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November 14, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Introduce Bipartisan Opioid Funding Formula Bill to Prioritize NH and Other Hardest-Hit States

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced the Targeted Opioid Formula Act with Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) to prioritize federal funding for states that have been hardest hit by the opioid epidemic, including New Hampshire and West Virginia. The bill would require the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), which operates under the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), to take… Continue Reading


November 14, 2017

Senator Hassan Leads Letter to FCC Chairman Raising Concerns Over Proposed Rule That Could Harm Rural Americans Who Depend on Landline Service

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) led a group of Senators in sending a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai raising concerns about a proposed rule that could harm rural consumers by undermining existing protections for landline service.

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November 13, 2017

Senator Hassan Cosponsors Bipartisan Bill To Permanently Close Gun Loophole Exploited By Texas Shooter

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan announced today that she cosponsored the bipartisan Domestic Violence Loophole Closure Act to close the background check loophole exploited by the Sutherland Springs, Texas shooter, helping ensure that any individual convicted of domestic violence – whether it is in criminal or military court – are prevented from purchasing firearms.

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November 13, 2017

Bipartisan Legislation Cosponsored by Senators Shaheen and Hassan to Promote Better Care for Veterans Passes the Senate

WASHINGTON -  Last week, bipartisan legislation cosponsored by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) to promote better care for veterans unanimously passed the U.S. Senate. The State Veterans Home Adult Day Health Care Improvement Act would enable veterans who are living in their own homes to receive certain services at state veterans homes. The bill would also cut costs and increase the standard of living for veterans needing specialized medical assistance.

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November 13, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on Nomination of Alex Azar to be Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan, member of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, released the following statement after President Trump announced Alex Azar as his nominee for Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services:

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November 13, 2017

Senator Hassan Cosponsors Bill to Close Loophole that Gives Tax Breaks for Corporate Misconduct

WASHINGTON – Last week, Senator Maggie Hassan cosponsored the No Tax Write-Offs for Corporate Wrongdoers Act to close a tax loophole that allows corporations to write off the punishment they receive for egregious wrongdoing as an “ordinary” business expense. 

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November 10, 2017

Following Reports of White House Political Interference at DHS, Senator Hassan and Homeland Security Committee Colleagues Call for Kirstjen Nielsen to Testify Before the Committee Again

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, following a Washington Post article reporting that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly pressured acting Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Elaine Duke to expel thousands of Hondurans, Senator Hassan led a group of colleagues in calling on the leadership of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee to hold an additional hearing on the nomination of White House Principal Deputy Chief of Staff Kirstjen Nielsen to be the next Secretary of Homeland Security.

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November 09, 2017

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Cosponsor Reintroduction of Military and Veterans Education Protection Act

WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) helped reintroduce the Military and Veterans Education Protection Act, legislation that would close a loophole that allows for-profit schools to avoid having to secure at least 10 percent of their revenue from non-federal sources.

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November 08, 2017

Senator Hassan Questions Equifax Executives About Consumer Data Security During Senate Committee Hearing

WASHINGTON – During a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee hearing today, Senator Maggie Hassan questioned former and current Equifax executives about protecting consumer data and the company’s responsibility to adequately notify consumers of and remediate the damage from data breaches like the one Equifax recently experienced.

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November 08, 2017

Senator Hassan Presses DHS Secretary Nominee on Importance of Strengthening Election Cyber Security

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan participated today in the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee confirmation hearing for Kirstjen Nielsen, President Trump’s nominee to serve as Secretary of Homeland Security.

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November 08, 2017

Senator Hassan Cosponsors Bipartisan Bill to Protect Veterans from Financial Scams

WASHINGTON – Ahead of Veterans Day, Senator Maggie Hassan cosponsored the bipartisan Veterans Care Financial Protection Act, introduced by Senators Warren (D-MA) and Rubio (R-FL), to help protect veterans who receive Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) assistance from financial scams. 

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November 07, 2017

Senator Hassan Highlights Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities of “Internet of Things” During Commerce Committee Hearing

WASHINGTON -  Senator Maggie Hassan participated today in a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee hearing where she highlighted the cybersecurity vulnerabilities associated with the Internet of Things (IoT). Senator Hassan pointed to the devastating cyber-attack on the New Hampshire company Dyn Inc., which infected baby monitors and other internet-connected devices with malware and led to dozens of major retailers and media websites being taken off line for several hours.

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November 07, 2017

Senator Hassan and Colleagues to Allergan CEO: Monopoly Keeps Price of Drug High, Limits Competition

WASHINGTON  – Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and a group of her colleagues are demanding answers from Allergan CEO Brenton Saunders on the company’s recent sale of its Restasis patents to the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe – a move the Senators say could stifle competition while keeping the cost of the drug high. 

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November 07, 2017

Senator Hassan Cosponsors Bipartisan VETS Act to Improve Health Care Access for Veterans with Disabilities and Those in Rural Areas

WASHINGTON – Ahead of Veterans Day, Senator Maggie Hassan today cosponsored the bipartisan Veterans E-Health & Telemedicine Support Act of 2017 (VETS Act), legislation that would improve health care access – including mental health treatment – for veterans who experience disabilities or those who live in rural areas by expanding telehealth services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

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November 03, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on Trump Administration Climate Change Report

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement today after the Trump Administration released the National Climate Assessment, a scientific report mandated by law that found “it is extremely likely that human influence has been the dominant cause” of global warming and that  “there is no convincing alternative explanation”: 

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November 03, 2017

Senator Hassan Speaks at New England Summit for Clinical Excellence Highlighting Need for More Resources to Address Opioid Epidemic

BEDFORD, M.A. – Senator Maggie Hassan delivered remarks today at the New England Summit for Clinical Excellence, a gathering of treatment and recovery providers and medical professionals, where she spoke about the critical importance of supporting those on the front lines of the fentanyl, heroin, and opioid crisis. 

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November 03, 2017

Senator Hassan Joins Colleagues Urging VA Secretary Shulkin to Uphold Protections Against For-Profit College Corruption Following Decision to Back Down From Blanket Ethics Waiver

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan joined her colleagues in sending a letter to Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin urging him to uphold the VA’s responsibility to protect veterans from being taken advantage of by predatory for-profit colleges that have insider relationships with VA employees and regulators.

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November 02, 2017

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Help Introduce Legislation to Slow Revolving Door Between the Pharmaceutical Industry and Federal Agencies

WASHINGTON – Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today helped introduce new legislation, the Pharmaceutical Regulation Conflict of Interest Act, that will slow the revolving door between the pharmaceutical industry and the federal agencies, including the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), that are entrusted to keep patients and the public safe.  

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November 02, 2017

At Harkin International Disability Employment Summit, Senator Hassan Highlights Importance of Employment Opportunities for Individuals who Experience Disabilities

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today addressed the Harkin International Disability Employment Summit, where she highlighted the importance of employment opportunities for individuals who experience disabilities.

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November 01, 2017

Senator Hassan Calls for Substantial Additional Resources to Implement Recommendations of White House Opioid Commission

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement today on the report from the White House Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis:

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