Press Releases

February 25, 2021

In Her First Hearing as a Member of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, Senator Hassan Pushes VA to Ensure Veterans Receive their COVID-19 Vaccine

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) took part in her first Senate Veterans Affairs’ Committee hearing yesterday where she highlighted the importance of ensuring that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is doing everything that it can to distribute COVID-19 vaccines quickly and efficiently to veterans in New Hampshire and across the country.

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February 25, 2021

At White House, Senator Hassan and Bipartisan Colleagues Discuss Securing U.S. Supply Chain and Confronting Chinese Government with President Biden and Vice President Harris

WASHINGTON – At the White House today, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and a bipartisan group of her colleagues discussed strengthening the U.S. supply chain with President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. President Biden is signing an Executive Order today to address supply chain vulnerabilities in pharmaceutical products and critical minerals, including those used to create semiconductors, for high-tech manufacturing and defense technology.

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February 23, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan and Kuster Announce More than $1.6 Million for Keene Dillant-Hopkins Airport

(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 Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced that Keene Dillant-Hopkins Airport will receive $1,611,110 to rehabilitate taxiway pavement at the facility. Specifically, the funding was awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) through federal dollars allocated by the CARES Act and government funding legislation passed by Congress and signed into law in December.

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February 23, 2021

Heeding NH Delegation Call, Treasury Department to Broaden Use of Federal Rental Assistance Funds

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) issued the following statements in response to new guidance from the Department of Treasury regarding the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program that broadens the permissible use of emergency rental funds. Last week, Shaheen led a New Hampshire congressional delegation letter to Secretary Yellen, urging the Department to make changes that expand the use of these funds to help address the housing crisis in New Hampshire, and to assist with other important utilities like internet and telephone services, which are particularly important for Granite Staters to stay connected amid the pandemic.

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February 23, 2021

Senator Hassan Joins in Introducing EAGLES Act Mass Violence Prevention Bill

WASHINGTON – A bipartisan group of lawmakers in both chambers of Congress today reintroduced the EAGLES Act, legislation named for the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Eagles, which would expand the U.S. Secret Service’s National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) with a greater focus on school violence prevention.

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February 23, 2021

Senator Hassan Questions Deputy Treasury Secretary Nominee on Out-of-State Taxes and Relief to New Hampshire New & Small Businesses

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today questioned President Joe Biden’s nominee to be Deputy Treasury Secretary, Wally Adeyemo, during a Senate Finance Committee hearing. The Senator questioned Mr. Adeyemo on a number of important economic priorities for New Hampshire, including Senator Hassan’s bipartisan efforts to prevent other states from taxing Granite Staters working in New Hampshire and ensuring that New Hampshire small businesses receive the COVID-19 relief that that they need. 

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February 23, 2021

Senator Hassan Pushes for Continued Focus on Substance Misuse Epidemic During Nomination Hearing for Health and Human Services Secretary, Attorney General Xavier Becerra

WASHINGTON – During a Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing today, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) questioned Xavier Becerra, President Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the Department of Health and Human Services. Senator Hassan discussed the importance of continuing to support New Hampshire’s efforts to combat the substance misuse epidemic and implementing the surprise medical billing legislation that she worked to pass into law. Senator Hassan also addressed new COVID-19 variants.

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February 23, 2021

Sen. Hassan introduces bipartisan End Child Exploitation Act

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Maggie Hassan (D—N.H.), and Josh Hawley (R—Mo.) along with Representatives Anthony Gonzalez (OH-16), Annie Kuster (NH-02), Guy Reschenthaler (PA-14) and Lucy McBath (GA-06) reintroduced the END Child Exploitation Act legislation designed to extend the period of time that technology companies are required to preserve information about child sexual abuse images they report to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).  

 

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February 22, 2021

Senator Hassan Mourns the Nearly 500,000 Lives Lost to COVID-19 Ahead of National Moment of Silence

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement ahead of the national moment of silence this evening to mark the nearly 500,000 American lives lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic:

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February 19, 2021

Senators Hassan, Wicker to Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help Save Newborn Babies’ Lives

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Roger Wicker (R-MS) announced today that they are introducing the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act, a bipartisan bill to help save lives and improve the health of newborn babies by providing federal funding for comprehensive and standardized newborn screening tests for conditions such as critical congenital heart disease, cystic fibrosis, and hearing loss. The tests can identify treatable conditions that, if caught early, can prevent serious illness, lifetime disabilities, and even death.

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February 18, 2021

NH Delegation Writes Letter to the Treasury to Broaden Uses of Federal Rental Assistance Funds

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led a letter joined by U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) to address the housing crisis in New Hampshire by calling on the Treasury to broaden the permissible uses of emergency rental funds.

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February 18, 2021

NH Delegation Announces Nearly $101K in CARES Act Funding to Support PPE & Disinfectant Purchases by Granite State Fire Departments on Frontlines of COVID-19

(Washington, DC) – Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $100,921 in federal funding to New Hampshire through the CARES Act. The funding will support emergency purchases of lifesaving personal protective equipment (PPE) and disinfectant supplies and equipment by Granite State fire departments on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) COVID-19 Supplemental Program, the following cities and towns received grants:

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February 18, 2021

Senator Hassan Speaks Virtually with Third Grade Students at Bicentennial Elementary School in Nashua Who Are Learning About U.S. Government

NEW HAMPSHIRE – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan met virtually with third grade students at Bicentennial Elementary School in Nashua to discuss what it is like to be a United States Senator and answer their questions.

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February 18, 2021

Senators Hassan, Shaheen, and Colleagues Urge Postmaster General to Restore On-Time Delivery and Stop Harmful Changes to the Agency

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, which has oversight over the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined their colleagues in urging Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to restore on-time mail delivery. Senator Hassan led negotiations to include $10 billion for the USPS in the COVID-19 relief and government funding package that was signed into law in December to help the agency address pandemic-related mail delays.

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February 17, 2021

NH Delegation Announces More than $1 Million for NH Organizations to Support Affordable Housing & Community Development Efforts throughout State

(Washington, DC) – 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) today announced that New Hampshire will receive $1,027,500 from NeighborWorks America. Specifically, the funding was allocated through government funding legislation passed by Congress and signed into law in December and will support affordable housing and community development efforts by four local organizations:

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February 17, 2021

Senator Hassan Leads Colleagues in Calling for Unemployment Insurance Fix

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) is calling for the Department of Labor to revise a policy that has limited the ability of workers whose hours have been reduced from receiving Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA). Senator Hassan is joined in her call by Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Mark Warner (D-VA).

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February 17, 2021

Senators Hassan, Casey, Duckworth Lead Colleagues in Supporting Home and Community Based Care Funding in Upcoming COVID-19 Relief Package

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Bob Casey (D-PA), and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) led a group of their colleagues today in supporting an increase in funding that would support Medicaid Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) in the upcoming COVID-19 relief package that Congress is developing.

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February 17, 2021

Senator Hassan to Chair Senate Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Spending Oversight

WASHINGTON – The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee announced today that U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan will serve as Chair of the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Spending Oversight, which will conduct oversight of efforts to address national security threats and waste, fraud, and abuse of taxpayer dollars.

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February 17, 2021

Shaheen & Hassan File Amicus Brief in Case Threatening Women’s Access to Reproductive Health Care During COVID-19

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a group of lawmakers in submitting an amicus brief in the case of American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists v. United States Food and Drug Administration (ACOG v. FDA). The brief challenges the FDA’s in-person dispensing requirement for the abortion medication, mifepristone, during the COVID-19 public health emergency. U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) led the amicus brief.

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February 17, 2021

Senator Hassan Discusses US, UK & Global Cybersecurity Priorities

NEW HAMPSHIRE – U.S. Senator Hassan (D-NH) discussed priorities for cybersecurity during a wide-ranging discussion hosted by the Royal United Services Institute, the leading UK defense and security think tank. Robert Hannigan CMG, the former director of the UK’s largest intelligence and security agency, moderated the conversation.

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