Press Releases

January 23, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on Congressman Mike Pompeo Confirmation Vote

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement after voting to confirm CIA Director nominee Congressman Mike Pompeo:

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January 22, 2017

Senator Hassan’s Statement on the 44th Anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Decision in Roe v. Wade

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement on the 44thAnniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade, a decision recognizing a woman's right to make her own choices about her body and health:

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January 20, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on General John Kelly Confirmation Vote

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan, a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee, issued the following statement after voting to confirm General John Kelly as Secretary of Homeland Security:

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January 20, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on General James Mattis Confirmation Vote

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement after voting to confirm Secretary of Defense nominee General James Mattis:

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January 19, 2017

ICYMI: Senator Hassan Presses Congressman Price on Harmful Impact of Repealing the ACA on Efforts to Combat Substance Abuse Crisis

WASHINGTON - Yesterday, Senator Maggie Hassan questioned Congressman Tom Price, President-elect Trump's nominee for Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, pressing Rep. Price on the harmful impact repealing the Affordable Care Act would have on Granite Staters who need substance abuse treatment and behavioral health services.

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January 18, 2017

Senator Hassan Presses Congressman Price on Harmful Impact of Repealing the Affordable Care Act on Efforts to Combat the Substance Abuse Crisis

WASHINGTON - In today's confirmation hearing for Congressman Tom Price, President-elect Trump's nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services, Senator Hassan repeatedly pressed Rep. Price on the harmful impact that repealing the Affordable Care Act would have on efforts to combat the substance abuse crisis.

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January 18, 2017

ICYMI: Union Leader Covers Report: 18 Million People Would Lose Health Insurance in First Year if Affordable Care Act is Repealed without a Replacement

WASHINGTON - Today, the Union Leader highlighted a report issued by the Congressional Budget Office stating the negative impact repealing the Affordable Care Act without a replacement would have on millions of Americans. According to the report, 18 million hard-working Americans would lose their health insurance in the first year if the Affordable Care Act is repealed without a replacement plan, with the number of uninsured Americans skyrocketing to 32 million by 2026.

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January 18, 2017

Senator Hassan Meets with OMB Director Nominee Representative Mick Mulvaney

WASHINGTON -- Today, Senator Maggie Hassan met with Representative Mick Mulvaney, President-elect Trump's nominee to serve as Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). As a member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Senator Hassan will participate in a nomination hearing for Representative Mulvaney's nomination.

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January 18, 2017

Senator Hassan Questions Secretary of Commerce Nominee Wilbur Ross On Commitment to Supporting Small Businesses, Promoting Innovative Technology

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan participated in the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee confirmation hearing for Wilbur Ross, President-elect Trump's nominee to lead the Department of Commerce.

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January 17, 2017

Under Questioning from Senator Hassan, Betsy DeVos Refuses to Commit to Enforcing the Law to Protect Students with Disabilities

WASHINGTON -- Today, during the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee confirmation hearing for President-elect Trump's nominee to lead the Department of Education, Betsy DeVos, Senator Maggie Hassan questioned Mrs. DeVos on her commitment to protecting students who experience disabilities.

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January 17, 2017

ICYMI: Seacoast Online Editorial: “Defunding Planned Parenthood Endangers Women and Children”

WASHINGTON - On Sunday, Seacoast Online published an editorial, "Defunding Planned Parenthood Endangers Women and Children," highlighting the dangerous impact defunding Planned Parenthood would have on the health and well-being of thousands of women and families if Republican leaders in Washington go through with their plan to defund Planned Parenthood as part of their efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

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January 13, 2017

Senator Hassan Highlights Importance of Medicaid Expansion at Riverbend Community Mental Health Center

CONCORD - Today, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan visited Riverbend Community Mental Health Center, where she hosted a roundtable discussion with Riverbend leadership, clinicians and staff to discuss the harmful impact repealing Medicaid expansion and the Affordable Care Act would have on New Hampshire's efforts to strengthen and integrate the state's behavioral health system, and to combat the substance abuse crisis.

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January 13, 2017

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Congratulate New Hampshire Students Selected for 2017 U.S. Senate Youth Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced that two young Granite Staters have been selected as delegates for the 55th Annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) in Washington, D.C. on March 4-11, 2017. Marion Elizabeth Lovett of Claremont and Dennis (Denny) Michael Ruprecht Jr. of North Haverhill will join more than 100 students from across the nation in Washington to experience the federal government in action.

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January 13, 2017

Senator Hassan Visits Manchester VA Medical Center, Reaffirms Commitment to Supporting Veterans and Families

MANCHESTER - Today, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan visited the Manchester Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center, where she discussed challenges and upcoming projects with staff, and highlighted her commitment to ensuring that veterans and their families receive the support and resources they need and deserve.

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January 12, 2017

Senator Hassan Meets with Secretary of Health and Human Services Nominee Tom Price

WASHINGTON -- Today, Senator Maggie Hassan met with Congressman Tom Price, who is President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Department of Health and Human Services. As a member of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, Senator Hassan will participate in a hearing on Rep. Price's nomination.

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January 12, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on Her Vote Against Senate Budget Resolution to Repeal Health Coverage from Tens of Thousands of Granite Staters

WASHINGTON - Senator Hassan released the following statement on her vote against the Senate budget resolution, which would take away health coverage from millions of Americans, including over 50,000 Granite Staters:

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January 11, 2017

New Harvard-NYU Study Shows the Devastating Effects of Repealing Medicaid Expansion for Combating the Substance Abuse Crisis

WASHINGTON - Today, Harvard Medical School and New York University released a data analysis showing the devastating effects that repealing Medicaid expansion would have on New Hampshire's ability to combat the heroin and opioid crisis. If the Affordable Care Act is repealed, over 50,000 Granite Staters will lose access to behavioral health care services, including substance abuse treatment programs. The analysis also shows that nationwide, over $5 billion in behavioral health care services will no longer be covered, including access to substance abuse treatment programs that are critical to combating the heroin, fentanyl and opioid crisis.

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January 11, 2017

Senator Hassan Questions Secretary of Transportation Nominee Elaine Chao On Commitment to TIFIA & TIGER Programs, Commuter Rail

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan participated in the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee confirmation hearing for former Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao, President-elect Trump's nominee to lead the Department of Transportation.

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January 11, 2017

Senator Hassan Meets with Secretary of Commerce Nominee Wilbur Ross

WASHINGTON -- Today, Senator Maggie Hassan met with Wilbur Ross, who is President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Department of Commerce. As a member of the Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee, Senator Hassan will participate in hearings on Mr. Ross' nomination.

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January 10, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on Secretary of Labor Nominee Andrew Puzder

WASHINGTON -- Today, Senator Maggie Hassan met with Andrew Puzder, President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Department of Labor. Later, she also attended a forum featuring workers with knowledge of Mr. Puzder's treatment of employees and Chris Owens, the Executive Director of the National Employment Law Project. As a member of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, Senator Hassan will participate in hearings on Mr. Puzder's nomination.

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