Press Releases

May 19, 2021

Grassley, Hassan, Lankford Reintroduce Bipartisan Retirement Bill to Give Small Businesses More Flexibility

WASHINGTON – Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) and James Lankford (R-Okla.) today introduced the Improving Access to Retirement Savings Act. This bill will build off the successful implementation of the SECURE Act and make improvements so that more organizations and small businesses can participate in multiple employer plans (MEPs).

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May 19, 2021

NH Delegation Announces More Than $1.3 Million to NH Veterans Home from American Rescue Plan

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan, a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, and Representatives Annie Kuster and Chris Pappas, Chair of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee on the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, announced today that the New Hampshire Veterans Home will receive $1.32 million from the American Rescue Plan that the NH Delegation worked to pass into law to help support veteran care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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May 19, 2021

Senators Hassan, Shaheen Join Colleagues in Urging Biden Administration to Reverse Gag Rule and Implement New Title X Rule to Restore Family Planning Services

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and Jeanne Shaheen joined their colleagues in urging Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Xavier Becerra to quickly finalize the proposed rule for the Title X family planning program that would reverse the Trump Administration’s gag rule. Earlier this year, Senator Hassan helped lead more than 150 of her colleagues, including Senator Shaheen, in the Senate and the House in calling on the Biden administration to begin the process of reversing the Trump Administration’s gag rule which had severely curtailed access to family planning and sexual health services. 

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May 18, 2021

Senator Hassan Highlights the Need for Intelligence Coordination to Combat Terrorism & Cybersecurity Threats

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan today emphasized the importance of intelligence coordination in order to safeguard American national security interests at a Senate Homeland Security Committee hearing. The hearing specifically examined the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A), which facilitates the sharing of intelligence between DHS, the Intelligence Community, state and local governments, and the private sector.

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May 18, 2021

Senator Hassan & NH DOT Commissioner Sheehan Discuss NH’s Infrastructure Projects During Finance Hearing

WASHINGTON – In a Senate Finance Committee hearing today, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan discussed the importance of securing long-term funding for infrastructure projects in New Hampshire. Senator Hassan asked questions of hearing witnesses including Victoria Sheehan, Commissioner of New Hampshire Department of Transportation and President of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.

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May 18, 2021

NH Delegation Announces Nearly $10.7 Million through American Rescue Plan to Combat the Substance Use Disorder Epidemic & Support Mental Health Services in NH

(Washington, DC) – Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced with Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will award New Hampshire $10,671,860 in federal grants allocated through the American Rescue Plan to support efforts to combat the substance use disorder epidemic and increase access to mental health services in the state in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, HHS will award $5,640,385 in supplemental funding for New Hampshire from the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant and $5,031,475 in supplemental funding from the Community Mental Health Services Block Grant.

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May 18, 2021

Senators Hassan, Capito Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Spur Investment in Rural Broadband

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) reintroduced bipartisan legislation to help states, cities, and towns spur investment in rural broadband projects. The bill complements ongoing efforts in New Hampshire by providing state and local governments with innovative financing options for broadband projects, giving states and localities access to additional tools to invest in rural broadband.

 

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May 14, 2021

Senator Hassan Visits Epping High School to Discuss How Federal Relief Has Helped Support Students Amid the Pandemic

EPPING – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan today spoke with students, teachers, and administrators from Epping School District about their experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic and how the federal relief funding that the school district has received is supporting students and teachers.

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May 14, 2021

Senator Hassan Emphasizes Keeping Retirement Savings Safe from Cyber Threats During Committee Hearing

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan discussed the need to keep Americans’ retirement savings safe from cyber threats during a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing yesterday. The Senator also raised concerns about how COVID-19 has exacerbated the retirement savings gap for women and what Congress can do to address this disparity.

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May 13, 2021

Senator Hassan Presses DHS Secretary on Steps Administration is Taking to Support Border Security, Address Unaccompanied Minors at the Border

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan today questioned Alejandro Mayorkas, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), about unaccompanied minors at the southern border and the importance of strengthening border security efforts during a Homeland Security Committee hearing.  

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May 13, 2021

Shaheen, Risch, Hassan Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Facilitate Disaster Assistance for Rural Small Businesses

(Washington, DC) – Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Jim Risch (R-ID), senior members of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) reintroduced the Disaster Assistance for Rural Small Businesses Act. Their bipartisan legislation would allow rural communities to more easily access emergency relief in the wake of a natural disaster. 

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May 13, 2021

Senator Hassan Discusses Substance Use Disorder, Mental Health Services at Senate Finance Hearing

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan, a member of the health care subcommittee of the Senate Finance Committee, discussed ways to address substance use disorder and improve mental health services at a hearing yesterday.

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May 13, 2021

Senator Hassan Encourages Granite Staters to Apply for Federal Broadband Benefits

WASHINGTON – The Federal Communications Commission opened the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program yesterday, which will help hard-working families across New Hampshire afford internet services and internet-connected devices. The program was created in last December’s year-end COVID-19 relief package, which Senator Maggie Hassan worked to negotiate and pass into law.

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May 12, 2021

Shaheen, Rounds, Hassan Introduce Bill to Support National World War II Memorial

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today joined Senators Mike Rounds (R-SD) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) to introduce the Greatest Generation Memorial Act to authorize the U.S. Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. Proceeds from coin sales will go toward much-needed repairs and maintenance at the Memorial, and support commemorative and educational programming. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) also cosponsored the bill.  

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May 12, 2021

Senate Committees Advance Senator Hassan’s Bipartisan Bills to Outcompete China, Strengthen Supply Chains, and Secure Critical Infrastructure

WASHINGTON – Two Senate committees today advanced bipartisan bills introduced by U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan, chair of the Emerging Threats Subcommittee, to help the U.S. outcompete China, strengthen domestic supply chains, and secure critical infrastructure.

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May 12, 2021

Senator Hassan Leads Hearing on Cutting Waste, Fraud, and Abuse in the Federal Government

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), chair of the spending oversight subcommittee, led a hearing today to examine ways Congress can act on the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) annual report on duplication, overlap, and fragmentation in the federal government. The report includes recommendations to cut wasteful spending and help save taxpayer dollars.

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May 11, 2021

WARNER, KING, MANCHIN & HASSAN APPLAUD TREASURY GUIDANCE ON IMPLEMENTATION OF EMERGENCY BROADBAND FUNDS

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Angus King (I-ME), Joe Manchin (D-WV), and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) praised new guidance by the Biden administration regarding the implementation of the $10 billion Coronavirus Capital Projects Fund (CCPF) that the senators successfully worked to include within the American Rescue Plan. This new guidance follows strong advocacy by the four senators, who previously urged the Treasury Department to ensure that CCPF funds can be used to support increased broadband adoption and access, in addition to supporting new broadband deployment.

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May 11, 2021

Senator Hassan Discusses Strengthening Cybersecurity with Key Administration Leaders During Senate Hearing

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) pressed key administration officials on steps that the federal government can take to improve cybersecurity following the SolarWinds, Microsoft Exchange, and Colonial Pipeline breaches. Senator Hassan serves as the Chair of the Committee’s Emerging Threats and Spending Oversight Subcommittee.

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May 11, 2021

Senator Hassan Joins Colleagues in Urging the Administration to Work to Remove Retaliatory Tariffs on Spirits & Wine

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Todd Young (R-IN) in sending a letter to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Katherine Tai and U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo. In the letter, they call on the agencies to address the harmful retaliatory tariffs that inhibit trade of whiskey, other spirits, and wine between the United States and European Union (E.U.) and United Kingdom (U.K.). The letter comes as the European Union tariff on American whiskey is scheduled to double to 50 percent in June.

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May 11, 2021

Senator Hassan Questions Dr. Fauci and Other Top Public Health Officials on Children’s Vaccinations & COVID-19 Response

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan questioned Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, as well as other top public health officials today during a Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing to discuss the ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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