Press Releases

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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January 10, 2017

Senator Hassan’s First Senate Amendment Protects Access to Medication-Assisted Treatment for Substance Use Disorders

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan introduced an amendment to the budget resolution being debated in the Senate that would protect access to medication-assisted treatment for substance use disorders. Senator Hassan's amendment - the first she's authored as a United States Senator - prevents the Senate from considering fast-track legislation that would hinder efforts to combat the heroin and opioid epidemic by reducing access to substance misuse treatment covered under the Affordable Care Act.

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January 10, 2017

Senator Hassan Decries Backpage.com’s Knowing Facilitation of Online Sex Trafficking

WASHINGTON, D.C. - TODAY, Building on her efforts to combat domestic and sexual violence and the heinous crime of human trafficking, Senator Maggie Hassan participated in the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations hearing on Backpage.com, where she voiced outrage over Backpage.com's knowing facilitation of online sex trafficking.

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January 09, 2017

Senator Hassan Meets with Secretary of Education Nominee Betsy DeVos

WASHINGTON -- Today, Senator Maggie Hassan met with Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Department of Education. As a member of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, Senator Hassan will participate in hearings on Ms. DeVos' nomination.

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January 09, 2017

Senator Hassan Meets with Secretary of Transportation Nominee Elaine Chao

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

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January 09, 2017

Senator Hassan Co-Sponsors Legislation to Lower Prescription Drug Costs for Seniors

WASHINGTON - TODAY, Senator Maggie Hassan co-sponsored legislation to help reduce the cost of prescription drugs for seniors by allowing Medicare to negotiate the best possible price for prescription drugs. Senator Hassan also co-sponsored budget amendments to protect Social Security and Medicare and prevent cuts to the benefits that seniors have earned.

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January 08, 2017

Senators Hassan, Shaheen Reaffirm Opposition to Efforts to Defund Planned Parenthood at Clinic in Exeter

EXETER - TODAY, Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen visited the Planned Parenthood Clinic in Exeter, where they toured the clinic, met with patients, employees, and volunteers, and discussed their efforts to oppose Speaker Ryan's plan to defund Planned Parenthood.

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January 08, 2017

Senator Hassan Highlights Importance of Medicaid Expansion in Fight Against Substance Misuse at Farnum Center

MANCHESTER - TODAY, Senator Maggie Hassan visited the Farnum Center, a comprehensive alcohol and other drug treatment facility, to discuss how harmful the impact of repealing Medicaid expansion and the Affordable Care Act would be on New Hampshire's efforts to combat the heroin, fentanyl and opioid crisis.

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January 06, 2017

Senator Hassan Ceremonially Sworn-in by Retired Supreme Court Justice David Souter

MANCHESTER - TODAY, Senator Maggie Hassan was ceremonially sworn-in by Retired Supreme Court Justice David Souter at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College. Senator Hassan was officially sworn in as New Hampshire's newest U.S. Senator by Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday, January 3rd in a ceremony in the Senate Chamber of the United States Capitol.

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January 05, 2017

Senator Hassan Meets with Secretary of Homeland Security Nominee General John Kelly

WASHINGTON -- Today, Senator Maggie Hassan met with General John Kelly, President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Department of Homeland Security. As a member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Senator Hassan will participate in hearings on General Kelly's nomination.

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January 05, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Join Senate Democrats to Demand Speaker Ryan Stop “Harmful, Partisan” Path Toward Defunding Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON - Today, following an announcement that House Republican leadership will attempt to defund Planned Parenthood in reconciliation legislation repealing the Affordable Care Act, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a group of Democratic senators led by Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) on a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan demanding that he and Republican leadership drop attacks on the nation's largest women's health care provider and put the health and wellbeing of women and families ahead of their party's extreme politics.

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January 04, 2017

Senator Hassan, Senator Shaheen Announce $1 Million Federal Grant for Great Bay Estuary Conservation Project

WASHINGTON - TODAY, U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen announced that New Hampshire has been awarded a $1 million National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for the conservation of 1,500-acre Great Bay Estuary - Stonehouse Forest Coastal Wetlands property in Barrington.

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