Press Releases

June 27, 2017

Senator Hassan Joins Colleagues Highlighting How Trumpcare Undermines Efforts to Combat the Substance Misuse Crisis

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan joined colleagues and experts, including former Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Michael Botticelli, to highlight how Trumpcare, which ends Medicaid expansion and includes massive cuts to Medicaid, would undermine efforts to combat the heroin, fentanyl, and opioid crisis that is devastating communities across New Hampshire and America.

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June 26, 2017

Senator Maggie Hassan: CBO Report Confirms Once Again that “Trumpcare Would Lead to Higher Costs for Worse Health Coverage”

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on today’s report from the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office:

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June 26, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on New Study on Co-Occurrence of Mental Health Issues and Substance Use Disorders

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement after Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center released a study finding that adults across the country who experience mental health issues receive more than half of the total opioid prescriptions distributed annually in the United States:

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June 26, 2017

As White House Prepares Gift to Big Pharma, Senator Hassan Joins Colleagues in Urging President Trump to Get Behind Real Solutions to Bring Down Prescription Drug Costs

WASHINGTON – On Friday, as the White House prepares to gift the big pharmaceutical companies with an executive order that reportedly favors the industry over consumers, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined colleagues from the Senate and House in urging President Donald Trump to get behind real solutions to bring down the skyrocketing price of prescription drugs, one of the central reasons why health care costs are rising. 

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June 22, 2017

Senator Hassan Applauds Inclusion of TICKETS Act in Bipartisan FAA Reauthorization Bill

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement in response to legislation that Chairman John Thune (R-SD) and Ranking Member Bill Nelson (D-FL) released to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The bipartisan bill includes several key measures that Senator Hassan championed, including provisions to improve consumer protections, support rural communities, enhance security, and ensure adequate services for people living with disabilities.

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June 22, 2017

Senator Hassan Joins Colleagues, American Nurses Association to Highlight How Trumpcare Threatens Coverage for Essential Health Benefits

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan joined Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), and members of the American Nurses Association to highlight how the Senate Trumpcare bill allows states to undermine the requirement that insurance companies must cover Essential Health Benefits including maternity care, prescription drugs, and substance use disorder and mental health services.

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June 22, 2017

Senator Maggie Hassan: McConnell Took “Mean” Trumpcare Bill “And Made it Even More Heartless”

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on the Senate Trumpcare bill:

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June 22, 2017

Senators Hassan, Murray Send Letter to Secretary DeVos Requesting Clarification on her Position on Vouchers and Students with Disabilities

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Patty Murray (D-WA), members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, sent a letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos requesting clarification on her position regarding the rights of students with disabilities. Specifically, the Senators asked Secretary DeVos to confirm that any newly proposed federal voucher program will ensure that all schools, public and private, will be required to provide the full protections guaranteed to students with disabilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA).

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June 21, 2017

On Senate Floor, Senator Hassan Says “Trumpcare is a Disaster for Women”

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan delivered remarks on the Senate floor, highlighting that “Trumpcare is a disaster for women” in New Hampshire and across America. Senator Hassan also noted how Senate Republicans are working on the Trumpcare proposal behind closed doors – without any women Senators.

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June 21, 2017

During Commerce Committee Hearing, Senator Hassan Questions TSA Administrator Nominee on Harmful Impact of Trump’s Budget Proposal on Airport Security

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan participated in a Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee confirmation hearing for Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator nominee Vice Admiral David Pekoske.

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June 21, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on Report Highlighting Devastating Impact Slashing Medicaid Would Have on Granite State Children

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement on a report highlighting the devastating impact that slashing Medicaid would have on children in the Granite State. The report, from the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute’s Center for Children and Families, outlines the percentage of New Hampshire children that are covered by Medicaid and/or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) broken down by school district. To view the report, click here

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June 20, 2017

Senator Hassan Delivers Senate Floor Speech Highlighting How Harmful the “Mean” Trumpcare Proposal Would be for Granite Staters

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan delivered remarks on the Senate floor highlighting how the dangerous Trumpcare bill, which even President Trump called “mean,” would hurt Granite Staters from all walks of life, including those who get coverage through Medicaid expansion, seniors, and women who could lose access to critical health services. Senator Hassan also highlighted how Senate Republicans have been writing this bill behind closed doors, refusing to hold a hearing for the public to examine their proposal.

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June 20, 2017

Senator Hassan Cosponsors Bipartisan Aviation Safety Legislation to Require Secondary Barrier Protecting Cockpits of all Commercial Aircraft

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) cosponsored the Saracini Aviation Act, introduced by Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Pat Toomey (R-PA), that would require all commercial aircraft to install a barrier outside the cockpit door to prevent access to the flight deck. The legislation is named after Captain Victor Saracini, who piloted United Flight 175 when it was hijacked by terrorists and flown into the World Trade Center. While cockpit doors are currently reinforced, a secondary barrier will protect passengers and crew during times in flights when cockpit doors are opened.

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June 20, 2017

Senator Hassan Joins Colleagues to Highlight How Trumpcare Would Increase Health Care Costs for Older Granite Staters and Americans

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), and 63-year-old cancer survivor, Susan Flashman, to highlight how Trumpcare would increase health care costs for older Granite Staters and Americans.

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June 20, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on Confirmation of Brock Long as Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan, a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, issued the following statement after voting to confirm Brock Long as Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator:

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June 19, 2017

At Serenity Place, Senator Hassan Highlights Devastating Impact Trumpcare Would Have on Efforts to Combat Substance Misuse Crisis

MANCHESTER – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan visited Serenity Place in Manchester, where she toured the facility, met with CEO Stephanie Bergeron and staff, received an update on the Safe Stations initiative from Manchester Fire Chief Daniel Goonan, and highlighted how devastating Trumpcare would be for efforts to combat the heroin, fentanyl, and opioid crisis in New Hampshire.

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June 16, 2017

At NH Mental Health Counselors’ Association Conference, Senator Hassan Stresses How Trumpcare Would Hurt Access to Mental Health Care Services in New Hampshire

MANCHESTER – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan spoke at the New Hampshire Mental Health Counselors’ Association Conference, where she highlighted her efforts to strengthen the mental health care system in New Hampshire and spoke out against the dangerous Trumpcare proposal that would hurt access to mental health care services for thousands of people in the Granite State.

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June 15, 2017

Senators Hassan, Daines Cosponsor Bipartisan Bill to Keep Government Research Data Publicly Available

WASHINGTON –Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Steve Daines (R-MT) this week cosponsored bipartisan legislation to help federal agencies maintain open access to machine-readable databases and datasets created by taxpayer-funded research. The Preserving Data in Government Act, introduced by Senators Gary Peters (D-MI) and Cory Gardner (R-CO), would require federal agencies to preserve public access to existing open datasets, and prevent the removal of existing datasets without sufficient public notice. Small businesses rely on a range of publicly available machine-readable datasets to launch or grow their companies, and researchers and scientists use data to conduct studies for a variety of fields and industries.

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June 15, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Introduce Legislation to Address Heroin and Fentanyl Backlog at Police Forensic Labs

WASHINGTON– U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) introduced legislation to help the state police forensic lab in New Hampshire and other labs across the country that are dealing with a dramatic increase in the number of drug seizures requiring lab identification. The surge in the use of heroin, fentanyl and other synthetic drugs has increased both the volume and complexity of identifying narcotics, which has dramatically increased demands on police crime labs, including in New Hampshire. As a result, police crime labs have been overwhelmed by requests for testing, often exceeding lab capacity and creating backlogs of untested samples. Police departments in New Hampshire report that test results can take several months, which can complicate investigation and prosecution efforts. This legislation would establish a grant program to help forensic labs around the country keep pace with their caseloads.

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June 15, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on Voting to Expand Sanctions Against Russia and Iran

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement after voting in favor of bipartisan legislation that enhances and expands sanctions against Russia and Iran. The bipartisan measure passed the Senate by a vote of 98-2:

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