Press Releases

April 06, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on Lapse in Funding for NH Community Development Block Grant Programs

WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on theannouncementfrom the New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA) that funding is being suspended for several New Hampshire Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) programs:

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April 06, 2017

ICYMI: Senator Maggie Hassan Introduces First Bill, Would Help Ease Burden of Student Debt for Entrepreneurs

WASHINGTON - Yesterday, Senator Maggie Hassan introduced her first bill, the Reigniting Opportunity for Innovators (ROI) Act, which will help provide the student loan debt relief necessary for entrepreneurs in the Granite State and across the country to start up and grow innovative businesses.

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April 06, 2017

Senator Maggie Hassan Statement on Senate Republicans Changing the Rules for Supreme Court Nominees

WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement after Senate Republicans invoked the "nuclear option" and removed the 60-vote threshold for Supreme Court nominees:

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April 06, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on Lapse in Funding for NH Community Development Block Grant Programs

WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on the announcement from the New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA) that funding is being suspended for several New Hampshire Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) programs: "The Community Development Block Grant program funds critical projects for New Hampshire cities and towns, ranging from affordable housing and economic development projects to substance misuse treatment centers. It is unacceptable that Granite Staters will suffer because Washington Republicans continue to play partisan games with the budget process, and I will fight to ensure that the Community Development Block Grant program is adequately funded."

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April 05, 2017

In HELP Committee Hearing, Senator Hassan Presses FDA Nominee Gottlieb on Combating Substance Misuse

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan participated in the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing on the nomination of Dr. Scott Gottlieb to lead the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), where she pressed the nominee on the agency's role in combating the opioid addiction epidemic.

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April 05, 2017

Under Questioning from Senator Hassan, Secretary Kelly Commits to Working to Prevent President Trump’s Budget Cuts to Airport Security

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan participated in a Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing, where under her questioning, Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly committed to working to prevent President Trump's budget cuts to airport security, which threaten public safety and counterterrorism efforts.

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April 05, 2017

Senator Hassan Introduces Bill to Provide Student Loan Debt Relief to Young Entrepreneurs Starting Innovative Small Businesses

WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan todayintroduced the Reigniting Opportunity for Innovators (ROI) Act, which would help provide the student loan debt relief necessary for young entrepreneurs to start up and grow innovative small businesses.

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April 04, 2017

On Equal Pay Day, Senator Hassan Joins Colleagues in Reintroducing Paycheck Fairness Act

WASHINGTON - In recognition of Equal Pay Day, Senator Maggie Hassantoday joined Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Congresswoman Rosa Delauro (D-CT) in reintroducing the Paycheck Fairness Act.

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April 04, 2017

Senator Maggie Hassan Statement on President Trump Terminating Funding for United Nations Population Fund

WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement in response to President Trump terminating United States funding for the United Nations Population Fund:

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April 04, 2017

ICYMI: Senator Hassan Op-Ed: “It’s Time to Address the Skyrocketing Cost of Prescription Drugs”

WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan penned an op-ed in the Concord Monitor highlighting the devastating impact that skyrocketing prescription drug costs are having on seniors and families, and outlining legislation she helped introduce to rein in the cost of prescription drugs and hold big pharmaceutical companies accountable. The Improving Access to Affordable Prescription Drugs Act would help ensure that drug companies put patients before profits and bring much-needed relief to families and seniors.

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April 04, 2017

At HELP Committee Hearing, Senator Hassan Highlights Harmful Impact of President Trump’s Budget Cuts to National Institute of Health

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan participated in a Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing, where she questioned Kay Holcombe of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization on the impact of President Trump's proposed budget cuts to the National Institute of Health (NIH) on the development of lifesaving treatments and cures.

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April 03, 2017

ICYMI: Senator Hassan Highlights Legislation to Lower the Cost of Prescription Drugs for New Hampshire Seniors & Families

WASHINGTON - Last week, Senator Maggie Hassan was joined by concerned Granite Staters at Nashua City Hall to highlight a new landmark bill to bring down the skyrocketing cost of prescription drugs.

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April 03, 2017

Senator Hassan Joins Colleagues in Calling on President Trump to Protect Granite Staters from Higher Health Care Costs

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan joined fellow members of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP), including Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Chris Murphy (D-CT), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), in calling on President Trump to stop efforts to undermine the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and to help stabilize the insurance market by protecting the cost-sharing subsidies under the Affordable Care Act that help lower health care costs for hard-working Granite Staters and Americans.

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March 31, 2017

Senator Hassan Cosponsors Legislation to Help Protect Granite Staters from Emerging Contaminants in Drinking Water

WASHINGTON - Continuing her efforts to ensure that all Granite Staters have access to clean, safe clean drinking water and to protect public health, Senator Maggie Hassan today announced that she is cosponsoring legislation to require that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) develop a maximum contaminant level for perfluorinated compounds (including PFOA and PFOS), 1,4 dioxane, and perchlorate in public water systems across America within two years of the bill's enactment.

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March 31, 2017

In Nashua, Senator Hassan Highlights Her New Legislation to Bring Down Prescription Drug Prices

NASHUA - Building on her efforts to ensure that all Granite Staters have quality, affordable health care, Senator Maggie Hassan today highlighted anew landmark proposal to bring down the skyrocketing cost of prescription drugs.

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March 30, 2017

Senator Maggie Hassan Speaks on Senator Floor on Importance of Title X and Supporting Family Planning Providers

WASHINGTON - Reaffirming her commitment to ensuring that all Granite Staters have meaningful access to the health care services that they need, Senator Maggie Hassan spoke on the Senate floor today to voice her opposition to a measure that would allow states to discriminate against Title X family planning providers and cut off resources from family planning clinics such as Planned Parenthood.

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March 30, 2017

ICYMI: Senator Hassan to MSNBC on White House Opioid Commission: “We Need Urgent Action Because People Are Dying”

WASHINGTON - Yesterday, Senator Maggie Hassan joined MSNBC's "All In with Chris Hayes" and NPR's "All Things Considered" to highlight the need for the White House to take urgent action to address the heroin, fentanyl, and opioid crisis. The Senator highlighted that while she is encouraged by the White House's acknowledgement of the substance misuse crisis and ready to work with members of both parties to support those on the front lines, the Trump Administration needs to show that the commission will be backed up by urgent action, because the policies the administration has pursued so far would set back efforts to combat the crisis.

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March 30, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on Her Opposition to Secretary of Labor Nominee Alex Acosta

WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement after voting in the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee against Alex Acosta, President Trump's nominee to serve as Secretary of the Department of Labor:

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March 30, 2017

Senator Hassan Joins Colleagues in Introducing Landmark Legislation to Bring Down Prescription Drug Prices

WASHINGTON - Yesterday, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senator Al Franken (D-MN) and others in launching a major push to improve upon the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by bringing down the skyrocketing price of prescription drugs, one of the main reasons why health care costs for seniors and families are rising.

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March 30, 2017

Senator Hassan Presses Transportation Nominee for Answers on Programs Critical to New Hampshire’s Infrastructure

WASHINGTON - As part of her efforts to ensure that New Hampshire has the modern transportation infrastructure to meet the needs of the 21st century, Senator Hassan sent a letter to Jeffrey Rosen, President Trump's nominee for Deputy Transportation Secretary, calling on him to clearly answer questions about programs critical to New Hampshire's transportation infrastructure and economy. The letter follows Rosen's lackluster performance at yesterday's Commerce, Science, and Transportation committee hearing.

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