Press Releases

August 08, 2018

Senator Hassan Responds to Report of Mar-a-Lago “Shadow Rulers” at the Department of Veterans Affairs

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement today in response to a report from ProPublica that a group of President Trump’s personal friends from Mar-a-Lago have been significantly influencing decisions about the health care of veterans at the Department of Veterans Affairs:

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August 07, 2018

Senators Hassan, Shaheen Cosponsor Legislation to Protect Medicare and Medicaid from Partisan Attacks

WASHINGTON – Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen cosponsored legislation last week to protect Medicare and Medicaid from partisan attacks. The Medicare and Medicaid Protection Act would require a supermajority (60 votes) to make major changes to these critical health care programs in the wake of repeated attempts from President Trump and Republicans in Congress to slash funding for these vital programs.

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August 03, 2018

At Casimir Place in Nashua, Senator Hassan Emphasizes Importance of Expanding Affordable Housing for Hard-Working Granite Staters

NASHUA – Senator Maggie Hassan emphasized the importance of expanding affordable housing for hard-working Granite Staters today during a visit to Casimir Place. Casimir Place is a Neighborworks Southern New Hampshire development project that provides affordable housing funded by Section 42 Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) and through the HOME Investment Partnerships Program. 

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August 02, 2018

Senator Maggie Hassan Calls on Jeff Woodburn to Resign Immediately

WASHINGTON -- Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on State Senator Jeff Woodburn: 

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August 02, 2018

Senator Hassan Statement on Chris Weeks

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement on the passing of Chris Weeks of Keene:

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August 02, 2018

Bipartisan Bill Supported by Senator Hassan to Improve Cybersecurity Resources for Small Businesses Heads to President’s Desk

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Small Business Cybersecurity Act, which will provide a consistent set of resources for small businesses to best protect their digital assets from cybersecurity threats. Senator Hassan cosponsored the bill as part of her efforts to support New Hampshire’s innovative small businesses, which are the backbone of the Granite State’s economy, and are unfortunately a major target for cyberattacks. 

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August 02, 2018

Senator Hassan Leads Letter Asking the Office of Government Ethics to Review Problematic Legal Expense Fund Set Up for Trump Personnel Involved in Russia Investigation

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today led a letter to the newly confirmed director of the Office of Government Ethics (OGE), Emory Rounds, reiterating the importance of reviewing the agency’s earlier guidance regarding the highly problematic Patriot Legal Expense Fund Trust, LLC. This fund was established in order to help pay the legal expenses incurred by members of President Trump’s administration and campaign staff who are involved in the ongoing investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. 

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August 01, 2018

Senator Hassan Votes to Approve Final National Defense Bill with Critical Priorities for New Hampshire

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today voted to approve the final version of the bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019, which includes critical New Hampshire priorities championed by the Senator and makes important investments to improve national security.

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August 01, 2018

Senator Hassan and Colleagues from Both Parties Urge Trump Administration to Provide More Information on Family Reunification Process

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today joined more than a dozen of her Republican and Democratic colleagues in sending a letter to the Attorney General and Secretaries of the Departments of Homeland Security (DHS) and Health and Human Services (HHS) requesting more information about the reunification of families that were separated at the border.

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August 01, 2018

Senator Hassan Votes to Approve Bipartisan Funding Bill for FY19 that Invests in Critical New Hampshire Priorities

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today voted to approve a bipartisan appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2019 that provides funding to spur economic opportunity, strengthen transportation infrastructure, support innovative small businesses, help combat the opioid epidemic, promote healthy communities, invest in rural areas, and more. This bill is one of several expected appropriations bills for Fiscal Year 2019, which begins on October 1. Senator Hassan voted for another bipartisan appropriations bill last month.

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August 01, 2018

Senator Hassan Statement on Trump Administration’s Action to Expand Junk Health Insurance Plans and Undermine Protections for Pre-Existing Conditions

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement today after the Trump Administration moved forward with plans to expand junk health insurance plans, which will further destabilize health insurance markets and undermine important consumer protections, including for people with pre-existing conditions:

 

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July 31, 2018

Senator Hassan Marks 53rd Anniversary of Medicaid and Medicare, Calls for Commitment to Protect The Programs for Years to Come

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan spoke on the Senate floor today marking this week’s 53rd anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson signing Medicare and Medicaid into law. Senator Hassan highlighted the need to fight back against attempts from the Trump Administration and congressional Republicans to slash funding for these critical programs.  

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July 31, 2018

New Hampshire Delegation Announces Northern Border Regional Commission Grants

(Washington, DC) – Today, Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan and Congresswomen Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) announced that the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) has awarded federal grant funds to development projects throughout the Granite State. These grants will support economic development projects in rural communities across the state.

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July 31, 2018

Senators Hassan, Portman Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Bolster “Cyber Incident Response Teams” to Strengthen Cybersecurity, Protect the Homeland

WASHINGTON – Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH), both members of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, introduced the bipartisan DHS Cyber Incident Response Teams Act of 2018 today to bolster cybersecurity by requiring the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to make permanent the “cyber hunt” and “cyber incident response” teams that work to help prevent cyberattacks on federal agencies and the private sector, as well as help mitigate the impact of such attacks when they occur. Cyber response teams play a vital role to help federal agencies, critical infrastructure, and key private sector partners address cyber challenges and disrupt threats from cyber criminals, cyber terrorists, and hostile countries.

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July 31, 2018

Senator Hassan Speaks About the Need to Reduce Administrative Burdens for Patients and Families in the Health Care System

WASHIGNTON – Senator Maggie Hassan, during a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pension (HELP) committee hearing today, discussed the need to reduce administrative burdens in the health care system for patients and their families. Senator Hassan referenced her own experience navigating administrative hurdles with insurance companies to get her son Ben, who experiences disabilities, the care he needs.

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July 31, 2018

Senator Hassan Statement on President Trump Signing Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Career and Technical Education Programs in New Hampshire

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement today after President Trump signed the bipartisan Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, a measure she helped craft and advance as a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, which will help strengthen the workforce pipeline and prepare hard-working Granite Staters for jobs in the 21st century innovation economy. The bipartisan legislation requires states and local programs to collaborate with the business community and workforce development organizations so that education programs will better meet the needs of innovative businesses.

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July 27, 2018

Senator Hassan Honors Korean War Veterans in Boscawen on Anniversary of Korean War Armistice

BOSCAWEN - Senator Maggie Hassan joined veterans and their families today in marking the 65th anniversary of the armistice of the Korean War at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery. The Senator expressed her profound gratitude for all of the Korean War veterans for their courageous sacrifice to defend American values overseas and spoke about the need to dispel the notion of the “Forgotten War.”

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July 27, 2018

U.S. House of Representatives Passes Companion Bill to Bipartisan Hassan-Rubio Legislation to Prioritize Veterans’ Employment and Education Programs at the VA

WASHINGTON – This week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed companion legislation to the bipartisan bill Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced to prioritize veterans’ employment and education programs at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

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July 27, 2018

Senator Hassan Meets with Granite State District Export Council, Discusses President Trump’s Trade Policies

PORTSMOUTH – Senator Maggie Hassan today discussed the importance of international trade for Granite State businesses with members of the Granite State District Export Council, where she also highlighted the importance of supporting innovative businesses.

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July 27, 2018

Senators Hassan and Harris Request Extension of Comment Period for Trump Administration’s Proposed Domestic Gag Rule on Title X Family Planning Program

WASHINGTON – Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Kamala Harris (D-CA) today called on the Trump Administration to extend the comment period for its proposed domestic gag rule on the Title X family planning program. The Senators, members of the Senate Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, sent a letter to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar and Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) Administrator Neomi Rao.

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