Press Releases

November 08, 2018

Senator Hassan Meets with New Hampshire National Guard Leadership, Reaffirms Commitment to Providing Support and Resources They Need

CONCORD – Senator Maggie Hassan today met with New Hampshire National Guard (NHNG) leadership to discuss their legislative priorities and reaffirm her commitment to providing the NHNG with the support and resources they need. 

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November 07, 2018

Senator Hassan Statement on President Trump Forcing Jeff Sessions to Resign

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement today after President Trump forced Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign and appointed Matthew Whitaker to serve as acting Attorney General:

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November 02, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan & Kuster Announce $400,000 Department of Energy Grant For Dartmouth Solar Research Project

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) that the Department of Energy will award Dartmouth College $400,000 to support a new research project that advances early-stage solar technologies to lower electricity costs and create jobs in the solar economy.

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November 02, 2018

At Annual Woodbury School Veterans Day Ceremony, Senator Hassan Emphasizes Importance of Supporting Veterans and their Families

SALEM – During this morning’s annual Woodbury School Veterans Day Ceremony, Senator Maggie Hassan commended veterans and their families for their courageous sacrifice in defense of the country’s freedoms, and emphasized to students the importance of supporting and honoring veterans and continuing their tradition of service in order to keep America safe and strong. The Senator also called on students to protect and strengthen American values as a way to honor veterans in New Hampshire and across the country.

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November 01, 2018

Senator Hassan Kicks Off 2019 ACA Health Insurance Open Enrollment Period, Highlights Availability of Affordable Health Care Coverage

MANCHESTER – Highlighting that the time is now to sign up for health insurance, Senator Maggie Hassan today helped kick off the 2019 ACA open enrollment period for marketplace health insurance coverage, which begins today and runs through December 15th. The Senator joined health care leaders and Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter to highlight the importance of health care coverage to leading healthy, productive lives, and discussed important details about the open enrollment period, including how to access premium tax credits through the Health Insurance Marketplace.

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October 31, 2018

Senator Hassan Announces EPA Healthy Communities Grant Funding for New Hampshire Communities

MERRIMACK – Senator Maggie Hassan today participated in an event at the Nashua Regional Planning Commission, where she announced federal funding from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to support projects through two organizations – one in Nashua and one in Keene – that will help build healthier communities by reducing environmental risks, protecting human health, and improving overall quality of life for Granite Staters.

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October 31, 2018

Senator Hassan Statement on the Passing of Stan Arnold

MANCHESTER – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on the passing of former New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration Commissioner Stan Arnold:

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October 30, 2018

Senator Hassan Visits Titeflex Aerospace, Emphasizes Importance of Supporting New Hampshire’s Innovative Businesses

LACONIA – Senator Maggie Hassan today visited Titeflex Aerospace, a manufacturer that provides aerospace support through fluid transfer solutions in a variety of assemblies, recognizing the innovative business for its work supporting the military and NASA, while creating good jobs in the region. Senator Hassan also discussed her efforts to build a stronger workforce in New Hampshire, and noted that Congress funded the Defense Department on time this year for the first time in a decade, and how important that is to our national defense and innovative defense contractors. 

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October 29, 2018

NH and MA Delegations Applaud Award of Substantial Anti-Heroin Task Force Grant

(Washington, DC) — U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Edward Markey (D-MA) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), along with Representatives Katherine Clark (D-MA), Richard Neal (D-MA), Jim McGovern (D-MA), Mike Capuano (D-MA), Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA), Niki Tsongas (D-MA), Bill Keating (D-MA), Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH), Joe Kennedy III (D-MA) and Annie Kuster (D-NH), the founder and co-chair of the Bipartisan Heroin and Opioid Task Force, applauded an award of $2.95 million to the Massachusetts Attorney General’s office in support of partnerships between Massachusetts and New Hampshire law enforcement to investigate and interdict narcotics, including heroin and fentanyl.

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October 26, 2018

Senator Hassan Reaffirms Commitment to Supporting New Hampshire Veterans at North Country Veterans Conference

SHELBURNE – Senator Maggie Hassan today gave remarks at the North Country Veterans Conference, where she reaffirmed her commitment to supporting New Hampshire’s veterans, service members, and their families, and highlighted bipartisan efforts in Congress to ensure that veterans receive the resources and support that they need to thrive in civilian life. Organized by the North Country Veterans Committee, the Conference hosted guests speakers, including retired New Hampshire Superior Court Chief Justice John Broderick, and provided veterans access to resources. For more information, visit here.

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October 25, 2018

Senator Hassan Recognizes Hannah Guillemette of Bedford as October’s Granite Stater of the Month

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today recognized Hannah Guillemette of Bedford as the Granite Stater of the Month for October for her dedication to promoting kindness and combating bullying in schools.

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October 24, 2018

Senator Hassan Attends White House Bill Signing Ceremony for Bipartisan Opioid Legislation With Key New Hampshire Priorities

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan was at the White House today as the President signed into law bipartisan legislation she helped develop to combat the deadly fentanyl, heroin, and opioid epidemic. The bipartisan legislation, the Substance Use Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act, includes key New Hampshire priorities that Senator Hassan fought to include in order to strengthen prevention, treatment, recovery, and law enforcement efforts.

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October 23, 2018

Shaheen & Hassan Provisions to Address Mitigation Efforts at Hampton-Seabrook & Portsmouth Harbors Signed into Law

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statements after the bipartisan America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 was signed into law. The biennial legislation authorizes water infrastructure projects around the country, and Shaheen and Hassan helped secure approval of mitigation efforts at Hampton-Seabrook and Portsmouth Harbors.

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October 23, 2018

Senator Hassan Visits Concord Regional Technical Center, Emphasizes Importance of Career and Technical Education Programs to New Hampshire’s Workforce, Businesses, & Economy

CONCORD – Senator Maggie Hassan today visited the Concord Regional Technical Center, where she toured various career and technical education (CTE) classes, met with staff and students, and emphasized the importance of career and technical education programs to New Hampshire’s workforce, businesses, and economy.  

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October 22, 2018

Pemi Youth Center to Receive $35,000 to Expand After School Youth Programs in Franklin

Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02), a member of the House Agriculture Committee and a Conferee on the Farm Bill Conference Committee, along with Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan, announced a $35,000 USDA Rural Development grant to the Pemi Youth Center to support the renovation of a building for the afternoon teen center in Franklin. The center will provide after school mentoring, academic assistance, substance misuse prevention, and mental and emotional health services. As a member of the Farm Bill Conference Committee, Kuster has advocated for robust funding for the USDA Rural Development program in the 2018 Farm Bill.

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October 22, 2018

Senator Hassan Statement on Trump Administration’s Newest Proposal to Weaken Protections for Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement regarding the Trump Administration’s latest effort to weaken protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions:

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October 22, 2018

Senator Hassan Discusses Importance of CTE Programs with Teachers and Students at Dover Regional Career Technical Center

DOVER – Senator Maggie Hassan today visited the newly completed Dover Regional Career Technical Center (CTC), where she met with teachers and students to discuss the importance of expanding access to Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs, which help to strengthen New Hampshire’s workforce and expand economic opportunity for Granite Staters. In 2014, then-Governor Hassan signed a bill to provide $13.5 million in funding for the construction of Dover Regional CTC. Offering 15 distinct technical programs, Dover Regional CTC provides students with the opportunity to gain certifications, licenses, and college credit. To learn more about Dover Regional CTC, click here.

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October 19, 2018

Senator Hassan Visits NSA Industries in Groveton, Discusses Company’s Expansion and Need For a Highly Skilled Workforce

GROVETON – Senator Maggie Hassan today visited NSA Industries in Groveton where she discussed the company’s expansion and need for more highly skilled workers. Then-Governor Hassan supported NSA’s expansion into the state, which created over 100 jobs at the Groveton facility alone. To learn more about NSA Industries, click here.  

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October 19, 2018

Senator Hassan to Host Innovate NH Entrepreneurship Forum

MANCHESTER – On November 13th at Manchester Community College, Senator Maggie Hassan will host the Innovate NH Entrepreneurship Forum as part of her efforts to support New Hampshire’s entrepreneurs and ensure that they have the tools they need to launch innovative businesses and thrive.

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October 19, 2018

NH Delegation Letter Calls for Focus on Potential Connection of PFAS Exposure and Pediatric Cancer

(Manchester, NH)—Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02), sent a letter to the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) calling on the federal agency to focus research efforts on the potential connection between per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) exposure and pediatric cancer. Their letter follows a Senate Committee hearing in September in which the Director of NIEHS, Linda Birnbaum, testified that the agency had yet to investigate potential links between pediatric cancer and exposure to PFAS. A report released in June from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicated that between 2003 and 2014, New Hampshire had the highest pediatric cancer rate in the country—with 205 pediatric cancer cases per 1,000,000 in the population.

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