Press Releases

April 11, 2017

Hassan Demands Answers From United Airlines Following the Forcible Removal of a Passenger

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) led colleagues in sending a letter demanding answers from United Airlines following the forcible removal of a ticketed passenger on Flight 3411 from Chicago, Illinois to Louisville, Kentucky. As a member of the Aviation Operations, Safety and Security Subcommittee of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, Senator Hassan helps to oversee aviation consumer protection initiatives.

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April 11, 2017

Senator Hassan Visits Friendship House in Bethlehem, Highlights Important Programs Trump Budget Cuts Would Threaten

BETHLEHEM - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan visited Friendship House, a substance misuse treatment facility that has received funding through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) grant program. President Trump's budget would eliminate both the CDBG program and the NBRC.

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April 07, 2017

Bipartisan Legislation Cosponsored by Senator Hassan to Help Protect Small Businesses from Cyber Threats Passes Commerce Committee

WASHINGTON - The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee this week passed bipartisan legislation, co-sponsored by Senator Maggie Hassan, to help protect small businesses against cybersecurity threats.

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April 07, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Join Bipartisan Group of Senators in Reintroducing Legislation to Combat Sexual Assault on College & University Campuses

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH)joined a bipartisan coalition of Senators to reintroduce theCampus Accountability and Safety Act-legislation to combat sexual assault on college and university campuses by protecting students, and strengthening accountability and transparency for institutions. The Senators' legislation would reform the way colleges and universities address and report incidents of sexual assault that occur on their campuses, and the bill safeguards both survivors and accused students. It incorporates feedback from key stakeholders to improve how student surveys are conducted, and it strengthens newly required training standards. The bill additionally sets new notification requirements for both survivors and accused students involved in the campus disciplinary process.

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April 07, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement Following Confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court

WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement after voting against Judge Neil Gorsuch's nomination to serve as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court:

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April 07, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on U.S. Military Strikes in Syria

WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on the U.S. military strikes in Syria:

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April 06, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on Lapse in Funding for NH Community Development Block Grant Programs

WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on theannouncementfrom the New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA) that funding is being suspended for several New Hampshire Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) programs:

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April 06, 2017

ICYMI: Senator Maggie Hassan Introduces First Bill, Would Help Ease Burden of Student Debt for Entrepreneurs

WASHINGTON - Yesterday, Senator Maggie Hassan introduced her first bill, the Reigniting Opportunity for Innovators (ROI) Act, which will help provide the student loan debt relief necessary for entrepreneurs in the Granite State and across the country to start up and grow innovative businesses.

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April 06, 2017

Senator Maggie Hassan Statement on Senate Republicans Changing the Rules for Supreme Court Nominees

WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement after Senate Republicans invoked the "nuclear option" and removed the 60-vote threshold for Supreme Court nominees:

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April 06, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on Lapse in Funding for NH Community Development Block Grant Programs

WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on the announcement from the New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA) that funding is being suspended for several New Hampshire Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) programs: "The Community Development Block Grant program funds critical projects for New Hampshire cities and towns, ranging from affordable housing and economic development projects to substance misuse treatment centers. It is unacceptable that Granite Staters will suffer because Washington Republicans continue to play partisan games with the budget process, and I will fight to ensure that the Community Development Block Grant program is adequately funded."

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April 05, 2017

In HELP Committee Hearing, Senator Hassan Presses FDA Nominee Gottlieb on Combating Substance Misuse

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan participated in the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing on the nomination of Dr. Scott Gottlieb to lead the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), where she pressed the nominee on the agency's role in combating the opioid addiction epidemic.

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April 05, 2017

Under Questioning from Senator Hassan, Secretary Kelly Commits to Working to Prevent President Trump’s Budget Cuts to Airport Security

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan participated in a Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing, where under her questioning, Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly committed to working to prevent President Trump's budget cuts to airport security, which threaten public safety and counterterrorism efforts.

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April 05, 2017

Senator Hassan Introduces Bill to Provide Student Loan Debt Relief to Young Entrepreneurs Starting Innovative Small Businesses

WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan todayintroduced the Reigniting Opportunity for Innovators (ROI) Act, which would help provide the student loan debt relief necessary for young entrepreneurs to start up and grow innovative small businesses.

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April 04, 2017

On Equal Pay Day, Senator Hassan Joins Colleagues in Reintroducing Paycheck Fairness Act

WASHINGTON - In recognition of Equal Pay Day, Senator Maggie Hassantoday joined Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Congresswoman Rosa Delauro (D-CT) in reintroducing the Paycheck Fairness Act.

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April 04, 2017

Senator Maggie Hassan Statement on President Trump Terminating Funding for United Nations Population Fund

WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement in response to President Trump terminating United States funding for the United Nations Population Fund:

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April 04, 2017

ICYMI: Senator Hassan Op-Ed: “It’s Time to Address the Skyrocketing Cost of Prescription Drugs”

WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan penned an op-ed in the Concord Monitor highlighting the devastating impact that skyrocketing prescription drug costs are having on seniors and families, and outlining legislation she helped introduce to rein in the cost of prescription drugs and hold big pharmaceutical companies accountable. The Improving Access to Affordable Prescription Drugs Act would help ensure that drug companies put patients before profits and bring much-needed relief to families and seniors.

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April 04, 2017

At HELP Committee Hearing, Senator Hassan Highlights Harmful Impact of President Trump’s Budget Cuts to National Institute of Health

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan participated in a Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing, where she questioned Kay Holcombe of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization on the impact of President Trump's proposed budget cuts to the National Institute of Health (NIH) on the development of lifesaving treatments and cures.

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April 03, 2017

ICYMI: Senator Hassan Highlights Legislation to Lower the Cost of Prescription Drugs for New Hampshire Seniors & Families

WASHINGTON - Last week, Senator Maggie Hassan was joined by concerned Granite Staters at Nashua City Hall to highlight a new landmark bill to bring down the skyrocketing cost of prescription drugs.

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April 03, 2017

Senator Hassan Joins Colleagues in Calling on President Trump to Protect Granite Staters from Higher Health Care Costs

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan joined fellow members of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP), including Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Chris Murphy (D-CT), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), in calling on President Trump to stop efforts to undermine the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and to help stabilize the insurance market by protecting the cost-sharing subsidies under the Affordable Care Act that help lower health care costs for hard-working Granite Staters and Americans.

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March 31, 2017

Senator Hassan Cosponsors Legislation to Help Protect Granite Staters from Emerging Contaminants in Drinking Water

WASHINGTON - Continuing her efforts to ensure that all Granite Staters have access to clean, safe clean drinking water and to protect public health, Senator Maggie Hassan today announced that she is cosponsoring legislation to require that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) develop a maximum contaminant level for perfluorinated compounds (including PFOA and PFOS), 1,4 dioxane, and perchlorate in public water systems across America within two years of the bill's enactment.

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