced that Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital has received an AmeriCorps grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency for volunteering and service programs. The grant is specifically aimed at combating the opioid epidemic. AmeriCorps members will serve as community health workers and help those struggling with substance use disorders and behavioral health needs resolve non-clinical barriers to care such as housing, literacy and transportation. 

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August 08, 2017

ICYMI: Senator Hassan Attends Rockingham Drug Court Recovery Commencement

BRENTWOOD – Yesterday, Senator Maggie Hassan attended the Rockingham Drug Court Recovery Commencement, where she congratulated graduates and spoke about the important role of drug courts as a tool in our efforts to combat the substance misuse epidemic.

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