Press Releases

June 12, 2017

Senator Hassan Joins Colleagues in Introducing Bipartisan Bill to Address Chronic VA Workforce Shortages

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senators Jon Tester (D-MT) and Jerry Moran (R-KS) in introducing a bipartisan bill to address the crippling workforce shortages at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in order to improve health care delivery for America’s veterans.

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June 09, 2017

At Business and Industry Association Luncheon, Senator Hassan Highlights Importance of Workforce Development Efforts to Support Innovative Businesses

CONCORD – Senator Maggie Hassan today spoke at a Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire luncheon, where she highlighted her bipartisan efforts in the Senate to help ensure that Granite State businesses have the support they need to grow and thrive, including working to build a stronger workforce and expand opportunity for hard-working Granite Staters.

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June 09, 2017

Senator Hassan Joins Colleagues in Introducing Legislation to Protect Rights of Airplane Passengers who Experience Disabilities

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), and Ed Markey (D-MA) yesterday in introducing the Air Carrier Access Amendments Act. The legislation would protect the rights of airplane passengers who experience disabilities and close service gaps that passengers with disabilities frequently encounter in air travel. Last year over 30,000 airplane passengers, including many veterans, filed disability-related complaints with airlines.

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June 08, 2017

Senator Hassan Participates in Hearing Focused on Economic Impacts of Substance Misuse Crisis

WASHINGTON – Highlighting the devastating impact of the substance misuse crisis on New Hampshire and America’s economy, and the importance of Medicaid in providing treatment and recovery services to help those struggling with substance misuse, Senator Maggie Hassan today acted as the ranking member at a Joint Economic Committee hearing on the “Economic Aspects of the Opioid Epidemic.”

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June 08, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on Comey Testimony

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee:

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June 07, 2017

Senator Hassan Joins in Introducing Legislation to Help Make Health Care Coverage More Affordable for Hard-Working Granite Staters

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and Kamala Harris (D-CA) in introducing a bill to help make health care coverage more affordable for hard-working, middle class Granite Staters.

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June 07, 2017

Senator Hassan Participates in Confirmation Hearing for FEMA Director Nominee Brock Long

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan participated in the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee confirmation hearing for President Trump’s nominee to lead the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Brock Long. Senator Hassan met with Mr. Long yesterday and discussed the needs of New Hampshire communities in preparing for and responding to natural disasters.

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June 06, 2017

Senators Hassan and Casey Join Advocates to Highlight Devastating Impact of Reckless Trump Proposals to Gut Medicaid

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), members of the disability community, and advocates for a press conference to highlight the devastating impact Trumpcare and the President’s reckless budget proposal would have on individuals who experience disabilities. Trumpcare includes more than $830 billion in cuts to Medicaid over the next decade, in addition to $610 billion in cuts included in the Trump budget proposal, threatening critical services for millions of people with disabilities across New Hampshire and America.

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June 06, 2017

Senator Hassan, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Ease College Transition for Students with Disabilities

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) in introducing the bipartisan RISE Act in an effort to ease the burden of transitioning to college life for students who experience disabilities. The act amends the Higher Education Act (HEA) to clarify that documentation used in K-12 education and other settings to receive special education or accommodations would be acceptable as proof of a disability for students in higher education.

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June 06, 2017

VIDEO: Secretary Kelly Commits to Exploring DHS Bug Bounty Program Proposed by Senators Hassan and Portman

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) participated in a Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing, where she urged Secretary of Homeland Security, John Kelly, to commit to exploring the implementation of a bug bounty program at the Department of Homeland Security through the bipartisan Hack DHS Act, which Senators Hassan, Rob Portman (R-OH), and others introduced last week to strengthen cyber defenses at the Department of Homeland Security.

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June 05, 2017

At Mentis Sciences in Manchester, Senator Hassan Reaffirms Commitment to Supporting Innovative Businesses

MANCHESTER – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan visited Mentis Sciences, where she highlighted her commitment to supporting innovative businesses and building a stronger workforce in order to help expand middle class opportunity and boost economic development in New Hampshire.

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June 02, 2017

At Coos County Nursing Hospital, Senator Hassan Highlights Importance of Protecting Medicaid for Older Granite Staters

WEST STEWARTSTOWN – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan visited the Coos County Nursing Hospital, touring the facility and highlighting the importance of preventing the devastating cuts to Medicaid included in Trumpcare and the President's budget proposal. Medicaid is the primary payer of long-term services and supports, which includes nursing home services. Thousands of Granite Staters in nursing homes rely on Medicaid for nursing home services.

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June 02, 2017

Senator Hassan Reaffirms Commitment to Enhancing Public Safety in the North Country at U.S. Border Patrol Station

CANAAN, VT – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan visited the U.S. Border Patrol Station, where she received a briefing on Operation Stonegarden, met with law enforcement officers, and reiterated her commitment to ensuring officers on the Northern Border have the resources they need to keep Granite Staters and Americans safe.

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June 02, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement in Recognition of LGBTQ Pride Month

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement in recognition of LGBTQ Pride Month:

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June 01, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on President Trump’s Decision to Withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement after President Trump decided to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement:

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June 01, 2017

Senator Hassan Cosponsors Bipartisan Legislation to Require Use of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced that she is cosponsoring the Prescription Drug Monitoring Act of 2017, a bipartisan bill that would require all states that receive certain federal funding to use prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) and make their PDMP data available to other states.

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May 31, 2017

Senator Hassan Cosponsors Bipartisan Bill to Expand Access to Substance Misuse Treatment for Granite Staters

WASHINGTON – Building on her efforts to combat the heroin, fentanyl, and opioid crisis in New Hampshire by expanding treatment, prevention, and recovery efforts, Senator Maggie Hassan announced that she is cosponsoring the bipartisan Medicaid Coverage for Addiction Recovery Expansion (Medicaid CARE) Act.

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May 30, 2017

Senator Hassan Helps Introduce Social Security Caregiver Credit Act to Provide Retirement Credit to Family Caregivers

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan joined Senators Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in introducing the Social Security Caregiver Credit Act – legislation that will create a Social Security Caregiver credit and provide modest retirement compensation to individuals who have had to leave the workforce or reduce their hours to care for a loved one. The bill will also authorize funds to provide medical training to family caregivers.

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May 29, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement in Honor of Memorial Day

WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement in honor of Memorial Day:

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May 26, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Say Trump Administration’s Budget Would Make Devastating Cuts to Critical Programs in New Hampshire

CONCORD – Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) held a press conference to speak out against the devastating impact that President Trump’s budget would have on critical programs in New Hampshire. The Senators were joined by Linda Paquette, Executive Director at New Futures, Jennifer Frizzell, Vice President of Public Policy for Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, and Susan Farrelly, Director of Concord 21st Century Community Learning Programs. The speakers outlined how the Trump administration’s budget would cut or eliminate many vital programs in New Hampshire, including those important to the fight against the opioid epidemic, women’s health, and early childhood education. Below is a breakdown of the New Hampshire programs that are impacted by the President’s budget that was provided to reporters at the press conference.

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