Press Releases

February 03, 2017

Senator Hassan Highlights Importance of Broadband Connectivity and Modernizing STEM Education to New Hampshire’s Students & Economy

MANCHESTER - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan spoke at the New Hampshire Summit on Digital Equity for Economic Opportunity, highlighting the importance of expanding broadband connectivity and modernizing public education in helping New Hampshire's students and businesses thrive in the 21st century innovation economy.

… Continue Reading


February 02, 2017

Senator Hassan Opposes Congressman Mick Mulvaney to Serve as Director of OMB

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement after voting in the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee in opposition to the nomination of Congressman Mick Mulvaney to serve as the Director of the Office of Management and Budget:

… Continue Reading


February 02, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Announce that Portsmouth Naval Shipyard & All Public Shipyards Will Be Exempt from Federal Hiring Freeze

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced today that the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and all Navy public shipyards will be exempt from President Trump's federal hiring freeze. The clarification from the Department of Defense (DOD) comes in response to calls from Shaheen and Hassan to establish this exemption, after Shaheen's office learned that several new hires at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard received letters indefinitely postponing their start date. Last week, Shaheen led a bipartisan Congressional letter, signed by Hassan, to Secretary of Defense James Mattis calling for him to exempt shipyard employees from President Trump's federal hiring freeze, andon Monday, the senators joined Senators Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI) tointroduce legislation that would that establish this exemption.

… Continue Reading


February 01, 2017

Senator Hassan to Oppose Congressman Tom Price’s Nomination for Secretary of Health and Human Services

WASHINGTON - Today, after Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee broke longstanding Committee rules and jammed through Congressman Price's nomination to serve as Secretary of Health and Human Services, Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement announcing that she will oppose Rep. Price's nomination:

… Continue Reading


February 01, 2017

In ACA Hearing, Governor Beshear Agrees with Senator Hassan on Importance of Medicaid Expansion for States’ Budgets and Economies

WASHINGTON - Highlighting the dangerous impact that repealing the Affordable Care Act would have on the health and well-being of New Hampshire's people and economy, Senator Maggie Hassan today participated in the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions hearing on the ACA.

… Continue Reading


January 31, 2017

Senator Hassan to Oppose Senator Jeff Sessions’ Nomination for Attorney General

WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement announcing that she will oppose Senator Jeff Sessions' nomination for Attorney General:

… Continue Reading


January 31, 2017

Senator Hassan Votes Against Betsy DeVos’ Nomination in HELP Committee

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement after voting in opposition to the nomination of President Trump's nominee to lead the Department of Education, Betsy DeVos, in the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee:

… Continue Reading


January 31, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on President Trump’s Nomination of Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court

WASHINGTON - Senator Hassan released the following statement in response to President Trump's nomination of Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court of the United States:

… Continue Reading


January 30, 2017

Senator Hassan to Oppose Rex Tillerson’s Nomination for Secretary of State

WASHINGTON - Today, in advance of voting on a procedural measure regarding the nomination of Rex Tillerson to serve as Secretary of State, Senator Maggie Hassan announced that she will oppose Mr. Tillerson's nomination.

… Continue Reading


January 30, 2017

Senator Hassan Joins Colleagues on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee in Demanding Meeting and Answers from DHS Chief

WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan joined fellow Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee members McCaskill (D-MO), Carper (D-DE), Tester (D-MT), Heitkamp (D-ND), Peters (D-MI), and Harris (D-CA) to demand a meeting with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly amid troubling reports that he and key members within DHS were not appropriately involved with the crafting and implementation of President Trump's latest executive order.

… Continue Reading


January 30, 2017

Senator Hassan Joins Colleagues in Introducing Measure to Reverse President Trump’s Un-American and Dangerous Executive Order on Immigration

WASHINGTON - Today, in response to President Trump's un-American and dangerous executive orderimposing a religious test on entry into the United States, Senator Maggie Hassan joined Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA) and other colleagues in introducing a measure to reverse the executive order.

… Continue Reading


January 28, 2017

Senator Maggie Hassan’s Statement on President Trump’s Anti-American Immigration Ban

WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on President Trump's anti-American immigration ban:

… Continue Reading


January 27, 2017

Senator Hassan Visits Dyn, Highlights Importance of Supporting Innovative Businesses

MANCHESTER - Today, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan visited the headquarters of Dyn, a cloud-based internet performance company, where she received an update on Dyn's pending acquisition by Oracle and highlighted her commitment to supporting Dyn and other innovative businesses in New Hampshire through her role on the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation and the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

… Continue Reading


January 26, 2017

Senator Hassan Cosponsors Bipartisan Legislation to Provide Relief for Survivors of Human Trafficking

WASHINGTON - This week, Senator Maggie Hassan cosponsored the Trafficking Survivors Relief Act, a bipartisan bill led by U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) which would help human trafficking victims by clearing any federal convictions for nonviolent crimes from criminal records. Earlier this month, Senator Hassan participated in the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations hearing on Backpage.com, where she condemned Backpage.com's knowing facilitation of online sex trafficking.

… Continue Reading


January 26, 2017

Senator Hassan, Colleagues Demand Trump Exempt Entire VA from Hiring Freeze

WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan joined a group of 54 members of Congress to demand President Trump exempt the entire VA and all veterans seeking federal jobs from his executive order freezing federal hiring.

… Continue Reading


January 26, 2017

Senator Hassan Votes to Approve Measures to Encourage Participation of Women and Girls in STEM, Promote Innovation, Expand Broadband Access

WASHINGTON - This week, as a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, Senator Maggie Hassan voted to approve several measures that will help encourage innovation, strengthen the economy and enhance public safety in New Hampshire and across the nation.

… Continue Reading


January 26, 2017

Senator Maggie Hassan: Betsy DeVos’ Letter on IDEA “Reinforces That She is Unfit to Serve as Secretary of Education”

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement in response to the letter from Betsy DeVos, President Trump's nominee to lead the Department of Education, to Senator Isakson on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act:

… Continue Reading


January 25, 2017

Senator Hassan Co-Sponsors Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United Decision

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan announced that she is co-sponsoring the Democracy for All Amendment, a constitutional amendment that would overturn the Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. FEC and help reduce the influence of money in politics.

… Continue Reading


January 24, 2017

Senator Hassan’s Statement on Committee Votes in Favor of Nominees to Lead the Department of Transportation and Department of Commerce

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement after voting as a member of the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation in favor of the nominations of Secretary Elaine Chao as Secretary of Transportation and Wilbur Ross as Secretary of Commerce. Secretary Chao and Mr. Ross' nominations will move to the Senate floor for a final vote.

… Continue Reading


January 24, 2017

Senator Hassan’s Statement Following Vote to Confirm Governor Nikki Haley as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations

Washington, D.C. - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement after voting to confirm South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley to serve as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations:

… Continue Reading

Showing page   of 80