Press Releases

July 19, 2017

In Commerce Committee Hearing, Senator Hassan Presses FCC Nominees on Importance of Broadband Access for Students, Innovators

WASHINGTON – Today, during a Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation committee hearing, Senator Maggie Hassan pressed a bipartisan group of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) nominees on the importance of broadband access for students, particularly the E-Rate program and the New Hampshire School Connectivity Initiative that then-Governor Hassan instituted in New Hampshire, providing broadband access to more than 25,000 students in the Granite State.

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July 19, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on Mechanical Pipe Failure at Manchester VA Medical Center

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on the mechanical pipe failure at the Manchester VA Medical Center early this morning:

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July 18, 2017

ICYMI: Senator Hassan on MSNBC: New Republican Plan “Would Cause Premiums to Skyrocket,” We Need Bipartisanship

WASHINGTON  - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan joined Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC to discuss the need to work in a bipartisan manner to improve and build on the Affordable Care Act to bring down costs. Earlier today, Senator Hassan spoke on the Senate floor in support of Senator Jeanne Shaheen’s  Marketplace Certainty Act, a bill that Senator Hassan helped introduced to lower health care premiums for middle class Americans and stabilize the individual market.

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July 18, 2017

Senator Hassan Speaks on Senate Floor Highlighting Need to Work Across Party Lines to Stabilize Individual Health Care Market and Lower Premiums

WASHINGTON  - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan spoke on the Senate floor in support of Senator Jeanne Shaheen’s Marketplace Certainty Act, legislation that Senator Hassan helped introduced to lower health care premiums for middle class Americans and stabilize the individual market – which the Trump Administration has been working to sabotage.

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July 16, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on Reports About Manchester VA Medical Center

WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on allegations of unacceptable practices and quality of care at the Manchester VA Medical Center: 

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July 14, 2017

Senator Hassan Visits Goodwin Community Health, Highlights Harmful Impact Latest Version of Trumpcare Would Have on Granite Staters

SOMERSWORTH – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan visited Goodwin Community Health, a health center in Somersworth where she led a roundtable discussion and heard from doctors and patients about how the Republican health care legislation would undermine their health care coverage.

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July 14, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Announce NOAA Grants to Protect and Strengthen New Hampshire’s Coastal Communities

WASHINGTON – Today, Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan announced that The Nature Conservancy and the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services will receive nearly $1.4 million in federal grants through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Coastal Resilience Grants Program to protect and strengthen New Hampshire and the region’s coastal communities.

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July 13, 2017

At Joint Economic Committee Hearing, Senator Hassan Highlights Importance of Expanding Workforce Participation to Fill High-Quality Job Openings and Strengthen Economy

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Senator Maggie Hassan participated in a Joint Economic Committee hearing on the record-high number of job vacancies in the United States, highlighting the critical importance of expanding workforce participation to support innovative businesses and strengthen New Hampshire’s and America’s economy.

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July 13, 2017

Senator Hassan: "It Is Abundantly Clear that There Is No Fixing the Trumpcare Bill"

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement on the latest version of the Senate Trumpcare bill:

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July 13, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Join Colleagues to Introduce Refund Equality Act to Provide Equal Tax Treatment for Married Same-Sex Couples

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined 71 of their congressional colleagues today to introduce the Refund Equality Act of 2017. This legislation would ensure that legally-married same-sex couples - who until the U.S. Supreme Court's 2013 Windsor decision were barred from filing federal taxes jointly - are permitted to file amended tax returns back to the date of their marriage. Same-sex marriage has been legal in New Hampshire since January 1, 2010.

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July 12, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on House Passing Her Bipartisan Abuse-Deterrent Legislation as Part of FDA User Fee Bill

WASHINGTON -  Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Opioid Addiction Risk Transparency Act, bipartisan legislation authored by Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) that will help to combat the opioid crisis. The Act was included in legislation related to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) user fee program.  

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July 12, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on Net Neutrality "Day Of Action"

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement in support of “Day of Action” protests against the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) plan to revoke existing net neutrality protections:

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July 11, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Urge DEA to Lower Opioid Quotas to Combat Prescription Drug Misuse

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a group of sixteen senators in sending a letter to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), urging the agency to better prevent painkillers from flooding the market by setting lower opioid production quotas for 2018. DEA-approved opioid production volumes remain troublingly high—including 55 percent higher oxycodone levels in 2017 than in 2007.

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July 11, 2017

Senator Hassan Questions Nominee for Undersecretary for the DHS Office of Intelligence & Analysis on Intelligence Sharing and Preventing Homegrown Terrorism

WASHINGTON – Today, during a Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Hearing, Senator Maggie Hassan continued her focus on addressing the threat of terrorism by questioning David Glawe, nominee for Undersecretary for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Intelligence & Analysis, on intelligence sharing within the DHS and the importance of preventing homegrown terrorism.

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July 11, 2017

Senator Hassan Addresses School Superintendents Association’s Legislative Advocacy Conference

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan addressed the School Superintendents Association’s Legislative Advocacy Conference, where she highlighted the critical role that superintendents and school administrators play in ensuring that students, teachers, and public school districts can thrive. As a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, Senator Hassan has supported strong K-12 public school systems and stood firm against efforts by President Trump and Secretary DeVos to undermine our public schools.

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July 10, 2017

Senator Hassan Visits Granite State Independent Living, Discusses Harmful Impact Trumpcare Would Have on Individuals with Disabilities and Older Americans

CONCORD – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan visited Granite State Independent Living, a non-profit that provides a range of assisted-living services for Granite Staters, where she discussed the harmful impact that the Republican health care legislation, known as Trumpcare, would have on individuals with disabilities and older Americans.

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July 10, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on the Passing of C. Arthur Soucy

MANCHESTER – Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement on the passing of C. Arthur Soucy:

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July 06, 2017

Senator Hassan Visits Dartmouth Regional Technology Center, Emphasizes Importance of Supporting New Hampshire’s Innovative Businesses

LEBANON – Yesterday, Senator Maggie Hassan visited the Dartmouth Regional Technology Center, where she met with innovative business leaders, highlighted the importance of supporting New Hampshire’s entrepreneurs, and discussed a bill she introduced to build on those efforts – the Reigniting Opportunity for Innovators (ROI) Act. During her visit, Senator Hassan met with employees of Celdara Medical, Mobile Virtual Player, Avitide, and FreshAir Sensor.

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July 05, 2017

At Newport Health Center, Senator Hassan Highlights Harmful Impact Trumpcare Would Have on Patients in New Hampshire

NEWPORT – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan visited Newport Health Center at New London Hospital, where she toured the facility, met with staff members, and highlighted the harmful impact Trumpcare would have on patients in New Hampshire and across the entire country.

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June 29, 2017

VIDEO: Nominee for DHS Under Secretary for Management Expresses Support for Hassan-Portman Hack DHS Act

WASHINGTON – The Hassan-Portman Hack DHS Act could be a valuable tool for improving cybersecurity, Claire Grady, the nominee to be Under Secretary for Management at the Department of Homeland Security, said yesterday during her confirmation hearing before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) introduced the legislation with Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) last month.

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