Press Releases

August 04, 2017

Senator Hassan, VA Secretary Shulkin Discuss Need for Urgent Action to Prevent Future Failures of Care at Manchester VAMC

MANCHESTER – Senator Maggie Hassan joined VA Secretary David Shulkin, Governor Chris Sununu and New Hampshire’s Congressional delegation at the Manchester VA Medical Center to tour the facility and discuss the need for urgent action to prevent future failures of care for New Hampshire veterans.

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August 04, 2017

Senator Hassan Joins Colleagues in Introducing Bill to Lay Foundation for School Construction & Modernization

Today, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined eight of her colleagues in introducing new legislation to help rebuild and modernize schools in New Hampshire and throughout the nation.  

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August 04, 2017

Shaheen and Hassan Announce Grant to Replace Rogers’ Rangers Bridge

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced that the New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) will receive a grant of $5,000,000 to replace the Rogers’ Rangers Bridge. The bridge provides travelers on U.S. Route 2 with a crossing of the Connecticut River between New Hampshire and Vermont. The original Rogers’ Rangers Bridge was constructed in 1950 and is critical to the movement of freight and people locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. This funding, provided through the U.S. Department of Transportation, will accelerate the construction of the new bridge and allow New Hampshire and Vermont to move this project forward.

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August 04, 2017

Senator Hassan Joins in Calling on FCC to Extend Net Neutrality Comment Period

Yesterday, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, joined 21 of her colleagues in calling on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to extend the reply comment period for its proposal to undo the Open Internet Order and net neutrality protections. 

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August 04, 2017

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Help Introduce Legislation to End Taxpayer Subsidies for Big Oil, Reduce National Deficit

U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) this week joined colleagues today in reintroducing legislation to repeal tax subsidies for the "Big 5" oil companies, and shift the $22 billion in savings over the next ten years towards deficit reduction. 

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August 03, 2017

Hassan, Gardner AIRWAVES Act Earns Praise Across Industries and Political Parties

Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) recently introduced the Advancing Innovation and Reinvigorating Widespread Access to Viable Electromagnetic Spectrum (AIRWAVES) Act, which will encourage the federal government to continue to free up spectrum for commercial licensed and unlicensed use and leverage the success of spectrum auctions to help close the urban-rural divide. Learn more about the legislation here.

 

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August 03, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Press DEA Administrator to Lower 2018 Opioid Quotas

U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today met with Chuck Rosenberg, Acting Administrator at the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and urged him to reduce the amount of opioid pills allowed to be manufactured and sold in the United States in 2018.  The DEA is responsible for establishing annual quotas determining the exact amount of each opioid drug that is permitted to be produced in the U.S. each year.  Last year was the first reduction of its kind in over twenty years, but DEA-approved opioid production volumes still remain troublingly high—including 55 percent higher oxycodone levels this year than in 2007.  The DEA is expected to post opioid quotas for 2018 in the Federal Register soon, which will then be open for public comment before finalization. 

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August 03, 2017

Senator Hassan’s Bipartisan Opioid Addiction Risk Transparency Act Headed to President’s Desk as Part of FDA Bill

Senator Maggie Hassan’s bipartisan Opioid Addiction Risk Transparency Act passed the U.S. Senate today as part of the Food and Drug Administration Reauthorization Act of 2017. The legislation, which will help ensure that health care providers understand the addiction risks of “abuse-deterrent” opioids, is the first provision authored by Senator Hassan to pass both chambers of Congress and head to the President’s desk for signature.  

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August 02, 2017

Following Introduction of the AIRWAVES Act, Senator Hassan Joins Bipartisan Resolution in Support of 5G Technology

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senators Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) in introducing a bipartisan resolution in support of deploying 5G mobile broadband technology across the country. The bipartisan resolution highlights the importance of expanding 5G and all broadband technologies to create jobs, encourage innovation, and close the digital divide between urban and rural areas.

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August 02, 2017

Bipartisan Measure Cosponsored by Senator Hassan Passes Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

WASHINGTON – The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee today approved the Coordinated Ocean Monitoring and Research Act, a bipartisan bill cosponsored by Senator Maggie Hassan.

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August 02, 2017

In HELP Committee, Senator Hassan Votes to Advance Nominee for Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use

WASHINGTON – Today, as a member of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, Senator Maggie Hassan voted to advance the nomination of Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz for Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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August 02, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on President Trump Signing Sanctions Bill

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement after President Trump signed legislation imposing further sanctions on Russia, Iran, and North Korea:

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August 02, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on Veterans Choice Reauthorization

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement after the Senate passed a bill reauthorizing the Veterans Choice program:

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August 01, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on Confirmation of Christopher Wray as FBI Director

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement after voting to confirm Christopher Wray as FBI Director:

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August 01, 2017

Hassan, Gardner Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Support Wireless Innovation and Close the Urban-Rural Divide

WASHINGTON – Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) today introduced the Advancing Innovation and Reinvigorating Widespread Access to Viable Electromagnetic Spectrum (AIRWAVES) Act, which will encourage the federal government to continue to free up spectrum for commercial licensed and unlicensed use and leverage the success of spectrum auctions to help close the urban-rural divide.

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July 31, 2017

Senator Hassan: White House Opioids Commission Interim Report “Needs to Be More Than Just Words on a Page”

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on the interim report from the White House Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis: 

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July 31, 2017

Ahead of Startup Day Across America, Senator Hassan Visits Sandbox ColLABorative to Highlight Importance of Supporting Innovative Entrepreneurs

MANCHESTER – Today, on the eve of Startup Day Across America, Senator Maggie Hassan visited Sandbox ColLABorative, a research and development lab of strategy and innovation at Southern New Hampshire University that supports innovative ed-tech starts ups and entrepreneurs who are creating good jobs and moving our economy forward. The first bill that Senator Hassan introduced was the Reigniting Opportunity for Innovators (ROI) Act, which would help provide the relief necessary for entrepreneurs to start up and grow innovative small businesses.

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July 28, 2017

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Attend ARMI BioFabUSA Ribbon Cutting, Highlight Strength of New Hampshire’s Innovation Economy

MANCHESTER – Today, Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan attended the Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute (ARMI) BioFabUSA ribbon cutting, where they joined advanced manufacturing, health, and community leaders to celebrate the ARMI opening and highlight the strength of New Hampshire’s innovation economy.

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July 28, 2017

Senator Hassan: “It Is Time for Republicans and Democrats to Come Together and Get to Work”

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on tonight’s vote to defeat Senate Republican leadership’s “skinny repeal” legislation:

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July 27, 2017

Senator Hassan: “No Guarantee from Speaker Paul Ryan Can Protect the American People” if this Bill Passes the Senate

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement in response to the comments from Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC), John McCain (R-AZ), Ron Johnson (R-WI), and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) that they will vote for a “skinny repeal” bill – that they admit would be a disaster - on the condition that Speaker Paul Ryan “assures” them it will never become law:

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