Press Releases

February 16, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Demand Scott Pruitt Recuse Himself from All Issues Related to Lawsuits He Brought Against the EPA to Overturn or Weaken Clean Air and Water Pollution Rules

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) joined 28 other senators in calling on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator nominee Scott Pruitt to recuse himself from participating in any matter related to litigation that he pursued against the EPA as Oklahoma Attorney General. In the letter, the senators specifically call on Mr. Pruitt to recuse himself from decisions on how the EPA will defend itself against the lawsuits he brought for as long as those cases are active. They also call on Mr. Pruitt to recuse himself from any actions the EPA may make as a result of court action on litigation from which he is recused, as well as recuse himself from directing the revision or elimination of any regulation regarding issues on which he has sued the EPA. During his testimony at his confirmation hearing and in follow-up questions for the record, Mr. Pruitt refused to commit to recusing himself from any of these matters.

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February 16, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on Confirmation of Congressman Mick Mulvaney to Serve as Director of OMB

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement after voting against Congressman Mick Mulvaney's nomination to serve as Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB):

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February 16, 2017

In Senate Commerce Subcommittee Hearing, Senator Hassan Underscores Importance of Increasing Resources for TSA to Strengthen Airport Security

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan participated in a hearing of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security on "Improving TSA for the Security of the Traveling Public," where she highlighted the importance of increasing resources for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in order to keep travelers safe and support airports like Manchester-Boston Regional Airport.

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February 15, 2017

Senator Hassan’s Statement on Andrew Puzder Withdrawing his Nomination for Secretary of Labor

WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement after Andrew Puzder withdrew his nomination to serve as Secretary of Labor:

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February 15, 2017

Following Letter from Senator Hassan and Colleagues, Trump Administration Backs Off Reported Plans to Increase Health Insurance Costs for Older Americans

WASHINGTON - Following a letter from Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and several of her Senate colleagues, the Trump Administration today announced that it is backing off its reported plans to make changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that would increase health insurance costs for older Americans.

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February 14, 2017

Senator Hassan Highlights Serious Concerns with Andrew Puzder’s Record on Gender-Based Workplace Harassment and Violence

WASHINGTON - Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Tim Kaine (D-VA), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), all members of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, have written to the nominee for Secretary of Labor, Andrew Puzder, calling on Mr. Puzder to answer questions related to his record on and commitment to promoting the highest standards of safety for women and all workers in businesses across America if confirmed to lead the Department of Labor.

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February 14, 2017

Senator Hassan Co-Sponsors Bipartisan Legislation to Curb Importation of Deadly Fentanyl from Other Countries

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senators Rob Portman (R-OH), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and Marco Rubio (R-FL) in co-sponsoring the Synthetics Trafficking & Overdose Prevention (STOP) Act, bipartisan legislation designed to help stop dangerous synthetic drugs like fentanyl and carfentanil from being shipped through our borders to drug traffickers here in the United States. Reps. Pat Tiberi (R-OH) and Richard Neal (D-MA) introduced bipartisan companion legislation in the House of Representatives today as well.

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February 14, 2017

Senator Hassan’s Statement on Linda McMahon’s Confirmation to Serve as Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement after voting to confirm Linda McMahon as the Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration:

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February 14, 2017

Senator Hassan’s Statement on Michael Flynn’s Resignation

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on the resignation of President Trump's National Security Advisor, Lt. General Michael Flynn:

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February 14, 2017

Senator Hassan’s Staff to Hold Open Office Hours Across New Hampshire

NEW HAMPSHIRE - In order to engage with Granite Staters in local communities and address their issues and concerns, Senator Maggie Hassan's staff will hold open office hours this week at town and city halls across New Hampshire. On Thursday, February 16, and Friday, February 17, the Senator's staff will be in Berlin, Claremont, Franklin, Gorham, Keene, Laconia, Rochester, Salem and Windham.

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February 13, 2017

Senator Hassan Leads Letter Urging Trump Administration Not to Move Forward with Reported Plans to Increase Health Insurance Costs for Older Americans

WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) led a letter with several of her Senate colleagues today urging the Trump Administration not to move forward with changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that would increase health insurance costs for older Americans.

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February 13, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on Dr. David Shulkin’s Nomination to Lead the Department of Veterans Affairs

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement on her support for Dr. David Shulkin for Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Dr. Shulkin previously served as the Department's Under Secretary for Health in the Obama Administration.

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February 09, 2017

Senator Hassan Highlights Benefits of Biennial Budgeting at Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management Subcommittee Hearing

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan participated in the Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management hearing on "Empowering Managers: Ideas for More Effective Federal Workforce," where she highlighted the importance of budget predictability and the benefits of bringing biennial budgeting to Washington.

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February 09, 2017

Senator Hassan’s Statement on Senate Confirmation of Congressman Tom Price as Secretary of Health and Human Services

WASHINGTON - Tonight, Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement after voting against Congressman Tom Price's nomination to serve as Secretary of Health and Human Services:

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February 08, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Demand Answers about Outrageous Price Hike for Lifesaving Overdose Prevention Drug

Shaheen, Hassan Demand Answers about Outrageous Price Hike for Lifesaving Overdose Prevention Drug WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a group of thirty-one Senators demanding answers from a leading pharmaceutical company about the dramatic price hike for a life-saving medication used to respond to opioid overdoses. Recent reports revealed that drug maker Kaléo Pharmaceuticals, which manufactures an easy-to-use injector device containing the o… Continue Reading


February 08, 2017

Senator Hassan Participates in Floor Debate in Opposition to Senator Sessions’s Nomination for Attorney General

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan participated in the floor debate in opposition to Senator Sessions's nomination to serve as Attorney General, highlighting his lack of commitment to upholding the constitutionally protected rights of millions of Americans and his inability to serve as an independent check on President Trump.

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February 07, 2017

Senator Hassan Co-sponsors Legislation to Maintain Fiscal Responsibility and Improve Efficiency in Federal Spending

WASHINGTON - Today, as part of her efforts to maintain fiscal responsibility, Senator Maggie Hassan joined Senators James Lankford (R-OK), Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Ron Johnson (R-WI) in introducing a bipartisan measure requiring the federal government to publicize the details, costs, and performance metrics of every federal program above $1 million.

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February 07, 2017

Senator Maggie Hassan Statement on Senate Confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education

WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement after the Vice President was forced to break a tie in the United States Senate and Betsy DeVos was confirmed as the Secretary of Education, 51-50:

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February 07, 2017

Senator Hassan Meets with Secretary of Veterans Affairs Nominee David Shulkin

WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement after meeting with Dr. David Shulkin, President Trump's nominee to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs:

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February 06, 2017

Senator Hassan’s Statement on Opposing Steve Mnuchin to Serve as Treasury Secretary

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement on her opposition to President Trump's nominee for Treasury Secretary, Steve Mnuchin:

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