Press Releases

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.

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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.

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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.

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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:

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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.

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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.

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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:

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January 24, 2017

Senator Hassan Questions OMB Nominee on his Support for Government Shutdowns; Stressed Importance of Medicaid Expansion as Tool to Combat Substance Abuse

WASHINGTON - In today's confirmation hearing for Congressman Mick Mulvaney, President Trump's nominee for Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Senator Maggie Hassan questioned the Congressman on his support for government shutdowns and stressed the importance of Medicaid expansion as a tool to combat the substance abuse crisis in New Hampshire. The Senator also pressed Rep. Mulvaney on his opposition to funding for Planned Parenthood and his expressed skepticism of climate change data.

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January 23, 2017

Senator Maggie Hassan Statement on President Trump’s Executive Order Reinstating the Global Gag Rule

WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement after President Trump issued an executive order reinstating the global gag rule, which cuts off United States international assistance funds to overseas health centers that use their own, non-U.S. funds for abortion services, including counseling and referrals:

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January 23, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on Congressman Mike Pompeo Confirmation Vote

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement after voting to confirm CIA Director nominee Congressman Mike Pompeo:

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January 22, 2017

Senator Hassan’s Statement on the 44th Anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Decision in Roe v. Wade

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement on the 44thAnniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade, a decision recognizing a woman's right to make her own choices about her body and health:

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January 20, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on General John Kelly Confirmation Vote

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan, a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee, issued the following statement after voting to confirm General John Kelly as Secretary of Homeland Security:

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January 20, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on General James Mattis Confirmation Vote

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement after voting to confirm Secretary of Defense nominee General James Mattis:

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January 19, 2017

ICYMI: Senator Hassan Presses Congressman Price on Harmful Impact of Repealing the ACA on Efforts to Combat Substance Abuse Crisis

WASHINGTON - Yesterday, Senator Maggie Hassan questioned Congressman Tom Price, President-elect Trump's nominee for Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, pressing Rep. Price on the harmful impact repealing the Affordable Care Act would have on Granite Staters who need substance abuse treatment and behavioral health services.

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January 18, 2017

Senator Hassan Presses Congressman Price on Harmful Impact of Repealing the Affordable Care Act on Efforts to Combat the Substance Abuse Crisis

WASHINGTON - In today's confirmation hearing for Congressman Tom Price, President-elect Trump's nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services, Senator Hassan repeatedly pressed Rep. Price on the harmful impact that repealing the Affordable Care Act would have on efforts to combat the substance abuse crisis.

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January 18, 2017

ICYMI: Union Leader Covers Report: 18 Million People Would Lose Health Insurance in First Year if Affordable Care Act is Repealed without a Replacement

WASHINGTON - Today, the Union Leader highlighted a report issued by the Congressional Budget Office stating the negative impact repealing the Affordable Care Act without a replacement would have on millions of Americans. According to the report, 18 million hard-working Americans would lose their health insurance in the first year if the Affordable Care Act is repealed without a replacement plan, with the number of uninsured Americans skyrocketing to 32 million by 2026.

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January 18, 2017

Senator Hassan Meets with OMB Director Nominee Representative Mick Mulvaney

WASHINGTON -- Today, Senator Maggie Hassan met with Representative Mick Mulvaney, President-elect Trump's nominee to serve as Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). As a member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Senator Hassan will participate in a nomination hearing for Representative Mulvaney's nomination.

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January 18, 2017

Senator Hassan Questions Secretary of Commerce Nominee Wilbur Ross On Commitment to Supporting Small Businesses, Promoting Innovative Technology

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan participated in the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee confirmation hearing for Wilbur Ross, President-elect Trump's nominee to lead the Department of Commerce.

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January 17, 2017

Under Questioning from Senator Hassan, Betsy DeVos Refuses to Commit to Enforcing the Law to Protect Students with Disabilities

WASHINGTON -- Today, during the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee confirmation hearing for President-elect Trump's nominee to lead the Department of Education, Betsy DeVos, Senator Maggie Hassan questioned Mrs. DeVos on her commitment to protecting students who experience disabilities.

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January 17, 2017

ICYMI: Seacoast Online Editorial: “Defunding Planned Parenthood Endangers Women and Children”

WASHINGTON - On Sunday, Seacoast Online published an editorial, "Defunding Planned Parenthood Endangers Women and Children," highlighting the dangerous impact defunding Planned Parenthood would have on the health and well-being of thousands of women and families if Republican leaders in Washington go through with their plan to defund Planned Parenthood as part of their efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

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