Press Releases

July 31, 2021

Senator Hassan’s Bipartisan Bill to Protect Fire Fighters from Hazardous PFAS Chemicals Passes Senate

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate passed bipartisan legislation that Senator Maggie Hassan and her colleagues introduced to help protect the health and safety of fire fighters, emergency responders, and the communities that they serve. The legislation, which was unanimously approved in March by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, now heads to the U.S. House of Representatives.

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July 30, 2021

U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, Senator Maggie Hassan Discuss Importance of Broadband Access with Granite State Business & Community Leaders

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan held a virtual event with U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and New Hampshire community and business leaders to discuss the importance of broadband access and the historic investments in the bipartisan infrastructure deal for Granite State businesses and families.

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July 30, 2021

Senator Hassan Statement on National Whistleblower Appreciation Day

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Chair of the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Spending Oversight, issued the following statement for National Whistleblower Appreciation Day. Senator Hassan also helped introduce a bipartisan resolution that the Senate passed designating today, July 30th, as National Whistleblower Appreciation Day.

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July 30, 2021

Senator Hassan Cosponsors Bill to Protect Children from Human Trafficking

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan cosponsored bipartisan legislation, introduced by U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), to help students, parents, teachers, and school personnel to understand, recognize, prevent, and respond to signs of human trafficking. The Human Trafficking and Exploitation Prevention Training Act of 2021 would provide grants to nonprofit organizations and schools to develop and implement age-appropriate, culturally competent, and gender-responsive curriculums, all while prioritizing geographic areas with the highest prevalence of human trafficking.

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July 29, 2021

NH Delegation Announces Over $23.6 Million to NH That’s Helping Shuttered Live Venues Recover From COVID

(Washington, DC) – Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced that New Hampshire venues have started receiving federal funds through the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) Program. The delegation worked to establish this program in the emergency COVID-19 relief legislation that was passed by Congress and signed into law last December to provide grants for live venues, independent movie theaters and other Granite State cultural institutions. To date, New Hampshire venues have been awarded $23,627,910 from the SVOG program. 

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July 29, 2021

Senator Hassan Votes to Pass Emergency Security Funding, Including to Support National Guard

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) voted today to pass a bipartisan emergency security funding package, including to reimburse the National Guard for the costs it incurred to protect the Capitol in the wake of the January 6th insurrection. Senator Hassan had previously pushed for this funding to ensure that the NH National Guard has the resources it needs for future trainings and missions.  

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July 29, 2021

Senator Hassan Recognizes Noelle Lambert of Manchester as July’s Granite Stater of the Month

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan recognized Noelle Lambert of Manchester as July’s Granite Stater of the Month for her work to provide amputees, like herself, with specialized prosthetics.

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July 28, 2021

Senator Hassan Statement on Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Senate voted on a bipartisan basis to advance a once-in-a-generation infrastructure package. Below please find a statement from Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), one of the original G-20 members who worked on the infrastructure framework in June. 

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July 28, 2021

Senators’ Statement on Infrastructure

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Richard Burr (R-N.C.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Chris Coons (D-Del.), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), John Hickenlooper (D-Colo.), Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.), Angus King (I-Maine), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Mitt Romney (R-Utah), Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), and Mark Warner (D-Va.) issued the following statement:

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July 28, 2021

Senator Hassan Discusses How to Improve Access to Retirement Plans for Military Spouses and Women at Senate Finance Committee Hearing

WASHINGTON – Today at a U.S. Senate Finance Committee hearing, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) discussed ways to help military spouses and women more easily access retirement plans.

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July 28, 2021

Senator Hassan Helps Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Expand Access to Assistive Technology for Seniors and People Experiencing Disabilities

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan helped introduce a bipartisan bill, along with Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Kevin Cramer (R-ND), to expand access to affordable assistive technology for seniors and individuals who experience disabilities. Assistive technology includes items such as hearing aids, wheelchair ramps, or devices to help individuals who are non-verbal to communicate.

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July 28, 2021

Veterans Committee Passes Senator Hassan’s Bipartisan Legislation to Support Veterans During Their Transition to Civilian Life

WASHINGTON – The Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs voted unanimously to pass Senator Maggie Hassan’s bipartisan legislation to strengthen the Solid Start program, which was created by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in 2019 to contact every veteran three times by phone in the first year after they leave active duty service to check in and help connect them to VA programs and benefits.

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July 28, 2021

Senators Hassan, Shaheen Applaud Senate Passage of the Willie O’Ree Congressional Gold Medal Act

WASHINGTON  – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen applauded Senate passage of bipartisan legislation that they cosponsored to award the Congressional Gold Medal to Willie O’Ree, a former hockey player for the Boston Bruins who was the first Black player to compete in the National Hockey League (NHL). This bill was introduced by Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Tim Scott (R-SC) and now moves to the House of Representatives.

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July 27, 2021

Senator Hassan Presses DHS Secretary on Vetting and Drug Interdiction Efforts, and the Need to Re-open the Canadian Border

WASHINGTON – At a Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing today, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan questioned Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on the agency’s vetting and visa security programs, its counternarcotics efforts, and its decision to keep the U.S.-Canadian border closed to vaccinated Canadian travelers.

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July 27, 2021

NH Delegation Announces Nearly $1 Million to NH Nonprofits, Including Houses of Worship, to Increase Safety

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Chair of the Emerging Threats and Spending Oversight Subcommittee, and Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today announced with Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that New Hampshire nonprofits, including houses of worship, will receive $951,951 under the Nonprofit Security Grant Program. The full list of New Hampshire nonprofits to receive funding this year is included below.

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July 26, 2021

Senator Hassan, Colleagues Oppose Purdue Pharma’s Request for Bonuses to Top Executives & Employees Amid Ongoing Opioid Epidemic

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined her colleagues in urging the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York to reject Purdue Pharma’s recent motion requesting $34.7 million in employee bonuses, including $5.4 million for its top executives, as part of Purdue’s Chapter 11 reorganization plan.

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July 26, 2021

Senator Hassan Goes to Bat for the Fisher Cats & Minor League Baseball Teams Across the Country

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined her colleagues in stepping up to the plate by cosponsoring legislation to help independent professional baseball and Minor League Baseball (MiLB) teams, including the Fisher Cats, that have struggled economically after the COVID-19 crisis threw a curveball into their 2020 and 2021 seasons. The Minor League Baseball Relief Act would provide up to $550 million in federal relief funding for independent and MiLB teams. This would also strengthen local economies, since game attendees patronize small businesses such as restaurants, hotels, and other attractions across New England.

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July 24, 2021

Hassan, Shaheen, and Kuster Announces $2.76 Million in Federal Funds for Dartmouth College Quantum Genome Mapping Project

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and Representative Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced that the U.S. Department of Energy has granted Dartmouth College $2,760,000 in federal funding to support its quantum genome mapping project. This is one of 29 projects that the Department of Energy is funding to study the materials and chemical processes needed to develop the next generation of quantum smart devices and quantum computing technology.

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July 23, 2021

NH Delegation Announces $450,000 for Manchester-Boston Regional Airport to Bolster Marketing of New Spirit Airlines Routes

(Washington, DC) – Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced that the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Small Community Air Service Development Program (SCASDP) will award Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT) $450,000 to support marketing for new routes available through Spirit Airlines, which will start in the fall. Spirit Airlines is the first airline added to the MHT hub since 2004.

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July 23, 2021

NH Delegation Announces Nearly $2 Million Heading to NH for COVID Detection & Mitigation for Vulnerable Populations

(Washington, DC) – Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced that New Hampshire will receive nearly $2 million to support COVID-19 testing and mitigation efforts. Specifically, $1.47 million will go towards COVID detection and mitigation in prison facilities and $449,760 will go towards populations experiencing homelessness.  

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