Press Releases

March 29, 2017

Senator Maggie Hassan Statement on Announcement of President Trump’s Opioid Commission

WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on the announcement of President Trump's opioid commission:

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March 29, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Join 30 Senators to Introduce Bill to Rescind President’s Anti-Climate Executive Order

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined more than 30 U.S. Senators today to introduce legislation to rescind President Trump's Executive Order that reverses several landmark U.S. initiatives to combat climate change.

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March 29, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Join Senate Letter to President Trump: Abandon ACA Repeal Efforts, Stop Undermining Health Care System And Work in Bipartisan Fashion to Improve the Law, Lower Health Care Costs For All Americans

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined 44 Senate Democrats on a new letter to President Trump urging him and his administration to abandon their efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act so they can work in a bipartisan fashion to improve the law and lower the costs of health care for all Americans. The letter, signed by 44 Senate Democrats, also requests - as a first step - that the Trump Administration rescind the executive order signed on January 20th, 2017 that severely undermined the Affordable Care Act and sparked the efforts to unravel the law thereby undermining the health care system and increasing costs, hurting patients, providers and families. The letter also expressed concern with President Trump's recent statement indicating it would be a good thing to make the ACA "explode," despite the fact that would mean hurting millions of Americans.

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March 28, 2017

Senator Maggie Hassan Statement on President Trump’s Executive Order Rolling Back the Clean Power Plan

WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on President Trump's Executive Order rolling back the Clean Power Plan:

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March 28, 2017

Senator Hassan’s Staff to Hold Open Office Hours in Four New Hampshire Communities

NEW HAMPSHIRE - In order to address the issues and concerns of Granite Staters and local communities, Senator Maggie Hassan's staff will hold open office hours this week in Gilford, Hampton, Lebanon and Milford.

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March 28, 2017

Why I Cannot Support Judge Gorsuch’s Nomination for the Supreme Court

Senator Maggie Hassan: "After considering the totality of Judge Gorsuch's record and judicial philosophy, I have concluded that at this critical moment in our nation's history, Judge Gorsuch has failed to demonstrate the judicial approach needed in a Supreme Court justice. While Judge Gorsuch is by all accounts a man of great integrity in his personal life, his record demonstrates that he has too often shown a disregard for the impact that his decisions have on the lives of real Americans, consistently putting big corporations before the rights and liberties of hard-working people and families."

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March 27, 2017

Senator Maggie Hassan Statement on Three-Year Anniversary of New Hampshire’s Bipartisan Medicaid Expansion Plan

MANCHESTER - Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on the three-year anniversary of New Hampshire's bipartisan Medicaid expansion plan:

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March 24, 2017

Senator Hassan Commends Harbor Homes, Community Leaders for Efforts to Effectively End Veteran Homelessness in Nashua, Highlights Work Ahead to Support Veterans and their Families

NASHUA - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan participated in the celebration of the greater Nashua region's effort to effectively end veteran homelessness, where she commended Harbor Homes and community members for their efforts and emphasized that more work must be done to end veteran homelessness in New Hampshire and across the nation.

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March 24, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Congratulate UNH on $1.4 Million Grant For STEM Teaching Project

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) congratulated the University of New Hampshire on receiving a $1.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the Culturally Responsive and Effective STEM Teaching (CREST) project. The CREST project is a collaborative effort between UNH, the Community College System of New Hampshire, and local school districts that will recruit and prepare science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) undergraduates and professionals to teach secondary level science and mathematics in high-need districts.

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March 24, 2017

Senate Passes Resolution Sponsored by Senators Hassan, Casey, and Isakson Designating March 25 Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day

WASHINGTON - Yesterday, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution sponsored by Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Bob Casey (D-PA), and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) designatingMarch 25, 2017, as "National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day."

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March 24, 2017

Senator Maggie Hassan Statement on Failure of Trumpcare

WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on the failure of Trumpcare:

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March 23, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Introduce Legislation to Overhaul Broken VA Appeals Process

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today joined a group of 17 Senators in introducing legislation to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs' broken appeals process. The process has not been updated since 1933, and more than 450,000 appeals are currently pending. Because of redundancies and inefficiencies in the current process, most veterans wait years for a decision on their appeals. By replacing the current process, the Department of Veterans Affairs Appeals Modernization Act would expedite appeals before the Board of Veterans Appeals and give veterans clear options after receiving an initial decision.

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March 23, 2017

In Hearing, Senator Hassan Underscores the Threat Budget Cuts Would Pose on Coast Guard’s Role in Drug Interdiction Efforts

WASHINGTON - As part of her efforts to keep New Hampshire and America safe, secure, and free, Senator Hassan highlighted the negative impactthat budget cuts to the Coast Guard wouldhave on the Coast Guard's role indrug interdictionand counterterrorism efforts.During a hearing of the Commerce Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard yesterday, Senator Hassan spoke out against cuts the Trump Administration has reportedly been considering to the Coast Guard's budget. The President's budget outline made no mention of the levels at which the Coast Guard would be funded.

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March 22, 2017

Senator Hassan Highlights Need for Enhanced Protections Against Cyber Attacks on Companies like Dyn

Senator Hassan Highlights Need for Enhanced Protections Against Cyber Attacks on Companies like Dyn Senator Also Discusses Russian Use of "Bots" to Influence Discourse on Social Media Watch video of Senator Hassan's questioning here. WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan questioned witnesses at the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee hearing on emerging technologies for cybersecurity about the need to enhance protections and safeguards against distributed-denial-of-service… Continue Reading


March 22, 2017

Senator Hassan Joins Colleagues, Advocates for Disability Community in Speaking Out Against Trumpcare

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), former Senator Tom Harkin, members of the disability community, and advocates for a press conference outside the U.S. Capitol highlighting the devastating impact Trumpcare would have on Granite Staters and Americans who experience disabilities.

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March 22, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on Most Important SCOTUS Decision for People with Disabilities in a Decade

WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement after the Supreme Court ruled 8-0 in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District, the most important Supreme Court decision for people with disabilities in a decade. The decision affirms that school districts must ensure that students who experience disabilities receive an education that is "appropriately ambitious" under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

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March 22, 2017

Senator Hassan Presses Secretary of Labor Nominee Alex Acosta on Workplace Safety and Protections for Workers who Experience Disabilities

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan participated in the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee confirmation hearing for Alex Acosta, President Trump's nominee to lead the Department of Labor.

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March 22, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Call for Reversal of Proposed EPA Cuts That Would Devastate Americans’ Clean Air and Water

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a group of 36 Senators in opposing President Trump's proposal to inflict a more than 30 percent cut to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) budget.

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March 22, 2017

Senator Hassan’s Statement on the Passing of State Senator Scott McGilvray

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on the passing of New Hampshire State Senator Scott McGilvray:

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March 21, 2017

At HELP Committee Hearing, Senator Hassan Questions FDA on Designation of Certain Opioids as “Abuse Deterrent”

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan participated in a Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing where she questioned an FDA official on the designation of certain opioids as "abuse deterrent" and pushed the FDA to engage in efforts to combat the substance misuse crisis. Senator Hassan pointed out that designating particular opioids as "abuse deterrent" is misleading because these products are just as addictive as other opioids.

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