Press Releases

July 28, 2017

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Attend ARMI BioFabUSA Ribbon Cutting, Highlight Strength of New Hampshire’s Innovation Economy

MANCHESTER – Today, Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan attended the Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute (ARMI) BioFabUSA ribbon cutting, where they joined advanced manufacturing, health, and community leaders to celebrate the ARMI opening and highlight the strength of New Hampshire’s innovation economy.

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July 28, 2017

Senator Hassan: “It Is Time for Republicans and Democrats to Come Together and Get to Work”

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on tonight’s vote to defeat Senate Republican leadership’s “skinny repeal” legislation:

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July 27, 2017

Senator Hassan: “No Guarantee from Speaker Paul Ryan Can Protect the American People” if this Bill Passes the Senate

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement in response to the comments from Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC), John McCain (R-AZ), Ron Johnson (R-WI), and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) that they will vote for a “skinny repeal” bill – that they admit would be a disaster - on the condition that Speaker Paul Ryan “assures” them it will never become law:

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July 26, 2017

Senator Hassan Delivers Remarks on Senate Floor in Support of Measure to Protect Health Care for Individuals with Disabilities

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor in support of a measure authored by Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) to protect health care and critical services for individuals with disabilities. Senator Hassan also highlighted the harmful impact that Republicans’ health care legislation would have on individuals with disabilities to live independently in their communities.

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July 26, 2017

On 27th Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act, Senator Hassan Highlights Trumpcare’s Devastating Impact on Individuals with Disabilities

Click here for video of the press conference. WASHINGTON - Today, on the 27th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) to highlight the devastating impact that Republicans' health care proposals would have on individuals who experience disabilities. "As we celebrate the 27th Anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act, it is critical that we reaffirm our commitme… Continue Reading


July 25, 2017

Senator Hassan on Senate Republican Vote to Move Forward with Plans to Pass Trumpcare

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on the Senate vote to move forward with plans to pass Trumpcare:

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July 25, 2017

On Senate Floor, Senator Hassan Highlights Dangerous Impact GOP Health Care Plan Would Have on Granite Staters

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Senator Maggie Hassan spoke on the Senate floor highlighting the dangerous impact that Republicans’ plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act would have on people across New Hampshire and America. Senator Hassan told the stories of Granite Staters who have benefited from the ACA and could be hurt by Republicans’ efforts to repeal it  – which the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office has said would raise costs and take insurance away from millions.

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July 25, 2017

ICYMI: Sen. Maggie Hassan at Exeter Hospital: Republicans and Democrats Must Work Together to Improve ACA

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Senator Maggie Hassan joined medical professionals and patients at Exeter Hospital to highlight the need for Republicans and Democrats to work together to improve and build on the Affordable Care Act. Senator Hassan heard stories from attendees about how Senate Republican leadership’s efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act would raise costs and rip insurance away from Granite Staters.

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July 24, 2017

Senator Hassan Visits Exeter Hospital, Joins Medical Professionals to Discuss Need for Bipartisan Action to Lower Health Care Costs for Granite Staters

EXETER – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan joined medical professionals at Exeter Hospital to discuss the need for members of both parties to come together to lower health care costs for Granite Staters and to build on and improve the Affordable Care Act. Senator Hassan and other attendees also highlighted how Senate Republican leadership’s various plans to repeal the ACA would result in higher costs and rip insurance away from Granite Staters.

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July 24, 2017

Senators Hassan, Shaheen Urge Senate Colleagues to Support Strong Investments in TIGER Transportation Program, Reject Drastic Cut in House Bill

WASHINGTON – Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and 30 of their Senate colleagues sent a letter to Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Chairman Susan Collins (R-ME) and Ranking Member Jack Reed (D-RI) Friday to express serious concerns regarding the House Committee on Appropriations’ elimination of funding for the TIGER program in their Fiscal Year 2018 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill approved on July 17.

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July 20, 2017

Senator Hassan Joins Union of Concerned Scientists to Announce Report Demonstrating Trump Administration’s Disregard for Science

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan joined the Union of Concerned Scientists to outline a report that demonstrates the Trump Administration’s pattern of ignoring, undermining, and misusing science since President Trump was inaugurated in January.

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July 20, 2017

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Help Introduce Comprehensive G.I. Bill Reforms

WASHINGTON – Today, Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and Jon Tester (D-MT) in introducing broad, bipartisan legislation that seeks to improve veterans’ education benefits and enhance the post-9/11 G.I. Bill.

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July 20, 2017

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Help Introduce Revamped DISCLOSE Act to Address Threats to America’s Campaign Finance System

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) helped introduce a new version of the DISCLOSE Act, legislation sponsored by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), to require organizations spending money in elections to disclose their donors.  The new bill would also crack down on shell companies by requiring companies spending money in elections to disclose the true owner of the company, so election officials and the public know who is behind the company.  Under current law, foreign nationals and foreign corporations are prohibited from engaging in any election spending.  However, domestic companies with significant foreign ownership are not subject to the same restrictions.  The DISCLOSE Act of 2017 would prohibit domestic corporations with significant foreign control, ownership, or direction from spending money in U.S. elections.

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July 20, 2017

Shaheen and Hassan Call on Trump Admin to Take Real, Immediate Action to Address Opioid Epidemic After White House’s Opioid Commission Misses Self-Imposed Deadline for Second Time

**Despite bipartisan agreement on need to take immediate action to address opioid epidemic, President Trump’s Opioid Commission has now missed its second deadline to lay out strategy to combat crisis**

 

**Trump administration has been pushing legislation that would strip health care from millions of Americans with substance use disorders (SUDs) & a budget that would slash funding for drug treatment, all while delaying implementation of existing recommendations from health experts**

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July 19, 2017

In Commerce Committee Hearing, Senator Hassan Presses FCC Nominees on Importance of Broadband Access for Students, Innovators

WASHINGTON – Today, during a Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation committee hearing, Senator Maggie Hassan pressed a bipartisan group of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) nominees on the importance of broadband access for students, particularly the E-Rate program and the New Hampshire School Connectivity Initiative that then-Governor Hassan instituted in New Hampshire, providing broadband access to more than 25,000 students in the Granite State.

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July 19, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on Mechanical Pipe Failure at Manchester VA Medical Center

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on the mechanical pipe failure at the Manchester VA Medical Center early this morning:

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July 18, 2017

ICYMI: Senator Hassan on MSNBC: New Republican Plan “Would Cause Premiums to Skyrocket,” We Need Bipartisanship

WASHINGTON  - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan joined Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC to discuss the need to work in a bipartisan manner to improve and build on the Affordable Care Act to bring down costs. Earlier today, Senator Hassan spoke on the Senate floor in support of Senator Jeanne Shaheen’s  Marketplace Certainty Act, a bill that Senator Hassan helped introduced to lower health care premiums for middle class Americans and stabilize the individual market.

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July 18, 2017

Senator Hassan Speaks on Senate Floor Highlighting Need to Work Across Party Lines to Stabilize Individual Health Care Market and Lower Premiums

WASHINGTON  - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan spoke on the Senate floor in support of Senator Jeanne Shaheen’s Marketplace Certainty Act, legislation that Senator Hassan helped introduced to lower health care premiums for middle class Americans and stabilize the individual market – which the Trump Administration has been working to sabotage.

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July 16, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on Reports About Manchester VA Medical Center

WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on allegations of unacceptable practices and quality of care at the Manchester VA Medical Center: 

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July 14, 2017

Senator Hassan Visits Goodwin Community Health, Highlights Harmful Impact Latest Version of Trumpcare Would Have on Granite Staters

SOMERSWORTH – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan visited Goodwin Community Health, a health center in Somersworth where she led a roundtable discussion and heard from doctors and patients about how the Republican health care legislation would undermine their health care coverage.

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