Press Releases

September 14, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Introduce Amendment to Protect DACA and Undocumented Military Recruits from Discharge Due to Immigration Status

(Washington, DC)—U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), who is a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined eight of their Democratic colleagues in filing an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to protect Dreamers and other undocumented military recruits from deportation. The amendment requires recruits in the Military Accessions Vital to National Interest (MAVNI) program to remain in the Armed Forces until the completion of background checks and security screenings. The MAVNI program allows immigrants with skills deemed vital to American national interest to enlist in the Armed Forces.

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September 14, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on Confirmation of NH's Pamela Hughes Patenaude as Deputy Secretary of HUD

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement after voting to confirm Pamela Hughes Patenaude of New Hampshire as Deputy Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development:

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September 14, 2017

Senator Hassan Helps Introduce Affordable Child Care and Early Learning Bill

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan helped introduced the Child Care for Working Families Act, a comprehensive bill to ensure that hard-working families have access to affordable, high-quality child care and preschool. 

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September 14, 2017

At Bipartisan Health Care Hearing, Senator Hassan Highlights Importance of Stable, Affordable Health Care Market for All Granite Staters and Americans

WASHINGTON – Today, at a bipartisan Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing, Senator Maggie Hassan highlighted the importance of a stable health insurance market so that all Granite Staters and Americans have access to affordable health care.

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September 14, 2017

Senator Hassan Announces “Granite Stater of the Month” Initiative to Recognize Efforts of New Hampshire Citizens

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan announced the launch of her “Granite Stater of the Month” initiative to recognize New Hampshire citizens who represent the Granite State’s values and all-hands-on-deck spirit.

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September 13, 2017

At Rural Issues Summit, Senator Hassan Highlights Importance of Supporting New Hampshire’s Rural Communities, Combating the Substance Misuse Crisis

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan participated in a summit with other Senate Democrats and state and national leaders to discuss critical issues for rural communities in New Hampshire and across America, including the heroin, fentanyl, and opioid crisis that is hitting New Hampshire’s rural communities particularly hard.

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September 13, 2017

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Urge SEC, DOJ, & FTC to Investigate Equifax Stock Sales Following Data Breach

WASHINGTON Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined with a bipartisan group of their colleagues to call for a full investigation into the sale of nearly $2 million in Equifax securities held by high-level Equifax executives shortly after the company learned of a massive cybersecurity breach. The Senators asked the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), the Department of Justice (DOJ), and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate the stock sale. 

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September 13, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on Support for FEMA Deputy Administrator for Protection and National Preparedness Nominee

WASHINGTON – Today, as a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Senator Maggie Hassan voted to confirm Daniel Kaniewski to be Deputy Administrator for Protection and National Preparedness at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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September 12, 2017

Senator Hassan Participates in Homeland Security Committee Roundtable Discussion on Opioid Sales and Marketing

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan participated in a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee roundtable discussion on opioid sales and marketing, where she highlighted the New Hampshire Department of Justice investigation into the marketing practices of Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin and other opioid products, and the civil lawsuit filed by the New Hampshire DOJ last month as a result of that investigation. The roundtable follows a new report from Ranking Member Claire McCaskill (D-MO) scrutinizing the sales and marketing practices of opioid maker Insys Therapeutics. 

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September 12, 2017

At Bipartisan Health Care Hearing, Senator Hassan Highlights Importance of Protecting Essential Health Benefits and Providing Long-Term Certainty Around Cost-Sharing Reductions

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan participated in a bipartisan Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee health care hearing where she highlighted the importance of protecting Essential Health Benefits, which are critical to Granite Staters suffering from substance use disorders, and the need for long-term certainty around funding for cost sharing reductions to foster stability in the health insurance market. Last week, Senator Hassan participated in two HELP Commi

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September 12, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on President Trump’s Sham Voting Commission Meeting in New Hampshire

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement on President Trump’s voting commission holding a public meeting in New Hampshire:

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September 11, 2017

Shaheen & Hassan Demand Action and Answers on Opioid Crisis since Trump Administration Announcement of Intent to Declare National Emergency

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined eight of their colleagues in calling on President Donald Trump to take immediate action on the opioid crisis and answer specific questions about the President’s announcement that he would declare the epidemic a national emergency. In July, the Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, created by President Trump, provided a number of recommendations to help address the opioid crisis, including declaring a national emergency. Unfortunately, President Trump has yet to act on any of the Commission’s recommendations. In the letter sent today to the White House, the Senators ask how the administration is evaluating the emergency declaration recommendation and the steps it will take to end the opioid use disorder and overdose crisis. 

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September 11, 2017

Senator Hassan Honors Victims, First Responders at Manchester School District’s 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

MANCHESTER – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan participated in the Manchester School District’s 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, where she honored the individuals, including the brave first responders, who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.

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September 08, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on Dangerous House Bill that Undermines Protections for Americans with Disabilities

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement after the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee advanced the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 620), which would undermine a number of protections under the Americans with Disabilities Act:

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September 07, 2017

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Respond to Latest Attempt by President Trump's Voting Commission to Mislead the Public

WASHINGTON – Today, Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan released the following statement on the latest attempt by Kris Kobach, Vice Chairman of President Trump's voting commission, to mislead the public:

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September 07, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on Secretary DeVos’s Decision to Rescind Guidance Protecting Sexual Assault Survivors

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement after Secretary Betsy DeVos announced that the U.S. Department of Education is rescinding guidance put in place by the Obama Administration to protect survivors of campus sexual assault: 

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September 07, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on Hurricane Harvey Relief Package

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement after voting in support of a bipartisan aid package for Americans impacted by Hurricane Harvey:

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September 07, 2017

Senator Hassan Discusses Bipartisan Health Care Solutions with Governor Baker, Other Governors from Across Country During HELP Committee Hearing

WASHINGTON – Today, during a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing with Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and Governors from across the country, Senator Maggie Hassan discussed bipartisan health care solutions to stabilize health insurance markets and lower health care costs. Senator Hassan also participated yesterday in a bipartisan HELP hearing with state insurance commissioners. 

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September 07, 2017

Senators Hassan, Gardner Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Expand Mobile Access to Government Websites

WASHINGTON – Today, Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) introduced the bipartisan Connected Government Act to expand access to government services and information by requiring all new federal websites to be mobile-friendly. Given that low-income Americans rely on mobile broadband – as opposed to in-home broadband – at higher rates, the bipartisan bill would expand the reach of government services and information for lower income households. The legislation would also support the 80 percent of Americans who experience disabilities who use wireless technology every day. 

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September 06, 2017

ICYMI: Senator Hassan Discusses Bipartisan Health Care Hearings on CNN

WASHINGTON – This morning, Senator Maggie Hassan spoke with CNN about her efforts to work across party lines to lower health care costs and help stabilize health insurance markets. As a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, Senator Hassan participated in today’s hearing focused on bipartisan health care solutions.

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