Press Releases

June 29, 2017

Senators Shaheen and Hassan Announce $5.8 Million in Grants from HUD for Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control in New Hampshire

WASHINGTON – Today, Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded New Hampshire $5.8 million in grants for lead-based paint hazard control. The City of Nashua and the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority will each receive $2.9 million in federal funding to keep families and their children safe from lead-based paint and other home health and safety hazards.

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June 29, 2017

Senator Hassan Priorities Included in Bipartisan FAA Reauthorization Bill

WASHINGTON – Today, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation voted on bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which includes key provisions championed by Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH). The legislation (S.1405) reauthorizes the FAA for 4 years, through FY 2021.

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June 29, 2017

ICYMI: TIME Magazine Focuses on NH to Underscore Devastating Impact Trumpcare’s Medicaid Cuts Would have on Efforts to Combat the Opioid Crisis, State Budgets, And Care for Most Vulnerable Citizens

WASHINGTON – TIME Magazine highlighted the devastating impact that the massive cuts to Medicaid included in Trumpcare and the President’s budget proposal would have on efforts to combat the opioid crisis, state budgets, and care for children, individuals who experience disabilities, and seniors in nursing homes.

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June 28, 2017

Senator Hassan Applauds Veterans’ Affairs Committee Passage of Bipartisan Measure to Modernize VA Appeals Process

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) applauded the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee’s passage of the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act. The bipartisan legislation, which Senator Hassan helped introduce, seeks to overhaul the current process for veterans’ appeals at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and was led by Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Jon Tester (D-MT), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT).

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June 28, 2017

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Speak Together on Senate Floor Highlighting Stories of Granite Staters Who Would be Hurt by Trumpcare

WASHINGTON – Today, Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan went to the Senate floor together to highlight a few of the stories they heard at an emergency Trumpcare field hearing they held last Friday in Concord. The Senators also emphasized that even though Republican leadership has delayed a vote on Trumpcare this week, the fundamentals of what is wrong with Trumpcare will not change.

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June 28, 2017

Senator Hassan Joins Prominent Doctor Organizations to Speak Out Against Trumpcare

WASHINGTON – Today, Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) joined doctors from the American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, Americans College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists, American College of Physicians, American Psychiatric Association, and the American Osteopathic Association, to speak out against the dangerous Trumpcare proposal in the Senate, which would harm millions of Americans.

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June 27, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on EPA Administrator Pruitt Decision to Repeal Clean Water Rule

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement after EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced the repeal of the Clean Water Rule:

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June 27, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Join Senate Democrats to Call Out Secretary DeVos for Harmful Actions on Civil Rights Protections, Enforcement

**SENATORS: “You claim to support civil rights and oppose discrimination, but your actions belie your assurances.”**

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June 27, 2017

Senator Maggie Hassan: “No One Believes that Trumpcare is Dead Yet”

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement following news that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is delaying a vote on the Senate version of Trumpcare:

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June 27, 2017

Senator Hassan Joins Colleagues Highlighting How Trumpcare Undermines Efforts to Combat the Substance Misuse Crisis

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan joined colleagues and experts, including former Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Michael Botticelli, to highlight how Trumpcare, which ends Medicaid expansion and includes massive cuts to Medicaid, would undermine efforts to combat the heroin, fentanyl, and opioid crisis that is devastating communities across New Hampshire and America.

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June 26, 2017

Senator Maggie Hassan: CBO Report Confirms Once Again that “Trumpcare Would Lead to Higher Costs for Worse Health Coverage”

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on today’s report from the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office:

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June 26, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on New Study on Co-Occurrence of Mental Health Issues and Substance Use Disorders

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement after Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center released a study finding that adults across the country who experience mental health issues receive more than half of the total opioid prescriptions distributed annually in the United States:

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June 26, 2017

As White House Prepares Gift to Big Pharma, Senator Hassan Joins Colleagues in Urging President Trump to Get Behind Real Solutions to Bring Down Prescription Drug Costs

WASHINGTON – On Friday, as the White House prepares to gift the big pharmaceutical companies with an executive order that reportedly favors the industry over consumers, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined colleagues from the Senate and House in urging President Donald Trump to get behind real solutions to bring down the skyrocketing price of prescription drugs, one of the central reasons why health care costs are rising. 

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June 22, 2017

Senator Hassan Applauds Inclusion of TICKETS Act in Bipartisan FAA Reauthorization Bill

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement in response to legislation that Chairman John Thune (R-SD) and Ranking Member Bill Nelson (D-FL) released to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The bipartisan bill includes several key measures that Senator Hassan championed, including provisions to improve consumer protections, support rural communities, enhance security, and ensure adequate services for people living with disabilities.

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June 22, 2017

Senator Hassan Joins Colleagues, American Nurses Association to Highlight How Trumpcare Threatens Coverage for Essential Health Benefits

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan joined Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), and members of the American Nurses Association to highlight how the Senate Trumpcare bill allows states to undermine the requirement that insurance companies must cover Essential Health Benefits including maternity care, prescription drugs, and substance use disorder and mental health services.

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June 22, 2017

Senator Maggie Hassan: McConnell Took “Mean” Trumpcare Bill “And Made it Even More Heartless”

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on the Senate Trumpcare bill:

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June 22, 2017

Senators Hassan, Murray Send Letter to Secretary DeVos Requesting Clarification on her Position on Vouchers and Students with Disabilities

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Patty Murray (D-WA), members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, sent a letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos requesting clarification on her position regarding the rights of students with disabilities. Specifically, the Senators asked Secretary DeVos to confirm that any newly proposed federal voucher program will ensure that all schools, public and private, will be required to provide the full protections guaranteed to students with disabilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA).

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June 21, 2017

On Senate Floor, Senator Hassan Says “Trumpcare is a Disaster for Women”

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan delivered remarks on the Senate floor, highlighting that “Trumpcare is a disaster for women” in New Hampshire and across America. Senator Hassan also noted how Senate Republicans are working on the Trumpcare proposal behind closed doors – without any women Senators.

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June 21, 2017

During Commerce Committee Hearing, Senator Hassan Questions TSA Administrator Nominee on Harmful Impact of Trump’s Budget Proposal on Airport Security

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan participated in a Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee confirmation hearing for Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator nominee Vice Admiral David Pekoske.

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June 21, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on Report Highlighting Devastating Impact Slashing Medicaid Would Have on Granite State Children

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement on a report highlighting the devastating impact that slashing Medicaid would have on children in the Granite State. The report, from the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute’s Center for Children and Families, outlines the percentage of New Hampshire children that are covered by Medicaid and/or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) broken down by school district. To view the report, click here

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